Saturday, May 24, 2014

Classic Movie Quiz 2

Not only am I a big fan of quilting, but I also love old movies.  There’s nothing I love to do more than cuddle up with a quilt and watch old movies.  A few years ago, I made a fun little movie quiz (found here) to see if you could name the film by looking at the picture.  I thought it would be fun to do another quiz, but a little more difficult.  If you can’t figure out the movie, just scroll your mouse over the picture to get the answer.  Good Luck!

Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn

Paula Prentiss and Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson and Doris Day

Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart

Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball

Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable

William Powell and Myrna Loy

Julie Andrews and James Garner

Rex Harrison and Doris Day

How did you do?  These are all fabulous movies and I highly recommend all of them.  If you haven’t seen one, you should definitely give it a try. 


**Update** I’m curious how you scored.  Leave me a comment to let me know how you did and to suggest a favorite movie for my next classic movie quiz!

**Warning**  **Spoilers!**

I noticed there was no way to view the answers to the quiz using a mobile device, so here are the answers:

1. Desk Set 2. The Trouble with Harry 3. Man’s Favorite Sport 4. Pillow Talk 5. The African Queen 6. The Long Long Trailer 7. How to Marry a Millionaire 8. Shadow of the Thin Man (From the series ‘The Thin Man’) 9. The Americanization of Emily 10. Midnight Lace

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Quick Update

The other day I was trying to find a post on my own blog of one of my quilts.  I had forgotten what the name of it was, so it took me forever to go find the pictures!  I thought there must be a better way.  So, my ‘Finished Quilts’ page now includes small pictures of my quilts, not just links to the post.  Now, it is MUCH easier to navigate through my blog to look at all the quilt pictures. As always, I love your feed back, so let me know what you think!

Meanwhile, here’s a close up of a bright, fun quilt I have never posted about. It’s called Paris BeBe.

Patch Quilt

I’ll have to pull it off my daughter’s bed and take some better pictures of it soon.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Windblown Quilt

Although I should be sewing pioneer dresses for the Pioneer Trek my two daughters, my husband and I are going on  this July, I’m not.  I really just want to be quilting.  It seems the older my kids get, the busier I am and the less time I have to quilt.  And I really want to quilt!  So, I finished my girls Easter skirts (I even made one for myself.) and decided to finish up a quilt I had been working on for the past few months before I moved on to Trek dresses.  I saw a vintage quilt with this pattern and loved it.  I flipped through my handy dandy 501 quilt blocks book and the closest pattern I could find is called ‘Windblown’.  The only difference in the pattern is the outside corners have half square triangles.  So, I’m calling the pattern ‘Windblown’.  If you know it by another name, please let me know.

Windblown quilt with Road 15 fabric

I really love this quilt.  I picked up the solid blue last summer with the idea of making a vintage looking quilt.  I just love the old quilts that used solid colors as the background. The blue in the Sweetwater line “Road 15” matched perfectly, so I used two charm packs to create the half square triangle blocks.  (Also, I was so excited to find that my street address was on this fabric I had to make a quilt from it!)  Each block is a finished 16” so the final quilt size is 64 x 80.

I did learn a very valuable lesson while making this quilt.  I felt so guilty sewing this quilt when I should have been sewing dresses, I hurried through and thought it would be alright to not square up my half square triangles.  I know it was an awful thing to do and I paid the price!  When it came time to square up my 16” blocks, I had to chop off the tips of the triangles to make each block square.   Argh! There was nothing else I could do.  I felt awful.  So don’t look too closely, but this quilt is far from perfect.  On the good side, I was happy to try out a new quilting pattern without too much stress about not liking it and I figure this will be a great cuddle/play quilt.  I don’t know about you, but the better, perfect point, high effort quilts I make are hard for me to let people use.  They are display only.  It’s the practiced on, points cut off, mistakes a plenty quilts that are the good cuddle, tent building, sick child comforting quilts.  I know that I am the only one who will care about it’s lack of perfection.  This quilt will join the pile with the other much loved, movie nights and popcorn quilts.   So I’m happy.  Lesson learned.

Vintage looking blue quilt