Wednesday, January 14, 2009


You don't get too many snow days when you homeschool. But we did today. There was no way I was driving all the way into the city for fencing lessons in this weather. So we stayed home and played instead.

I worked on my latest quilt all day. And according to my calculations I'll still be working on it this time next year...

I really, really need to work on reading the fine print on things. I picked the Buckeye Beauty pattern out of the book 101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts. I like the book because it has this cute little grading system for each pattern. One, two or three spools depending on difficulty. Seemed like a no brainer way to keep from getting in over my head. Yep, I picked a one spool pattern but failed to notice that I would need to make 520 of these no brainer blocks. It's taking FOR-EVER.

Anyhoo, I found these photos on my hard drive tonight and realized I've never shown them to you here. Since it's going to be a year or so before I get this other one done I'll show you these instead.

A quilt I made for my daughter last year.

The Tattered Pioneer quilt I made for the Engineer.

I'm hand quilting this one, I'm almost done only a few more days work on it. I've been dragging it with me everywhere on and off for a year.

A Turning Twenty I made for my stepdad.

And the very first quilt I made.

So there. Now I have a feeling of accomplishment even though I didn't finish anything today. I feel better already.


Carol said...

520! That's a hoot. But think of the feeling of accomplishment when you complete it.
I love that star quilt. Beautiful.

Unknown said...

Wow Christine! That Tattered Pioneer looks familiar (hehe) and I love the one you are hand quilting.
One of the kits I bought last summer at Quilts Plus looks like it has 500+ pieces...I'm kinda wondering what I was thinking!

Sharon said...

Thanks for the quilt show! They're all beautiful.

Good luck on the multi-piece 'easy' quilt. I've done that too. Live and learn, huh?

I love that you were The Authority to declare "snow day!". Good for you!

Jennifer said...

Very nice quilts! QUITE an accomplishment, if you ask me!

Anonymous said...

I love your quilts. I have stuck all my quilting thing away for retirement, but whenever I see a beautiful collection such as makes me want to get up in the attic and drag it out! Beautiful work! I especially like the one you did for your daughter.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Trust me on this Christine - you did a much better job than me on your first quilt! I had not a clue what I was doing so I just made up a pattern and put the wrong colors in the wrong places so that the pattern never showed up at all. :) blessings, marlene

Jayne said...

Beautiful quilts! I admire your talent. I tried once to make a quilt, but I just couldn't stick with it.

Anonymous said...

I sleep with the one you made me every night. Its perfect. :) thanks mom!


Sandy said...

The quilts are beautiful.

Unknown said...

I absolutely love the quilt you made Megan - what is the pattern??!!!

Christine said...

The pattern is called Candy is Dandy. It was really fun to make.