Thursday, March 20, 2008

GRANDMA MOUSIE

I am just screaming with joy! You may (or may not) remember that I mentioned a while back that my darling little granddaughter used to call me Grandma Mousie, back when she was much smaller and could not pronouce her R's. I got such a kick out of that! Well look at the drawing my cute and talented friend, Karen Mowery did for me! Take a good look and see if you recognize the quilt on her lap. It is my Williamsburg Medallion!!! Is that not the cutest thing ever?! I LOVE it! Thank you Karen!!! You are amazing!

I have spent some time sewing in the past few days. I am still excited about the pineapple quilt, and so I have been working on that. I haven't sewn the blocks together, as you can probably tell, but I layed them out for a picture. They are so fun to make. They just ease right into my OCD without a problem. I was a bit afraid that there was not enough contrast in the light and darks. What do you think? Should I focus more on adding darker fabrics? Do the blues jump out too much? Should I set it on point? Oh so many decisions. Feel free to express your opinion (as long as you don't expect me to follow it). These are 10 inch blocks. I have a ways to go!

27 comments:

Libby said...

What a darling drawing . . . that Karen is so talented *s*
Those pineapples are looking great - as a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants type, I would just put all my pieces in a bag or bowl and use whatever I pull from it *s*

Harmany Quilting said...

I think your pineapple blocks sing and that they don't need to be put on point because the light strips are creating the on point look. There are also on point squares created in the corners of each block. It all looks fantastic.

Nicola in West Australia

Tracey in CT said...

It looks really nice. I love that blue in there, sprinkled all around it gives a little zing. As far as the darks vs. lights thing, you do have a couple of spots where the more mediumy ones wash out a bit. Personally, I LIKE when that happens, it looks like one of those old fabrics that faded out in a funny way.

~Joan said...

I hate to ask, but is OCD obsessive compulsive disorder? I'll die laughing if it something simple like overtly country decor!!

They look fantastic. I like the way the red centers unify the blocks. The bright blues give it some zing. Coming along just lovely.

Keep up the grerat work!

~Joan

Shelina said...

The drawing is sweet. Your blocks look great to me - the lights are light, and no fabric pops out at me like it doesn't belong.

Karen said...

The mouse drawing is adorable. And your quilt is part of it. How clever.
I like the pineapple blocks. Very scrappy and I think it has enough contrast. It would be more graphic with lighter pieces if that is your goal but, in my opinion, it is fine as it is.

Carin said...

Your mouse is adorable!

I really like your pinapple blocks I think they would look great set on point.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your pineapple blocks are truly stunning.....

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Love the mouse drawing. You should adopt it as a logo! As for the pineapple blocks, they look great to me. It's the OCD...makes you THINK way too much. (But you can't help it...it is a personality thing). I am a seat of the pants person but I understand your issues. You gotta have at least 3 plans (your caucious) before you can do anything. Right? And all your questions...so little time! You are doing a terrific job on the quilt!

Screen Door said...

I'd love to be able to draw like that... That pineapple quilt is going to be simply stunning... Looks like it walked out of a museum. Great job.

Karen said...

Ha, the drawing looks good on your page, Mousie! I was really tickled when I got the idea to put your Williamsburg in the drawing.

Kim said...

Lots of exciting things going on over here, Marcie! I haven't visited for a bit--you've sure been busy! I love those pineapple blocks--that's something I've wanted to do for awhile now. One of these days . . . .

Dawn said...

Oh that drawing is adorable! and I"m loving your pineapple blocks. I like them straight like you have them and think the colors/contrast is wonderful!

Jeanne said...

What a wonderful surprise for you! Karen did a super job in drawing Grandma Mousie quilting her Williamsburg Medallion. I think your pineapple blocks are perfect. They would look great on point, but the colors look fine to me.

Susan said...

Love the drawing. Pineapple blocks are among my favorites. The blues do jump out a little, because of the brighter color of most of them. You could tea dye just those, or the whole blocks they are in. Or you could leave them as is, and it's just fine, too. The thing about scrappy quilts is that they are scrappy! The quilting will tone things down a little, too.

No matter what you do, I like the blocks and they will be great together!

Yvonne said...

Your mouse is so cute! I love the blocks....now you are making me want to make one too. I have the foundation papers in my bookcase. :)

May Kristin said...

Your pineapple-quilt is coming out great! And that little drawing, it's adorable!

julieQ said...

Very cute mousey drawing! Just right for stitchery. No, I think the blues are perfect, and they did not jump out until you mentioned them. Pretty!

Perry said...

So you have your own signature now. Really cute drawing! Your pineapples are going great guns. I don't see any problems with the colors at all. Just have fun, and think of all the scraps you are using up, you are using scraps, right? lol

Lea said...

Ooooh, Marcie, this drawing is SO cute and love that she draw your Medallion quilt on her lap!!!*S*
Gosh, You might want to use this drawing for your quilting labels or something!*S*
Your pinapple blocks are coming along beautifuly.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Grandma Mousie is the BEST! Your pineapples are glorious, just the way they are!

Darcie said...

How cool is that! What talent flows from Karen's fingers!

Sølvi said...

Lovely pinapple blocks

Barb said...

Beautiful Pineapple Blocks, I love them as they are ~ how many do you need to do? The drawing is adorable, must have been fun receiving that! Yep I like the idea of using that drawing as a quilt label!

Christine said...

Love your pineapple blocks and 'miss mousie' is so cute.

Eileen said...

OH, Mousie id great. Love the way the pinapples are turning out. Great scrappy look and the way they go together is perfect. Just do what one of the comments says. Put the scraps in a bag and pull out and sew. Great scrap buster.

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