Thursday, July 29, 2010

something accomplished

As you all know, we were scheduled to move last friday....but at the last minute, we decided to post-pone it for another three weeks. Now this of course means that life has been chaotic and stuck in limbo for me. I don't do good in limbo (chaos I can handle). We are now living in a 95% packed house with four kids and as if that wasn't enough....we have also had out of town guests for the last week. It's all about frozen pizza's and cereal at this point. 
My saving grace is that I was leaving my sewing machine for the last minute pack up....so I can at least still spend some quality time with Nina to keep me sane.


Trenton's quilt top is finished....and we are both in love!! This was a complete collaboration between the two of us and the whole process just made me smile. I enjoyed seeing his choices and hearing his opinions along the way. I have never done a traditional square in a square quilt before, but love all the ones that I see (examples of a few of my favorites that inspired me here and here)...I also feel that it is a good staple pattern for a boy, Trenton agreed. 


My boy has asked for a solid patterned backing verses a pieced one....so I will be basting this evening. I am really excited that it will be ready for his new bedroom before we move (so is he).

27 comments:

  1. aaaaak!!! chris it's soooo fab!! you are an amazing quilter missy!!! :)

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  2. absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE it!!

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  3. OMG, packed and staying put for 3 weeks. What torture! Sending peace blessings your way. I like your variations on the square in square. Hooray for sewing sanity.

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  4. this is so beautiful...a perfect boy quilt

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  5. So calming and grown up. Love it!

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  6. I agree with the chaos versus limbo. But I'm glad you are getting some time with the sewing machine, and the quilt top is really cool. Lucky Trenton!

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  7. What a great quilt top! I really love this design. Square in square is one of my favorites. So many way to do it!

    Good luck with your move! Moving is never fun :-(

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  8. really, really fabulous! what a great collaboration!

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  9. I'd go nuts living in a 95% packed house - thank heavens for those frozen pizza's and Nina keeping you sane.

    I love the quilt, it's awesome! I'm sure your son will treasure it.

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  10. Wow this quilt is great I love it.

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  11. It's gorgeous. I love the thin dark frame works really well. He's one very lucky boy to have such a talented mama!

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  12. It is so awesome! Are you coming to the meeting tonight??? Bring it! I'm showing a top tonight too...I think!

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  13. I love this quilt. Perfect for a boy! Lovely. Lovely.

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  14. 愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................

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