Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hummin' Along

Apparently I'm a thief. My hubby told me I keep stealing the covers. I started this quilt ages ago (You've probably seen it a time or two.) I'm hoping it will help with my thieving problem so my dear hubby does not freeze. Our current quilt barley covers the bed. This one has plenty of overhang, so even if what my hubby says is true, I'd have to steal quite a bit before he runs out of quilt and the frosty air hits him. I've taken the last week or so to quilt it on my dear friend Marilyn's Handi Quilter. Thank you, thank you Marilyn I don't think I could have wrestled this on my Bernina and been happy with the results. You can see the quilting better here.
So now it's time to bind. Binding is one of my favorite parts of quilting. I love the quiet relaxing aspect of it. And lucky me while I was down visiting my parents last week I found these at a garage sale. Some of them have never been open. They will be great to watch while I bind my quilt.
I'm a bit of a musical junkie. I love the old musicals. Growing up in a house full of girls we enjoyed many hours enjoying these classics. My dad said they should be required viewing for all young men so they know what a girl expects and can act accordingly. Don't you all agree? My boys think he's crazy but they have seen them all. Someday they may thank me when they win that special girl's heart.

9 comments:

  1. First, I love your quilting. Great job. You're so cute talking about the thieving of the covers, too!!! Now we know the TRUTH! I'll have to start calling you "The Cat" from To Catch a Thief with Grace Kelly and Cary Grant! That's it. You're "The Cat." And second, I never thought of those movies being a good way for the young men to learn how to act but I totally agree and gosh you're right. Some girl is going to be swept off her feet, Em. Not many men are taught this sort of thing. Good Job!

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  2. I agree with your dad!!!!!

    The quilt looks beautiful. I, too, love the binding. I love just sitting and hand stitching in front of the boob tube!

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  3. Good job on the quilt. And what a score on the movies! I wouldn't have been able to buy them since I no longer have a VCR.

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  4. That's going to be a nice quilt to cover up with. I like the scrappy look. Can't think of the block name but know I have made some of them before.

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  5. Often I tell my 14 year old son to come in and see something on TV that I think is pertinent to his upbringing. ANd some of it has been on movies like this. I got so cold in the night I had to get another quilt for the bed. It is good we have plenty!

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  6. Oo la la....I sure like this one...the color combo is great!!

    I like those types of movies too....do you remember The Music Man....with little 'Opie' from Mayberry in it!!

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  7. LOL! We don't have that "thieving" problem here any more as we each have our own beds/rooms now!!! Between thieving, snoring, leg twitching, and night shifts, we've decided this would be best for a restful sleep for each of us!!! LOL! It has been over a year now since then, and I will not change it! Sneaky "visits" aren't lacking! LOL! ...?... Like you needed to know all that! LOL! "too much information!" lol!

    Your quilt and quilting is looking great! How nice of Marilyn to offer her Handi Quilter to you for the big job! 8-)

    Enjoy those movies while doing the binding! 8-)

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  8. I like binding, too. It's my time to be with the quilt I just made, to really get to hold it and appreciate it. This is especially true when I know I'm giving it away.

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  9. I like the new look! Your quilt is delightful - I love what you do with colour!

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