Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Quilts are not just "whipped up" in a day



Unless, of course, you are Eleanor Burns. Monday was my quilting class and I really liked it. There were about 6-8 of us in the class. It was amazing that almost everyone there was either a teacher on vacation, or retired school employee! It must be the mathematical appeal of the quilt. It took me all day to finish 4 of the log cabin blocks and 4 of the fence rail blocks.












The quilt we are making is kind of like a sampler, which is cool, because I will be learning a lot of techniques this way. I am still pretty bummed that I am missing three out of the six classes.


Andy and I are leaving tomorrow morning to go to Newport Beach for a few days. We have never been there before, so we are looking forward to having a few days away in a new place. Of course, here I am blogging instead of packing. I wonder when I will get that done??


















And, speaking of getting things done, my next project is to tackle my sewing room. This will take days I am sure! (I am posting these pictures in the hope that it will shame me into cleaning up this mess!)

9 comments:

cidell said...

You know, I would quilt more if someone would pick out the colors and fabric for me. These look amazing.

Nancy K said...

Lovely colors on your quilt squares.

MarilynB said...

I'm willing to bet that most of us have sewing rooms that are in the same state as yours. The by-product of creativity is chaos.

Love your quilt squares.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I got nothing to say about your sewing room...but Newport Beach...I loved my trip there! Have fun and eat well!!!

Alexandra said...

Your blocks look beautiful! Have fun in Newport Beach!

Lindsay T said...

I keep saying one of these days I'm gonna make a quilt.... Yours looks great.

Summerset said...

Exactly. Unless you are the incomparable Elanor Burns. I love what you've done so far. Of course I'm a bit biased since my favorite color is red.

rosaline said...

I am so happy to see your sewing room. my sewing room looks the same. so my DH could see that my room is very normal. thank you

rosaline
from belgium - europe

Claire said...

Enjoy the trip and forget about the sewingroom. I think mine is worst, if that's any consolation. ;o)
The quilt colors are gorgeous and really "pop". This will be one very pretty quilt.