Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Depression Block Progress


Blocks all sewn together and pinned to our old shed - I like the rustic air it gives to the quilt top!! This was nice and easy to put together and I really like the fact that because it's so scrappy you never quite know how it's going to turn out in the end.

It's a pity that some members of my family don't share my reverence for all things quilty. I came home the other day to find my 24inch ruler leaning against a wall instead of in it's usual holder. Suspecting foul play I questioned DD, only to be told that she had been using it to try to swat a fly! My acrylic ruler, a fly? What is the world coming to? Needless to say she has been given very firm instructions not to do it again, ever.

13 comments:

Screen Door said...

Fiona, I love it. It's makes a beautiful photograph. I haven't had kids home for 5 days and gotten very little sewing done. Maybe tonite. When I was a kid, rulers were used for spankings---threaten her that they still can be....or you'll use her favorite cd for a fly swatter next time... kids-- they just don't think

Marcie said...

Your quilt turned out awesome! Lucky your ruler didn't get broken. When my grandkids were here they thought everything was flexible. They broke my cutting mat into several pieces. Lucky they are my grandkids and not my kids! (You aren't as tough on grandkids).

Linda_J said...

ACK!! Just that someone else's property would be abused like that. She probably grabbed the first thing she saw but still.....

The top looks wonderful, Fiona!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Wow, that top sure worked up pretty! Good job!

Our fly swatter is a small portable vacume cleaner! Anyway, I hope your DD comes up with a better fly swatter next time around.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Nancy said...

Very nice top. And ouch on the flyswatter! As much as I'd hate to have my quilt magazines abused that way I'd much rather someone roll one of them up to use to kill flies than my rulers. Those things aren't cheap!

dot said...

Great quilt, I really like it. All I can say about daughter is, kids will be kids.

anne bebbington said...

Your quilt top looks wonderful - it has a watercolour effect running through it and looks so good against that shed wall - you should be working for a photographer as the person who arranges all the props for the shoot - only one thing worse than a ruler as a fly swatter - using your needlework scissors to cut paper or prise something open - now that is an execution at dawn offence!

Ali Honey said...

Fiona, That is really lovely. Well done. Hugs from Alison.

Judy said...

Fly swatter?? I agree with Screen door, use her gameboy or cd to swat some bug next time and watch her sqweel!

The quil ttop is wonderful! The blocks came together very quickly and nicely!! I love that it makes all those on point squares of lights and darks!!

Finn said...

Hi Fiona, your quilt top from scraps, using that Depression block pattern is just wonderful!!! Of course I love scrappy, and you have your colors mixed sooooo nicely. I clicked to make it bigger and see that you used quite a few plaids. Great idea!

Tazzie said...

I really love your top Fiona, it's just beautiful. Isn't it fun how you get the light and dark squares moving across the quilt.
Well done!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Helen in the UK said...

The depression blocks have turned out wonderfully :)

cher said...

this is one of my favorite patterns, and your top is another winner! too much fun...