Tuesday, 18 September 2007

OK - I admit it....



I got carried away with the little zig-zag blocks. Some of the pieces in this I've had hanging around since I started quilting. Only 4 years but I'm fed up of seeing them - lol ! However after making this there are still a few of them lurking about. Bad fabrics never die I'm sure !! I bought a lot of fabric from Ebay in the early days and quite a few of them are a bit suspect.

Anyway when I got to the borders I was determined to get them done. Very often this is where I stall. I think I am borderly-challenged.... Because I already had some squares and rectangles cut that is what I used and I like the effect. I have tons of that Moda purple fabric so that went in too. I have enough to use for the back too although don't know when I will get round to quilting it.

Once that was done I decided to make a little quilt for a change. Keep getting sidetracked and making unintentional quilts - lol !! Don't know what it is but my quilts always turn out bigger than I planned..Anyway I am doing some paper piecing with little itty-bitty pieces. Looky at this mess -


With a bit of luck I will get some more done on this today but I have a distraction.

Poor Patrick was sent home from school yesterday feeling grotty. Griping pains in his tum and a really sore throat so I think he's coming in for something. He's just started reading the Harry Potter books so I will try and get him to lie quietly and read.
It's a gorgeous Autumn morning here - the grass is lovely and frosty and the sun is out. Beautiful weather and I love it. Roll on the dark nights !!

21 comments:

Cathi said...

Love the quilt behind your son's on the chair! The new one is looking good too!

Hope he feels better soon.

mereth said...

I too love the quilt behind Patrick, and the baby quilt turned out beautifully.Who wouldn't be thrilled to get such a lovely gift?
The paper piecing is tiny, and almost as messy as our letter-making in Tonya's class. Keep showing us progress reports.

Vicki W said...

That's a really cool quilt and Partick is a real cutie!

Belvie said...

I like your zig-zag quilt....but oh what a mess you have on that floor from paper piecing! :-) Paper piecing and "me" don't fit together very well...so I just admire what others do. Hope you will show us what you are working on.

Here's wishing the big guy feels better soon!

Linda said...

That really does show us that you don't sleep. Only a couple of days ago you were talking about doing a few more blocks on your zigzag quilt and here today it's finished. Looks terrific by the way, and your mess on the floor isn't too bad, plus it's a productive mess. Hope Patrick feels better real soon.

Jeanne said...

Now it looks like you are having fun! The zigzag is a wonderful scrap quilt and I love the quilt behind Patrick, too. I hope he feels better soon.

Laurie Ann said...

That zig zag quilt is really fun. I love it!

Floss said...

Love the bright colour in the zigzag quilt. There is something about boarder I quite often get stuck on them too.

Also like the quite behind Patrick, hope he feeling better soon.

Libby said...

Borderly challenged - we should start a club b/c I am right there with you! But the borders on the zig zag quilt look terrific.

meggie said...

Your quilt of many colours looks great! The border is very suitable, I think!
And Patrick is a very handsome man, so hope he is better.
And yes, the quilt on the back of the sofa is very nice.

Karol-Ann said...

You are busy (as always)! The zig-zags are really lovely.

Get well soon Patrick!!! Pull that quilt over, and see what Harry gets up to :O)

swooze said...

I like the zigzag quilt! Hope Patrick is feeling better!

Kathy Wagner said...

You made me smile today!!
"Keep getting sidetracked and making unintentional quilts"
...sounds just like me!
I really like your scrap zig zag quilt!

Bren said...

I LOVE your zig zag quilt!! The quilt on your couch is wonderful too...have you shown a full size view? Hope your ds feels better soon.

Helen in the UK said...

Love the zig-zag quilt. Brilliant how if you put lots of bits of unloved fabric together they turn into wonderful quilts! You don't say how big it turned out, but it looks like it would make a great lap quilt :)

loulee1 said...

Your zigzags look great, love the one behind Patric too. Hope he feels better soon.

Dawn said...

Oh that is a wonderful way to use up some fabrics! I love how it looks! And I love the border you put on !

gwen said...

I am always amazed at what scraps make for beautiful quilts. Your zig zag top is no exception! So many bright colours and a great border too!
I hope Patrick gets well soon. We have a nasty cold going around here too and my DS and I caught it, just before half-term! Take care.

JoAnna said...

Your zigzags are great! Paper piecing does make quite a mess, but your finished project will be so cute!

Rose Marie said...

I, too, get stuck with borders; but once I set my mind to doing them I often wonder why they stop me in the first place. Lovely zig-zag quilt.

Fiona said...

Great colours in the zig zag quilt. I 've never tried paper piecing (and have a sneaking suspicion that I never will) but it does seem to give beautiful results.