Sunday, January 31, 2010

Quilt on a Curve


You know sometimes teaching thine ownself can be a real challenge. Now I have taught myself how to do many things~~sometimes that is good but sometimes ~~well sometimes it is how you say?? INTERESTING! Now take this here quilt I have been working on for what seems like my whole life but in reality has been about two months. It is a Christmas present by the way. Ahh some are thinking she is really together already working on Christmas presents. Remember I have been working on this for two months. It was in my mind a week-end project. Cut circles out of all the old blue jeans slap some fleece squares in the middle of the circles, make strips, sew strips together, presto zappo quilt is done. A friend assured me it was simple as she held up the beginning of her baby quilt proudly. She was making hers for her new grandson that was on the way. Cool I can do that. But of course I decided to sew a bigger quilt for the son whose name I drew for Christmas. No problemo I can do it. The pile of jeans was right there so I started tracing around the little blue plate and making my circles and cutting them out. Some one hundred forty of them. and then one hundred forty squares of fleece, then a hundred forty squares of batting to go under the fleece. Oh I was so pleased with myself looking at these nice little neat piles of cut out circles and squares. Wow! Then of course there was some cows needing sorting, then work to go to, and Christmas presents to crochet or whatever other bright and easy things my little overactive brain came up with. Don't forget housework, wood to pack or chop and pack, little critters to feed, phone calls, and on and on the list goes. Hours of crocheting. But never fear I did start sewing circles together and more of them and even more. Then Christmas day came so I SHOWED the quilt to the son who would be getting this labour of love. He liked it really he did! In amongst the stitching together of denim circles I fought with the sewing machine trying to convince it that working with me was better than working against me. Not very convincingly I may add as the machine kept on doing its silly thing. Then there was the fact that I had been sewing pyjamas for little grandchildren so now there is patterns and flannel everywhere and the cats decided it would be great fun to attack the nice neat piles of circles and square so they were all over the place too. Some were under the a cat who had the job of holding them in one place. Oh golly I have actually got all the circles and squares sewn together and when you lay this quilt art on the floor and look at it from the right angle it is ~~well actually maybe look at it from a left angle ~~Maybe if one took a yardstick and a sharp knife to it you could straighten out the curve MAYBEEE~~!! THEN AGAIN IT COULD BE I JUST STARTED A NEW FAD!!


Consider the work of God;
For who can make straight
what He has made crooked?
Luke 7:13


God bless
Roxanne

4 comments:

Linda said...

Oh dear I can't even get a straight shape straight. Is this the type of quilt you are making?

http://www.straw.com/equilters/library/jeans/jeans_gallbaros.html

Just tell anyone who looks at it that it IS straight but it's an optical illusion, created by your clever sewing technique. Just to make sure they believe you, hide all measuring devices. No I'm not telling you to lie. I wouldn't do that. Not me. Trust me hahaha

Linda said...

PS You inspired me! I'm now looking at quilts online. Wonder if I could win the lottery and pay someone to sew me some of these fancy dancey ones.

JanGirl said...

Roxy... I would love to see pictures of this fancy quilt when you have it done... I am sure your son will love it :D

air max said...

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