Sewing Weekend With Mom

I feel so blessed! Last Wednesday a very special visitor came to Washington, my mom! On Thursday we went to the Sew Expo in Puyallup, WA and had a lot of fun shopping and playing with long arm quilt machines. On Friday and Saturday we sewed! It was fantastic!

 Sewing with mom -

We are working on our first quilt together. We have sewn in the past and she taught me how to quilt and sew, but this is the first project that is a 50/50 creative effort together. The nice thing about owning as many sewing machines as I do, is that I had an extra one I could set up and we could sew at the same time. We only had to share the iron. And speaking of ironing, she pressed all the fabrics – a task that I can’t stand, and I did all the cutting – a task that she can’t stand. It really was a great partnership.

By the time she had to leave, we finished 12 whales for our quilt. She took some of the fabric home to finish more and I kept the rest. She will eventually mail me her whales and I will piece the top and quilt it. Then I will ship it back to her and she will do the binding, because I can’t stand hand work.

preppy the whale - http://sewbittersweetdesigns.comThe pattern is Preppy the Whale by Elizabeth Hartman.

I hope you all had a great weekend and are having a very happy Leap Day! Enjoy today, it only comes around once every four years!



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7 Responses to Sewing Weekend With Mom

  1. Kaholly says:

    Sounds like the perfect plan! I see more collaborative quilts in your future!

  2. What a special bond you share. Who will be getting this fabulous quilt when it is done?

  3. Fun times with your MOM! I missed going to EXPO. Glad you could go with your MOM. The whales are very Cute!

  4. Very cute whales. Sounds like you had a great time.

  5. patty says:

    sounds like a great partnership. the quilt will be quite cute!

  6. Susan says:

    And whose quilt is it in the end? =) I love this pattern. How lovely that you could sew with your mom; you look like her so I would have guessed you are related! It sounds like a wonderful time together. I’m so glad for both of you.

  7. Jo Ferguson says:

    I would LOVE to have someone do all the ironing! Adore the whale blocks and even more so, that it’s a work shared by mother and daughter.

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