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 - http://sewbittersweetdesigns.com

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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