Saturday, June 27, 2009

That's It! We're MOVING!!!!













Can you guess what those two red blobs are?
I'll give you a hint:  They make me want to move to New Mexico.  Or maybe Kansas.  Someplace with clean-cut, smooth borders.














They're supposed to be Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.  And as I was trying in vain to cut them out, I said words that rhyme with "Nantucket".... A LOT.

Why I even bothered to cut these tiny fragments of fabric out is beyond me....I could have simply used a drop or two of my blood...

Anyone wanna buy an island?

Well, I suppose I'm joking!

This is pretty much my "New England" quilt square:



















And despite the fact that Martha and her Vineyard tried to kill me, despite the fact that my original Maine - after going cross-eyed cutting out that rocky coastline - was, um...backwards!  And that's not meant to be an insult to my friends and relatives in Maine...that's more like a "tsk tsk" to one not-so-bright marvelously mundane woman in Massachusetts who (duh!) traced her Maine template incorrectly, and despite the fact that my original Connecticut's fabric was too similar to my background fabric...

Despite all those things, I think I'll stay.

It needs some embellishment, but I'm not sure where to go with that just yet.

I did pick up these feathered friends...


















Massachusetts and at least one other New England state lists the Black-capped Chickadee as their official state bird.  The one on the right looks like he's ready to swoop down and gobble up my Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, though, so I might save them for another use!

I think I'll be making a second quilt block...and this one involved no swearing at all...


















Well, except during childbirth nearly four years ago! :)

This photo is one of my favorites of my little "Punkin", and was my Allrecipes avatar for a year or so, so I think it would be a good contribution to the quilt.  I may let Punkin decorate that one.

I'm still nursing my wounds! :)

4 comments:

5thsister said...

Great job Christine! The birds were a perfect touch. And Punkin'? Well, she's just too precious and a pervect addition to the AR Quilt

Chicago Mom said...

Wow! I bow down to you, oh quilting goddess! heehee! Fantastic job!You should be proud.

Willoughby said...

Maybe that's why I still live in Michigan, it's easy to cut out!

Your squares are great, I'm very impressed! Your Punkin square is too cute!

thamesarino said...

it's beautiful! and I like your song right now! : )