Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ribbons and string

I've been thinking about cancer a lot lately, about family and friends that I've lost, family and friends who are fighting as I type. It rears its ugly head in books and movies and news broadcasts without warning and without apology. You've probably noticed my CLICK DAILY link to the Breast Cancer Site on my sidebar. I am vigilant about clicking, vigilant about wearing my Pink Ribbon Pin, vigilant about checking myself in hopes that I will be around to watch my children become senior citizens.

Therefore, I wasn't surprised while rearranging blocks for my Nicklemania quilt yesterday to see that it was taking shape as a ribbon. I like it. I just don't know which arrangement I like better. I don't have all my blocks cut yet, but I think you can see where I was going with these two arrangements. Which do you like better?



While I was sewing, the kids were being "hooligans" here in the house - Jason's word, not mine. They only lasted a few minutes out in the snow - none of us really like the cold - so they created with Legos, put tattoos on their chests, pretended they were spies and even made tin can telephones. They had to talk where they could see each other because otherwise they couldn't coordinate who was supposed to be talking and who was supposed to be listening. No surprise there - these are the two most talk-ingest kids I have ever met!


10 comments:

Cheryl Willis said...

I like the second layout, kinda off center, not as obivous on the ribbon but still symbolic.

I remember can-phones!

Becky said...

I tend to agree with Cheryl. Either one though is beautiful!

Jackie said...

I think I like the second layout best! I just love the picture of the kids looking at one another. I think when we were kids we never could coordinate it either.

Shirleymac said...

Oh, oh... a fly in the ointment. I like the first layout because the ribbon pops out and you can see it. I guess it depends on whether you want subtle or want the eye to see that it's a ribbon pattern right away. Your kids are so cute. I remember making phones with cord and tin cans myself!

cozy quilter said...

Hi
I like the 2nd layout. Are you going to do a complete ribbon on the right side of the quilt or just leave it off centre?
Did you get to talk on the phone with your kids?

Piece by Piece said...

They both look great, however, my vote is going to be for the first one.
Children do not need expensive electronic games, your boys playing with the tin can phones proves that.
Great pictures.
Patricia

quiltfool said...

What a clever idea! I sense a quilt pattern. Ever thought about publishing? Quilt magazine and QNM are both looking for patterns. Maybe you could call on the green bean phone. Lane

dobco said...

I really like the first one best..but they are both great. These snowy days are perfect for quilting. I worked on an Elenor Burns quilt Saturday before I ran out of batting. I want to finish it up but can hardly get out of my driveway to get out to where I can get the batting. Guess it is going to have to wait!

Nancy said...

I'm not reading anyone else's comments until I send mine. I like #1 - seems like it defines the ribbon more. How many designs did you play with before coming up with this one? I like it! How big is that design wall??

I'm guessing you got out this morning. Did you go to the Library? Sounded like not many were there. I met with the realtor and her husband, who will be doing a few fix-ups here later in the week, then it will go on the market Monday! Then I will have to keep it neat ALL the time!!! Yikes - house cleaning has never been one of my favorite things. It will call for a re-ordering of my days for sure.

Char said...

I like the first one the best. There's more color and I like lots of color!