My sister and I decided to make rag quilts. My washer and dryer may never be the same.
We got our inspiration from this quilt on Kate Kwiltz’s blog. And there the similarity ends.
Here’s my sister’s quilt.
Shan “acquired” the fabric about 10 years ago. It’s been sadly neglected in a closet since then. It is now set to become a well loved snuggle quilt. She used two layers for the big squares, but didn’t add batting. When you live “down south” there’s no need for such a heavy quilt.
Here’s one of the eight kids hanging out at our house this weekend. No, she’s not mine or my sisters. I’m just borrowing her. That’s the kind of five year old I like. The kind I can give back to her mom!
And now you may want to don your sunglasses. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
I warned you! This fabric is Bright Beginnings by Moda. I’ve had the fat quarter lying around for quite a while. I only used one layer for my blocks, so it’s very lightweight. Guess who claimed it?
Yes, Miss In Charge. Her room is orange, after all. I turned this picture into a canvas with Photoshop. (I’m going to learn to use Photoshop if it kills me!)
Would you like to see why I named this post “No Strings Attached”? Here’s my quilt when I took it out of the wash machine at 2:45 this morning. (Yes, I stayed up until 3:30 AM. I had to see what it looked like dry!)
What a mess! There are threads all over the washer, dryer, laundry room, and outside where I shook it out. I’m pretty sure it’s not done shedding yet either.
So how do I segue into food? Yes, we’ve been feeding 8 kids and 3 adults in between all the quilting. Here’s our lunch this morning.
I purchased my big Kitchen Aid Pro Line waffle maker about 5 years ago. It’s a huge hit at our house and has even been known to travel with us in the bus. I used a mix today, because there was quilting to do, but I have a yeast waffle recipe that I usually use. I make it the night before, and in the morning we’re ready to go.
Shoot! That would have been a gorgeous photo if I hadn’t used a paper plate. We conceded defeat this morning after having done dishes for all these people for the last week. We have more quilting to do, you know!
I’ll be back soon with photos of my sisters gorgeous, perfectly pieced quilt. The border alone is worth a look.
And……..it’s my blogiversary on Tuesday. Be ready for a giveaway. I’ll have something for both the knitter and the quilter.
Gotta go! Shan wants to figure out one more project so she can work on it at home. She thinks she can’t quilt without me. Wrong!