Saturday, July 15, 2006


Purple... Lavender... Lilac...

Here is that quilt with the "biggest blocks" Sarah's dad has ever seen! She made a green one for her dad and I made this purple one for mine. I don't think that you could really call the components of this quilt "blocks." They're just way past that! I figured that if I tried to do some interesting quilting on it, that might make up for the rather dull piecing. hmmm. Well, it improves it, anyway. (The pattern was from the book, Quilts for the Dorm Room. And it took us about an hour to piece. I have a friend who borrowed the book and made three of them for the bridesmaids in her son's wedding in August. See? There are times when you need a really fast quilt.) I love the batiks in this purple quilt and my Dad seemed to like it. He isn't your average guy.

I have decided to put the new projects on the back burner. Every time I try to work on something, the results are just... well, yucky. I even "unsewed" some the other day. I "unsewed" a lot. Now, if you know me, you can be sure that unsewing is something I rarely ever do. So I'm pretty sure I must be losing my mind. But really, it wasn't so bad. The unsewing or the losing of my mind. Think I'll just tinker away on a few established projects and stay away from the rotary cutter that seems to be unable to cut a straight line these days. And away from my mind that seems to be unable to put 2 colors together that don't make me nauseous!

8 comments:

Sarah said...

Great quilting! Is it a panto? I need to get inspired and have a quilting fest again. I think I have about 5 or 6 tops that need to get done. UGH!

Miss you!

Love, Sarah

Peni said...

Yes, Dad did like it. And he adds - "I'd like anything she did for me!"

We're eating left overs, with fresh cukes.

Love you so, Mom

quiltpixie said...

Great quilt. I can just see it in denim fabrics in a dorm room...

Mama Koch said...

Love this quilt. Simple but a good way to add color to a room.

Sharon said...

Wonderful wonderful quilting!

Darcie said...

Ooh Nines! I love it. Love the big *blocks.* Especially love the sweeping, viney quilting! Very free and flowing. Your Dad is a lucky man...and your Mom too, to be able to share it with him I'm sure!

You'll work through your little rotary cutter-gone-mad period...I know it! Hang in there. It's the weather. Really. It is!

Laura said...

Nines you have such a great feel for color! I love the purples, and even though they are big blocks it makes for a fantastic quilt. I am going to have to track that book down!

Tonya R said...

I love these kinds of quilts. I have a Halloween quilt that all started because I didn't want to cut up some of my fun fabric into bits. I love it - it's a great quilt that I don't worry about using or what happens to it. Plus the jack-o-lantern smiles glow in the dark.

sorry you haven't been excited about working on new projects. I was slogging away and miserable, but switched to a new project and love it.