Sunday, January 31, 2016

Short, Bright and Skinny


Short, bright and skinny? No, I'm not describing myself except for maybe the bright part.  I'm talking about the strings I used up in this quilt top. 

It's 45 x 54.  I used some 5 inch b/w centers I've had laying around here from a swap long, long ago. 

Since this is wider than a width of fabric I'm thinking I will make one big happy block for the back and use some of my long strings around a big center. We'll see. 

My plain Jane Janome is in the shop for repair. I heard a clunk and that was it. No more sewing for me. And I was about 3/4 finished with free motion quilting my Fireworks quilt.   My husband helped me get my crazy Ken Kenmore out of the attic and I decided to give it a try while Jane is in the shop.  I haven't sewn on it since I made my daughter's wedding dress about 15 years ago and got frustrated with him and banished him to the attic.  I'm spoiled by Jane's 1/4 foot which doesn't fit on Ken so decided I would just sew on Wonky today where it doesn't make any difference if seams aren't perfect.  I finished up 8 blocks and then assembled the top.  And I'm kind of liking Ken again.  I might have to find space for him in the sewing room.  Right now he's hanging out in the spare bedroom.


This kind of quilt is a lot of fun.  It's a perfect pick-me-up for a cold, rainy winter day. Where else would Santa meet Spiderman? 



And, oh JOY...the spiders are after the chocolate while the monkeys and puppies look on and the reindeer hang upside down. 


When this gets finished it will either be a donation quilt or a car quilt. 
For Christmas  I'm making several "car quilts" to include with other items in some emergency/survival boxes for the car.   Other items to include in the boxes might be hand warmers, flashlight, small shovel, extra gloves,  whistle, jumper cables, salt/sand, multi-purpose tool...there's lots of websites out there with suggestions. 

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11 comments:

Sally T said...

I'm sorry for the illness in your family, but am glad Ken could step in on short notice. And your quilt as always is smashing!

gayle said...

I love this bright happy quilt! I think it's perfect for a car quilt - something to cheer oneself up with while waiting for the tow truck...

Kat said...

This is super cute! Great idea.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

A fun quilt, and so was your post! Hope your Jane is on the mend!

Cathy said...

What a great quilt and great idea for a Christmas present (the kit). My Ken has to step in every time Bernadette (my Bernina) goes to her annual "spa treatment".

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

A fun quilt and a great idea for using up strings. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Shasta Matova said...

What a fun quilt - love the crazy combination of fabrics you have included.

Alycia said...

Love it!! And!! I saw fabric with chocolate on it!!!

Vic in NH said...

So glad that nothing could stop you from having fun with fabric!

Ann said...

Great recover! What fun you're having with Ken.

Linda said...

Love your bright happy quilt. Made me smile. I LOVE scrap quilts!