Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cars and Trucks

Several weeks ago I was thinking about a quilt for my friends second grandson and I remembered a darling quilt that KT made. I just loved the cars and truck fabric. I emailed her and asked her where she got it. It is an IKEA fabric. I searched and searched and could not find it. KT generously offered a swap! I was very excited. She wanted pink fabric and I had some that was perfect for her. For some reason everyone is having boys these days.

The fabric came Friday and I decided to have my own personal quilt retreat at the beach yesterday. What a wonderful place to work. Sew, look at the ocean, walk the dogs, drink a little wine, what more could you want.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and I loved what KT had done with the fabric. What can I say!

I will go home today and arrange these blocks on my design wall. I made 20 blocks yesterday. I don't know when I have completed all the blocks for a project at one time, maybe never. This is going to be a really cute quilt. Thanks KT!!!

I did not measure these blocks. I am going to put them up and fill in with fabric, just like Gwen and Freddy would do.

This is the quilt my aunt made in Texas to take to her friend in Holland for her birthday. She and my uncle were scheduled to fly out this morning but their flight is canceled and the next flight they could get is the following Saturday and they would miss the birthday party. The red line represents the connection between their houses! Notice the martini glass on the right.

Needless to say it does not look like they will be able to go. My daughter in law is also stuck in London. She has been there for 3 weeks and was supposed to come home Monday. She may be able to get a flight on Tuesday but at this point who knows. Fortunately she was able to keep her hotel room. She says the hotel is a madhouse!!


Anonymous said...

Oh I just love your blocks! The border fabrics are just so bright and cheery. I think this is going to be an awesome quilt and I'm sure your friend and her grandson will love it.

Barb said...

Cute trucks!!

elle said...

Glad to see you are staying liberated!

nanaofnc said...

Isn't it wonderful when you get time to get absorbed in a project and get a lot done!