It’s not a one way street

Since my blog is usually about what I’ve accomplished during the day, you get to see the things I do for Mom but in case you didn’t realize it, this is not a one way street. Many of my quilts are collaborations with Mom and she’s always been willing to exchange labor with me. Most recently she’s pieced two bed size quilts and I convinced her that since she didn’t often use her pinapple quilt that I should have it. She sent the quilt with my brother and it’s on the bed at Big Canoe but I’m debating whether I want it here in Tampa or there. 

I don’t know if she has a label on it but it’s been years since I quilted it for her. I think we were still living in Marietta and we left there in 2006.  I don’t even recognize the pantograph so I bet it’s one I used on the larger Gammill.  One of the disadvantages of having downsized the longarm when we moved to Minneapolis is that the throat space of the smaller Premier only allows me to quilt a 12 inch wide pantograph.  That means having to roll the quilts and realign the pattern more often which takes more time. 

Not a very good photo … I prefer this bed up against the wall but since it’s our only guest room at Big Canoe (my longarm is in the 3rd bedroom) placing the bed here allows me to set up cots on either side when the kids are there with their little ones. 

7 thoughts on “It’s not a one way street

  1. Penny Guglielmoni

    You get to decide what you do and even one way streets lead somewhere. You have great family and very good relationships with most of your family. I do love that you have the pineapple quilt. It is not my favorite colors, or even style, but you love it and love the fact that she made it. Happiness is in the heart of the happy and if we say something offhand you know better in your heart and owe no one an explanation.

  2. Florence

    It took me about 10 minutes to figure out how those blocks were pieced — such precision! It must have been very time-consuming. It surely is a work of art and looks beautiful on that bed.

  3. Connie H.

    Well, I haven’t figured out the block yet on the pineapple quilt. I really like it. It’s not as busy as most of them are. Now about sharing how them blocks are laid out and put together. Beautiful quilt.

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