Thursday, April 26, 2007
Making the bed
There's nothing like a brand spanking new quilt to get you to make the bed. It presents for a better picture, makes the room look a little less messy and is just oh so inviting. This picture makes me want to roll all over the quilt which I do, often. It's done! Ain't it purdy? Mr.A-go-go is just the most dandy man I know. So much talent and creativity sits there under the surface. He is generally pretty quiet and when I first met him I thought he was too straight laced for me but boy howdy, was I wrong! I wish I could put into words the conversations we have. They are pretty much nonsensical and I laugh all too often. Words cannot describe. So, back to the quilt. The fabric is a hodgepodge of what I had on hand, what people sent me and a couple of pieces from vintage clothes I once wore. To round it out I picked up a couple of half yards of Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy from last spring. The batting came from a GIANT roll we scored from Mr.A-go-go's work and while it is not cotton it is recycled and it was free so there. The quilt is machine quilted in a geometric box style whatever that means and we backed the whole shabang with a brown sheet. Mr.A-go-go made ties for the whole thing using alternating polkadot fabric. It is a quilt topped duvet cover and I'm in lurve with it! Next up I will attempt some sort of patchwork shenanagin. I'm reading The Quilts of Gee's Bend which I have looked at in the past but now the stories make me all swooney for their history. Gotta skeedaddle, I'm off to Tinker soon. Wish me luck!