Well hello there! Did you all have a mighty fine weekend???
It was all work here in Thimbleannaland. I decided I couldn’t stand it anymore, so I rolled up my sleeves and started cleaning on Friday and cleaned all weekend. Sadly, there are still a few rooms that need attention, most notably the sewing room. I think I had sewing stuff in almost every other room so all that junk got dumped into the sewing room. That will be another weekend down the drain of productivity.
The motivator that got me cleaning was the departure of the kids last week. I started with their rooms and now that they’ve taken all of their stuff I have my guest room back. When SweetiePie came to stay a year ago, I packed away my quilts, so I put them back on the beds this weekend.
I made these quilts for the boys when they were very young and shared a room. The colors matched a cute little toy soldier wallpaper that covered the walls. (Thank goodness we moved before they got older and I had to remove all that wallpaper!) I’ve always loved the pinwheel block so I knew I wanted to incorporate it into their quilts. I also wanted to use the same fabrics on each quilt, but make them each a little bit different because they boys are both different.
This block above, was made for TheSecondChild’s quilt. He was a little wilder as a little boy (and funny, that’s still true!) so I wanted a pinwheel with a little more “movement”. The block below is the block that I chose for TheFirstChild who was a little more calm and reserved.
Both quilts are hand quilted, but not by me. I’m still working on a wall hanging that was started around the time I pieced these quilts, so it was a very good decision to have someone else quilt them. Sadly, in spite of a window blind that is constantly drawn, TheFirstChild’s quilt is fading badly. I now keep that quilt covered all the time with extra sheets, even with the blinds closed.
I’m off to NJ for my monthly trip tomorrow, so I won’t be around to enjoy my almost clean house. But maybe I’ll be able to catch up on some blogs!
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