Thursday, February 5, 2009

T block, T quilt

Today was another very productive day as far as quilting/sewing with, but pretty unproductive in other areas like getting dressed or remembering to put the load of clothes I washed in the dryer. Shoot, oh well, can't win 'em all!

My sister Diantha was here today and is ton of help with the kids! In fact, I feel kind of badly about all the time she spent watching and playing with them today but I am so very thankful. I was able to sort my batik scraps (with her help) and piece the front and backs and button tabs for 3 more "regular" size bags and one small bag. I heard back from the woman who wants to carry them in her shop and she said between 5 and 8 bags to start with, and we narrowed it down to 4 or 5 regular size (10"x10.5") and a couple smaller bags (about 8"x8.5"). They still need to be quilted and have the linings, but I got the straps made for all but the pink one. I told her I'd have them ready in a bout a week so pretty good progress I think.
I am WAAY behind on my block a days, but today I made the block that I think was for the 2nd. I needed one more block for my batik and purple quilt and since it's going to be for my Aunt "T" (couldn't say Traci when I was little) I figured the "T" block from the other day was the perfect addition. I got so ahead of myself the other day and made the flying geese borders, but now can't remember what size sashing I based it on. I think it was 1.5" finished by the way it all looks laid out.

Tomorrow, Lord willing, we're going to take a fun field trip (even though Jeremiah's only preschool aged). There is a place in our mall called Liz Moz pottery and they have a bunch of premade ceramics that are ready to be painted and fired. They have priced all of them and you go pick out whatever you want to make, paint it and they fire and glaze it (included in the price) and you pick it up in 2 weeks. My younger siblings all got gift certificates to there for Christmas and Jeremiah said he wanted to do it to. I have a friend who has 2 kids the exact (give 1 month with each of them) ages as mine and she said her little boy would like it so they're going to try to go with us! Between Tony and I with our family, Mom with all the rest of her kids, and Tara and her kids we will take up half the studio! LOL!


  1. Wow your work is so so awsome! I love the quilts and I'm so happy for you about putting your bags in her shop. How exciting! I know they will sell and you will have to make more soon! Barbie and I have been to a similar pottery pait your own when we visited her sister in Seattle. She was about 4 and loved it!!! have fun! God Bless huggs Marion

  2. Sounds like a lot of fun for you and the kids!! Love your quilt!

  3. I love all your blocks. They are so pretty. Of course I just love anything Star for some reason. Hope you had a great playdate. Those are always fun. We used to love field trips when the kids were little. I still need to get myself some of those table cloths with the backing to have walls like that. The bed can become such a pain!