Thursday, February 18, 2010

Quilting with Esther

My son's girlfriend, Esther, is visiting for a few days to use my Juki to quilt her first large bed quilt. What a treat it is to have her here in the sewing room.

I cleaned everything up and got her work station ready...

This set-up is inviting, isn't it?

She arrived by train from Seattle and we went right to work basting her quilt.

With two people, this job goes fast! But not before we enjoyed lots of juicy conversation about that guy we both love, Max (who was Instant Messaging us all day to see how things were going.)

Then she got rolling with the quilting...

...and now she is zooming right along. She should finish by this evening, then back on the early train tomorrow morning. It's been swell!

I've gotten just a little done on my charity fan block...

More poppies to come!

12 comments :

Threadspider said...

I can tell you had a wonderful time with her from here. What a great day to share with Esther. Still loving your green tops, Allie.

Judy S. said...

How fun to share something you both love to do. Looks like a very pretty quilt. And your poppies are wonderfully lifelike!

Debra said...

Looks like the fabrics I sent to you for Esther have found a good home! I recognized many of them. Glad to see she is busy quilting!

Plays with Needles said...

Go Esther Go!! Oh boy, I can't even imagine this stage of my life yet. It looks very cozy, you two women. Tell Esther I like her hat!

Loved your poppies too...Now I'll sleep....

Cathy K said...

I don't know who's luckier - you to have a wonderful SODS (Significant Other of Dear Son) or her to have you as a friend and mentor! What a wonderful day you must've had! Hugs, Cathy

Summerset said...

What fun! Looks like everyone is enjoying the day.

verobirdie said...

You seem to have had both a great day! You two look beautiful.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

How blessed you are to have an "almost DIL" with whom to share two passions - Max and quilting. This is a wonderful thing. I like the fan and it's tulips - and look forward to seeing more.

sharonb said...

Hay I like her hat! Looks like you both had a lovely time - I wish them both all the best

FredaB said...

You better hang on to her Allie. I thought I had a neat had block for her hats at the flea market until the lady said "no the block is not for sale - just the hat". If I ever see a good one cheap will get it for her. Solid wood.

Hugs

FredaB

Jane said...

Wow, what a great place/space you gave Esther to sew on her quilt. I've always loved seeing your studio with all its wonderful windows and views. What a great time to share with her

susanne said...

How lucky is Esther to have such a wonderful teacher?! I love your charity fan block as well- How do you find the time to do so much for so many?