Tuesday, March 18, 2008

More Quilting

I began a "baby" quilt for Myra last summer. My plan was to make the blocks during the heat of the summer since sitting on a couch sweating as I quilted Abby's big, heavy quilt didn't appeal to me. Plus I didn't think Abby would appreciate rings of salt on her new quilt. My new baby quilt will be built of nursery rhyme blocks. Myra and I have three nursery rhymes we like to say together: Pat-A-Cake, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and This Little Piggy Went to Market. And we always say them in that order. One day when we were "Skyping" with Leslie and the girls I started saying the Pat-A-Cake rhyme with Myra. Then we moved to Itsy Bitsy Spider. After we'd finished that one Leslie started laughing because Myra had her foot mashed up on the laptop screen waiting for me to grab her toes. She didn't seem to mind that it was virtual toe wriggling.

I almost managed to complete the Pat-A-Cake block and had patterns and plans for many others when we heard the call of the deck, and the dirt work and the window well big enough to live in and, and, and ... Next thing you know it's winter and time to get back to Abby's quilt.

During the time I was finishing Abby's quilt, Leslie suggested that I might want to make Myra a dolly quilt before I made her baby quilt since she kept taking Emerson's from her. So, I've pieced a small dolly quilt for Myra. All that's left now is to quilt it and then it'll be back to the nursery rhyme quilt.

In the meantime I'm mentally planning a baby quilt for Pierce....some day Pierce....some day.....◦


Abby said...

Wow Mom! You are awesome. I don't know where you find the time. That pat-a-cake block is really neat...I always thought it was patty cake though. Smeone must have taught me wrong ;-) I'm sure Myra will appreciate her own dolly quilt too.

"Holly Garden" said...

That looks great! I know Myra will be excited to have her own dolly quilt. I love the girl block. I can't wait to see the whole thing.