Sunday, March 24, 2013


My father signed us both up for a quilting class as one of my Christmas presents.  Yes, for those of you who don't know my father, he's a quilter - and a very good one.  We've been taking quilting classes together since 2011 and I love it.

I had never heard of woven quilting, so when we went to get our fabric and I saw the samples, I got excited - it is really cool.
It was an all day class at The Purple Frog in Jefferson.  Although we were there all day, it seemed like only a few hours.  We were sewing like crazy and it was really fun seeing it all come together.
My dad is making a table runner.  He chose really fun fabric with hot air balloons, colorful circles and orange batik.
I made a pillow.  I wanted manly colors and for it to look tribal without using tribal fabric.  My inspiration was our Fiji trip many moons ago.
I'm thrilled with the results.  I told my man clan this is a 'no touch' pillow and they looked at me like I was crazy.  It took me 10 hours to make it and it's beautiful.  It is for my hands only.  They can look with their eyes, not their hands.  Ha!  We'll see how long that lasts!


Nancy said...

I love how your pillow turned out!

Heather Hemmert said...

Such fun, and the memories with your Daddy are even better!!! Just so you know, the pillow is also for soul sister's hands! I am going to come over and snuggle up with it! ;)

Sherri said...

This is awesome!
I love that you and your dad went to these classes together!
Ivon, your amazing!

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