Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Scotties Rule!!!


A none-quilt moment...tonight at Westminster Dog Show Roundtown Mercedes of MaryScot will be representing the terrier group. That is right...a scottie dog could get best in show again at the mother of all dog shows! I even prepared some special treats for my MacBeth so we could enjoy the show together! Of course last night he was much more interested in the cat on the back deck than on the dogs running across the TV screen...
I have made some progress on my jellyroll quilt. Don't the colors look much better when the photo is taked outside?! To make this I started with a free pattern on the internet. Let me just say that I didn't have to do my suduko or my crossword that day since I exercised my brain cells enough trying to figure out those directions. In the end I tossed the papers and just wung-it (is that a word?) I am going to put a border on it when the arms are up to the heavy lifting. In the end it took just over 40 2-1/2 by WOF and 5 4-1/2 by WOF strips to make this top. I will most likely dig into my 2-1/2 bin for some greens to make a pieced border and binding.


There are a couple off quilters playing with nosegays so I thought I would post this photo of one from the 1940's. I helped a local museum put together an exhibit of local quilts a few years ago...I love how there is one nosegay up in the right hand corner that is upside down! And several of the setting triangles are pieced...how tough would that make it to square up the quilt! but I love the look and the scrappiness of it all....

I may work on my Double Delight quilt for a bit today...I need something to get me away from the televison. I've been watching too much news and my blood pressure is rising! I just want to get all of congress in a room together and scream "this is our country - what the heck do you think you are doing?!" Then I want to pull all the news reporters and anchors into a room and scream "this is our country - what the heck do you think you are doing?!" There, I feel better already....

10 comments:

Dionne said...

Your jellyroll quilt does look lovely outside. Your Macbeth looks like quite the charmer!
Cheers,
Dionne

Karen said...

The nosegay quilt is beautiful. Looks like a hard one to make and your jellyroll quilt is perfect. A green border would look very nice.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh my goodness! I love that nosegay quilt! How cool is that! I of course always cheer for the border collies.

scrappy quilter said...

I love the jellyroll quilt. Very pretty.

Purple Pam said...

I like the bright colors of your jelly roll quilt. I love the nosegay blocks. I have wanted to make that quilt forever, and a double wedding ring quilt. Those are my two favorite designs that I have not taken time to accomplish. Maybe when I am retired? Hope you will be feeling better soon.

Fiona said...

The nosegay quilt is delightful - thanks for sharing

Clare said...

I love the jelly roll.

I've getting fed up with the media in general. They are hyping everything up far too much and seem to be unable to report anything happy.

*karendianne. said...

Thank you for sharing the nosegay quilt. I got on the phone and spend some time with a dear friend over that last night. It's exactly what I was hoping to see. You're the best! And again, that Jellyroll quilt is fantastic. I think anywhere you take it is good.

Tell Macbeth I'm sorry things didn't go well last night. :<

What to say!

sewkalico said...

What a wonderful old quilt!Yours lookss great too and a pieced border will be fun.

pajudie said...

Love your "strippy" quilt. My scotties, Murdock & Kelsie, weren't impressed with the dog show either. Both slept right through it.
Judie