Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Leaner and Meaner

One of my two sons above gave me the title for this post. Leaner and meaner. Which is which? LOL! I'll never tell. They had their Civil Air Patrol pictures taken in their dress blues tonight, so I had to get a shot to share and remember.

Above is the center of my Mennonite Mosaic. It probably has a lot to do with all the extra stuff going on in our house the past few days, but I'm burned out on piecing. What? You're not surprised? I haven't ironed the seams between the 16 blocks in this picture...maybe tomorrow. This part measures 66-1/2" square.

One of my daughters (who was very inactive yesterday and most of today because of the illness that's overtaken my family, except for me and one other) came down to the sewing room tonight and saw the top nearly complete. She commented that it's no wonder my blog readers are amazed at the number of tops I can piece in such a short time...she can't keep up and she LIVES here! Too funny.

I was planning to hand quilt this, but now I'm thinking that with the right shades of variegated thread, peacock quilting would look really neat. I'll have to think about it for a while.

Good night!



canquilt said...

Your Memmonite turned out beautiful. Are you doing border or leaving it without?

Kathie said...

Joan it looks wonderful!
wow. the boys look handsome in their dress blues.
nice picture for you to have.
Hope everyone is feeling better soon.
do you homeschool your children?

Kairle said...

What good looking young men you have!!!

Your Mennonite quilt looks beautiful. Now I'm wondering if I need to jump on the band wagon. I have a few other quilts on the top of my list that I need to finish.

Lucy said...

Wow your mennonite is beautiful!! Only the borders and you're finished!!!

Lisa Boyer said...

This is amazing!! Love the pinwheels, too! Wow, you get a lot done...and so beautifully, too!

Lynne in Hawaii said...

You have some heart stopping--good looking young men in uniform there!

I love the the quilt top so far. The color is VERRRY nice.