Sunday, August 17, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

It seems like I never have enough time to do what I want to do or that the "stuff" of live gets in my way! We went out to dinner with my inlaws and DH's sister and husband at a very nice place on
Thursday. We had a wonderful dinner and a wonderful time! I really like his sister and BIL. I was talking about my quilts and then decided to show my BIL the string "M" quilt. He wanted to buy it right then and there, lol. I told him it was a raffle quilt and he said "How much?" Finally I was able to get him to understand raffle. Well, they have a son that graduated from U of M so I might have to make one of these for him.

Maybe you remember me making a rag quilt for my godson, their son? Anyway, she would not let him take it to college with him. Called it an "heirloom" PAH, it is a utility quilt! I *still* cannot convince her otherwise, sigh. She has it put away for him. I think if I make the M quilt I will have to mail it directly to my nephew (now living in SF) or he won't get to use it either!

These are the pictures of the rag quilt. Mark played basketball in HS and was considering playing for MSU. The orange and black are his HS colors and the blue is BBall fabric.

I put the college colors on the back, MSU's are green and white.
Here is Mark with his quilt! As you can see, it is clearly a utility quilt, right? It was made to be used.

Friday DD1 came home and we hung out all day (I took the day off work to spend time with her). Yesterday I had quilting with the ladies at the church and managed to get my Halloween Jars all sewn together and on their shelves. Now I have to make some design decisions. I want to applique a cat on the top and a broom on the bottom. I just don't know if my design skills are equal to that challenge! LOL. I think it needs a floor if the broom goes on it so I am off to preview "floor" fabric. I'll get a photo posted soon.


Gretchen said...

Can't wait to see your Halloween jar quilt completed! Maybe you could Google "cat clip art" and find a cat applique? Have a great rest of your busy weekend!

Mary Johnson said...

Funny how some people are - you read about people abusing quilts all the time but when you really mean for one to be used - it's considered too good!

Faith said...

lol awww poor Mark you will have to send another one and send it to him directly. i love how youve done the ruffle bits round the edges.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I had the same "problem" with HS grad gifts that the recipient's parents wouldn't let them take off to college. "THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE FOR!" But, the Moms, like your godson's~ thought they were too nice. I finally convinced them by encouraging them to take them and promised to make another if anything every happened to them. Of course, I've never had to make a replacement quilt!

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