I'm easily sidetracked.
My oldest was home from school yesterday. She is 9. She wanted to sew. And this is what she sewed up from nothing but scraps.
She never ceases to amaze me. I think I need to take a lesson from her on improvisational quilting. For real.
And look how cute the back is.
::be still my daughter lovin' beatin' heart::
I watched Amanda Jean make these little 9 patch squares for several weeks now. I swore I wasn't gonna join along. . . what with the quilt along I have going on here . . . and the fact that I still haven't sewn all of my cotton-pickin' strips together . . .
but . . .
well . . . I'm easily sidetracked.
Russ called. He is the long arm quilter that quilts all of my quilts. He said he had a couple of my quilts done.
Oh boy. This first one is the result of my first virtual quilting bee. Now, even though I have to finish sewing my quilt blocks up for my very own dag-nabbit quilt along, I so desperately want to bind it and throw it into the washer and dryer.
Check out that spiral quilting. It makes me weak in the knees to see all those spirals atop all the angles of the quilt blocks. My-oh-me-oh-my!
The backing is a spectacular vintage bed sheet. What a find that sucker was!
And last, but certainly not least, Razor's quilt is finished.
I gave it to him last week for our anniversary. He liked it well enough. He'd seen it before as I worked on it so it wasn't a big surprise or anything.
I asked him, "Do you like it?"
He said, "Yes."
I said, "Will you use it?"
He said, "Of course."
I said, "Is it the best gift you have ever received in your entire life?"
He said, "Yes."
I sat stone faced and dumbfounded.
I said, "Better than the children I gave you?"
He is so easy to tease.