Saturday, February 17, 2007
I started and completed a wall hanging top today. The name of the quilt is: It All Started With A Tie. Here’s the story behind it:
On Thursday I was sitting in a meeting with DH and FIL. The meeting was at a dull moment and I started looking at DH’s tie. I was also daydreaming about what quilting project I would work on this weekend. I remembered DH has a tie that I always thought would make a great quilt block. I resolved that on Saturday morning I would dig through DH’s ties, find the tie in question and recreate it.
Well, yesterday DH came out of our bedroom with that tie on! I hadn’t told him what I was planning to do so it was a pure coincidence he was wearing it. I started to laugh and had to tell him what I had been thinking about the tie. Last night I chose my fabrics and this morning I started working on the top. I was able to complete it. Tomorrow I hope to try machine quilting it so I can get it done.
I’ve started a new quilt with my football nickel winnings. I’ve been eyeing the Depression block on some blogs I’ve been reading and have been trying to figure out how to use it. Today the inspiration hit. I have some tan fabric with color flecks in it. Mmmmm . . . I thought it would be great for tying together my football nickels. More thought . . . I’m going to make Depression blocks with the cream fabric and the nickels. I’m going to call this quilt Football Depression 2007. I finished one block today and have a good start on the remaining HSTs.
My DIL spent the day quilting too. More appropriately she spent five hours cutting fabric for next quilt. She’s making All About Me by Atkinson Designs. I don’t recall spending five hours cutting fabric, but this pattern does have a lot of cutting. Sure opened my eyes to looking at quilt patterns before starting them.