Saturday, January 14, 2006

Saturday morning


Ahhhh! Saturday morning! Too bad hubby can never seem to sleep later than 7 am. So he is dressed and waiting for our friend to show up to work on the spec house next door. Wandering aimlessly through the house. I tell him "You can hang up my little curtain rod in my sewing room, if you need something to do." So he does! Now I can hang some of my cute little quilts right over my sewing table.

The quilt there right now is actually more of a wall hanging - how appropriate! I started making these stars blocks out of Sally Schneider's Scrap Frenzy book. She calls these stars "Bard of Avon". I love the stars but they take FOREVER to piece - I would guess maybe an hour and a half each. Much too long for my taste! So the quilt ended after 4 blocks. It makes a cute little wall hanging or table topper. Each block is about 15 inches square. And of course, it is blue and yellow, so what is not to love? When I was quilting this piece, Nina and her mom both tried to convince me that I really DID want to make it into a bigger quilt - but neither one of them bothered to volunteer help piece the stars!

Today I am trying to get as many of the baby quilts quilted as I can. Stacy (DH) made me stop the machine while he was hanging up the curtain rod. He thinks it is way too noisy. I think it just drowns out the rest of the ruckus going on in our house! Kind of peaceful! The kids are going to a b-day party this afternoon so I will have a couple hours of uninterrupted quilting time!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

9 comments:

cher said...

I love this idea! Can he come to my house and hang one too? jk-Cher

Nines said...

Good morning!! Ok, so it's 2 in the afternoon, but I haven't gotten anything done, so it still feels like morning. Oh, that's not true- I did bathe the MIL. You know what? Once peony-scented bath soap is on your hands, it is very difficult to get off! Hope you have a great day quilting- I plan on moseying out there, myself, and finishing the client one I started, last night. Ohhh money. Maybe I can pay for that batting I had Kim get for me!! The wallhanging looks great! Glad Stacy got the curtain rod up- know you've been waiting a while. I agree that the loud roar of the quilting machine is kinda peaceful- compared to all the rug rats!!

quiltpixie said...

I love the relatedness, but differentness of the four blocks -- but like you can see how four would be enough at the time commitment!

Eric said...

I am still amazed at all of these quilting blogs. It is really beautiful work and a lost art. Thanks everybody for sharing. I'm not sure we have the same types of quilts here in France. Mostly lace.

Lucy said...

What a great idea to do your wall hanging! And a Lovely quilt !

Darcie said...

Love your quilt/curtain rod, Sarah. And that quilt is so vibrant! Lots of pieces, but so very effective. Good for you for being happy with it's size and your accomplishment.

Not all quilts need to be KING SIZE!!! ;-)

JudyL said...

Neat little wallhanging. I agree with you . . I'd have made the four blocks and stopped too!

I love the decorate rod for showing off your quilts.

Judy L.

Finn said...

Love the star design Sarah, and you did a great job with those 4. I'm with you..that's waaaay too long to piece a block. I think your Bard of Avon is just fine as a 4-some..*VBS* The hanger looks great too! Happy quilting!

Kay said...

Treasure that husband! Mine would be looking for his tools a week later--:) (I really do love him.)

Like your quilt too.