Thursday, August 23, 2012

this one's for Nancy

Not really; tha's a joke, Son ;-)
Nancy wants a quilt with no pink and no sashing.
Since she has completely outgrown her last quilt (which barely even counts as a quilt)
Lily picked out fabric for a new quilt way back when we bought the swimsuit fabric.
We pulled out every single bolt and fat quarter she liked that was remotely pink,
then we sorted them by kinda like, really like, and love.
I kept my opinions to myself...
We put back all the 'kinda likes' and sorted through the really likes, putting back the ones she 'really liked' the least.
She had a few more fabric in her 'love' pile that I really wasn't crazy about - and didn't think went with everything else, 
but since she loved them, I bought 1/4 yard of each, along with the rest of 'em that made the cut.
(haha ~ made the cut - get it? ;-)
(I just couldn't bring myself to use them and told Lily we make something else with 'em when she asked where they were)

I figured it'll be getting cold before long, and Lil' would be needin' her quilt,
so last week, while my machine was still in the shop, I cut her fabrics into 4 1/2 inch strips x WoF (width of fabric) 
She wanted sashing, so I calculated how many I'd need and cut a bunch of 1 1/2 inch strips of the white.
Once I forked over $100 and got my machine back (Thursday, maybe?) I sewed a white strip to the top of each printed strip, 
then cut the newly sewn strips into 4 1/2 pieces - saved myself some cutting, there, yes I did.

Saturday afternoon found me with a fresh pile of quilt pieces and a blank canvas.

Lexi woke up from her nap to help me.
Turns out, she's actually quite good at laying out quilts, 
and could quickly spot if the same fabric was too close, necessitating a different fabric choice.

All that to say ~ I've got a finished quilt top (and the back!) all ready to be quilted :-)

I figure I've got about another 11 1/2 -12 hours and it'll be done.

On the reading front - I renewed the books, so I'm still working through the library basket,
although I admit I'd rather sew than read right now.

It may surprise you to know that
I'm joining Elizabeth's

needle and thREAD

but then again ~ maybe not ;-)


  1. Well, that is truly sweet and beautiful! I made a quilt top 25 years ago that I still haven't finished, so I'm really proud of you! :-)


  2. WOOOOWWW!!! You are SOOO amazing!!!
    And that girl can really layout a quilt! She's got an awesome mother to teach her, of course.

  3. I laughed and laughed when I saw this today! I actually used to be quite a pink girl years ago, and as a young child I would have fought a horrible form of envy for that latest creation. Your daughter certainly has a beautiful eye for a layout.

  4. really a great quilt! Lexi has her momma's eye for it ; )


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