Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Back in the saddle again!

I'm back! Yes, it's been a while since I have even checked in on the blog. Spring gets so hectic!

I was away for a week in the first part of May. I went to Salt Lake City to visit family, and while I was there I got to attend the Home Machine Quilting Show. I love going to quilt shows, but then sometimes I come away feeling overwhelmed, like I never could do a quilt as good as any of the ones I saw at the show. Anyone else feel like that?

Do you remember how I mentioned that I must do something about the ugly paint in my family room??? Well...while I was gone my husband (and oldest daughter) decided to do something about it (Happy Mother's Day to Me). They started into a huge project of repainting three rooms, and rearranging and reorganizing several others. Their intentions were good, but the project has carried on all this time, so my life has been in a bit of an uproar. The good news: the formal dining room has been converted to a quilting room (we rarely formally dine anyway)! The bad news: my quilt hanging rod has been removed for now (tall bookshelves are in the way). It may be a while before I find a new place for it.

I did come home with a commission to make a T-shirt quilt for my neice's graduation. So here it is.

The last block has some tropical birds because I needed to make one more block. She has a conure, so I thought she might like it. : )

I hadn't stippled anything for quite a long time; I have decided I am no "stippling warrior!" I am soooo out of practice. Choosing and piecing fabric is much more fun!


Barb said...

Love the quilt and yes, those quilt shows do overwhelm me in my capacity to do a good job.

Judy said...

Nice job on the quilt! I think your stippling is great! Missed you today -- we had a quilt marathon at Pam's -- 9 am to midnight! Sooooo fun!

Bliss said...

It looks great!! I'll bet she loved it!

call me crazy said...
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call me crazy said...

Sorry I had to delete that one~ the word verification ended up in my post! :-o What I said was that your quilt looks really nice and thanks for the inspiration! My DD has a pile of t-shirts she has saved for me to put into a quilt for her, but I have no motivation for that! ;-)

Jenifer said...

it looks great... um. i think i lost my saddle. actually, i lost my horse. sigh. maybe she'll come trotting home at the end of the summer.