Friday, October 06, 2006

The Day's Doings...
It being Friday, first things first. I quilted up another denim quilt. This one is Jacob's and since I couldn't sleep last night, I was able to get the backing pieced and the batting measured and cut, all ahead of time. Cut down the quilting time to about an hour and ahalf. This quilt has a particuarly sentimental block for me. The center block is the bib from a pair of overalls belonging to the man who performed our wedding. No, he wasn't wearing them during the wedding! Not that I would have minded. I actually made sure that there is a block from those overalls in every one of the denim quilts- just for good measure.














Our local guild had it's quiltshow this weekend and, I can't say why, but I wasn't rarin' to go. But I stopped in for a little while. I was surprised to see 4 quilts there that I had quilted. Aren't those fibers beautiful? You see, I keep trying to get it in gear and whip up a nice fall quilt- I am so inspired by everyone's leaves and pumpkins and gourds and ghoulies... but I just can't seem to find the energy to start another big project. So I thought, "I'll just make a wallhanging." But I just stand there in front of the stash... completely uninspired. I saw these fibers at the quiltshow and thought, "ooh, cool." Kinda inspired there. Kinda. Love the colors. Then the lady sitting there reads my mind and says, "Some things just need to be owned by us." Yep, I just needed to own these. Maybe for postcards, maybe for a necklace. And at $3, it was a no brainer.

I crocheted this little bag for my camera. It measures about 4x6". Isn't that an odd little coincidence? Postcards are 4x6" Maybe my complete sphere of creativity is now doomed to be contained in a 4x6 inch space. That's a total of 24 inches... Nonsense, surely. The camara just needed a 4x6" bag! Let's not look for signs where none lie. And yet... when a wallhanging feels like a big project... Ok, I might have a little problem here.

15 comments:

Hedgehog said...

Yippee! The denim quilt looks terrific! Have a great weekend.

Carol said...

Oh, dear. Will you still love me if I post a picture of my laundry room?

quiltpixie said...

you could put a bunch of postcards together into a wallhaning... :-)

Tonya R said...

that quilt is wonderful and I love the history behind it. marvelous.

Darcie said...

Oooh! I like Quiltpixie's idea!

Jacob's quilt is wonderful! I had a good chuckle about picturing the man that married you and Bill in bibs! Too cute...glad you clarified.

Love the fiber...I'm such a pushover for fiber and yard and thread.

Your camera case is delightful! Very pretty...looks like silk ribbon.

Darcie said...

That whole bib thing that I just blurped was a grammatical horror, wasn't it? You know what I meant...right?

McIrish Annie said...

i am sewwww loving those denim quilts that I might have to make one for my little nephew!!

the fibers are to die for and definitely needed to go home with you.

i like quiltpixie's idea! pput your postcards together and make a quilt. just think of them as rectangular blocks!! LOL

Angie said...

Oooh, I LOVE that fiber...those colors are luscious!!! And your camera bag is adorable!! Hey Darcie, can you come with instructions for crocheting that too??? LOL (Well, of course, I want one!!!!) LOL

Judy said...

Well the denim quilts are big, even if they aren't fall quilts. Make a bunch of wall hanging sized parts and then join them for one larger quilt! Could work.

McIrish Annie said...

Nines,

about the crockpot oatmeal, i cooked it on low and added a little more water since it would be cooking all night. the recipe i had said to cook on low for 4-4.5 hours.

this would be perfect for you. one less thing to do in the AM as you get all your kidlettes out the door!!

Norma said...

I love the use of red and white with the denim blue jean squares! What weight is the blue and white fabric? Is it regular weight quilting cotton or something heavier? What batting did you use, and what backing--flannel? This quilt is inspiring me!

Sharon said...

Love all the denim quilts, and the nice thoughts of parts of them, too.

ForestJane said...

Wow, love all those pockets and seams in your denim quilt - and the red sets the light blue off so well. :)

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I'm loving the denim quilts too. The apples are cool too. It sounds to me like you are doing plenty of sewing.

Libby said...

I came on over from a comment you left at my blog -- thanks for visiting *s* I have seen you name mentioned and just haven't surfed over before.

I love the idea of having the overalls piece in your denim quilt -- how very special.