Monday, May 30, 2011


I'm still kicking.  Just haven't been very good at blogging.

So this long weekend, I did manage to get a couple of tops quilted.

The first (really the third on my list) was this Biker Bugs.  I used Vroom from Lorien Quilting.  Very cool design with a motorcycle.  Unfortunately I didn't think my design choice through very well and it's almost impossible to see a single motorcycle because the material is WAY too busy.  Oh well.  I'm going to make a polar fleece blanket for my dad, so maybe I will use the same design for it.  He should be able to see it on a plain blue blanket.
Biker Bugs
The next is another I Spy quilt.  This one was made for my friend Carolyn.  She needed a quilt to give a friend that had a baby.  One of the blocks down toward the bottom has the baby's name embroidered in it.  Let's play a little I Spy and see if you can find it.
I spy
This is a top that I finished on Saturday morning.  I had sewn all of the strips together, just didn't get going on the overall sewing.  The material is a very funky batik.  I'm still not sure if I like it.  It totally reminds me of mud.  I was thinking about donating it to someone in Joplin that lost everything, but I don't think it's too cheerful.  Oh well.
1600 Quilt
This beauty is a t-shirt quilt that I quilted for a customer.  The sashing is made out of the daughter's uniforms from school.  I really think that  is GENIUS.  The plaid s were all different colors, but it's kind of hard to tell that from this picture.  The lady did a wonderful job on the top.
T-Shirt Quilt
The last picture I have to share is of the crazy bean bag chair.  I went to Wal-Mart a couple weeks ago and found BIG bean bag chairs.  Not the small, but very large.  I brought two of them home in my Mazda 2.  I didn't think that through very well.  I had to turn around once  because I couldn't see out of the passenger window.  Clear?  Not Clear?  Had no idea.  Then once I got through one of the major intersections I had to cross I made sure the rest of my trip was right hand turns.  That way I could wait for the light to turn green and then go.  Anyhow, everyone seems to LOVE the bean bag chairs.
I truly can't believe that kid is going to be in 2nd grade next year.  I swear we were just bringing her home from the hospital a couple of weeks ago.  She is growing in leaps and bounds.  1st grade went well even though there were a few bumps (and some dreaded lice) along the way.

It's hard to believe that summer is officially around the corner.  Have a great week.

Edited to tell the funny Applebee's story:  So today I took 2 little girls out to lunch.  Their choice - Applebee's.  OK, I'm good with that.  So we are sitting at our table waiting for the waitress to come back with our drinks and take our order and in walks a couple and sits down at the booth next to us.  Now I really try to keep my comments to myself because I never know when they are going to get brought back up.  So this couple reminded me of side show freaks, all tatted up, piercings and the crazy earring that makes the HUGE hole in the ear lobe.  Both girls did the slow head turn to look as the couple sat down.  Neither said anything, but looked at me with the biggest eyes and then turned back to look at the couple.  I finally had to remind the girls that it wasn't nice to stare at people the way they were doing.  It was even hard for me not to stare.  Finally my daughter's friend announces tattoos freak me out.  Mine tells her that her dad has one and they aren't so bad.  The friend looks over at the Tattoo'd man and again announces OK, his tattoos freak me out. At that point the woman starts laughing because she hears the whole conversation. Half way through lunch my child looks at me and asks What the heck is in that guy's ear?  I try to explain and all she can do is shake her head like some mother who is totally disgusted by what their child just did to their body.  I'm going to have to remember all of this when the age of 16 rolls around and we have to discuss piercings and tattoos again.


Char said...

I think the quilt is awesome. I don't think it looks like mud at all. Once it's quilted you might feel differently.
I got that same bean bag for my daughter at Wal-Mart a few years back, she will be off to college in September.

Patchwork Sisters said...

Glad you are back. Love the story! And, I found McKinley and also noticed the KU/MU!

DAWN said...

I think you "mud" quilt is awesome. I absolutely LOVE it. You are being way too hard on yourself.

Barb said...

Love love the quilts...must feel sooo good to have them done.

shannon said...

i like the 'mudpie' quilt too...i like the fact that it's takes one to know one :)

Vesuviusmama said...

That "mud" quilt of yours is beautiful! I love the color combination. And beanbag chairs are definitely in our future!