Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Basting Table


Oops, I mean new ping pong table. Ryan and I wandered past a garage sale on Thursday and they had a ping pong table for sale. The kids had really enjoyed playing with one at the 4th of July party, so we picked up this table with delivery included. (The teenage boys carried it around the corner to our garage.) It will live in the toy room, but we have it in the formal living room until after Ryan's birthday party tomorrow. Kurt has always wanted to use this room for a pool table, but I feel strongly about having that NOT be the first thing people see when they walk in the front door. I've already got a few quilts pulled out and ready to baste on that huge flat surface. Maybe I can get to those tonight after the kids are in bed. It will be nice not to have to crawl around on the floor quite so much.
I've been working away on the Sister's Choice quilt for Mom. Everyone seemed to agree that they liked the green sashing strips best. Everyone except Mom of course. She really likes the yellow, so yellow it is. She wants the quilt to be 9 feet by 9 feet, which is 81 blocks. I might make it 8 by 8 and use the same flying geese border from Old Hurricane Road. Mom commented that she really liked that quilt. I think I am about halfway done with the piecing, although it is hard to tell, because I've got blocks in various stages of construction.
Kurt volunteered to take Sydney to camp yesterday morning so that I could stay up and sew into the wee hours of the morning. I pulled out the overflowing scrap basket and several stacks of recently acquired fabric, and ironed and cut and organized for hours on end. I've been pulling from the 2.5 inch bin a lot recently, so the 2 inch bin is heaping. I'll see if I can pull my next project from there. Maybe another Scrappy Irish Chain? The last one went to charity and I kind of miss it.
Summer vacation is going great. I think it will be very calm for a while after Ryan's party tomorrow. Everyone has finished their camps, so there will be less running around for the next couple of weeks. I need to start thinking about getting ready for school next year, vacation is more than half over already! I've gotten a lot done on the house though, so I guess that is a good thing.

6 comments:

Dr. Quiltmom said...

Lucky you. My Boys have been putting in their request for a ping pong table. Now that I see how it can benefit me too I may put more effort into it. I love your mom's quilt. Yellow will be good too.

Cornfield Quilter said...

Wow, what a great table for pinning and basting, and all kinds of other fun stuff! I have a cutting table about 1/3 that size and it is still too small! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. The name of my quilt is "Faceted Jewels" by Glad Creations, Inc. I have a couple more patterns of theirs I want to do also. They are great scrap user uppers!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Wise choice to listen to your mother :0) Afterall, she is the one who will be "living" with it for the next set of years.

What a FUN garage sale find! Good luck being able to use it for basting---I have a feeling it'll be more available once the novelty of it wears off.

Boy, am I GLAD you haven't posted a lot over the weekend! I figured I'd have post after post to read up on since i have been out of town since Thursday!

I too have been sorting, cutting, ironing, etc... trying to get some order again. SO many scraps!!!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Wise choice to listen to your mother :0) Afterall, she is the one who will be "living" with it for the next set of years.

What a FUN garage sale find! Good luck being able to use it for basting---I have a feeling it'll be more available once the novelty of it wears off.

Boy, am I GLAD you haven't posted a lot over the weekend! I figured I'd have post after post to read up on since i have been out of town since Thursday!

I too have been sorting, cutting, ironing, etc... trying to get some order again. SO many scraps!!!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

OOPS! Got click happy....

Susan Freebery said...

LOVE the ping pong table! What a marvelous idea. Everyone needs a big surface like that! Enjoy!