Monday, March 12, 2007

The temperatures and our spirits are both up in the U.P., after work, I ran Ransom 2 miles and hit the tread mill for another. Don’s been in meetings all day, and has another dinner meeting tonight. Sooo, it’s Taco night at our house just Chels and I. We make them together and she practically bathes in them as she eats. I always remind her--- this is NOT a date food for her… the guy would run for his life!!!!

Here’s my quilt picture for today.
Chelsey is going to Mexico with her Spanish language class this summer. A few weeks ago she says, “Mom, you know I’m going to be hurt if I don’t get a Spanish Quilt to bring my tour family like you made Eric for his French family…” I had already kind of thought about it, but thought maybe she wouldn’t bring it up. But fair is fair, so I had extra blocks left over from the French quilt and look what I pulled together on Sunday. I went to my stash and literally pulled out the “lonely” fat quarters (you know, the not so pretty ones that usually get thrown in as an extra in a fat quarter pack). We won’t call them ugly because I don’t think any one would create ugly fabric on purpose. I even pulled colors that weren’t in the main part of the quilt—totally fun. I sewed it all together and when Chelsey got home from work, I showed her. Her first comment was-‘Wow, I love the borders!”. So the next step is to baste and machine quilt it.

OK—on a growth moment—look back to my June 7th post and the French quilt.
While every quilt is special…I think I’ve learned so much from others over the past year, kind of interesting…
Gratitudes:
1. Warmer Temps
2. Baby Pink sweaters
3. More Daylight hours

20 comments:

Diana said...

Wow, that is quite something to just put together over a weekend! I love the borders, too.

Conni Lu said...

You're a wonderful Mom, and you make great quilts! :D

Carol said...

Chelsey is a lucky girl...her family will just love that quilt.

Tazzie said...

Wow, you sure did pull that together quickly, and I just love the colours!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It is a great gift for Chelsey to give to her host family! The French one is equally nice - don't you just love how the same pattern can look so different with a few changes!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Fiona said...

Beautful - the fabrics are 'lonely' no more. (I love that way of putting it, makes me feel more inclined to use them).

pamina (laurence) said...

I love your log cabin in the snow

Clare said...

Have been trying to post a comment for the last 2 hours. My connection is really slow today and Blogger isn't being nice! I love looking at the photos of your quilts. They tell of the seasons. Whereabouts in France did Eric stay? You never know, I might come across that quilt one day.

The Calico Cat said...

Neat, I like how they are similar but different.

Shelina said...

There are both great quilts. I like the setting for the one at the top as well - I haven't seen a setting like that. I like that you were able to play with the traditional blocks and come up with a setting that's beautiful and a little untraditional.

Gail said...

Chels can come visit me, if you'll make me a quilt like that! LOL

lappemor said...

Wonderful quilts both of them. Chelsey will be proud to present it to her host family! I actually first came across quilting as an exchange student in Florida (many years ago...) where my hostmother quilted (and still quilts wonderful quilts)

tami said...

You are a very good Mom. I could never pull something together that quickly. I'm sure the host family will love it.

Linda_J said...

Might be virtually the same blocks but it sure looks different than the one that preceeded it. Way to go!

Joanne said...

I love it and I love the borders, too! Just something that speaks to me about scrappy fabric borders, I guess -- it's my kind of quilt. What a nice mom to make the quilt for her.

Holly said...

What a wonderful gift for the family she stays with. How about she come stay with *me* next :)

gwen said...

What a shame I was not the French family your son stayed at! The Mexico quilt looks even better I think. It is great to see one´s progress. We don´t make so many quilts without improving! Take care.

Judy said...

Everything look sso wonderful!! The Spanish quilt, the French quilt and your next block of applique! Even the animals look wonderful!

Beemoosie said...

I love your log cabin quilts!!! They are beautiful! I am working on one myself, your quilts are such an inspiration!!

swooze said...

What an unusual and lovely setting for your log cabin.