Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Camping failure

Slight progress has been made on the crazy quilt. I kinda got book monstered for a few days there. We also had a failed attempt at camping this weekend. It all kept me from my sewing machine. See, I am full of excuses for everything.

The camping trip was a simple overnight with the Cub Scout Pack but it began raining around 4 and didn't let up. We weren't worried about it, we'd just hang out in the tent, right? Then the tent starting leaking. First from the zippers, then from the seams, and even from the top. Really? Once Dan's shoes got soaked from the water rolling in from the doorway we decided to go home. Home was only a 10 minute drive anyway. We threw a tarp over the top of the tent to try and keep the center dry and gathered all the sleeping bags into the center. Carrying the rest of our pillows and bags out under our panchos we headed to the car. We weren't the only ones bailing out of there! It was pretty funny. We all voted for Starbucks on the way home. Yeah, we're good at roughing it.

Well, I finally put my book down, ok the second book, I don't have the third right now because it's loaned out to an 11 year old, and went back to sewing. 3 down, 6 to go.

I found a fabric in my stash that looks really good with the colors.

I think it'd be great on the back but I don't know about a border yet. I don't really know what I want to do with the blocks yet. I guess I should figure it out, huh.


Susan said...

Does it need a border to be big enough?

I think it might be cool without a border & with that fabric as the backing.

ellen said...

I was only planning on making 9 12" blocks. Not very big. I have a dark batik that I was thinking about using as a sashing though. I was aiming for throw size...