Sunday, May 11, 2008

Almost halfway there

I've finished 28 red and white blocks. I've decided I need to make 64 blocks, which should give me a quilt just under 100" square. My husband's only comment is "it's bright". He needs to get used to it, because this will be on our bed at least a month or two each year. It will certainly be perfect for February, don't you think? As you can see, I've run out of room on my design wall. I need to start sewing blocks and sashings together in order to fit an eighth row down the right side. So far I've pretty much flung the blocks and sashing strips up willy-nilly. I think it's time for some serious arranging so I can sew these together before I make more. I've used about 75% of my fabrics so far - the second picture shows the "used" pile. The third picture is of the fabrics I've not yet used. It's looking very much like I'll have red and white fabrics left over - time for a scrappy back ala Bonnie I think!

I've not shown any grandchild pictures for awhile, so on this Mothers' Day I'll post new pictures of Joseph and Sophie. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday today with their mothers, their children, or both.

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Gratitudes:
1. Showers of pink cherry blossoms blowing in the wind
2. Wonderful memories of my mother
3. Brunch out with my husband

32 comments:

Lissa Jane said...

Patti
I am loving this quilt, if your dh doesn't get used to it, get him sunglasses! I dont think its too bright, its lovely!!!
I am with you on the being grateful for memories of mum.. mum passed away in November and have found this past week very hard..

Lissa
PS your gk's are cutie's!!!

Kristie said...

Oh, the babies are soooooo cute!!!

I LOVE your quilt!! It is very stunning! I just love red and white quilts, they are one of my favorite combinations.
Kristie

Kathie said...

Looking great Patti, wow this quilt is growing fast!!!!
cute pictures of the children...growing so fast too!

jane said...

Love the way the quilt is growing and the secondary patterns emerging.

Karen said...

Darling grandchildren, and red and white quilts are the very very best.

Deb said...

love the red and white stars and all the different fabrics u have used to make them. It's going to be so pretty.

Vicki W said...

I LOVE that quilt! You could post a photo of that quilt evry day for 3 months and I'd never tire of it.

Paula said...

It's a wonderful quilt. I think our husbands just need to time "adjust". They get used to us, our ideas and our quilts....eventually! Great job. Keep showing your progress, it's looking great!

Lisa D. said...

Wow, Patti - your red and white quilt just blows me away! And oh those grandbabies - how cute are they? You must be so proud of them.

Darlene said...

Sophie is getting so BIG - growing like a dandelion. And, Joseph's smile lights up his face. Truly cutie patooties, Patti.

Your "Red and White" is stunning! It's been fun to watch your progress. :-)

Libby said...

What sweetie little face those grandkids have . . . hope you are spending LOTS of time just giving kisses and cuddles *s*

anne bebbington said...

gorgeous photos of the grandchildren - how did Sophie get to be so grown up - it doesn't seem five minutes since she was born and Joseph's smile is a real charmer. Loving this red and white quilt more and more every time I see it

paula, the quilter said...

This quilt is just flying together! If I listened to DH about how bright a quilt is, all the quilts I make would be brown or black. Meh.

artfilstitch said...

Love your two color quilts. The basket and the star quilts are both awesome!
Liz

Kathy Wagner said...

My goodness you are fast! You have so many blocks sewn already!
Looks fantastic!

Carin said...

Your gran-babies are ADORABLE!!

I love the red and white quilt I think it's perfect for February!

Teresa said...

I must add my compliments on your red & white quilt - its just so pretty and I love the way the secondary pattern is made. I had not seen that done with star blocks before. Great job on that one!

YankeeQuilter said...

Love the star quilt. Maybe you could use some blue sheets and pillow cases with it to tone it down for your DH!

Mary said...

Patti, love your red/white quilt, I have one on my bed right now! Happy sewing, Hugs, Mary

Sweet P said...

Your quilt is coming along great. Sophie and Joseph are so cute!

Shelina said...

This is an absolutely beautiful quilt. Wow, I really need to get some quilts finished so I can start some more!

Marcie said...

Your beautiful grandchildren are getting so big! And your red and white quilt is magnificent!

Rhonda said...

Cute grands and the red/white blocks good great.

Sue said...

That is a beautiful quilt, can't wait to see the finished product! Love the sweet smiles on your grandchildren~

ForestJane said...

Oh, wow, love all the red and white blocks as they're coming together! Great looking quilt that's going to be!

Lynda said...

This quilt is wonderful! I'm also glad to hear that you swap quilts round on your bed. I get a bit tired of these people who make a quilt which 'goes' with their bedroom. Make them and enjoy them is my motto!

Lynn Dykstra said...

what a wonderful collection of reds!

The Chicken Lady said...

The quilt is beautiful BUT....the grandkids are outta this world cute! They're getting so big. I bet you all are having a blast with them. :)

Catherine said...

The quilt is fabulous! I love the effect! Your grandchildren are precious!

Brenda said...

I absolutely love the red and white quilt. RED is my favorite color. This is my first visit to your blog I will definitely be back. What is the name fo the pattern that you are using?

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

Your red/white/pink quilt is absolutely beautiful. I'm sure hubby will come around. Tell him to wear sunglasses for Feb. if he thinks it is bright!

Mary said...

I think its bright and fabulous! Can't wait to see it completed! DGKs are adorable!