Saturday, December 17, 2005

Christmas Overload

Tomorrow I need to safety pin my baby sister's Christmas quilt. It's a Pineapple Blossom quilt from Quiltville.

As you probably can guess, purple is her favorite colors. I had lots of 2" purple strips leftover from doing a green and purple Star Log Cabin last year. I think those two colors are my favorite combinations. I already have a purple border on, and will take more pictures before I start to pin the layers.

Sarah is 4 years younger than I am. I spent the first 11 years of her life disliking her. Then when I was 15, things seem to do a 180 and we were just about best friends and have been since. We stay up late giggling, talking just about everything; siblings, hair, weight, sex, animals, college, sign language (she's getting her certification to become a Deaf Interpreter), and just about every other thing you can think of. I know her moods pretty well too, and sometimes I'm just best off ignoring her and letting her be.

One thing she kept thanking me for after I married was my habit of asking her the fastest way to get from one point to another. In the Bay Area, California there are MANY ways to get around, and sometimes I just couldn't decided which method I should take. So I would ask Sarah and she'd give me her opinion. Turns out my little habit caused her to really think about where she's going, what streets are where. She's able to navigate around pretty comfortably and she's been very grateful for that. :)

So for Sarah, I make a Christmas present of a lap quilt. It should finish at 54 x 72 - a good lap size. I just have to say Sarah, I'm sorry that it's probably not going to get to you in time. I didn't plan the mailing thing very well, especially since this is my first Christmas without you! I hope you enjoy it when you do get it. :)



Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

This is such a great quilt! Your sister will love it. I have just started to make smaller quilts (my old style was about 100X100). My DH asked why and I said - I like the smaller ones - they are more snuggly.

Anyway, I am spending tons of time on Blogger too - still learning, but making progress.

Your blog is great.



Nines said...

Is everyone else going to finish their pineapple blossom quilt before I do? But I am happy for you- and your sister. It looks really great! and I also love the butterfly fabric in the hot pink quilt- haven't seen that one before. And isn't that just the way it is with the thread running out when you're 2 feet from the end? oh, well, part of the joy of quilting. I am enjoying your blog, and the comments you make in my neck of the woods.

The Calico Cat said...

Lovely pine apple blossom - now I know that I am the only person (on-line) who has not started one! Purple & green is one of my fav. color combos. too!

Up till you turned 15 we had similar sister stories - mine is still your first 11 years version... I'm glad that you have a nice relationship with your sister.

Nancy said...

Love your pineapple blossom. I started my PB yesterday using Christmas scaps. I'm loving the way it's working up and can see myself doing another. I've always seen this as multicolor scrappy in my mind but love the way yours and Sarahs look with the limited colors selection.