Wednesday, April 9, 2014

More Decisions for Muddy Creek

I sewed the next border onto Muddy Creek, adding some strips of lighter fabric in. I'm really trying to give this quilt a primitive look--not sure how successful I've been thus far. I'm leaning heavily towards using the plaid for the next border, keeping it simple, and maybe basic basket blocks for the one after.
Muddy Creek
Yep. More baskets. Me and baskets. Baskets and me. I just can't stop.*wink  Right now it looks a bit of a mess, but my design wall is super cramped and I didn't feel like taking everything off just to get a better picture.

I am slowly plugging away on my Cactus Basket blocks too. Hand sewing is oddly relaxing in it's own way and that's just what I need. So many interruptions these days that I don't feel like I'm focusing very well on any one project.
A little hand sewing
I have a kid in college getting antsy about coming home for semester break--calling home just to chat, a senior in high school counting down the days until all her projects are done and trying to qualify for state in track, a 16 yr. old who just moved up to varsity doubles in tennis and is also trying to learn how to drive (can I just say how terrified I am to teach my kids how to drive?), plus a restless 13 yr. old who doesn't have a baseball team this year so is having to settle for 'managing' the boys high school team and rambles around the house dropping crumbs everywhere and leaving every cupboard door open. My short term memory is getting completely overloaded these days and if it wasn't for the whiteboard calendar in our dining room, I'd never even know where I was supposed to be. On the couch quilting? lol

15 comments:

  1. Sounds like you need the distraction of quilting to forget all all those other things you juggle!

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  2. I am so in love with Muddy Water. I think the brown plaid for the next border would be perfect. Can't wait to see what basket block you will be making. Can you tell that I am a fan of your work. Hugs

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  3. Oh my, I think we are living parallel lives in regards to the teen situation. Track season is almost over here and as much as I LOVE to watch my kids run and jump, I will be thankful for the slower pace.
    Oh and I really like the plaid. :)

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  4. me gustan esos cuadros de borde!!!!!
    disfruta de todos esos momentos de los hijos,
    con el paso del tiempo que buenos recuerdos quedan
    saludos

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  5. Muddy Water is looking so fabulous! I really like the lighter strips you've added, and the plaid looks great for the next border! It's funny how design walls can get cramped.

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  6. I'm enjoying seeing these little bites of progress on the Muddy Creek quilt ~ just as I would watch such a quilt slowly develop on my own wall. It's looking good!
    And if anyone deserved some *mental health* sewing in the midst of chaos, it sounds like you!

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  7. Your family sounds like a very busy group of people. All exploring the world around them, just like you're exploring all your quilting options.

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  8. Good thing you have your quilting amidst all that! It is looking great!

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  9. Muddy Creek is really coming along quite well...I do like the plaid!

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  10. Sounds like spring fever at your house. I agree about the calming of hand sewing. Enjoy

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  11. Oh my goodness - sounds like you have your hands full!! Nothing like hand sewing, though, to help and soothe!

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  12. I remember when I had 4 kids in the house. It was crazy, but fun!!
    Love your projects and agree sewing keeps us sane.

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  13. I remember starting to try to teach one of my sons to drive. I was a nervous wreck. I kept braking ( my pretend brake on the passenger side )

    I think I left most of it up to his dad after once or twice : )

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  14. I have two favorite parts of this quilt. The applique center block. The background fabric is a winner and so are the colors used in the flowers. The other part is the border with the circles.

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  15. The handwork is a good idea-portable. No matter where you have to be, it can be there with you.

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