Thinkin' about quilting.

My Mom thinks I think about quilting all the time. Not true. I also think about 7th grade math and the mistake I made at work last week (and can't do anything about) and what needs to go on the grocery list.

But, I do think about quilting a lot.

That's how I can take this figure 8 off one background and put it on another. And, it's how I came up with a great piano key variation for a border. I got a suggestion to use "Crazy 8" as the name, but I'm thinking about "it takes two to make eight crazy" because this is the work of two quilters and working without a pattern is just "crazy".

But, I also came up with two spanish questions for the kid yesterday...if you can answer either one of these, I'll do dishes for a week. Needless to say, I will not be doing dishes this week.

Yesterday was "good parent's day" at our house, formerly known as "man-mom" day. Rob and Sydney did the cleaning and I supervised while they did the cooking.

Most precious moment was watching Sydney massage olive oil into a raw chicken to bake it. "Gross, gross, gross. Nobody should have to touch that".

Most delicious moment was Rob's home made ice cream, which I believe he was making for the first time.

And, my time was free to work on what I wanted, like the ditch work on this quilt.

And, a variety of other things that make me smile.

I hope your Mother's Day was wonderful, whether you were the Mom or honoring the Mom.

Take care and have a great Monday. Lane


Kate said...

OH, my dear, the new background is soo much nicer - looks very rich now... it's a fabulous piece.

I do enjoy your blog - full of warm feelings for the people you care about... ca

LynCC said...

I love the way the brown brings out the colors of the botanical print so much better. :)

Becky said...

Wow, that new background is super!! Nice choice. I'm glad you had a special day and enjoyed some sewing time too! I hope your week goes smoothly......

Paul said...

I like the name... It fits the quilt, and it's history. And it looks fantastic. You did a GREAT job with it.

So, have you given any thought to how you are going to quilt it?

Take Care,

Elizabeth said...

I love the "eight" on the brown. It really stands out. Sometimes, you have to go with your gut, even if it means a hundred miles of unpicking. And the piano key border sounds awesome.

Glad you had a lovely day yesterday. I'm with Sydney. Handling raw chicken is one of my least favorite things. I 'cheat' a lot and buy rotisserie chicken from the deli. Not only is it perfectly seasoned and lovingly prepared, it is cheaper than buying a whole (and might I add, raw :P) chicken to bake yourself.

Still love that Pom Pom de Paris quilt -- I forgot what you officially named it. Can't wait to see the quilting details.

xo -El

Andra Gayle said...

I thought you were kinda crazy to think about taking that spiral off the first background but I was totally wrong! It looks FABULOUS! excellent job!

lw said...

Dark background for crazy 8: good.
Rob making ice cream: wonderful.
Sydney rubbing oil on the gross chicken skin: priceless.

The things we do for love!