Saturday, September 11, 2010

Just a Quickie

For what is -- I believe -- my last commitment to a monthly block swap, Moira sent out leopard and asked for a creamy background and anything that goes with leopard.  Not having any tiger or giraffe on hand, I went with panther.  I've enjoyed the process, over the past ten years, of sending out fabric for other quilters to make blocks for me and of receiving their fabric to make blocks for them.  It has been fun and interesting to work with fabrics that do not fall into the range I generally would choose (leopard is an excellent example).  Yet the stash of sets of blocks is mighty deep, and the post office has become quite persnickety about their idea of how much postage needs to go on the envelopes.  So it is time to retire from these swaps.  For a while, anyway.

It has been a while since there was any kind of an update on The Farmer's Wife Mistress Internet Date, so I thought I'd let y'all know I've not forgotten her for even a minute.  One of my least favorite quilting tasks is setting blocks on point with lattice and cornerstones.  I do it for a bit and then have to stop.  And I don't return promptly.  Obviously she's in a state of great disarray at present, but she is pulling herself together and I imagine she'll be a flimsy (still doesn't sound quite decent in her case) by the end of the month.  She's evolved from a mistress to an internet date because, despite the trouble I've had with her, once she got up on the wall, I found her to be very sweet and not at all, Honna, a skanky ho.  I'm hoping to send her off to Branky on October 1 for machine quilting.  She prolly should be hand quilted, but the queue for that is formidable.

And that's what I know, Near Philadelphia.



6 comments:

Dianne said...

i'm not a fan of setting on point either. i mean...i love the way it looks, but boy do i hate doing it...

Pat said...

That certainly ain't no sh! She's quite refined, actually.

wv "tollers" -- them what works at the bonk.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Your F's W (or whatever) will be worth all the setting effort, it's looking great already!

Denise in PA said...

Leopard - wow! Hootchie koo!! I just love your descriptions of The Farmer's whatever...too funny! I don't like putting blocks together period, whether straight set or on-point. But, I guess there's no way around it! o:)

Lori said...

Our post office has gotten to be quite a pain also!
The work on putting the quilt on point with be worth it. It is fabulous!!

Deb said...

Your farmer's quilt, did you make it from the templates as part of the CD/book, or paper pieced? It's beautiful and I'm asking because I'm making 2 of them...yes, 2 of them, both as BOM from 2 different stores. One is having us actually make the templates as in the book/CD which has been rather tough. The other store is providing as paper pieced, much more accurate and looks much nicer. I'm looking forward to getting them done, but not quite half way yet. One will be for my daughter, the other I'll keep.