Wednesday, October 20, 2010

big zig




i made a quilt. it is denyse schmidt's big zig. i didn't use her pattern, but i used measurements from here. for the rest i relied on the sage advice of my sister sarah. i fell in love with a quilt she made recently (it is really amazing. don't compare it to mine ok.) and was thisclose to making it when she told me about big zig, which i thought was more appropriately masculine for milo. it's his quilt. he has yet to own a bed, but that's irrelevant.

anyway, it was wonderful and painful to make. a lot like childbirth really. the naive excitement, the planning, the pain, oh the pain, the frustration, the wondering why you did this, the completion and seeing its imperfectness and adoring it anyway, and then the craving for cafe rio.

24 comments:

communikate. said...

you rock.

this quilt and the colors rock my heart.

i want to climb through this computer and enjoy cafe rio with you and all the other lucky ducks enjoying it in utah.

kate said...

!!! He will love it forever. Good job. And thanks for putting Cafe Rio into my head. Will probably go get some in about 12 minutes.

hanner said...

ohhh i love it! those colors! when you said "big zig" it reminded me a little bit of the "ziggy piggy" scene from bill and ted's excellent adventure.

yours truly said...

That's so neat! I love it, and what a great treasure for your son to always have. I have to be honest as I was reading it I was okay... okay... okay... OKAY, now you're really speaking my language, CAFE RIO, I would die for right now. Aahhh.

Neil and Diana said...

Beautiful!!

Sarah said...

Oh abby, it is fantastic! I really love it! And I love that you embroidered it. What a great personal touch!

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? You made this? You never said a word, you sly dog!
I think it is quite fabulous, and I'm very impressed. My goodness. I'm basically speechless. AG

Susan said...

seriously, its soo amazing.

Veronica said...

that is so awesome. quilts are hard. good job!

robin said...

ooh i love denyse schmidt quilts and fabrics!

good job! you're like a real mom and stuff...

Reba said...

Wow!

rubi said...

oh i love it!

i also love the comparisons you make, childbirth and quilts...bisons and facebook. amazing.

Emily said...

You're the coolest.

Kera said...

it's awesome. good job. i want tomatillos.

Jenn Kirk said...

You are so crafty, can you teach the rest of us? And I finally get the Cafe Rio craze...one plopped down in my neck of the woods just a couple months ago. It's like Mormon night every day of the week in there.

Lissybug said...

I love it. I bet Milo does too. Your sister's quilt was nice,too. :)

Becky Filhart said...

love it. seriously. do you want to have another girl sewing day where i sit there and you and beth do all the work? typical. i could use a quilt like this. let's do it.

mh. lovely by me said...

i just spent a much needed while updating myself on this here blog and wowsa i love your style, i love your humor, and your children are so beautiful. i'll remember to not stay away too long next time.

kayleen said...

Pooh. Love the double top stitch. I vowed never to make another quilt again, but now I might have to.

kate lines said...

abby. amazing.

my mudda' calls me jack said...

good job abby. quilts are intimidating to me. i'm super impressed!

Jake and Jenna said...

well it's official: i am jealous of your homemaking skills. i'm about to make a cat-ear headband for goldie and i'm sweating it. pathetic. are you guys back in utah? i think we should be friends. let me know-- email me or something. lunch?

why is gray so amazing?

Jennifer said...

Hi Abby, I'm stalking you again. I just have to tell you that this little analogy between making a quilt and childbirth made me laugh out loud. Perfect! I am a non-sewer who always looks at Sarah's quilts with envy, so it was fun to see yours--it turned out beautifully! I really enjoy your blog, and someday, in the next decade maybe, I'm going to make a quilt, dang it. You heard it here.

Becky said...

Congratulations on your first quilt!!
You're dead on in the childbirth analogy. I'm laughing at your Cafe Rio comment!

(and a small but sincere p.s. to say sorry I spelled your name wrong in my last comment. My bad.)