Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bits and Pieces...

I have been helping my mom out with some of her blocks for a quilt she started a few years ago. I had given her the fabric for Christmas, and my sister gave her a new book, Jelly Roll Quilts. So she combined the two to make this project. 

She had gotten sort of bogged down with it, as she would only work on it when I was there....not sure why? Anyway, we got it out a few months ago when she couldn't sew because of her broken arm  and I worked on it for awhile. I brought it home with plans to work on it a bit, so that it would be easier for her to finish. I didn't get too far until this week. I worked on the upper blocks on my Tuesday sew day and got them all finished, though not sure why there is an odd number? There are pieces left, almost enough to make another block, so I have a feeling there were supposed to be 18. I will figure out that mystery later.
Last night I put the pieces of the stars together. I got this far. There are 20 of these, so go figure. The pattern calls for an even number of each, and I can't remember the original plan. I will just make the blocks, and then let her figure out what she wants to do.

My sister is arriving tonight to stay  for a month.  She will be staying with my parents. I hope to get in lots of visiting and sewing time with her since I am out of school now.


Karen said...

Love the quilt blocks. It's going to make a really nice quilt when done. Enjoy your sister's visit!

Susan said...

Love the colors! Maybe this would be a good project to work on with your mom and sister while you are all together! Enjoy the visit!