Monday, December 28, 2009

What's on my design wall?

I am getting ready for Longarm University's New Year's Day Mystery Quilt. I got my top pieced yesterday. Cindy is calling this the Not Quite Traditional Mystery Quilt. To play on the theme I went with reproduction fabrics in cheddar, indigo and shirting prints.

I still have to prepare the backing. I think I'm going to splurge and buy wide muslin. I really don't like piecing backing.

There's still time for you other machine quilters to sign up. The class is quite reasonably priced and the quilt is easy to piece. Come on, join us. It's a great way to spend New Year's Day. Much better than sitting in front of the TV watching football bowl games. Plus you get to have a quilt when you're done!

This was last year's New Year's Day mystery quilt.

This was this summer's mystery.

Remember to visit Judy's blog to be inspired by what others have on their walls.

On the family front, I wanted to post this picture of the grandsons in my rocking chair.

This was my chair when I was a little girl. I remember driving with my parents to pick it up from the furniture store. I liked the chair a lot when I was little. My father had to recover it a couple of times for my two younger brothers to use it. I don't even remember the original fabric.

My husband had it reupholstered for me. It was looking a little worse for wear. We all liked it a lot when we were little.

The boys like it a lot too. It doesn't seem to hold the same appeal for the girls.

We celebrated DS birthday today. Twinkle Toes wanted to make sure that Daddy got all his candles blown out so that he would get his birthday wish.

I want him to get his birthday wish too, but someone had to take pictures. I let Twinkle Toes do the helping.


  1. Your rocker is a true treasure. Your grands are adorable! Looks to me like dad has all anyone could wish for. :-)

  2. Sounds like fun, and I remember that you have tempted me with this idea before. But I really can't start something new...must not!

  3. Gorgeous grandkids, but of course you know that!

    In the colours you have done your mystery top, it looks almost desert/Aztec-y to me. I', looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

  4. Beautiful quilts - but the kids are better *grin*
    Can't wait to see how you quilt this one!

  5. Would you like to make my top for the Cindy's class? I have my fabric and all of it is cut but then I had to leave town for a few days so it is all waiting for me when I get back. But I will try to catch up as soon as I can.