Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Keyholes Quilt


Remember this quilt? Well, it has been sitting on my ironing board now for a few months. The other day, I took the "keyholes" and was amazed how quickly they became these 9 blocks. Today I ironed them. Do you like my new use for leftover garage sale stickers? After I took the picture, I decided to make them all facing the top correctly.

Do you ever get a 'mental sewing block'....you know, where you convince yourself that something is going to be much harder and frustrating than it actually is? I can think of a few times I did this. . .like this, or like this, this, and for some reason I had convinced myself that these blocks wouldn't come together well because you had to partially sew down one seam, then put on another rectangle and so on until you came back to the first and finished sewing it. Now, I ask you....why did I stew about this forever? IT WAS A PIECE OF CAKE! These blocks came together better than another I can think of. So, now you all know that when I set a project aside, it is because I have a mental block.

Onto other family news, we had our last soccer game of the season. Here buddy is stretching. I think there is nothing cuter than 4 year olds stretching.


Can you feel the burn? LOL
This shot is right before buddy scored. He had 5 goals on Saturday, which I thought was pretty sweet. Do you see the yellow practice pinnies? Well, Saturday's game didn't go so well because it was a constant. . .'I don't want to be yellow, I want to be white.' My poor husband had to try to please everyone (most of which needed a nap) while keeping the game going.


I am not sure what he is doing here. . .LOL.

Afterwards, they had pizza, balloons, and trophies. Buddy was thrilled to get his 'first' trophy.

11 comments:

Dawn said...

I loooooove those cute, candid shots of Buddy. Such little & adorable kids contemplating such serious matters....*grin*

And your Keyhole quilt -- yup, I love it! And yes, I am still in that mental game where everything fabric is mentally challenging. You lived up to your challenge, however with such a delicious quilt!

Carol said...

Cute as can be...brings back wonderful memories of when Josh played soccer and a little guy. What fun times. Great quilt!

Heather Peterson said...

Thanks for posting on your Keyholes quilt. I'm glad it went better than you thought! My mother-in-law has renamed in the kleenix box quilt. I wish she had come up with that before I published the pattern!

Carol said...

Your keyhole quilt is pretty cute.

Jackie said...

Your keyhole quilt is gorgeous! I totally understand hitting that "block". But you got through it. The pictures of Buddy are just adorable. I love seeing the little ones happy and playing. Congrats on the trophy!

PunkiePie said...

Your quilt top is quite awesome. I really dig it. And Buddy playing soccer... too cute! My cousin's husband is a soccer coach and I want to sign Amelia up for one of his summer camps but he's not doing anything in our area. Maybe next summer. Congrats on Buddy's trophy too!

Sheri Howard said...

I love that key hole quilt...and the boy is cute too!

Thimbleanna said...

I get the biggest kick out of your Buddy stories -- he's just adorable. Those stretching pictures are too cute. Love the quilt top too!

Cheryl said...

I had to laugh at your post, because that's why my Scrappy Stars set in the closet for 4 years. I just knew that border would not go together right. Love the phots of Buddy, and 5 goals that is wonderful. A proud day for him and lots of fun.

Cheryl said...

PS - forgot... love your quilt!!

elizabeth scott said...

love this 'keyholes' quilt. its gorgeous!