Saturday, February 23, 2008

Rocket ships

So, the rocket ships quilt got pieced and sandwiched yesterday.
Here's a photo of the top:
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And here it is sandwiched and rolled - the dents are from the cats sleeping on it:
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I've quilted around 3.5 rocket ships so far. When I went to start, I had NO navy cotton thread. Hmpf. So the mid-kid and I went to Hancock's after karate and bought thread, navy and some red perle cotton for his quilt. I still don't have the variegated thread I want - I think I'll have to stop by the LQS on Monday to see if they have any that would work.

Living near DC, there's a lot of [FREE!!] wonderful stuff, but we too rarely take advantage of it. I didn't find out about the quilt show at the Renwick until about 4 days before it closed, so I didn't make that one. Not this time! Look at this: A Stitch in Vine: Botanical Quilts, a textile show at the U.S. Botanic Garden. Not only that, but it runs at the same time as the orchid show!!!!!!!

Gratitudes:
1. My ankle is better - doesn't hurt so much, even though I don't have full range of motion back.
2. Watching TMOTH teach the mid-kid how to work on his Pinewood Derby car (the race is tomorrow and the car needed to be done today)
3. Sponge-Bob Squarepants and the Backyardigans
4. Seed catalogs

5 comments:

Carla said...

Great quilt! I've never seen one like it!

Gina said...

I love the quilt. That looks like a great quilt show. Don't forget to take lots of photos of the orchids for me.

love and hugs xx

jillquilts said...

the quilt looks awesome! Great job!

Connie said...

That quilt is too cute!!! And I second your gratitude about seed catalogs--man, bring me some Spring!!!!

Regina said...

Love those rockets - my munchkin would, too! He just got adhesive stars for his bedroom ceiling for a birthday present - and loves rockets and the moon. Great idea!