Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Blah's

Here's why I don't always appreciate the expensive quilt shop fabric; I am affraid to ruin it and don't want to cut it!  A couple years ago I bought this charm pack from Moda called "Spring Meadow", and 1/2 yard of one of the prints (yellow).  I spent hours deliberating what to do with it, Sewed them together with white squares like a checkerboard, then tore that apart.. 

I made some 4-patch units to end up in this "star" pattern I came up with, then after finishing one star decided it was too much work and not that cute, so there it stands.

Ironically, on one of Marlene's visits, she brought me Fat Quarters of the same fabrics, that she had in her stash and said she wouldn't use!!  But..... I still can't seem to come up with a plan. 

I'm not planning on any more children (Breanna wants a sister, but there's no guarantee 4 kids means two of each.... =D ), so a baby quilt seems silly.... and I absolutely LOVE these fabrics/colors!  Any suggestions or ideas?


I've also got a bad case of the "blah's" today, and I have no idea why.  My birthday was last weekend and I'm 32 now, but I really don't feel any older- so that must not be it.  My friend Ellen definately isn't old, and she turned 65 the next day, so 1/2 her age can't be old either, right??


The card on the left is one I made for her, and the one on the right is for another friend with a similar birthday.  I'm feeling so goofy today I don't even feel like making more of these cards..... Any ideas for motivation?  Not to be totally whiney, but I can't even enjoy a cup of coffee because it upsets the baby's tummy!  And I'm not into chocolate.....


Aha, I just realized that I may know what's contributing.  I spent an hour on the phone today with my sister who was on her way to Jo-Ann's to get some scraps for making these cards..... but she's about 4000 miles away...... I WANT TO GO WITH HER, we haven't spent time together in ages!!! Ok, so I guess I can't do much about it.  Miss you Anna!!

6 comments:

Kylee said...

skype us! It is blah here too! I love the quilt with white on it, the applique will look so good, just like mine. Do you need a picture of my quilt you appliqued?

Lisa said...

Good idea, Kylee, I'll remember next time- the kids are already in bed. I do have pics of your quilt, so glad you still like it!

Marilyn White said...

I love the "star" pattern. It would look great when all done. Sometimes the end results justify the extra time. Also like the red, white, blue and tan quilt. It is so fresh looking. Looks like you are cuddling your kids and that's a great thing to do on a "blah" day!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I actually really like the stars the way they are.

I'm doing half square triangles at the moment. This fabric would look great done like that with white and sewn into a windmill pattern.

I say put it away again until inspiration strikes.....

Becky Gonce said...

I totally understand... get the blaas and not even want to sew... just look at quilt mags... Then I go visit Diann at the quilt shop and get all excited, only to get home to not have time to sew... SIGH... =-) The apron is adorable... skirts for you and Brianna?

Sheri said...

Well if it was me, I'd make a flounced/tiered skirt for my lil big girl with those fun fabrics. I just did one for her before we went to Kauai in pinks/oranges and she got lots of compliments.