Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Dear Sons quilt.

Thank you for all your comments on yesterdays post. I do apprciate them.
I started the day with all intentions of concentrating on DS's quilt. I spread all the charms back out on the floor, looked a it for a while, as I drank my morning cuppa and checked up on your blogs. Then I decided it was too small! Time to add more to it! LOL So out came the other pack of charms, they were duly added, things shuffled around a little, then I looked at it some more, while I had another cuppa. Worked out a plan of attack, now I have 100 charms, in a 10 x 10 arrangement, nice and easy, I'll stitch 5 x 5 blocks! Cool! Hey Ho, sewing machine here I come!

I got as far as you see here, then my sister arrived!

All the odd charms laying on the floor are hers! She brought her whole and extensive collection of 'smeggie' charms with her and tried to explain how I was going to help her make a nice quilt top out of them! LOL The cakes just on the right there were a bribe I think.

So we sorted the bundle into piles of 2x2 charms, it turns out what she wants is pinwheels. BIG pinwheels, so 4 charms each in matching fabrics. Sister dear ironed, while I cut, I did suggest the sew two lines then cut method, but she was having none of that!

Once she had finished ironing, she started sewing, while big sister was still cutting. :-/
Then she flew out the door to work, leaving me with this.....

And a table full of her pieces, while my own project still graced the floor!

It's not lunchtime yet, I have the whole day off work, I wonder if I'll get peace to get DS's top finished?

Dear sister did leave me with another project though. She had bought some 'charms' off ebay, they were hand cut, and most definately not square. She mooted the idea of squaring them up and using them 'somewhere' but I have other plans.
We also have a piece of silk which our grandfather bought mum from China many years ago, not big enough to make much clothing wise, but as a very special quilt back......it just so happens that it goes quite nicely with the odd shaped ebay charms. I feel a plan forming here, but in true Loulee style, I'm sure that will change! ROFLOL

I'll keep you posted.


katepang said...

Hi Loulee, thanks for stopping by! I think you need to buy your sister a sewing machine for Christmas! I love the autumn squares, hope you finish it soon...

Janet said...

Sounds to me, you have your work cut out for you!!! ROFLMAO!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Bigger will be better. Sisters! Good of her to leave you with her project! Just keep going on yours and you'll soon get there.

Alisa said...

I'm curious to see what you are going with this one... Have fun!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I like the charm quilt for your boy, but sisters are very good at distracting!!So nice to have sewing company though, enjoy your projects, Tracey