Wednesday, March 14, 2007

"I Spy" quilt panel

I tried to post this yesterday, but I guess blogger thought the picture files were too big -- so I resized and here we are. This was a panel I bought 3 or 4 years ago at Walmart and never got around to quilting it. So I practiced my straight line quilting on it -- horizontal and vertical are easy -- can you say "channel locks"? But diagonal is another story ;-).



It was fun to play with -- it's bound and I'm going to give it to Briana and AJ to play with.

Talked to Steph yesterday -- they're doing a room switch at their house. Briana's room is bigger than AJ's, so now that they know they're having another boy, the kids are switching rooms and the boys will be rooming together. They're going to paint it blue and Aaron wants to stencil football icons all over the walls (well, I suppose probably baseball and soccer and basketball, too). Both Aaron and AJ are sports nuts - and AJ's only 3. Briana's new room was just painted last year -- yellow and she doesn't mind, plus she gets to stencil butterflies and flowers and such all over her walls. She also got a much needed new bedroom set, so I imagine she's pretty happy right now! I'm going up to babysit next Thursday, so I'll scope out what new quilts they'll need!

Gratitudes

Lunch with my best friend yesterday -- it lasted 2 hours! LOL Boy did we need to catch up. The Olive Garden was probably wondering if we were going to stay for dinner.

It was 74° here yesterday -- a new record. Except for some stubborn piles, the snow is gone.

Spirit renewed

5 comments :

gwen said...

A very funny I spy quilt and the perfect background to practice quilting. We never have enough!(practice I mean!)
Take care.

Gail said...

That I spy panel is terrific- I wish I had seen it, what a perfect fast quilt for little grandchildren!

Norma said...

It looks like you perfected quilting on the diagonal with your long arm. Did you use a ruler?

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Great Quilt!

Sewcatherine said...

Oh, I remember that quilt panel at walmart. I didn't buy and then went back and they were all gone. I searched for a long time but never saw it again. How funny to see it again after all this time. So cute.