Monday, 3 March 2008

Emergency !!

Before you panic it is not a REAL emergency but a quilters emergency - lol !

A while back my nephew, Christopher asked me to make him a quilt. He is travelling to Germany by coach and wanted something to snuggle up with on the long journey. Of course I said yes - I was delighted he had asked me. I knew he was going sometime in March - oh wait - it is March already !! Still plenty of time methinks. Asked him yesterday when he was going. Saturday says he. Not THIS Saturday ??? Yes Auntie Andrea.. OK...


So I have 5 days ( today is Monday ) to come up with something. My sister said not to bother as there is not much time but he asked me and I agreed. And he is 15 years old and I was dead surprised he wanted one so I will do it.


On Saturday I was actually thinking about what I could make him - the day before I found out just how little time I had. I had a stinking headache and stayed in bed feeling nauseous and generally awful. I did get up occasionally to have drinks and organise people and at one point I got up long enough to make these...



I was planning a little idea for Christopher along these lines. I love this block but now I don't think I will have time and am going for a really simple design - possibly one of THE simplest. Rail fence. I've just cut these and after I have some soup for lunch I will have a couple of hours of sewing. If I get a good start today it will be fine.




My Carolina crossroads will have to take a back seat for a few days which works out well as I have no wadding left for the borders and can't get to the shop til Thursday anyway.


A few ladies asked for directions on the little sewing caddy in my last post and I will do that soon. You know when I started quilting and had finished my first quilt ( which is now included in my header complete with 2 of my babies ) I wondered if I would ever run out of ideas and quilts to make. Oh - how naive I was !! There just aren't enough hours in the day. I'm sure you all agree..


Here is another photo of my first quilt. I took a sampler class 5 years ago and instead of doing the 12 blocks we were supposed to I got carried away and made 30 as I wanted it for our bed. Some of the fabrics in it are a bit dodgy and I broke most rules of colour and contrast etc but I still love this quilt. And it is so warm !




Time to stop rambling and get busy. Here goes .....
One last thing - I had a lady ask for instructions for the bucket bag and she was no reply. The instructions are all on this blog - I think they are all in the June listings.
Bye for now !

14 comments:

Quilting Pirate said...

I see you are going to be real busy this week!! :D Can't wait to see finish pictures!

Kristie said...

Wow! You will sure be busy! Things we do for the ones that we love! I can't wait to see how it turns out. I love your quilt that your cat is sitting on, I think it is beautiful.
Kristie

Jeanne said...

You can do it! I think I hear your machine humming already. Your nephew will be so happy.

Marilyn R said...

You are going to be one busy quilter! You nephew is one lucky guy to have an Aunt that cares so much about him!

Julia said...

You can do it Andrea!!! I love your color choices and I think it will look really good in a rail fence design.:o)

Floss said...

Sounds like a busy week, I like the colour of the fabric strips, he is sure to love what ever you come up with.
I also think your first quite is lovely, colour rules are made to be broken. Yours cats seem to like it too.

Guðrún said...

OMG but I am sure you will finish it.

Karol-Ann said...

Well stop bloging and get sewing LOL. You can do it Andrea!!! Can't wait to see it!

Lisa Boyer said...

Love the brown and blue and I'm sure he will, too. You GO, girl!!!

anne bebbington said...

If you hadn't arrived at the rail fence decision that's what I would've suggested - easy but effective - go girl, you can do it!

Day-Day said...

Good luck with the quilt for your nephew,I am sure you will get it completed in time. I really like the Carolina crossroads block, do you know where I could find the pattern?

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

How lucky is this young man to have an Aunt like you....great colours and rail fence is quick and looks great.

Ali Honey said...

You are probably sewing as I type - I hope so! The blues and browns you have selected look great together. Hope you make it on time - Good luck!

meggie said...

I love your quilt on your bed! I love the colours & the cat obviously agrees, it is perfect!! LOL.