Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Shawl for Mom

Hunter has been sick for a few days. I hate to see the little guy feel so bad. Took him to the doctor yesterday and he will be out of school for a few days. So hopefully he will start feeling better real soon. Today I took mom for her physical therapy appointment and also for her x-ray. She should have the results from the x-ray by Friday. Hopefully all is well with that.

So after I got back home today I started sewing her shawl together. I cut it out the other night but just hadn't had a chance to sew it together. I have a customer quilt that I need to load on the frame but with Hunter being sick he is keeping me busy. So I needed something mindless to work on. LOL! Anyway, I plan on loading that quilt on Friday and getting it done.

I didn't actually use the pattern in the book because I needed something that would go together a little faster so I did a simple churn dash block. This is one of my favorite blocks. As you can see it is not quilted yet and since it measures only 24x72 it will not take but a few minutes to quilt it. After the quilting is done then I will sew the pockets on the ends, do the binding and it will be ready for her to use.

I've had these fabrics in my stash for a long time so I didn't have to go out and buy anything for it. I plan on using the green for the backing too. I'm really anxious to get it done and to give it to her. I think it will be great for her to use because sometimes it is hard for her to slip things over her arm and shoulder. Perfect to use when laying around the house.

Well, I'm tired. I think I will give Hunter is medicine and go to bed...


Amelia said...

She will enjoy it!

Libby said...

That is a wonderful gift!! I love pink and green!

Suzan said...

Are you making it with the turned up ends for pockets? I think this is a great idea for your mom. Heck, I think it would be a good idea for MY mom!

jillquilts said...

The shawl looks great! I hope Hunter is feeling better!!