Monday, March 9, 2009

Sunday silence

Yesterday I had no kids in the house (they were off bowling with their Uncle, Aunt and nephews), no hubby (he was working on a neighbors farm) and nothing to do other than some laundry.


So I got LOTS of sewing time in. After working on my Bears in the Farmhouse blocks, I started putting this quilt together:




Within an hour I had it to this point:



1 more row of colored blocks, and the outer borders and the top will be done. Very quick, very easy - my kind of project. Of course, I had to try it out on Jessie's bed to make sure it would end up the right size. And realized that a mostly white quilt might not be good for on her bed - as Midnight likes to lay on her bed and nap the day away.


Oreo is staying clean - and the last of the mud and poop balls have rubbed off him in the nice clean straw in their pen.



Jessie did want to wash him again yesterday, but it was raining so hard and in the 50's - I didn't want her (or the calf) getting sick. Then she ended up going bowling, so that worked to keep her mind occupied!

Have a great day everyone!
Kris

20 comments:

jacquie said...

sunday silence is nice...i hurt my shoulder again so no sewing...arrg! i'm loving this new quilt...so bright and cheerful.

Angelena said...

The quilt looks great! Quiet time is nice sometimes isn't it?

audreypawdrey said...

The new quilt is beautiful! I love the simplicity of the pattern and all the bright colors you used.

Gina said...

I love the quilt and Oreo looks gorgeous

Love and hugs Gina xxxx

Patty said...

I really like the simplicity and colors of this quilt; perhaps you could hang it on the wall so Midnight cannot reach it. Quilts make really nice wall art.

scrappy quilter said...

Very pretty quilt. I love the simplicity of that pattern.

Miriam said...

The cheerful quilt is one of the prettiest things I've seen today! It sounds like your weekend was blessed. I have to laugh because whenever my girls go out to groom horses in the winter get the horses prettied up, then they bring most of the mud and barnyard back in with them, then the horses go roll in mud immediately.

Millie said...

Wow, you got so much done in such a short time. Beautiful colors. I like the simplicity of the blocks.

Scottie and Patty said...

I can't imagine a day to myself. I am so glad you got to enjoy one, you deserve it!

Small House said...

First of all, WOOT! WOOT! for Sunday silence. And second of all, an HOUR? You got all that done in an hour? AMAZING! Not to meniton it's really cute and bright.
Have a great day.
Sandra

Kristie said...

You really got a lot of sewing done! Love the fabrics in the quilt, so bright and cheery! Can't wait to see the finished project!
Kristie

Lib said...

Wow, you did alot of sewing.Love the quilt and colors.
Have a great wk.
Blessins',Lib

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Mud and poop balls? lol!! There's nothing like mud and poop balls!

Your quilts look great! I agree with your husband that you should make the bear quilt big enough for your bed. It would look awesome!

Michaela said...

I wanted to say that I love the bears in the farmhouse very much. This new quilt is beautiful as well. I have exactly the same problem with white quilts in our house because of Salvatore being on the couch and the bed. We were finally outside today working in the yard, my computer is getting some face lift, and I am sorting my fabrics and redoing the sewing corner. Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kris - this is Bettina from germany - your potholder-swap-partner :-)
I'm a new fan of your blog! your quilts look georgeous! Oreo looks so nice and all the straw in the barn, very comfy!
I still hope I'll be able to convince my DH this year to get some chickens...
I love those days when I'm alone in the house or an afternoon in the garden. You can get so many things done in undisturbed time...
See you!
Bettina

APA said...

Ooowwwwww. Love, love the quilt, Kris! And you are one industrous woman at the sewing machine! I don't know about Midnight, but me? I'd be curled up in that nice clean straw with Oreo, maybe even pick a poop ball off him or two to help Jessie keep him show quality clean! :)

A pretty day to you!

Ana :)

Granny Lyn said...

Don't you just love days like that?? like the stars lined up perfectly to give you that time???

and I see you did not waste a minute of it!!! great work, I just love that top!!

Janice said...

I haven't been by for a while. I am just making the rounds. I'm so excited for you that you got so much done on your beautiful quilt.
I really love the colors. You have such a great talent. I really would like to learn how to do that. i know I could do it, it's just starting. Kudos to you!!

scrappy quilter said...

Heh Kris, something to pick up at my blog for you.

amandajean said...

hurray for LOTS of sewing time! i love the quilt!!! nice work!