Thursday, June 9, 2011

Distractions

We've been having our roof on the house replaced this week, I find it difficult to concentrate with all the noise going on over head. It's very distracting to try and do anything, sounds like they are coming through the roof. The cats don't know what to do except curl up and hope the noise will stop.  The roof should be all finished up today......yippee..... I've had enough already, make it stop.

I went sewing at a friends and got most of the blocks for this table topper finished and when it was quiet in the evening I got it all pieced. It's going to be for the patio table. I did the split 9-patch blocks with 3 fabrics, the binding will be the lipstick red......my favourite red fabric.

The Mary Engelbreit fabric is so cheerful for a summer table setting. I didn't plan this project or figure out how much fabric I needed, just started cutting and hoped for the best, I had exactly the right amount of the yellow for the blocks and not one extra piece to spare.....whew.


Happy Quilting, Wendy

29 comments:

Darlene said...

Wendy, I love it! The yellow print is perfect.

Doniene said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!! Love Mary Engelbreit!!

Blessings

Candace said...

Cute, cute, Wendy - perfect for summer! I would love to make one, but our table has an umbrella in the middle! Soon you'll be enjoying it in the warm sunshine!
Cheers!

Cathy said...

Love your table topper. Hugs

Sheila said...

It is lovely Wendy, a nice summery print that will look great on your table .

Rhonda said...

very pretty! love it with just the three colors.

Sharon said...

Perfect for a summer table topper quilt! Fortunately the roofers came to our house while I was at work, but today they are working next door. I'm sure that is not as noisey as being inside the house and hearing them on the roof...hope you are getting some peace and quiet soon.

Quilter Kathy said...

Adorable! That is my favorite way of sewing/playing ...just figuring it out as you go along and going with the flow!

Needled Mom said...

Very sweet. Love the colors!!!

Stray Stitches said...

What a wonderful table topper! So bright and cheery and perfect for summer. I hope your roof is finished and you have the peace and quiet to do your sewing.

Libby said...

Proof that the unplanned projects are often the best *S*

Carol said...

Very cute! Love the yellow and red!

Carole said...

Cute project! Yellow is so cheerful! Glad you were able to get away from the noise! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Cute table-topper. And kitty, too!

Carol said...

That was lucky that you had just enough yellow fabric. I love that ME fabric. It is very summery, your cat seems to like it too.

Karen said...

We have been through the roof thing and is does get to you with all the pounding noise.

QBG said...

Love the Red/Yellow color combination on your project. So cheerful. Good choice!

Cheryl said...

Very summery! Hope the pounding is over soon.

Lori said...

The color and print is great and it will be perfect for summer!!

Piecefulafternoon said...

I know what you mean about the noise. The roofers came to our house on the day that I had 10 sewing friends over for a sew-in - what a day - but we did have a lot of fun - and sometimes out-noised the builders.

Love the table topper - I need to think of something for our new deck - which should be finished today.

Kathie said...

LOVE that yellow fabric just so happy!
I hated when we replaced our roof a few years ago
I know what your saying!
I will never stay home again during that if I ever have to replace another roof!
Kathie

Wendy ~ Quilts by the Sea said...

love the red also, what a cute tablerunner it will be.
Wendy

beth said...

This is so cheery! perfect for a summer meal!

Brooke said...

We had our roof replaced this year too. I found myself working (and thinking) in rhythm with the hammering. It was crazy!!! The good news is, now all my tupperware is back in my kitchen where it belongs, and is no longer in the attic catching leaks! Ha!

I dearly love yellow, so I think this latest topper is super sweet. Crisp and fresh looking for summer!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Love the table topper...and the kitty! My kitties love to help out with my sewing projects, too.

Penelope Dingee said...

Yes, the noise and the mess that come with roof repairs can definitely be very frustrating. But it’s definitely worth it if it means that the roofers are doing the best that they can. A strong and sturdy roof is your first line of defense against the elements, after all.

~ Penelope ~

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Karen Burgess said...

Aww, your poor kitties! I know what that’s like! I’ve been having repairs done to my roof this past week, and the noise has been driving my pet dogs crazy! I know it’ll all be worth it in the end though, since I’ll have a stronger roof to protect them after it’s all said and done.

-- Karen Burgess

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