Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Hidden Star

There are stars hidden in that purple bin! My goal is to find them! I finished the rest of the 24 nine patches yesterday. I think the nine patch is one of my favorite blocks! Once they were done, I had to figure out what, exactly, I would work on next. Zach was on his way to finishing math. I noticed his ruler was marked up with little humps made from pencil lead. The stinker had figured out how to use his ruler as a number line!! He had never been shown a number line before.Smart kid. Anyway, I figured I better decide quick. Something old or something new??? I had enough of both, now to choose. I choose something old. Something very old. This is the quilt I was making for my oldest son's 16th birthday. The fabric was very expensive back then. He got a used beater car instead! That car only cost $8 more than the fabric for this quilt! So, now that he is a trucker professional driver and will need to keep warm at night in his sleeper compartment, this will be perfect! There are 40 blocks total...20 of each color combo. I already had 10 of one and 6 of the other made. 10 others were at this stage... The other 14 are in the purple container waiting to have the "Hidden Star" put together. The Hidden Star block for this quilt was found in the Marti Mitchell 4 inch template set. Yes...I cut all 1160 pieces by template! I will get this together quickly and hand quilt it. Most of it will be outline quilting and should quilt up pretty fast. A star motif will be in the center of each block. It will feel good to check this 10 year old UFO off the list. (UFO=UnFinished Objects...my aunt told me not everyone knows quilter's lingo)

11 comments:

julieQ said...

Love that UFO! I bet it was kind of fun to pull it out again. Everything old is new again!

MrsRitchey said...

Hi Bren!
Did you put together the pic you have at the top of your blog? I just love it! I haven't blogged in so long. I am really trying to get my act together! Somedays I just feel like a spoiled little kid, I look at the dishes and say I don't want to, and I don't! ~sigh~ Or, more than likely, I get sidetracked. This week, I was sidetracked tracking our finances and making a budget! So, I will be playing catchup on my housework today. I got my material for my quilt! My first class is Monday! I can not wait! If I can get the house tidied, I want to take a picture of my fabrics, especially for you! I so love my fabrics. There are a lot of florals, and cherries, stripes and polka dots! Shimmery polka dots and shimmery stripes. I covet your working space, and keep throwing ideas around in my head as to how I could do something similar in my home! I want to grow up to be a quilter just like you! (oops...I said material....didn't I?)

Blessings
Monique

Idaho Quilter said...

Hello Bren, Sorry I haven't been commenting lately but I read you almost daily. You have such a busy life I don't know how you get all the quilting done that you do. I had to laugh about the $8 difference in the car and fabric.

Marilyn R said...

Congrats on working on those UFO's! Your son's quilt is looking good!

Libby said...

Great find in the UFO bin . . . love those fabrics *S*

Sue said...

He will love having that next winter. Better get a move on so we can baste it!

Debi said...

I really love those fabrics and it is wonderful you are working on an older project.

Knit-Wit said...

I know you'll be happy to have that 10yo UFO finished. I finished a 10 year long project last just before moving to MT. I finally hired someone to finish quilting it for me. Not sure that was a great idea since I was hand quilting it and she machine quilted the remainder... but it is finally done! Now I'm just working on little projects.

Katie said...

Love your fabric choices!!

Ginger Patches said...

That's great that he figured out the number line thing all by himself! I always loved the things my kids would come up with to use as manipulatives!

Guðrún said...

These blocks are beautiful.