Sunday, December 03, 2006

Another flimsy


Just finished doing the final border on my Prairie Basket top for my Jo Morton Club class. Luckily, this has a primitive flavor, because although I traced my vase directly from the pattern supplied, and it did look a little lopsided to me, it REALLY looks lopsided on the top. Its a primitive, I MEANT it to be that way. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. The top is about 32.5" square.

One of the reasons I took the class was the promise that working with all these little pieces would help improve my accuracy. I will say, things are working better, partially because of what I've been taught in the class, but also because of some of the things I have learned through this blogring-things from Patti C. and Judy L. , among others.

I'm still working on that diamond shaped batik. Still debating exactly what to do with the borders. I have decided that everyone here was right, I will use the batiks for the border, just not exactly sure how. I have to make up my mind soon as I am running out of time.

On a personal note: The writing of this post was interupted by a phone call from my Marine. He called from ship saying he can see the coastline, can even distinguish buildings. He will soon be back on US soil and we will get to see him in a few days. Thank you, God.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Give him a big squeeze for me. My Army Reserves daughter will graduate AIT in 10 days. We are all holding our breath.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your Marine returning home safely. My Army Ranger nephew will be going to Iraq after the New Year.

Anonymous said...

Home on leave or home for good? Either way it will be good to have him back with you.

Well done on the quilt, Gail--the sawtooth border really sets it off nicely.

Susan said...

Oh, how excited you must be. What wonderful news - I hope he's stateside for a while now!

I love your little quilt. I love the folk art look, and this looks great.

Carol said...

That is the most wonderful news...you must be about to burst. Enjoy every minute with him home. I love your Jo Morton quilt...primitive is the BEST!

Patti said...

The top looks great! Nothing wrong with a tipsy basket - it gives it a lot of character and makes people look more closely - exactly what one wants! I love Jo's designs so much - you did a fine job. I'm so happy I could be of help.

I know you are just counting the days until you can give him a big hug. These are hard times for both the soldiers and their families.

Anonymous said...

How thrilled you must be to have your son returning! Tell him thankyou from your quilting pals! Your basket quilt is wonderful! Good job!

Lisa D. said...

Your quilt is very charming - I love it!

Sandra said...

I love the pimitiveness of the top - great colours :-)

Suze said...

Oh happy day to hear from your Marine............ My daughter retired from the Army in May.

The quilt flimsy is just my cup of tea.........

Susan H. said...

I know you are glad to have your Marine home. My nephew is entering service life on December 12. We'll all be praying for his safety.

Nancy said...

A big WELCOME HOME to your Marine! Give him a big hug from all your quilt blog friends. I'm so grateful for our service men and women who put their lives on the line daily to help ensure freedom for all of us. And (((HUGS))) to you for all the anxiety you've had to suffer during his tour overseas. My youngest nephew goes into the Air Force next week. I'm very proud of him for enlisting but I can't say I'm looking forward to him being shipped overseas.

Folkartist said...

Oh, Gail, what a feeling that must be to know your son can see U.S. soil again. I wish my son were not headed in that direction for a career but what can you do. Your quilt looks so lovely.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I am smiling for you that your Marine is within shore-line site!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Anonymous said...

I love this piece. I bet you can't wait to put you arms around that guy....

Anonymous said...

Way to go on your Marine being back home again! What a nice holiday gift. :)

And I like the little quilt too! The colors look great, and a little lopsidedness is part of the charm of primitive quilts!