Passing Down Crazy

Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn

Quilting With A Rockstar


Yessiree!!!  I had the opportunity to work on a quilt with a rockstar.  You don’t believe me, do you?  Here’s the evidence!

You saw My Hero’s garbage can!  All that’s left of Frankie’s rockstar costume is his hair.  This quilt has a gazillion pieces, and my rockstar kid helped me get everything in the right place.  Hopefully you’ll see the finished quilt top soon!

By the way, I’ve been asked what I wore for a costume.  I dressed up as a dumpy housewife.  That costume took planning, let me just tell you!  Actually, I never got dressed on Saturday.  I didn’t leave the house either!!!  I did laundry (LOTS of laundry), sewed a binding on a quilt, and finished piecing the Christmas quilt on the photo.  It was a great day!

Yesterday was a great day with some very sad moments.  We’ve had the most awesome youth pastor for the last 7 1/2 years.  He showed up when The Genius hit junior high and saved all of us!!!  A couple years ago, they bought the house right next door to ours.  Ms In Charge spent a lot of time hanging out with their two small children.  Dreamboy played basketball and went running with Jon.  I sat on the steps with Kelli and visited while the kids played.  And today, they’re moving.  But yesterday…

Our awesome youth pastor baptized Superblonde.  (Yes, I can cry and take pictures at the same time!)  It’s amazing how one family can make such an impact on so many people!  And now they will bless a whole new group of people at their new church.

The other good part of yesterday?  It was Nascar day.  I know.  I’m just strange.  I got a quilt bound though!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I finally put a quilt on that great big quilting machine and quilted the dumb thing.  I’ve had a love hate (mostly hate) relationship with that quilt machine since I got it.  I want to be instantly great at quilting.  Now that I’ve figured out that I’m not going to get good by sleeping in the room right above it, it’s time to practice.  I’m pretty happy with this one and then next one is going on the machine soon!!!

If you’re looking for a quick pattern for a gift or for yourself, this is a great quilt!!!  It’s 1/3 yard of 5 fabrics, with a little more for the borders.  I first saw it made up in aqua and lime green batiks!  Gorgeous.  It’s certainly not the hardest quilt I’ve ever made, but I like it and there’s a bright red leather chair just to the right that it matches perfectly.

Here’s my favorite fabric in the quilt.

Love it!

Wow!  That was a long post.  Now I need to go clean up the results of this weekend!!!  My house is trashed.  Too bad the only trash can I can find has a great big hole in the bottom.  (Hint: last post!)


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

7 thoughts on “Quilting With A Rockstar

  1. That’s a gorgeous quilt, I love the red and black together. And how great that you can be creative with your children that way. I bet years and years from now you will look back at those moments and they will still make you smile 🙂

  2. It’s always a sad time when good friends move away – especially ones that have had such big impact on your lives. Make the effort to stay in touch with them.

    The new quilt is gorgeous. And that Frankie is one cute kid!

  3. What a wonderful post – a warmly opened window on your life, thank you!!! Staying home and not getting dressed is a very PROACTIVE thing – and look at what you accomplished! I suspect that yours is a really positively-charged home in all ways.

  4. The very,very best news is the baptism…being saved is the most awesome gift of all.

  5. Thank you for sharing your quilting, your knitting and your family. The quilt looks great, and easy, even I should be able to finish that one!

  6. Maria
    God is great- all the time & doesn’t care if we stay in our jammies all day.
    Superblonde’s smile is priceless! Love it

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