Tuesday, January 02, 2007

My Latest Quilt


What do you know, I accomplished something over my Christmas vacation besides compulsive eating and watching Scrubs reruns. Slag's daughter had a baby son last Friday and this quilt is for him. Jacob....something. Crap, I can't remember the middle name. I'll get the full name and all the statistics when we go up to meet the little guy, hopefully soon.

10 Comments:

Blogger Whippersnapper said...

Holy crap, this is gorgeous. I am SOOOO jealous, I've started quilts (OK, one quilt) and I just can't, can't finish it. It sits rolled up in my closet haunting me, because before I abandoned it, I spent hours and hours and hours working on it.

Great, I'm going to bed right now, and that's what I'm going to think of.

1:19 AM  
Blogger Jazz said...

Whoa! that's beautiful! My mom used to make quilts. Me, I couldn't sew something if my life depended on it.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Stucco said...

"Grandpa Slaghammer" has a nice ring to it :)

10:10 AM  
Blogger Stucco said...

Oh yeah- nice quilt too.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

Slag's a GRANDPA??? Oh wow! Congratulations! Beautiful quilt. I knit, but I can't get the hang of sewing.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Schmoopie said...

My Grandmother quilts (all by hand) and we have 2 of her masterpieces. I cherish them.

Yours is so beautiful! What a great present for the baby (and new momma.)

7:10 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

whippersnapper, The beautiful thing about quilts is that they can sit unfinished for years without damage. I have one that I cut out a year ago and still haven't put together. The pieces are covered in an inch of dust and I don't remember how they're supposed to go together, but I'll finish it someday.

jazz, I only deal with straight lines. They're pretty easy. People who can make clothes that really fit are the talented ones.

stucco, Thanks!

anne, Yep, well, a virtual grandpa anyway. See his "A Christmas Story" post. I've never mastered knitting, too much thinking. :)

schmoopie, I have such respect for people who quilt by hand. It's astoundingly time-consuming and takes such skill. I hand-quilted the first baby quilt I made, but never again. It took me six months to finish it, and it didn't turn out very well either.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous joy said...

Are you kidding? That first baby quilt was awsome.

This one is very cool too.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Cheesy said...

Excellent work m'dear! Congratz to the newly appointed Grands!! And screw the virtual...nurture over nature is what I've always thought!! Wrap that wee one up in the purdy blankie and nuzzle him for me!

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taylor... AND I LOVE IT!!!!

9:42 PM  

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