Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year Everyone

I had a relatively quiet evening. I went to Mai Thai and had dinner with friends (Yummy leftovers for later today, too!) and then I came home and worked on my quilt. I think I was in bed by 11:30. Woo-hoo, exciting! Actually, I did not feel like a party. As a matter of fact, I had a coke with my meal. How lame is that? But I did dress to the 9's, so I wasn't totally casual.

And, since Cathy is wanting so badly to see the quilt I'm working on, I did exhaustive research on the web and found the patterns so I can share them with her. Mind you, the link I'm going to include here is someone else's quilt.

The quilt I'm working on is my first attempt at this type of quilt (I made a tied quilt but that's another story) so my quilt isn't nearly as cute as this one: Sunbonnet Sue & Overall Bill

I have 30 8" squares. On my quilt all of her bonnets are blue and his shirt is the matching blue in the bonnet. Each pair of blocks are different in that the skirt and overall differs per pair. I have a 2" sash between blocks and my border will probably be 2" as well. I'm considering to attempt piping for the edge of the quilt but if that proves to be too difficult, I'll add eyelet (sp?) lace.

I've decided to embroider the hands. I also used black velvet for the little feet because I love texture and think that will make it interesting. I'm not real happy with some of the fabric I used for the blocks. I realize in hindsight that some of the fabric is not quality fabric. Live and learn.....

7 comments:

doggybloggy said...

Hey I was reading some more of your blog and I noticed the thing about mosh pits...your description left me confused....I believe a mosh pit is the crowd dancing in front of the stage at a concert...so what about the water tower and the primitive texas town?

A Girl From Texas said...

Oh.....then, I guess I wasn't thrown in a mosh pit.

The pit I was thrown into was a mud pit, I guess. I was on a ranch with a bunch of guys and we were looking for Indian Relics. That evening, I got into a rift with one of the guys and instead of letting it go, he thought he'd teach me a lesson. So, he threw me over his shoulders and headed for the water tower. I put up a huge fight and he gave up and threw me in the mud pit.

I was really upset and it scared the hell out of me.

doggybloggy said...

wow...that sounds a little scary...the whole deal..ranch..bunch of guys...

A Girl From Texas said...

The guys were cool. They all had bets that I wouldn't be able to handle the climbing (I didn't find out until after the weekend was over).

We were exploring a section of the Goodnight Loving Trail.

LouAnne said...

Hi! I got your comment from my blog (GettingtoCrazy)about the sunbonnet sue block I found of my Mum's - tried to email you or add you as a contact so I could emails you - all to no avail. I think you'll get this note if you get emails when people post comments. I plan to use Mum's pattern eventually to make a quilt and will no doubt place her block either in the center or in the bottom corner, behind which I 'll document her story. I'm curious if you have any different ideas. I've already decided that, if I was to make a pillowtop out of it, I'd be always frantically protecting it from harm! vbg
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Freebird said...

That's going to turn out really cute!

Cathy said...

That is very cute. Do you have to the bonnets and dress and straw hat and overalls together also then attach them to the squares? That is a lot of work and I can't wait to see your finished product.