Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Pressure Cooker, it is!




Thanks everyone for the input. I'm calling my Small Quilt Challenge
the Pressure Cooker Quilt!



Here is what I've been working on this past week. I made this one to be a pillow quilt. When Dear Hubby got his hospital bed a few weeks ago, we moved the king sized bed out and brought in a full sized bed for me. I was able to put my string pieced quilt on the bed, but it wasn't long enough to cover the pillows.....so, I got to work on a pillow quilt.

I'm still using my king size pillows 'cause I love them, so the pillow quilt is a little large. The nine patches are 6 inches finished. I've been hand quilting this little quilt and it's been a welcome project for the evenings while Dear Hubby and I watch movies together. Something to keep my hands busy. It's almost done....just the borders left to quilt and then the binding! Yeah for me.

I have also been working on my Four Seasons Swap Quilt and I'm really loving it. It's machine pieced and hand appliqued. I picked up some black pearle cotton while out taking Dear Hubby to the Dr. today. I'm going to quilt it with a large stitch to bring out the "Primitive" look my swap partner likes. I never give any guidelines for the little quilts I want to receive, but man, next time, I'm going to ask for a primitive styled quilt. I really do like it! The pattern is from Meme's Quilts and is called Free Bird. I shrunk the pattern to make it the right size for the Quilt Swap.

And, here is what happens when your son moves home temporarily. He steals your cutting table! He recently resigned his position with one ministry and has 3 weeks before his new ministry job starts. He needed to set up his workstation, so he can continue his Web/Graphic Design business from home. He wandered around the house looking at tables, etc. and said, "Hey, Mom, this one would be perfect." I hesitated.....but, how could I say no to this sweet face? (Pic of Dear Son posing with his little sister.) It's only for 3 weeks....and it's not leaving this house!



BEFORE, an actual cutting table








AFTER, a desk


Happy Quilting!

13 comments:

CalicoDaisy said...

The Pressure Cooker quilt looks great! I can feel the motion just looking at those triangles vibrate outward. The prim work is darling. I was just showing a friend my little pieced quilt from you this afternoon. She asked me where I was going to hang it, as my studio is ready for decoration. Did you see it on my blog? You'll have to stop by when you have time. Cute son.
-- Michele

Jeanne said...

Nice to share your cutting table! I love your Four Season quilt!

Carol said...

Your Four Season quilt is just wonderful and I love the Pressure Cooker quilts. What a good mom! Sharing your cutting table.

Sara said...

Love the pillow quilt! And how nice of you to share your cutting table. I am sure you will get it back!

Diane said...

I really like the prim quilt! :)

Marilyn R said...

Your Four Seasons Quilt is fantastic! You are showing true love by letting your son convert your cutting table into a desk!

Catherine said...

Pressure Cooker quilt is amazing -- it really has motion!
Your 4 Seasons quilt is great.

Brenda said...

I missed the challenge, bummer. It was right up my alley...maybe next time. =)

Libby said...

What a great name - Pressure Cooker *s* A great quilt, too! Love your swap piece . . . can't' wait to see where it ends up (maybe at my house *s*)

Conni said...

I really like your Four Season Swap block! It will be a great quilt when you are finished.

APO (Bem-Trapilho) said...

wonderful quilts!!! loved them all! :)
and my name is also Paula! :)))
kisses from Portugal!

Marcie said...

You are really going to town! And I love them all! The Pressure Cooker needs to go on my ever growing list of quilts to make. Love the 9-patch, and the crow and beehive is wonderful! Winners all! Oh...pretty cute kids too!

Karen said...

I am not a participant in the Four Seasons Swap but I sure would like to receive the one you have made. Very good job!