Our two child things (5 and 2) are currently in Hawaii, but we are a military family, and we live where the Army tells us. This blog is designed to keep us in touch with our family and the friends we have made along the way, to offer insight into our turbulent military lifestyle, and to share our experiences as we try out "homing school." So glad you stopped by!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Finished!


Finally! Done with a quilt! I can't remember when I started this project, but it has been at least a year (though to give myself a break, a lot has happened in that year...like having a baby. And moving across an ocean).
I am so excited to have it done and hanging on the wall! As are all of my crafting attempts, this quilt is full of imperfections, but I am happy with it, nonetheless. :)
What a neat record of our lives and our homes this will be! The embroidery was done by the sewing master herself, Deborah (my mother-in-law), and reads: Home Sweet Army Home. She also embroidered the small stars with the names of all the Army posts we have lived: Ft. Benning, Ft. Riley, Ft. Gordon and Schofield Barracks.
I also love that I was able to make this quilt mostly from scraps so that it contains fabrics purchased in several of our home states.
Now I guess it's time to get on with finishing the baby quilt I made (I guess I should say "am making") for child thing #2. Any bets? Will I get it finished by his first birthday? We shall see...

1 comment:

Steve, Amanda, Kyle & Owen said...

I love it! I have wanted to make a traveling Army quilt, I just haven't gotten to that project yet. And as for the baby quilts...I haven't even plotted Owen's baby quilt? Who knows when I will get one started, heck Kyle still doesn't even have his baby quilt. :)

I hope all is going well with you guys, we sure do miss you!