Sunday, July 14, 2013

Quiltus Interruptus

While I had planned on spending Saturday quilting Caramel Blues, on Friday afternoon I got a text from my DH saying he had scheduled a carpet cleaning crew to come at 3 PM Saturday.  Oh no!  This of course meant doing a great deal of shifting things downstairs from up, inside to out in the garage, under beds to tops of dressers, and generally making a large mess everywhere.  We always have done the moving of furniture and belongings ourselves, wanting the cleaners to concentrate on the floors, and not our stuff!

Though the two man crew did a good job on our ancient carpet (20+ years old), naturally the last room finished was my sewing room--at about 5 PM--which meant the carpet was far too damp even this morning to move back onto.  With the doors and windows all open and nice sunny/breezy weather, eventually by mid day I could reassemble the room a bit, pushing the sewing desk back into place and setting up my cutting table so I could mark the remaining blocks.  

All the caramel blocks now have their arcs and circles.  Since this photo I've completed at least half of the stippling in the cream.  It goes pretty quickly since the triangles are not that large (and I'm not a perfectionist!). The nine patch blocks are standing out just as I'd hoped.  I checked my project box and I have the caramel binding already made, so I'm sure to meet my deadline of next Sunday at this rate.  Unless DH decides to schedule something ELSE for next Saturday!

Remember the modern baby quilt I made a couple of months ago for a friend of  DD Elaine? I was thrilled to learn from Elaine a while ago that the quilt was over the crib in their nursery--what a nice feeling that they liked it!  The expectant couple chose not to learn the gender of their baby, and they had to wait a long time, as mama went over a week past her due date. But today they finally welcomed a son, whom they named Jude.  Many congratulations to the new family! 

12 comments:

Janet O. said...

Flexibility is essential to survival, isn't it?
I love how this quilt is turning out. The color combo is a favorite of mine anyway, and I love traditional blocks. I think you have chosen well on the quilting, it just looks great.
It is nice to get word that your efforts have been appreciated. : )

Stephanie said...

I dislike the carpet cleaning process but it's a necessary evil! As I was grocery shopping I noticed so many things a now "salt caramel". So perhaps your Caramel Blues quilts is also a Salted Caramel Blue? :o)

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Those men....just full of surprises aren't they!! Men are constantly in "conquer" mode. Grant wanted to "conquer" those carpets! Ha! That is probable the only way I would finally get my carpets cleaned is if someone sprung it on me!!

I'm sooooo luvin' your caramel top!!!

Enjoy those clean carpets!!

Shay said...

The quilting on this quilt looks wonderful!

Congratulations to the new parents on their brand spanking new baby.

Dawn said...

Always a treat to know a gift is treasured.
Your machine quilting looks great.
Enjoy the newly cleaned carpets, a chore but worth the moving.

Joyful Quilter said...

Your quilting looks great. Perfect design for the blocks.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

From here your quilting looks exceptionally perfect... don't be too hard on yourself! It is so pretty!! I know how thrilled you had to be to learn of your quilt's place of honor in the nursery, well done; I'm sure it makes them smile, what a nice feeling to know how much a quilt gift is appreciated.

Sarah said...

The quilting is looking great! I feel that is such bad luck for you, my husband would never schedule anything for inside the home! How did you get such an efficient one?

Connie said...

The way you are quilting this is so beautiful! Sounds like you now have clean, clean carpeting and of course lots of fun putting everything back in place.

Michelle Vince said...

Lovely quilta and lovely colours. Would lokk lovley on my bed!

Quilter Kathy said...

Your quilting looks amazing! Very cool design! Don't you love it?!?!

Kate said...

The quilting looks great!