Sunday, February 5, 2012

What I did instead

This probably makes me sound un-American, but I could care less about the SuperBowl.  The only reason I know who is playing is because my sons keep me informed.  I have no idea how they know what is going on since no one watches football in our house.  So my Sunday wasn't spent eating pizza and wings, drinking beer, and yelling at a TV screen.  Here's what I did instead:

I snipped and snipped and snipped the seam allowances on my Half Pipe Dreams denim rag quilt.  I managed to finish just in time to leave the house, SOLO, to go watch THE HELP at the University (we have a theater that shows free movies - oh yeah!).  I'm actually glad I went alone because I cried the entire time, from start to finish.  I know it is just a story, but oh, the things we did to each other back in the day, and the things that we do to each other still.  It breaks my heart.  But I loved the movie.  I loved how it was very true to the book, and I loved how colorful it was.

Then, I took the quilt to the laundromat to wash it in someone else's machine.  I really wasn't interested in having all those strings gum up my machine.  That's probably wrong of me, isn't it?  While the quilt was washing, I treated myself to a coffeehouse coffee and browsed at Goodwill.  While the quilt was drying, I read some of the latest Someday Quilts Mysteries, The Devil's Puzzle by Clare O'Donohue.  This is my favorite of the four books in the series so far.

When the quilt was finished drying, I brought it home and reluctantly turned it back over to my son, its rightful owner.  I LOVE IT and wanted to snuggle up under it myself!  I'm so glad I have lots of denim left because I definitely want to make another.  I'm super impressed that I started and finished a quilt in just a week and a half - that's very unlike me with my Quilters Attention Deficit Disorder. 

Here it is, all ragged up!  It is too small for my queen bed, but it is perfect for his twin-sized top bunk.  I love it when an idea comes together just the way I imagined it.


Rachel said...

Super Bowl? What? haha - I'm not interested in it either. My husband is watching it; I'm upstairs sewing and watching Downton Abbey on the computer.

Love your denim quilt. I was collecting denim and flannel (most stolen/salvaged from my grade 7 students when I taught sewing years ago) to make a raggy quilt. I still haven't put it together...

Glad to hear you had some solo time, even if some of it was spent in a laundromat ;)

The Cozy Quilter said...

I Sewed instead of watching football too!

Julie Fukuda said...

The game is over in a few hours but the quilt will last a LONG time and be much loved.(Long after anyone remembers who played whom or who won) Hooray for laundramats!

Janet said...

Beautious! I saw Madonna's halftime show (was that the Superbowl?) and it wasn't anything to lament missing. Your time was well spent!

quiltfool said...

Wonderful finish Erin. I need to make a couple more, too. I certainly have plenty of denim for it. Lane

Shay said...

I didn’t watch the superbowl either...he he

I cried my way through that whole book and Im not sure I could watch the movie. The book was brilliant.
When I do rag quilts I always take them to Laundromat. I dont want strings in my pipes. (Commercial laundries have bigger outlets for the water so it’s all good )

Love the end product . It’s terrific. Rag quilts are just so snuggly.