Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WiP Wednesday

You would think that with two kids at camp I would be doing a lot of sewing...but I'm doing a lot of lazy. I did get in the basement and start working on the back of my Bottled Rainbows quilt today. For anyone who missed it Friday, here's the front...
and here's the back I'm currently working on.

I decided to make up what I needed from the big print with a repeat of piano keys here and there since I still have some leftovers. So there will be another row of piano keys to fill the area where the quilt front is peaking through around the middle, and I may have to do another row on one side or the other to make sure it's wide enough. I haven't sewn that middle strip to the left side yet so you might notice some more quilt front peaking through there. I hope to finish it tomorrow so I can go on a "floor hunt" to find a space big enough to pin this thing together.

Ah, and you'll never guess what hubby noticed tonight. He walked past me after dinner and said, "Your willow tree in the backyard is on the ground." We both went out to check and this is what we saw.
I feel so bad for the birds. This was a big tree; our house is a two story but it's 3 stories on the back because of the basement and this tree was at least three stories. That little red box is a license plate birdhouse my dad made me years ago and is only about 8-9" tall if that gives you any idea of the size. There were upset little birds flitting all around the tree. Hubby has his work cut out for him this weekend.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said...

I love the bright colors in this quilt, especially love the "piano key" border around everything in the solids. It looks great!

That is so sad about the tree! We had a bad windstorm this past spring that took down half of our wisteria tree. Luckily those things grow like crazy so it'll come back eventually.

Michele said...

My great room floow is plenty big enough to lay this out. Come on over.

And sorry about your tree. I remember losing a favorite weeping cherry tree in an ice storm a few years back and it broke my heart. The pink blossoms every spring were so beautiful.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

a lot of lazy sounds good to me :)
The quilt is looking fantastic!
So sorry about your tree and the poor birds. I love willows!

Taryn said...

Your first paragraph cracked me up! My husband was gone last week and I thought I was going to do so much sewing. Nope LOL. The bottled rainbow quilt is so gorgeous, I love all that colors! I'm sorry about your tree, poor little birds!

Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

Cathy at PotterJotter said...

Wow - your quilt is just stunning and the colours are wonderful - they all harmonise so well. xCathy

Mitzi said...

I think being lazy is a great way to spend the day without the kids around! Good for you! LOVE LOVE LOVE the BR quilt and can't wait to see it in person. Sorry about the tree.