Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Movie night quilts ...

Between school, and the projects I've got going on here at home, there's not much time for quilting, but I am slowly (ever so slowly) working on sewing projects too.

I'm still participating in a couple of bees.  One of them is soon to be finished, and then I'll just be in 2 bees.  Whew ...

I'm also participating in a couple of swaps.  One of which (the Pillow Talk Swap), I've already completed the work for that one ... my partner got her pillow and loved it!  Here's what I sent:


I'm also participating in the Scrappy Pincushion Swap, but I'm still brainstorming as to what I'll make for my partner there.  Unfortunately, there's no Flickr mosaic for inspiration, so I'm sort of winging it here. 

And, on top of those things, I'm working on 3 quilts.  We're trying to start a tradition of movie night at our house.  At first, I thought this might be a once a week thing, but with the pressure of school, summer camp (for big T), work for the hubster ... anyway, movie night has turned into a "when there's a spare moment" thing.  It's harder in the summer to get us all in one place to watch a movie.  Not to mention that as soon as the lights go down, so do my husband's eyelids.  I think he's probably seen 1 or 2 movies in his life, the rest were just opportunities for him to take a nap. 

Because of that, I thought it might be nice for each of us to have our own movie night quilt.  Something that reflected our personalities or what not, or just pretty.  So, I'm working on 3 quilts at random.  Luckily, 2 of those quilts have had a lot of help from the 2 bees that I'm in.  But the third quilt (for Big T), I think I'm going to do all on my own, sampler style.

I love sampler quilts, and when I saw that Amy was doing a quilt-along, I couldn't pass it up.  Here's a button to her blog with all the info you'll need if you decide to join along!  I think I'm going to use scraps for this ...


5 comments:

Ashley said...

My father is the same as your husband when it comes to movies. He gave up participating in movie nights and would only join us about once a year when we went to the movie theater. Love your idea for unique quilts for each of you. That way there can't be any arguing over who gets what :-)

henny said...

Christy,
what a lovely pillow!!
You did a great job. I remember I ever had a 'wish' to give a try on cathredral window. But still haven't done yet :(

patricia belyea said...

You are an extremely talented seamstress. Sew Plain does not describe your work. Love the pillow and can't believe you’re whipping up three quilts for summer movies. Very ambitious. Have fun!

theodora said...

Nice pillow I am also going to do the block sampler with amy. can't wait to start. take care theodora

Wendy said...

That is awesome! I picked up a pillow with that design from an estate sale a couple weeks ago (it's a few posts back on my blog). It's got a couple loose spots, but I dont know that I dare try & fix it. I couldnt make that if I wanted to!