Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Carla Rose and Katy Marie

Here's the start of a brand new quilt which I have already named "Carla Rose and Katy Marie."  Usually, I don't name my quilts until they are finished, but in this case the name is the quilt.  Carla and Katy are my daughters of course, and this quilt will be bold and bright and beautiful and fun - just like they are.  This block is only the beginning and many more details will  be added as I go along, so "stay tuned." 

I am feeling nostaligic this time of year as all the kids go back to school and I have fond memories of sending my girls off on that first day.  A couple of first day photos from the 80's:

They did love to dress up and shop for clothes.  Katy still remembers those red shoes! I have kept the dress she is wearing in the second photo in my box of appliqued treasures.

I have finished my book proposal and it's off to the publisher.  Now, I wait and see.....  In the meantime I have a wonderful, fun project to keep me busy.