Monday, November 26, 2012

cyber monday sale and a question

I'm having a sale in my shop today, since it's cyber Monday and all. I'm offering the diamond pillow pattern and the lazy summer days pattern for 50% off--one day only. Both patterns are pdf files and will be sent to your email within 24 hours. (At least I will do my very best to do so!)

I also put signed copies of the book on sale for $19.95. (Shipping is additional.) This sale will be good for two weeks. It would make a great Christmas gift for you or someone else!
Now, for the question portion of this post. I've got my drano quilt basted. But how on earth should I quilt it? I'm totally stumped. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Here's a peek at the back. (LOVE!!!)

One last little tidbit for today....this is a conversation that happened in our house last night.

my 9 year old: "why do we have to go to school tomorrow?"
my husband: "because it's open."

(such a great answer, don't you think?)

Happy Monday to you!

36 comments:

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

An orange peel or Baptist fan would be nice.

Svetlana said...

love your husband's answer. I'll have to keep this one in mind for when I get asked that question - it will happen within days, I'm sure. Your quilt is gorgeous!!!

Brenda said...

I was thinking pumpkin seeds, or is that the same as orange peel?

Needle little Balance said...

I´d go for clean&chic diagonal lines รก la Red Pepper Quilts.

Mama Pea said...

Since it's called Drano, how about some swirls (you know, like water going down the drain?)? LOL

My daughter asked the same thing this morning when she didn't want to get out of bed. I think my answer was similar! haha.

Renae said...

My kids told me over the weekend that they thought it would be a great idea to have a 5 day holiday weekend (W,Th,F off) every week. Yikes! No way! I'd never get anything accomplished if they were always home.

Not sure what Em did for her quilting on her similar quilt, but you may want to pick her brain.

Wendy said...

How about quilting a circle into each square piece? Might take forever. But I think the curve of it would break up the squares really nicely!

Julierose said...

Since it's all squares, how about a giant concentric circle starting in the center and working out in a spiral? Really neat quilt...Julierose

Jamie Lee said...

If it was me I'd do straight lines on each side of the seam, but I like the swirl idea too.

My oldest went back to school too. I miss her!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Maybe emphasize the black squares even more by quilting on the diagonal through the black squares, to create a diamond. Then go inside each one, corner to corner on each charm. Does that make any sense? Concentric squares, basically, is what I'm trying to describe.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Maybe emphasize the black squares even more by quilting on the diagonal through the black squares, to create a diamond. Then go inside each one, corner to corner on each charm. Does that make any sense? Concentric squares, basically, is what I'm trying to describe.

Suzanne said...

I'm definitely storing that answer in the back of my brain. I figure it's gotta work on more than why go to school. :-)

I have nothing new to add. I initially thought swirls like a toilet bowl too and then I thought of Oh Franson's orange peel design. I see circles or something with curves.

Schulz Family said...

I am like you. I resort to the quilting I do easily and quickly and find it hard to do any other pattern. Something fluid to counteract the squares?

Val said...

I don't have much experience with quilting. I don't really like the fiddly all ,over patterns. A light hearted finish would be the big spiral. You would have to do it in the right direction though. Love the school comment.

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

I like the idea of a lazy S in each small square - then its not too stuffy and its something you can machine quilt in a way shorter time than full circles.

Becky said...

Since it's draino, I'd do spirals tight at the center of each drain, spiraling wider as they go away from the drain, to look like it's water going into them... make sense? Maybe some water waves throughout the rest? You can make them very organic... wavy spirals...

Jan said...

I love your husbands' answer. Classic! For the quilting I think I'd do bubbles or circles, nothing angular.

Chase said...

For the quilting, how about quilting around the solid with some fancy pattern design and on the others use random/ puzzle? Sometimes, I would love school open 7 days a week...

Kristin said...

For something geometric like this, it would be nice to soften it with an all-over larger scale stipple/meander. I love the shrinkly texture it gives after washing.

Linda said...

No good ideas for the quilting, but I LOVE Kev's answer to young P!

Lisa said...

Diagonal lines both ways would look great - simple and effective.

Nancy B. said...

Love your quilt. I vote for swirls, to soften all the geometric lines.

kathy-o said...

I have a quilt just like yours. Mine is called "Steps to the Alter" and I used 30's prints...LOVE! I quilted the solid (yours are the black ones) blocks in a cross-hatch and stippled the rest. It really looks great on the back, too! Enjoy! I love your quilt! I could make lots of them and never get tired of them!

Pam said...

I love how Dads have such great answers. I tend to over-explain everything, but my hubby gives straight forward, no-nonsense answers like this one:

Q "Why do we have to go to church?"
A "Because that's what our family does on Sunday."

end of discussion! Love that!

Not sure on your quilting dilemma. I always have to hang my tops up and live with them for a while before the quilting answers come.

Kim said...

I love the classic X in each square.
But someone suggested your big concentric circle on top.....maybe off set would be cool.
So many options aren't there!?

Happy Sewing

Di~ said...

I'm really chuckling-that's great. I sit and stare and try to figure out how you made Drano!?

Tim and Linnet said...

Keep it simple with straight lines.

Rene' said...

I almost spit out my coffee when I read your last little tidbit!!! Love your husband's reply!!! Sure hope I remember that one ;-)

thisyearsdozen said...

I was thinking same as Mama Pea. Swirls. Love the quilt and love your hubby's answer to your 9 year old.

Becky said...

Maybe just simple straight-line quilting on this one. Or stippling all over?? I'm just no help at all. It's going to be gorgeous whatever you decide.

Thimbleanna said...

Did you decide on your quilting yet? I vote cross-hatching -- x right through those blocks!

catysmith4 said...

Your quilt is so pretty I love it! I just got into quilting and I've been looking for some good moda fabrics, any idea on where to find some?

Jo said...

I love the school conversation. That one is priceless.

Karin said...

I would pick diagonal lines through the squares for the drano quilt. Maybe every other diagonal 'row'. It's gonna be lovely whichever way you quilt it!

Clair said...

Yeah, I go to school every day cause it is open, too. Even when it isn't easy. :)

Denice said...

Recently finished my top similar to this. I'm thinking diagonal. Can't wait to see what you come up with.