Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Don't ask why!

Don't ask me why......but I started something else last night! I know, I'm crazy! I swear I think I have ADHD!! :) I always have a ton of things going at the same time and eventually they do get done!

I found this quilt in one of the quilt books that I bought a few weeks ago. The book is called "Spectacular String-Pieced Quilts" anyway, this is a photo of a quilt from the book. I have never worked with strings and had been saving some of them over the past couple of months. This quilt requires 124 of the blocks.

Here is my first 20 blocks! I did them last night within about an hour! I could not believe how fast they went together. Then.......I ran out of strings!!!! I thought I had more than I did. :( So in the shoebox they went and now I will go back to saving strings. I had been saving anything under 2" but not smaller than 1".
I received two customer quilts today, so I hope to get started on those within the next few days but it will be after the holiday weekend. I did quilt a little on Madison's Peace Sign quilt....very little. I quilted 3 passes with the machine, I will try to finish it up tomorrow morning before I start baking for Thanksgiving.

Today Mom, Chantal, and I made a trip to Paintsville. While we were up there we stopped by the bookstore. We trade our old books that we have read in for other USED books to read. Then mom decided she was going to walk over to the NEW section, (which we can't trade our used books for) :( She was looking through the quilt books when I found her. We looked at them all and I said something about I liked one of them and then I went to find Hunter. When we got back in the car she reached me the quilt book! She had bought it for me, when I went with Hunter. You know how moms are!

It does have several nice patterns in it. I just love looking through these books. They have so many ideas and I find it really relaxing to look through them even when I don't feel like quilting. That pretty much sums up my day. I hope everyone has a wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving. I know that I have so many things to thank God for everyday.


Texan said...

That was so nice of your Mom :O)... its great you guys get to spend time together..you and your mom and sister :O)...

Amelia said...

That block looks like lots of fun...is it sewn on a base of muslin, paper or what...and then trimmed to form the diamond shape.

Bet that book is exciting to look at and dream about making a quilt or two.

Lurline said...

Lucky Girl! Hugs to your Mum - the book looks great!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Michelle said...

Sounds like a nice day! I love your string blocks. I can't wait to see the quilts that you are going to quilt.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hazel said...

What a sweet heart your mom is ,give her a big hug .

Libby said...

Glad that you are having some "Mommy" time! I don't think that you are crazy for making some blocks! Like you said, you do finish them and you are very fast!!Enjoy the process! Libby

KyQuiltlady said...

Putting the lattice between those string blocks will be the hardest, I would think.

Julia said...

Gorgeous quilt..you will do a great job of it..
Mum's are like that Kristie...I know you would do the same for her..
Hugs to you and Mum.
Julia ♥

Babs said...

I love string blocks! You're off to a great start!

I'm glad I'm not the only one with "start-itis" I'm trying really hard to FINISH things first but it's so hard when you get a great idea.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Cheryl Willis said...

thanks for sharing this post, I was thinking about making stars but this would work very well too. You're the winner, my first TO DO for 2010. I am cutting the paper tomorrow! be good cheryl