Awesome quilt! There's nothing like snuggling under a hand-made useable quilt.
"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine
Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.
The next project is the sunset art quilt for husband (who loathes patchwork). This one will be interesting.
*I'm not at all woo, but somehow crafting for someone is a meditative experience. Therefore, I have spent a year sitting with my (for the most part uncomfortable) feelings for my in-laws. No wonder this one has been a teeth-grinding experience. I didn't much like the previous quilt either, but I enjoyed thinking about my friendship with Greek K and how she is a turquoise-Mediterranean-ceramics woman.
I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC
a simple book, read it and totally ignored more than 50% of the instructions. After that it's been trial and error. Each quilt that I bumble through teaches me a few more don'ts!
Annie Ups the Ante
Awesome quilt! I still can't get over th fact that you hand sew your quilts.... I would be soooooo over it by the 3rd row that it would never get done.... Good on ya!
The new quilt idea for hublet sound interesting as well....
I'm with the others, its an amazing achievment as well, you got more patience than I could dream of having, and as Annie said, hope the in-laws appreciate the effort!
Bit worried about the small boy. We think he might have a broken leg*. Husband is taking him to the doctor, but I'm waiting it out at work. Sometimes being the working parent sucks arse. There's nothing I can do that husband can't also do, but I want to be there with my little one.
*Rough play at school. He came home limping and said he hadn't told anyone about it at school because he didn't want to get his friend in trouble. Woke up in the night screaming and then was unable to walk this morning. Husband reports that leg is very swollen.
Part of me is all chilled - accidents happen, kids break bones all the time, no drama, could have happened to anyone, couple of days' rest and he'll be grand, we don't even know if it is broken yet...
The other part wants to scream and wail and gnash my teeth: MY BABY IS HURTING MAKE IT STOP.
ETA: not broken! He just has to rest quietly for a week.
Last edited by badgergirl; 11-18-2013 at 08:35 PM.
Phew, relief that it wasn't a break after all. Resting for a week is not easy for a small boy, I hope it passes quickly for him (and for you).
Annie Ups the Ante