Today mom turned 77. What a wonderful time in her life and how lucky I am to be able to spend time with her quilting. I truly am blessed by the hours we get to spend putting thread to fabric and creating heirlooms to be passed down in the family.
Below is mom with her Easy Street Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter. And yes she said last year after Orca Bay that she was not doing another mystery quilt.........hehehehe. But after I got all of the pieces cut for her so quickly on my accuquilt cutter she just couldn't resist.
And here is the quilt after the borders were put on. Beautiful! I call her my energizer bunny quilter. She just keeps on piecing and piecing and piecing........
and of course Whiskers had to give his seal of approval.
Mom, Roger and I went to Ruby Tuesday's for her birthday lunch. She had the bourbon glazed grilled salmon, the first grilled salmon she had ever eaten. She loved it.
After lunch I took mom to some of our local quilt shops for a girl's outing. We went to Marietta's Quilt and Sew first and had a great time looking around for goodies. We were able to purchase some backing fabrics on sale. Amazing how much fabric it takes for backings. Then we headed out to Viking Sew & Quilt Center for some more fun shopping. They were having a clean off the bolt sale and we were able to find some "skinny" bolts that we could use for backings. Then we headed over to Walmart to get mom a printer for her computer.
After all of the shopping we headed back home to do some quilting. This week I was able to get some of mom's many quilt tops she has pieced quilted for her. (I think she has 14 tops waiting for me to get quilted for her.......see where the energizer bunny title comes from!).
On the rail is a blue and yellow quilt mom made months ago, it turned out beautiful. Also on the rail is a 9 patch mom made with Christmas fabrics, including in the border some Elvis Christmas fabrics. On the floor from the left is a secret sister project mom received 2 years ago. It is a table runner. The middle is a green 9 patch that mom did as a table runner. On the right is my left over from my Follow The Yellow Brick Road Quilt which I made last year from Bonnie Hunter's Braid pattern. I made this left over piece into a table runner that I can put on the coffee table on my sun porch. I hang the quilt behind the couch and it should look great. I had pieced the backings together into a long strip for the Christmas quilt, the green table runner and the secret sister table runner and had extra space left so I threw in my table runner to use up the backing and batting while quilting. A good use of time and space.
A great day spent with an awesome Mom!