Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Melange a Michael Jackson?

I'm trying to think of the next MCQ Challenge called "Melange a Trois"...atleast I think that's how it's spelled. I've jokingly called it "Melange a Twat".
I think I should do 3 figures in bed saying "We thought you said 'Menage a trois'."

Friday, July 24, 2009


Isaac Svedberg helped me baste the quilt at Stephanies studio.
At home I showed Eric this picture on the camera.
Eric: "Quilt Boy."
Me: "QUILT BOY! That's great, I'm going to put that on my blog!"
Isaac immediately says to Eric: "I'll get you in your sleep!"

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Melange a du plus grand nombre

I crazy pieced a back for the blue and white quilt top. Why buy fabric when you can use a melange of ugly fabric? Along the lighter fabrics on the top you can see the quilt top is underneath.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Gettin' there...

It's so big and my sewing room is so full of junk that I can't even get a picture of the whole quilt!
The blue and white quilt has it's borders on now and is ready to be ironed. I finished it last night but I didn't feel very excited about it. It might be because I have a whole 'nother set of blue and white 9-patches to make a 2nd quilt with.
So do I put those away or do I trudge on and complete that one too? It has been a long time since I've worked on anything else but these little badly-sewn, miss-shapen, raggedy edges little homely blocks. 263 of them.
Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow? I think I'll just do laundry today.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A glimmer of light...

I'm starting to assemble it into rows.
Although it's almost a high when you create something of your own art, just the act of sewing is pleasant and soothing to the mind.
Now that a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel is appearing I'm getting excited about completing the top.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Blue and White Quilts

Maybe this is why I like blue and white quilts...the sky and clouds.
I'm still working on the latest one, but have been out of town to a family reunion.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Quilters at the Englund Cottage on Lake Minnetonka Part 1

Theresa and Janet folding potato chip bags into purses! Janet was teaching us how to do it based on this blog: http://candywrapperpurse.blogspot.com/ It's the way we folded gum wrappers when we were kids, making rings of those and then stitching the rows together.
It's the 'in thing' to do.
The sun on the leaves was an electrifying green.

Quilters at the Englund Cottage on Lake Minnetonka part 2

Anne coming down from the cottage to us who are sitting on the deck in the picture below.
Theresa, Mimi, Marilyn, Sam, Wendy and Melissa.

See that little 'thing' in the lake in the picture above?
It's Sarah floating in the picture below.

Me thinks all she needs is a wheelchair and she'd be set!