Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rhymes in the Cabin

I am making a quilt for one of my daughter's co-workers. This is a second baby and they are choosing not to find out the sex of the baby. I have made several nursery rhyme quilts .It makes a neat gift particularly if they are not finding out if it is a boy or girl. I found this neat nursery rhyme fabric at Wal-mart. Now let me say up front I am not a fan of Wal-mart but I love this fabric and it is very reasonably priced there.

I wanted to do something with the log cabin idea so I fussy cut the fabric and put the motifs in the middle.






















This picture did not turn out as well as I wanted. A couple of these need a few more logs. My vision is to make the blocks the same width and then fill in ala Gwen Marston with sawtooth or just blocks.

I would love some feedback.

I have these neat yellow fabric that I could do something to fill in with. Ok blog friends give me some good ideas.



















We have had such bad weather this winter. Snow and ice yesterday and today. The man that lives here that I am married to took out the garbage this morning and promptly slipped on the icy steps!

I also made some fantastic chicken soup yesterday. So good that it is all gone. I added a box of Uncle Ben's wild rice along with the seasoning pack. I also added a can of cream of chicken soup. I like a thicker soup and this was really good. My sweet grandson cut up the carrots and celery for me. I was thinking about posting a recipe but I can't give you the proportions I used. I just added stuff until it looked and tasted right.

I have had such wonderful comments lately. Thanks to all of you that read my blog and a special thanks to those of you that comment.

6 comments:

elle said...

Can't see any yellow but I do like the little print on the white. But... and this is only me scratching my chin. You probably want the nursery fabric to be the focus so the brighter border frames that nicely. I'd have used the lighter fabric inbetween as the background for some of Gwen and Freddi's triangles or parts in a medium. So med/dark frame, med triangles and lighter background. IMHO

Tonya said...

i love those blocks...i too am not a fan of wal-mar* but did sometimes find some good fabric there. our local store does not sell fabric anymore......i too love thicker soups...yummy

Barb said...

The quilt is adorable.... Alot of Walmarts are not selling fabrics off the bolt any more so you were lucky to be able to have one that does.

Hope your husband is okay.

whatktmadenext said...

Not sure what to do with the yellow fabric, but I do like the blocks!

I hope your husband's ok. It's like an ice-rink over here too.

Katie said...

No fabric at any of the WalMarts around here anymore. It's too bad, because if you were careful you could find some nice stuff at a bargain price. It was no worse than Hancock or Joann can be.

I like your blocks and think whatever wild wonkiness you add will make it a very eye-catching quilt.

My DH slipped on the snow day after Christmas and is still hobbling. I hope your man is ok.

ROZ said...

What a cute quilt that is going to be! Oops on slipping on the ice--