Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Mystery Revealed

Well, I guess it was pretty obvious it was a quilt in the making, but the surprise is, that is will be a gift for my cousin's youngest child's 21st. When he was born, I made my first quilt for his cot, so I thought it was only fitting that I made him another, to mark the milestone of both his age, and my quilting career!
My cousin told me his room was black, red and grey . . . at least that is what I thought she said!!! I have made the quilt top and pieced the back. Now all there is to do is sandwich them together. I have a few weeks, as the birthday is not until the end of April. I hope he'll like it.
Have I ever mentioned that I am not very good at house work??? Or cleaning??? Or cooking???I opened my pototo cupboard the other day and look what came out to greet me. I thought it was worthy of a photo.
And finally some goodness from Tracey in the post when I arrived home late from a school meeting tonight. A very welcome surprise indeed. Thanks Tracey!

25 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

So glad to see the mystery revealed! That quilt is gorgeous! I hope your cousin's son loves it.

Those potatoes are really good - shame you can't plant them really!

Lucy x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Hey you SmartyPants! You did the swap link badge thingy! Hooray!!!!

trashalou said...

Beautiful quilt and all but that is a very rare and unusual specimen you found in your cupboard! They are incredibly rare at my house too (or not!) and created great fun when I chased the children around the house with ot last weekend! tee hee :-)

Needled Mom said...

That will be such a welcomed gift for your cousin's son. It turned out really nice. The colors will be perfect.

Thanks for the tutorial on the threader. I am going to have to try one of them.

Working Mom Knits said...

Beautiful quilt!

Though, I think I'll give the spuds a pass, thanks all the same.

Looking forward to "getting to know you" via LLP's swap : )

Leanne said...

Lovely quilt - I thought you were getting those potatoes ready to plant in your garden LOL.

Jenny said...

Happy 21st to you too-I wonder how many quilts you have made during that time?? i like the idea that you made his cot quilt too-his present is gorgeous. And I thought I was the only one to have potatoes like that!!Yours are an artwork it itself. They will go well with the Pamela Allen book about potatoes!!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

A beautiful quilt Annie. I'm sure he will love it. I suppose he hasn't been using his cot quilt all this time.....

Now is it far to say you and your family haven't had potatoes for a while? I have my potatoes in the fridge so they don't do this.....

Cathy said...

beautiful quilt Annie - that will be so special for him - such a lovely gift. I like how you have done the back of the quilt.

As for the potatoes, I don't think mine have ever been that bad, I have plenty of penicillan experiments in my fridge though!!!LOL!

Anonymous said...

that surprise quilt is spectacular and perfect in color, being the mother of the said 21 yr old i know its just beautiful and yes very fitting as he still has a soft spot for that first blue quilt which only recently left the couch where he lived for many a tv session...suspect he and girlfriend will enjoy new one lucky man

picciolo said...

hehehe those potatoes made me laugh! Your quilt is absolutley gorgeous, I'm sure he will love it
: )

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful quilt...we normally don't have too many problems with our potatoes.

Muddling Through said...

Okay, you win in both the quilting and the potato sprouting contest!

Seriously, the quilt will be beautiful and I am sure he will love it.

~Elaine~

Jodie said...

Whilst the quilt is amazing , it is hard to beat those potato triffids.

Jelly Wares said...

That quilt is gorgeous!!! My-o-my those potatoes are out of control.. LOL!!! Maybe you could plant them in the garden??

Jodie ;)

Blossom said...

Thank you for your very sweet comment on my blog. My Goodness...I've just watched 'Jamie At Home' (Jamie Oliver) on tv and his show tonight was all about potatoes. He had potatoes that looked exactly like yours (shoots and all) that he planted in the ground and grew his own lovely little potatoes. Perhaps you could give it a try with your bag full of spuds!!! And don't feel bad...I think we've all found weird and wonderful 'science experiments' in our pantry or fridge at some stage!!!

Stina said...

Good to hear that there are more like me out there...;D
On long distance...thoose potato pictures looks kind of artistic...don´t you think...*LOL*

Rae said...

Great quilt! And fantastic potatoes! Quilting should always come before cleaning.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

tHi, my DH digs those kinds of spuds out of my pantry quite often on chip night ...and I transplant them into the garden, no problem!
Love the quilt, pleased you got the parcel, Tracey

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Oops,wondered where the verification letters went...to the start of that comment! Tracey

Annie said...

Thanks for all the reassuring comments about my diddly dee potatoes. I have organised some tyers from Mr Flowergarden's factory and am going to have a go planting them in there.

zoesquid said...

A gourgeous quilt and great potatoes!

nicolette said...

Love the quilt and the colours you used!
We need our hands to quilt, not to clean!
If I had to plant everything that had sprouted in my kitchen, I would need a huge piece of land!

Mary said...

great quilt - ref your potatoes, mine don't usually get as bad as that, but AFTER I'd eaten and enjoyed a spoonful of raspberry jam (preserve) at lunchtime today I noticed the mould inside the jar - yuk!! I hope it was penicillan

Cooking My Life said...

Yikes...the attack of the alien potatoes. Right. Bury them, but be warned...they will multiply and create more of their kind.