Wednesday, May 20, 2009

down time

I've been off the computer lately trying to give my eyes a break...not sure how much it helps since I end up reading or sewing...
I finished my picnic quilt top. I drafted the block off of one in my vintage stash and then just made it scrappy. Used up a lot of 2-inch squares but that doesn't seem to make a dent the box of them. Oh well, all good.

Now making several quilt backings has made a dent in the stash! Brownie has claimed this scrappy bargello as her own. This backing is a very soft batik..wild but soft!Macbeth and Brownie were very quiet this morning...very unlike them. Usually they want to sit next to me or even sit on the keyboard. Instead the two of them were tracking this poor turtle across the back yard. Mac just thought it was fun while Brownie...the turtle need to be afraid - very afraid. I put her in the house to give the turtle a head start. Boy is she angry at me!

Last weekend I did go to the new Star Trek movie. It is a lot of fun. Even my DH who isn't a Trekkie enjoyed it (though he did refuse to wear his communicator/beam up badge from his cereal box!)

15 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

A computer monitor flickers, so laying off the computer for a while DOES give your eyes a needed rest, even if you are sewing or reading.

Sweet P said...

I love your picnic quilt! Looks like a great place to sit and eat.

karenfae said...

love the quilt, saw the movie and thought it was fun.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love your picnic quilt...so cheery!

Mary said...

Very cute! I ordered a 2 inch strip die for my GO cutter and plan on making a quilt with a nine patch sashing -- modified from one of Evelyn Sloppy's books.

Janet said...

I enjoyed that movie too and the picnic quilt looks great.

Bebesboutique said...

Love the quilt! How big is it. It is nice to use scraps to and make somthing so beautiful. Useing up stash for backing always kills me. Keep up the good work.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Hey! that must be the same turtle who visited us this past weekend! ha! B had to move ours or our dogs would go crazy pestering it.... Love the picnic blanket! bright,bold, cheery and using up all those squares! woo hoo!

*karendianne. said...

Yeah, Brownie has arrived on scene. I'd like to beam her down here. It's not that far and I'm certain my transporter is functional. Macbeth would also like to arrive at LeeHaven, I'm sure, but something tells me they'll both run me ragged since we are together having sight challenges. What a team we make. Who said Resistance is futile? Down with Borgs!

Michelle said...

My cat always get right in the middle of my quilts too. Not so bad when it's pieced together but when I just laying it out, it can be a problem.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

poor turtle - I can see how it would be fun to pester. poor brownie, lost her new "toy." your quilt top is great - I love the colors.

Elaine Adair said...

Isn't that a pretty quilt! and it really demonstrates that our quilts do NOT have in involve a lot of difficult piecing. It's so fresh and cheerful. 8-)

Dionne said...

What a wonderful picnic quilt! I love it. I hope you are feeling nicely rested.
Cheers,
Dionne

Bonnie said...

Oh!! I love this one!! Great!!!!!

I too have to take breaks from the monitor, and fluorescent lights are notorious for bringing on the migrains...hang in there!

Bonnie

sewkalico said...

I remember when you started those blocks, I loved them and now in a top they look fabulous. I need to piece some backings too!
Hope your eyes feel rested.