Friday, July 4, 2008

Pressure Cooker Quilt? or Dust Rag Quilt?

My Small Quilt Challenge top is completed! Yippee! Now, for naming it!

How many of you have the book, "Small Quilts Made Easy"? I've had this book for quite a while and really have enjoyed looking at the quilts inside. Cute, cute.....but I must admit, the one that captured my attention was the one she called her Dust Rag Quilt. She made the quilt using scraps and did it while watching a movie. It turned out less than perfect but she determined that if she didn't like the quilt, she could always use it as a dust rag! Her husband told her that would never happen, because she never dusted.

We'll, I used her Dust Rag Quilt as inspiration to make my Small Quilt Challenge and true to it's inspiration, it has some issues..... Oh well. I like it regardless!

I thought about naming it the Pressure Cooker Quilt, because things have been a bit nuts here this past week. We've had people in and out of our home (Home Health Care Aids), a friend from out of town and we lost a dear family friend this week too. So, in spite of all that was going on, I was determined to complete my own challenge.....just thought that would be nice.

So, maybe, I should call this one "Done is Better Than Perfect"!

Here is it....and PLEASE don't judge the poor dear too harshly!

BTW, I found out HST's are not my friend.....especially when I am in a hurry!!!! Dear Hubby said, I don't see anything wrong with it. Then I pointed all of the mistakes out.....he said, well, I still like it! And so do I!

Happy Quilting!!!!!!


Sarah said...

I think your little quilt is LOVELY, Mrs. Wy!

I have a couple of unfinished quilts myself...need to get them out and finish!!! :)

I wish you and my mom could get together sometime. She's a happy quilter too :)

Diane said...

I love it! I think HST are the best! Stop looking so close, remember Granny said if you can't see it on the back of a galloping horse it's fine!
Go look at my blog and see what I have been up to since I can't send emails.
hugs and love to all

Marilyn R said...

I think "Pressure Cooker" is a perfect name for your cute little quilt!

Sara said...

I love it! It looks great and I have problems with HST too, mine are never perfect! I may have to "borrow" that idea and make a similiar one! BTW, my challenge quilt is up on my blog!

Jeanne said...

Love your little challenge quilt! I like "Pressure Cooker" for a name, too. Nice finish.

Darlene said...

I love it! I think it looks terrific!

Nicole said...

Oh I think it is sweet! So scrappy. What method did you use for your half square triangles?

FabricMom said...

There are no such things as mistakes. It was meant to happen the way you made it. I think it is great. The so called "mistakes" are what make it unique and yours.

Rose said...

Who cares about a few mistakes...maybe you should name it "Not for Quilt Police' and leave it at that. I wish I could get motivated to do anything.

Karen said...

I'm not going to look for mistakes. I like it just the way it is.