Friday, February 10, 2006
Coal mine quilt top done...
See? I do finish something, sometimes. Kinda. Still needs to be quilted, but the top is done. Surely that counts for something. This has to be the fastest- beginning to end- quilt I have ever done. Usually, I spend a good bit of time ruminating on what colors I'll use, then what pattern, then what size... none of that happened with this one. I just decided one afternoon that I was going to make a coal mine memorial quilt for the lost miners in Sago and that it was going to be a black and white/grey log cabin with a big patch of sky for the middle square. I got in my Jeep and went directly to the store where I bought all of the fabric at one time, I came home and had it cut out the next day and ta-da! There it is. Aside from the little hicccup where I had made 35 blocks originally when in, actuallity, I needed 36, the whole thing went together very smoothly. I like it. I really like it. If you stand back from it, the blue blocks look a little bit like a window pane. Go ahead, cross your eyes, you'll see it. It is a nice size. 72" square. From this point, I'm not sure what I'll do with it. That's a thought for another day.
Well, it's ladies' game night, here. Every month I say I'm not going to go, and yet, I almost always end up going. Darilyn would understand. I just want to stay home and quilt and watch a movie with my baby- maybe pop some popcorn and read a good book. Aren't I dull? But no, duty calls and I must try harder to be a good friend so I'll go. Maybe I'll take my camara and it'll be like you're all going, too! We eat and play cards until about midnight. It is a lot of fun. Keep telling myself that so I'll get it in gear and take that shower, make the enchiladas and hey! cinnamon rolls and go out into the cold to HAVE FUN. woo-hoo. Are you convinced yet, 'cause I ain't.