Wednesday, January 19, 2011

WIP Wednesday #5

Thanks to everyone who commented yesterday with ideas for my fabric.  It's always nice to get a different point of view.  I appreciate it.

Two fabulous things happened Tuesday.  I found out my machine was ready, and I basted the World of Goo.  The bad news is that I probably won't be able to make it over to the quilt shop to pick up my machine until Thursday.

My old machine has been working fantastic.  I cleaned him up, gave him some oil, and we were good to go.  I decided to get this quilt off my design wall before I start other projects.  I basted it at 11 p.m. so the pictures are less than stellar. 

 I'm loving the back.  It was super fun to put together. 

Nothing has changed on any other WIP.  I'm debating how to quilt this guy once I get my machine back. I stitched in the ditch on my last wonky log cabin.  I can't decide if that is the right option for this guy though.

On a random note, we have new backyard neighbors. The home behind us has been vacant for almost two years.  A family bought it and moved in last week.  Until this past November, there was a huge tree in their yard that gave us lots of privacy.  Unfortunately a nasty storm brought it down.  Now we have a perfect view of their yard, kitchen and family room and they of ours.  We've met them and they are super nice, but I'm all of the sudden feeling very odd about photographing quilts in my back yard.  They are going to think I'm crazy--lugging my chair, camera and a quilt down the deck stairs and taking pictures.  They already think we're a bit strange because he saw my baby dancing on the table.  Doesn't everyone just let their kids dance on the kitchen table?  (I have to tie my kitchen chairs to the table when we're not eating or my kids would always be dancing on the table.  It drives me nuts.  The second there is an available chair, they climb right up on the table.)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

21 comments:

  1. Wow that quilt is so striking! How big are each of those blocks?? Love the back too, it really compliments the style of the quilt front! And too funny about your little ones dancing on the table, I bet when we were young, had we thought of it, it would have seemed like a fabulous idea too!!

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  2. I am loving the World of Goo!! Too funny about your kids on the table, I am grateful that we have never really had to deal with climbers :) Oh, and thank you for your nomination for the Stylish blog award :)

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  3. Your back rocks! I think I like it as much or more than the front.

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  4. What a fabulous quilt! It reminds me of 1950s modern art. Most of all though, I love the colours with the lovely green and the selection of greys.

    Great job.

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  5. This quilt is so beautiful! Love the front - love the back!! I can't wait to see it all quilted and bound.

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  6. I use to have neighbors that would walk around their yard half naked. . . (not the bottom half thank goodness) so kids dancing on a table not bad. . . lady taking pictures of her awesome quilts. . again not bad.

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  7. Haha, we have a small lot and no privacy. So I'm nearly certain my neighbors think I'm nuts. I also do some pics in my front yard b/c I love my neighbors' houses....and we live on a somewhat busy street. So I guess the whole city thinks I'm nuts!

    I love the world of goo quilt! We used to play the game, too. It was big when my daughter was in a horrible sleep phase. I couldn't sew at night b/c I literally didn't have enough free time between nursing and rocking her (with dh's help w the rocking!). We would try to sneak in games of world of goo at night instead. :)
    The back is amazing too!

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  8. Holy moly, Kati, I adore the back you pieced for this. This quilt is turning out so incredible!

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  9. That is one rockin' quilt - front and back! I would be tempted to choose a curvy or rounded quilting patter to offset the sharp corners of the blocks. Wavy lines at differing intervals, meandering, something like that.

    Table-dancing babies! Awesome! Luckily, mine confines herself to standing/jumping on the couch when she thinks she can get away with it.

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  10. Love this quilt! Very funky.

    My neighbors think I'm crazy for taking pictures of quilts in the back (and sometimes front!) yard. So at least you're not the only one!

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  11. it's looking great! I too LOVE the back .:)

    I'm sure all of us bloggy quilters get funny looks from neighbors... it's time they learn sooner than later, right? ;)

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  12. I LOVE IT!!!!! I love the back, too, and was thinking of something like it for my sherbet pips but thought it would be too time consuming. Now I really wish I'd gone with that--it looks so fantastic!

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  13. I love your quilt! Don't worry what the neighbors think. Do what you want to do!

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  14. ooh! very gorgeous! love love both sides!! : )
    ~Monika / My Sweet Prairie

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  15. All three of my kids got to the stage where they would climb up and stand on the table. It always surprised me (AAaaaaaaaaaaaaahh! Oh, no! Baby on the table!) I used to put the chairs up ( like you do at the end of the day at school) and we would take them down to eat.
    Your quilt looks great!

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  16. I can't decide if I like the front or back better! Wow my pieced backs are NEVER so cool.

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  17. The world of goo is looking totally amazing, yes I love the back! And you dancing on the table story is cracking me up. You really tie down the not in use chairs... love it!! Glad you are getting your machine back and like new!

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  18. Love this! That back is amazing! Can't wait to see more!

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  19. Oh, the back is incredible! Love it! Love both sides, of course.

    I know, I always wonder what my neighbors think about my quilt-photographing craziness. Oh well, what can you do. : )

    Thanks for linking up, have a great week!

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  20. I love this, it is super wonky, good work!

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