Sunday, September 14, 2008

Weekend Progress

I'm getting closer!!! Here are a few more blocks and now I only need 39 more! I'm sure you all are getting tired of seeing them, but don't worry, hopefully they will all be done soon!!! :) I am really getting burned out on this quilt but just can't quit this close to the end. And silly me left the harder blocks for the last. Well, actually they are not hard just more pieces...like I counted one and it has 81 pieces in a 6 inch block!!! And I think there is one that has more than that in it!







I didn't get any sewing done today but I have been glancing through some magazines and books. Trying to figure out what I want to do after I get this top finished. I know I still need to work on my Civil War Diary and the Dear Jane but they are long time projects...know what I mean?? I have several UFO's that need to be finished but somehow they are just not calling to me right now.

Richard went yesterday and picked up our old truck! Now don't laugh at it but this is our LONG TERM PROJECT! Like I said, our Mammy and Pappy truck! He traded some things for it to his brother so right now we don't have any money in it. It does need alot of work but we plan on restoring it over the next several years and when we finish it will be "Show Quality" So I will have our truck progress photos just like I show a million of our house photos... Anyway, we have a ton of work to do on it, so it should be a nice hobby for us. Thank God, hubby is good at doing autobody repair and auto painting!!


My plan for tomorrow is to do a few more blocks in the morning, clean house, fix dinner and take Hunter to his Cub Scout meeting at 5:30pm...
Kristie

18 comments:

Michelle said...

I never get tired of seeing your blocks, Kristie. The truck looks fun. I can see it is definately not an Iowa truck or it would only be half there due to salt eating away at it. Have fun restoring it!
Michelle

Gina said...

What a great truck. I'll be looking forward yto seeing the photos.
Mal would love to restore a classic but we haven't got the room unfortunately. Maybe in the future.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Carol VR said...

That truck will be a beauty I'm sure.

miniaturequilter said...

You blocks look great, cant wait to see the whole thing! Love to see a pic of you driving the truck!!

miniaturequilter said...

You blocks look great, cant wait to see the whole thing! Love to see a pic of you driving the truck!!

Amelia said...

The truck restoration will be a fun job...what color exterior are you planning to use?


Have a fun week

Amelia

QuiltedSimple said...

What a great truck! That will be so cool when it is restored!
Kris

rachel griffith said...

only 39 more!!!
you can do it.

mammy & pappy truck...LOVE it.
<3

ruthsplace said...

That truck is going to be very cool! Your pink and browns are coming along nicely!

Pati said...

Love the truck! I would like to restore an old muscle car, but my hubby is not so interested. Same with an old house....he's not interested. Love the blocks. Pink and brown is one of my favorite color combinations.

em's scrapbag said...

Your blocks are wonderful. I just love your color and fabric choices.

Guðrún said...

No you won´t quit now, there are ONLY 39 blocks to go. I love the car, and my DH asked if you had found one for him :)

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Oh man...I think it's a cool truck! It's gonna be the best with a bit of TLC, but your sons are gonna try to steal it from you when they start driving!
Great blocks!
Regina

jillytacy said...

No laughing here, the truck is great! I can only imagine how tired you are with all of those tiny blocks. I can't imagine sewing 81 pieces in a 6 inch block! You're doing great, keep going!

TxChristmasGirl said...

Your blocks are great. I have thought about doing this project myself but am not sure I could keep with it right now. I love the pink and brown and since I buy lots of that, I might have to do it in the future. I think I will keep up with how your's ends up first!

Mama Koch said...

Keep posting those blocks...we like watching your progress!

DH and oldest son restored a '69 Camaro. Old cars are a labor of love and are always on-going.

Jen said...

Your truck is going to look so cool when it's done!!

ga.farmwoman said...

My husband would absolutely love that truck!
Did you happen to see the 1960 ford farm truck on my blog?
I think it has character.
All of your quilting blocks are beautiful.
Pam