But I did remember to measure Anders' Queen platform bed so I could tinker around with resizing his Moda Modern Building Blocks sampler quilt:
|Beware the Ishmaelites, Moda Modern Building Blocks Resized to 94 x 104|
|Original 84 x 96 Moda Modern Quilt Blocks Quilt As Shown at Quilt Market in 2014|
|Wallpaper in Anders' Bathroom, Colors Matched to New Quilt|
|First and Only Block Completed, 30 inches square|
Oh, and why am I calling this one Beware the Ishmaelites, you may ask? Years ago, when my boys were MUCH younger, they were in a vacation Bible school play about Joseph -- the Joseph who is the favorite younger son, and his mother makes him an amazing coat of many colors, and his older brothers are jealous so they sell him into slavery to the Ishmaelites and tell their parents that Joseph was mauled by a wild animal. In the play, my oldest son Lars played the part of Joseph and my younger son Anders was the brother who sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites! But in real life Anders is the younger brother, and as you can see, his quilt has MANY more colors than his older brother's quilt does... Also, Anders' old quilt, the one that I made for him when he was three years old and had a frog infatuation, was called Anders' Froggy Quilt of Many Colors:
|Anders' Froggy Quilt of Many Colors, 2006|
And so, the Moda Modern Building Blocks sampler becomes Beware the Ishmaelites in this version, for my no-longer-little
What a week you have had! All the drama, the get away and now the piles of laundry. It’s good that hubby has a 90% good review with the doctors. Hopefully that 10% is an area he will improve or at a minimum work with to cause little lifestyle issues. I love the story of the two quilts, froggy being loved and your dedication to getting it done. Then the Moda quilt you have planned. It all works together as a story for Anders.
Aside from scaring your husband, did the falling fan damage the floor or anything? With my luck it would have taken a chunk out of the counter, dug a hole in the floor and thrown debris into the next room which would have hit the TV and shattered it as well as put a big hole in the wall. Bad enough having to replace the dishwasher now you get to replace the fan and soothe hubby’s nerves. I’m glad he was only a witness to the damage.
Please, have a dull and boring week! You need the rest.
Oh boy has it ever been a full week for you! Yikes!
It's so nice that you could sneak away to the beach with all of that going on.
Good to hear that Bernie's test was pretty good. (Beware of ceiling fans)
I like the new resized quilt for Anders and the block that is done. That quilt should be a very fun one to make. You won't get bored with all the various blocks in the many colors.
Wow is when it rains it pours at your place! Hope you and Your Guy are well on your way to having all the repairs at least planned, if not in progress. Love both of Ander's quilts. I'm not sure there is too bright and bold when they are little. I let mine pick the colors for one of her quilts when she was about 8, which turned out to include two shades of bright pink, bright orange and electric green. She still treasures that eye-searing quilt. Good luck with Ander's quilt.
What a sweet story!! I guess you should be glad your son didn't get sold!! Love the mash up of colors and prints in froggy!
I sure hope this week is much calmer for you! I love your story of how this new quilt was named. Your color choices really pop... much more than the original. It's so fun looking back at our early quilting days and seeing what we have learned along the way.
Joseph's story in the Bible is my favorite! The word "Ishmaelites" is what sparked my interest to read this post just as much as the beautiful quilt. I recently attended a church youth conference where I was a "ma" with my husband the "pa" of a family of youth from our community, and we were the city of Ishmael.
I actually LOVE Ander's froggy quilt. Too many colors? I think NOT!!!
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