Saturday, July 19, 2008

Another quilt top completed

Ta da! One lovely quilt top completed! I still haven't had a chance to get to the quilt store to purchase the backing. It's hard to go to a quilt store and leisurely browse fabrics with 3 kids in tow. I'll get there soon. There is a store that I haven't gone to yet! Gasp! It's true. I will have to remedy that.

In order to get a picture of this large quilt top I needed some help from my little ones. I had Hannah and Simon each stand on a chair and hold the quilt up as high as they could. It still puddled on the floor a bit but you get the general idea of what it looks like. Thankfully no children were injured in the filming of this quilt.

I tried again to take a picture of it on my bed but two things didn't seem to work. One, the light coming in the windows seemed to soften the look of the quilt and two, the darn cat had to sit in the middle of it. C'est la vie, non.

What's next on the quilting agenda? My mom's quilt. I'm working on the math for it right now. I couldn't find a pattern I liked so I am making up my own. I was worried that I didn't have enough fabric but it seems like I do so far. Phew.

Also, Hannah is going to help me make the charity quilt I've been wanting to do. It will give her something to work on this summer, she'll earn a girl scouts badge, and she'll have done something kind for someone else. Sounds good to me! If Simon seems interested I'll let him help out too. It probably wouldn't hold his interest for long though.

So, two things I'd like to add that have absolutely nothing to do with this post are:

1- This political satire about the current presidential race is hysterical. Check it out.

2- My mom took this photo of my daughter last weekend and I just had to share. Isn't she beautiful. (Says, the biased mother.)


Scylla said...

oooh!! That is one of the those pictures that let you look into the future and catch a glimpse of the lovely woman your daughter will be.
Such a gorgeous girl.

woman at the well said...

I couldn't believe how old Hannah looked in that photo. It is a glimpse of the future. I'm so glad Debbie will get her quilt ... thus clearing the way for other projects :) I love that you're teaching the kids to do something for other people!

Auntie Debbie said...

Ellen, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the quilt! It's so beautiful! Thank you Thank you! Now I have to get a bed, since right now I am borrowing a twin bed from Vonnie. Yee Hee!

And Hannah needs locked up, never let her out of the house. You're going to have to fight the boys off with a stick! She's so pretty!

ellen said...

Aunt Debbie, I am glad you love the quilt... since it's yours. We aim to please.

I am hoping that Hannah's geekiness (ie. reads all the time, smart kid in class) keeps the boys at bay until college at least. :)

Samantha said...

hannah looks about 16 at least there! And stunning...