Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Lots of tiny little squares

This morning I spent a couple of hours helping my four year old son rescue his room from the pit of despair. How do they get a room so messy so quickly? And it doesn't seem to bother them to walk over piles of sharp little objects to get to their beds!

When we finally got the room clean I took the opportunity to take a picture of the postage stamp quilt I made when I was pregnant with Ian. I got most of the squares put together, but not the borders. After I got the borders put on, it sat at my mom's house for about three years waiting for her to hand-quilt it. Last winter she decided there were too many seams and it was way too busy to even notice the hand quilting. So she passed it back to me to be machine quilted. So I finally got it finished...only 4 years after his birth. Not too bad!

Ian calls it his lizard quilt because of the one square with the lizard face on it. The squares finish to 1.5 inches. And there are 2583 of them in the top. Tomorrow I will try and post a picture of the quilt my mom made with my left over squares. (Yes, its waiting for me to quilt it!)


Finn said...

Really great quilt ! I love all the little squares..and isn't it fun how the kids zero in on one fabric??? Keep up the great work.

Tonya R said...

It's a beautiful quilt. Did you have lots of repeat fabrics or is this quilt "charm"ing? Did you strip piece or cut out lots and lots and lots of the little squares?

Bonnie said...

hehehehhe! I'm so glad I'm not the ONLY one who will cross fabric genres for scrap quilts! Love the lizard face mixed in with the cw repros and others....this just made my day today!

I had this one fabric that was in an 'ugly' fabric swap. It was a christmas fabric...pigs in santa suits. It was only a FQ, but I cut it into strips and had such fun working it into other scrap projects. Fun when someone would pick out that fabric and start laughing.

I love the dare to be different feeling, along with the use everything up feeling. I like things that make you go hmmmmm...and things that make you smile.

Thanks for sharing the lizard quilt!