Hey! I’m back!

Our city has a wireless network, and the tower that I get my signal from is right in my front yard.  You would think that this would mean I would have the best signal in town, but no — it actually means that I’m a little too CLOSE to get a good signal (at least, the way we had the antenna situated before).  I’ve got a new (different) antenna now, and hopefully things will be better.  We’ll see.

One of the things that I wanted to show/talk about was quilts for nieces and nephews.  I showed off an unfinished object the other day that will hopefully turn into a quilt for the newest niece-to-be, and it dawned on me that the fairy fabric I was using was actually leftovers from a quilt I made for another niece:


It’s a horrible picture, and I apologize for that.  I made this way back in 2001, and quilted it on my DSM with just straight lines.   The flowers were appliqued on top after it was quilted.   The niece that belongs to this quilt will be turning 8 soon, so I think it’s about time she got a new quilt from Aunt Suzanne.

As I was looking for that picture, I found a picture of the quilt that I made for her younger brother around the same time:


I love that Radio Flyer fabric.  And I love the red and white striped binding.  But — it’s probably about time he got a new quilt, too!

The kids that belong to the above quilts are my brother’s children.  We don’t get to see them very often as they live overseas.  Actually, I haven’t seen them since they were quite small.  Some day I hope we can spend a lot of quality time together.

My husband’s sister has 2 kids.  We see them all the time — they live about a block away from us.  I can keep tabs on their house from my quilt studio window.  My sister-in-law and I made a quilt together for her son — she did most of the sewing, I put the borders on, quilted it, and I think my mom did the binding.   A few years later he got bunk beds, and so I made a 2nd twin size quilt for his room.  Unfortunately, I don’t seem to have any photographs of either quilt.  I’ll have to remedy that.

Her daughter is the child that I am making the blue and orange stars and circles quilt for.  Here’s a close-up of the twin-sized quilt I made for her a few years ago — 3 years, in fact — it was for her birthday in 2004.


I made her a matching doll quilt, too.


Well, coordinating, anyway.

I feel like I need to make up for lost time now that I’ve got a decent connection!  But — I need to go get some sewing done before I head out for an appointment this afternoon.

More later!



  1. Deb Levy says:

    What a sweet aunt you are!And those are some lucky kids! As much satisfaction as I get out of doing a really gorgeous quilt for show, the ones I do from scratch for my grandkids or for children’s charities make me feel the best.

  2. Dave S. says:

    Both the fairy and the radio flyer quilts are still in pretty good repair, actually. The radio flyer quilt is in regular rotation, I think it made it into the wash today, actually. As I write though, the owner of the radio flyer quilt is sleeping under a soldier-theme quilt his grandma made him (I think). The fairy princess mostly insists on her horse comforter though. To be honest though, she kicks her covers off every night anyway.

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