Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cot Quilt coming along nicely :o)

Do you like my pretty quick-unpick in the front of the picture??? I've been very productive over the past couple of days with not too much need for my quick-unpicker [phew] ;o). My new pattern for a cot quilt has been sitting in the cupboard waiting for some attention for a while, and is now coming along very nicely and hopefully I'll have some better piccies to share with you in the coming days :o). No, there's no particular reason for me to be doing a baby's quilt LOL ... believe me, when there is I'll be shouting it from the rooftops :o)!!!!

I got a lovely email from Satu the other day telling me that she had made one of my little toiletries bags so of course I went to her blog straight away to check it out. I get so excited when I see anything made from one of my patterns and Satu's bag turned out so pretty, I love the colours. Pop over and have a look :o)!! Don't forget, if you make one too please let me know cos I'd love to see it.

Before I go ... I got this in an email from one of my friends from my quilting group and I thought you might enjoy it too ..........

Only a Quilter … Tom and Madge Powis, June 2003
We've all heard the classic line that only a quilter would take
Yards and yards of material, cut it into little pieces and then sew
Them back together again. While this statement is true and a little
Funny to think about, it doesn't even scratch the surface of the
Things that only a quilter would do.

Only a Quilter would spend more hours sewing several hundreds of
Buttons on a quilt to embellish it, but wouldn't take five minutes
To replace a button on a pair of pants.
Only a Quilter would give the gift of a wedding quilt two months
After the birth of the couple's second child.
Only a Quilter would put hundreds of dollars worth of fabric into
Her fabric stash because she might find a use for it sometime, but
Wouldn't replace a 50-cent needle on her sewing machine.
Only a Quilter would let three later-arriving patients go ahead of
Her at the doctor's office because she is on the verge of completing
A block.
Only a Quilter would rush to finish a gift quilt. Not so it's done
In time for the recipient's birthday, but so it's done in time for
Show and Tell.
Only a Quilter would make a special quilt to give to her son, who
Would then have to attend quilt shows just to see it.
Only a Quilter would use freezer paper in the production of
Something to keep someone warm.
Only a Quilter has a welcome mat at the door to her home and
An "Enter at Your Own Risk" sign on the door of her sewing room.
Only a Quilter invites everyone to see her sewing room, then
Says, "Don't look at the mess."
Only a Quilter says, "I really don't need another project," then
Offers to make a quilt for a friend.
Only a Quilter will buy more than she'll ever need of one fabric for
Her stash, but slightly less than is needed of another fabric to
Complete a project.
Only a Quilter would give a quilt book to the guild auction then bid
On it to get it back.
Only a Quilter would drive 40 miles in a hurricane to attend a quilt
Show, but call out to have her dinner delivered because it is
Only a Quilter's family would put up with, understand and love a


Jeanette said...

Hi Joy,
what i could see the cot quilt looks good. Love the poem.
Hugs, Jeanette.

Julie said...

hi joy,
i can certainly identify with that verse. LOL
look forward to seeing your finished cot quilt and glad to see you've found your focus again!
julie x

Perri said...

Hi Joy, just love that verse. The scarry part is it is so true!!
Happy stitching,

Milah said...

I can also identify with that verse. It's so true!

I love that green and white fabric, it looks so cheerful!

SewAmy said...

Hi Joy, thanks for visiting my blog. I love the colors in your cot quilt. And that is the coolest picker outer I have ever seen.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Like the green...can't wait to see a bit more.

wonderwoman said...

oh how very true!


Winona said...

Joy, I was sitting here nodding my head as I was reading this. So true. I love the colors in your quilt. Winona

clare said...

What a very true poem .Found myself nodding quite a few times .
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