Friday, September 19, 2008

ike weekend

i finished this quilt top about a week ago, and had hopes of quilting it last weekend, but hurricane ike moved in and left us without power for 4 days. i knew it would be a crazy weekend with the storm coming, but i naively thought we wouldn't lose power and i'd be able to sit at home with nothing else to do but quilt...

it ended up being a peaceful machine-free(no tv, computer, sewing machine) long weekend. fortunately, we had no damage to our home, and never lost our running water--we know we had it easy compared to others, and are grateful for our blessings.
now other projects are looming, and this one will be put on hold. it's for my daughter. she has been begging me to make her a new quilt. i'm not sure why i agreed to make another quilt for her. she has a dozen quilts, and only uses one, but she came to me with a stack of fabric and said, mom, i want these fabrics in my new quilt. I couldn't resist, and she did a fairly good job at picking out fabric (I did have to make a few substitutions and eliminations.)

16 comments:

  1. delicious quilt. those colors remind me of dainty frosting on small cookies. yum. it looks lovely!

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  2. sometimes those no power times can be fun family times...we lost power for a week with an ice storm...it was really sort of fun in a weird, pioneer kind of way. very cute quilt...i love that your daughter asked you to make it. how wonderful is that!

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  3. Ike happened to me too. We were also out of power for 4 days. No serious damage to the house. I love the quilt.

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  4. what a beautiful quilt! your daughter did a great job on picking the fabric. :)

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  5. So lovely!! And really, I can't blame your daughter. You can never have too many quilts!

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  6. What a pretty combination. Your daughter has a nice sense of color.

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  7. Very beautiful... Daughters are soooo hard to resist aren't they!! Lx

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  8. Beautiful color combination. I know how it is with daughters and quilts...my daughter has 4 and I'm sure there will be more.

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  9. I love the colors in the quilt! Your daughter is going to have a beautiful collection of quilts!

    Glad to hear that you made it through the hurricane safely! I am from FL where hurricanes are a common thing!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. great color together! your very good that.

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  11. well it is beautiful and so sweet, so how old is your daughter? She has good taste.

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  12. What a lovely quilt! I love the soft colors. You always amaze me with your creativity!

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  13. wow! i really really love this quilt.
    is it a particular patter or something out of your own imagination? love it!

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