Friday, August 8, 2008

One loose end tied up...well, almost

Hi everyone. Hope you all had a good week. Things are still rough around here, but I was able to make time for myself and the mouselings. First off this past weekend was the Football Hall of Fame parade. I was able to go with a friend of mine and we had a great time. It never ceases to amaze me how many people show up for it. We parked in a nearby store parking lot (so I could get myself some coffee and a chocolate chocolate chip muffin...yum!) and walked down to the parade route. We were near the end of the route and even there there must have been a couple thousand people within a 3 block span...and the parade route is about 2 miles long if I remember right!! I really wish I would remember to take my camera to these things cause I would LOVE to have pictures to share with you. Then on Monday the mouselings and I went down to the Ohio State Fair. We had loads of fun! The kids got to ride lots of rides, we watched the pig races, caught the bear show, had some fair food, and just had a blast! Again, I need to remember to take my camera along because, again, I have no pictures to share :c( One of these days I'll remember to start throwing that camera in my purse before I leave the house!


Anyway, on to quilty news. I finally was able to get one of the "loose ends" tied up. My last on-line group swap obligation was to make a quilt top from blocks that your swap mate would send you. Remember these? Well, I started thinking about stars...seeing stars, stars and stripes, moon and stars....and here is what I came up with.


I hope my swap mate likes it. Her only request was that she wanted scrappy. I thought about traditional settings, but really, I like to find interesting setting if I can. I may like traditional quilts and colors, but I also like to think a little outside the box sometimes. I also want to thank my swap mate for her incredible patience with me. I am so sorry to have taken so long to get this done. Now all I have to do is get this baby in the mail and I can move on to the next thing on the to do list :cD
Well, I'm off to get some house work done, and hopefully get a run in before I have to head off to work today. Hope you all have a great weekend!! Warm country wishes!!

9 comments:

Purple and Paisley said...

wow - that looks really great! i love how the bottom and top are different but come together...you are creative! your swap mate will be very happy...=)

Babs Schmidt said...

I love it! I guess I've cheated by looking. Can't wait to see it in person. Hugs from your swap mate!

lindsey said...

This quilt top is beautiful.
Those who know Your name will trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.' Psalm 9:10

Kristie said...

Wow! That is beautiful!!! I would have never thought to put that together, but it looks GREAT! You should be very proud!
Kristie

amandajean said...

your quilt top is creative and so beautiful!! nice job!

Sara said...

That quilt is awesome! I love it! I am sure your swap mate will love it!

QuiltedSimple said...

That is a really wonderful quilt top - I love it! Your swap mate will be happy with it, I'm sure. Glad you had a good time at State Fair - we're headed down there one of these days....
Kris

Jacquie said...

i agree...so creative! sending you good thoughts to get thru the tough times.

Barb said...

Oh I love your quilt, it makes me think of the jagged mountains and the stars overhead-- the colors are wonderful, really pop with the white!