Saturday, November 28, 2009

Long Weekend

I can hardly believe it myself, but I am actually sewing the quilt blocks for the Soft Roses quilt. I guess I just had to wait until I got that particular wild hair, right? This is the one where you sew layers of fabric on top of each other, about a quarter inch from the edge, so that when it's done, and washed, the edges will fray, softening the edges.

I saw one made years ago and loved it. When I saw the fabrics bundled up I thought they were beautiful. I still like them, but if I were ever to make another, I would pick my own colors and patterns. It will be fine, I'm sure. Hopefully, I won't get bored with it, and put it away again!

We've been to a couple of matinees over the last several days. The first movie we saw was "The Fantastic Mr. Fox". It was almost like claymation, but the animals, and everything else, was handmade. All of the foxes were made with real fox hair, one hair at a time. Who is that patient??? Certainly not me. Anyway, it was a cute film.

The second movie we saw today was "Blind Sided", the true story of Michael Oher, a player on the Baltimore Ravens football team. We loved it! We especially enjoyed seeing the pictures of his "real" family at the end. The acting was excellent, by the way.

I hope you've all been enjoying the weekend!


Pam said...

I worked on my quilt this weekend too! I've never seen the kind of quilt you are making, but it sounds so interesting!

Heather said...

I'm so impressed! This is patience...sewing a quilt, yes. I've done easy quilts, none like know, the kind with one layer sewn to batting onto another layer. Yeah...easy. With the tedious ties every so few inches...grrrr...those alone try my patience. I can't imagine hand sewing like they did once upon a time.

I get bored with things too. My wall still is unpainted. The boys will be outgrown of it before I probably add another dab or so.

My Sammy is really excited about the Mr. Fox movie. I think his school is going to show it - he's been talking about it for weeks because they've been reading the book.

Good to hear from you, my friend ;)

Love to you ♥

Sarah Lulu said...

Ohhhh that is so beautiful! I want one. xx

Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl...I will have to show this one to my wife...she quilts although not a lot...she would like to have the time to do more it.


septembermom said...

How beautiful! It came out terrific.

Cynthia L. H. said...

Oooohhh!!! Beautiful...I will look forward to seeing the frayed edges after the washing.

Linda Higgins said...

YOU ARE AMAZING and incredible. I think I am doing great to crochet a hat and sweater! AHHHHH I would love to do a quilt! I cut out $60 worth of blocks to make a fringed or frayed blocked quilt...3 years ago. It is still sitting in a hope chest, hoping I will get it out and sew it together! I don't know where to start!

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