Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lots of Sewing

When I come back from a retreat I'm all "fired up" and ready to sew....and sew....and sew.

I promised myself one day last week that I would get some other things done around the house besides sew.  So I cleaned a toilet.  That's all.  One toilet.  Then I got back to my sewing.

I mentioned in the last post that I would be using some of the practice blocks that I made at the Pat Speth Retreat in a quilt I had already started.  A couple of years ago I was involved with a birthday block exchange at the Cotton Patch.  Each month when I made a block to give away, I also kept one for myself knowing that someday I would have enough to make a quilt.

The blocks on the ends of the 2nd and 3rd rows (from the top) were made at the retreat.  Also, the second from the left on the bottom row was made at Pat's retreat in Owasso, OK in 2008.  Glad I hung onto it!
I don't normally name my quilts (or at least it's hard to come up with a name--I'm not that artsy fartsy) but if this one were to have a name it would be called "Chiller Channel".  My hubby likes the Chiller Channel.  I, on the other hand, hate it.  So while he was watching trashy, scary movies I stayed in my sewing room and sewed (and grumbled--I could still hear the tv!)

Daughter Calista and I have been working on this next one for quite some time.  It was supposed to be for middle grandson Timothy's 7th birthday.  That was in February.  I discovered that my mind does not cooperate when I'm setting blocks on point. I had all 3 million pieces laid out on the guest bed when I found out I was having overnight company.  The brain kicked into gear and I got it put together.  I was determined not to box up the pieces again!

I intentionally left the border off the top.  It's already 99 inches long.  But it will be a bedspread for his double bed and hang off 14" on the sides and end with enough left to tuck under the pillows.  LOL!!! LIKE A 7 YEAR OLD IS GOING TO TUCK IT UNDER THE PILLOWS!

Since the boys live on a "farm" now we included barns, cows, pigs and horses.

This will be the backing.
Here's the seven year old at a recent family gathering.  I think he must be up to something!


dianne said...

lufferly ... BOTH of them!!! and one toilet sounds like plenty to me!

my kids were expected to make their beds every morning before they went to school - or when they came home - or before they were ready to get back in for the night ... oldest daughter taught all the rest of them to sleep ON TOP of the covers and then just do a tuck and tidy ... i didn't find that out till a couple of years ago - the beds LOOKED like they'd been made...

Yenni B. said...

Love your quilts, great work ~xoxo

mohsin said...

soo nice blogger

Carrie P. said...

Wow! both those quilts are awesome. The second one looks so intricate.
I can only imagine what that show is like and it would be something I wouldn't watch either.
thanks for taking your word verification off.