Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bits and pieces

In spare moments here and there this last month and a half, I've been working on a quilt for my grandson, who turns 6 a few days before Christmas.  For the last year or more he has been enraptured with Johnny Depp's character, Jack Sparrow, of Pirates of the Caribbean fame.  Last summer, Riley Blake came out with a great line of pirate fabrics and I snatched them up. 

I didn't want to cut them up too much and obliterate the graphics, so I chose an easy block pattern.  I was really not liking it much until I got it put on the backing and starting quilting it, and now that it's finished, I like it a lot.  My only concern at this point is whether or not he has outgrown pirates since I started this; I'll find out in another week or so when I give it to him.

I've continued to work on my scrap blocks as I find small blocks of time (no pun intended).  I now have 64 and have put together a top using 48 of them; the remainders will be put into the backing in some fashion.  I hope to have something to show you on this later this week; I'm trying hard to get it finished (up to the machine quilting part) before I return to NM just before Christmas.

While all these other things are going on, I have kept this small stack of Rocky and Bullwinkle fabrics here on the table, trying to decide what I should make with them.  Place mats are one thought; I don't think I have enough to populate an entire quilt without losing them.  Or...maybe losing them a little bit is OK?  Whatever; they are yet another date stamp of my time period and loves.  You're never too old to be a kid, right?


Kim said...

Your grandson will love his pirate quilt. I don't think little boys ever out-grow the pirate phase!

Jamie Valle said...

Um, yeah. I'll be shocked if he doesn't love that RAD pirate quilt. In fact, where's mine? :)

minicoop said...

Love your quilts, your pictures and your creative inspiration....BTW, I read your blog for those reasons plus I love your sense of humor ;0)

Exuberant Color said...

I bought some of the Rocky fabrics too and have the embroidery designs for my embroidery machine, thinking my 50 year old son liked that cartoon. Then one day we were talking about different shows that were on when he was a kid and he said he hated the show, LOL!!

Taos Sunflower said...

Exuberant Color: Bummer! I recently bought a package of 1/2 yard pieces of Maxine cartoon fabric and now wonder just what the heck I'll do with them. Curious to know what you would have done with the Bullwinkle fabric before you found out your son didn't even like him/them. (Needless to say I'm a huge fan. I never thought they were cartoons for kids but more for adults. Maybe that's why he didn't like them?) Martie