Sunday, August 1, 2010

What is black and white and red all over?


A zebra with a sunburn lol.  I remember hearing that joke so many times over the years. I was trying to come up with a name for my daughter's quilt and that's the only thing that kept popping in my head. So, let me introduce you to "Zebra With A Sunburn"




This is May's Schnibble McGuffey that I made for my daughter Mandy (19). Mandy and I had to go out to JoAnn's twice to get enough backing fabric. 


We started with the black and bought all that JoAnn's had in the store. Of course it wasn't enough. When we went back we found the red and bought a bunch of it. If you enlarge the picture you will see that there are skulls all over both fabrics. They have a bandanna feel to them.

 

On our first trip fabric shopping we bought this black fabric with grey swirls for the binding. I was going to go scrappy but Mandy wanted the black to calm the quilt and give it a frame. Mandy also requested straight line quilting. I don't think she really likes  free motion quilting. I guess since it is her quilt I should let her have what she wants lol. Can't let it happen too often though. She actually planned this quilt from the very beginning. She chose the pattern and then we went through my stash to find the right fabric. Nothing with flowers. We also ended up buying a handful of fat quarters.The only decision I got to make was to use red thread for the quilting. When Mandy gets an idea in her head she is very stubborn about it. You can't change her mind at all. I know that is a good thing but there were some difficult times as she was growing up. 







As she was walking in the house she let the wind blow the quilt behind her. She lost the breeze when she got too close to the house. She decided to back up and try to catch the wind again.



The only problem with that idea was that the quilt got under her feet and when she backed up she landed on her butt. I was so happy that I caught this picture. I usually miss out on the good shots.




My little girl is all grown up now. She leaves for the Army in just a couple weeks (August 17th). I'm going to miss my buddy.
 

12 comments:

Tangos Treasures said...

Very cool!! I like the skulls!

Jackie said...

It's a beautiful quilt! I love that she had definite ideas about what she wanted.

Jackie said...

A beautiful quilt!! You are going to miss her I am sure!

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

LOVE it!!!!
Red and black are my favorite colors of all time! So awesome.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

love your joke, great name for that quilt as well.....oh my, I know you'll miss her. But, I can fill her shoes (or try) if you'll make me a quilt like that. haha

Mary said...

Beautiful. I love black/white/red together in a quilt.

Barb said...

Love the quilt....yep, you are gonna miss that girl....

carmel said...

you are like a quilting machine!
another quilt and then another one done!
the quilt is beautiful!
and happy birthday to your husbend
and congrats on winnig 2 giveaways today! thats so great!!!

sewmeow said...

love it! I can't imagine my daughter leaving for the Army; for sure..that's gonna be difficult for you and her.

sewmeow said...

Congratulations on the GO win from Pat's giveaway! Oh...aren't you excited? Which dies are you choosing?? Make sure you sign up for Sew Cal Gal's bloggers group of AccuQuilt cutter owners: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2010/06/looking-for-bloggers-that-have.html

QuiltSue said...

A great quilt for what is obviously a great girl with loads of character. Isn't it scarey how fast they grow up though?

Katie :o) said...

LOVE IT!!! Aren't sassy kids the greatest? Even when that stubborn streak gets annoying (read that, "even when they don't agree with me....") I love that they are independant enough to be totally individual! Your daughter sounds like a hoot!