Saturday, August 29, 2009

because if it were up to me...

little boys wouldn't grow up...
until their quilts wore out...
but it's not up to me....
and now EVEN the type of quilt I will make is no longer up to me...
I have been informed by my 9 year old that he's too old for his cowboy quilt and would like a new quilt for his bed... and when I asked him what he had in mind, he told me that there was only one quilt that would be the perfect one for his bed.....a log cabin of course! Thank goodness he didn't say a feathered star! I've been collecting these fabrics for the last year and was able to cut everything into strips this week...I'm hoping to have the top pieced before he returns from a hockey tournament tomorrow night so that I can hide it away until I can finish it for Christmas... Promise # 9 make a quilt to put on each bed on Christmas Eve...

11 comments:

Nadine said...

Oh, yes they do grow up too fast... yet what a thrill when their wish remains a new quilt, AND a Log Cabin ! Your fabrics are looking so beautiful and soft, I'm sure he's going to treasure that new quilt ! (no need to ask you NOT to throw away that cute cowboy one : so precious and full of memories and cuddles! ;>)
I've got a special feeling about Log Cabin quilts : it was my very first quilt block, 15 years ago - I had never touched any sewing machine and didn't dare saying it to the group's ladies, HeeHee...
It became a throw, with 64 blocks, and I learned handquilting on it.
I proudly gave it to my eldest daughter, butI know it's now sleeping in a closet, as... "it doesn't match the deco'" (!) (will have to claim it back. I do miss it)
ENJOY your sewing, sweetie!
(you're on a roll with keeping your promises!)
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXXO
NADINE

Judy said...

AH what good taste you young man has...log cabins are just one of the best of all the blocks I think. Some day I need to start one for myself. Love the colors you are using and can't wait to see it come alive later this year!

Tora: said...

Your post made me laugh as I gave my 37 year old son a quilt for Christmas last year. It was a quilt he had requested over 25 years ago and I finally finished. Yes, they may grow up fast - but my quilting doesn't mimic that growth at all!

Catherine said...

Your fabrics look wonderful for the log cabin! I do hope you're keeping the cowboy quilt -- what a wonderful keepsake that is!

Marilyn R said...

Your log cabin quilt is going to be such a beauty! I am sure it will be a little hard to put away the Cowboy quilt, but such a sweet keepsake!

Anonymous said...

A log cabin quilt - so cosy and so grown up, it looks lovely and I know your little one will love it,
Sue....

Solstitches said...

The log cabin quilt will be beautiful in those fabrics.
As for the comwboy quilt hopefully it will be carefully stored away against the day your son has a little boy of his own :)
I've never done a log cabin block.
Perhaps it is time to try this old favourite.

Margaret

G.L.H. said...

Lovely fabrics! Congratulations on your progress for Christmas!

--Barbara

Serena said...

OH how I love vintage fabrics!! I cut the logs for a courthouse steps, vintage style, not that long ago. It's for post baby piecing. I'll have to slowly collect more again because a queen size quilt quickly depleted my vintage collection. I love your block in the photo. Just beautiful work!!

Corrie said...

Cute fabrics! I hope it turns out well!

52 Days In The Garden said...

I love your blog! A kindred friend - motherhood, quilting, gardeneing, crocheting, and many beautiful memories in my heart and on paper.
God Bless!
Michelle

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