Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy cars!

Hi all,

My “Happy Cars” quilt is off to give some little boy a much needed quilty hug, as Christine so nicely put it!

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I made the quilt top a while ago, it just needed the right opportunity to be finished and set free.

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The cute little cars are screenprinted by my SIL Debbie from Jump Creations.  The border fabric and the green and blue fabric on the back are also hand-dyed by Debbie too.

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I really love the look of a pieced back!

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My favourite colour for the car is the black one, but they look so cute all together!

Unfortunately, I cannot say that my real car is happy anymore. I crashed it this morning taking TP to school. He never got to school, we never even got out onto the road. That is the worst part, and maybe the best part, it happened in our driveway…..anyway TP and I are not hurt physically, maybe a little shook up though. But the smash repair guy thinks the car will be written off because it will cost more to fix than the car is worth. I could kick myself, where is Michael J. Fox and his time machine when I need him!

So that is what has been happening here today….the good, the bad and the ugly!

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10 comments:

SandyN said...

Jess, you are going to make a little boy "VERY" happy.....

Sorry to hear about your accident... glad that you are both ok.

Sandyn

Christine said...

I am very sorry to hear that, but am glad you are both ok.
Cars, they are a necessary evil aren't they?

Hope it all works out ok
sending you a quilting hug too
Christine

Oops-Lah said...

Oh no, you poor thing. So glad to hear that you are both OK though. But I do understand that you are a bit "rattled", but it could have been so much worst. I love your "happy car" quilt. I'm sure a little boy is going to be very happy. I'm still working on my "Queensland" quilt. I hope to finish it soon. I have had guest again for the last 2 weeks, so I haven't been able to do much. Hugs Vreni x

Melissa said...

Wow, your sister is really talented! I love your pieced back, too. I am glad that is becoming more popular, though solid backings are nice, too. Too bad about your car, but good thing everyone is OK.

barcord said...

Glad you and your little boy are ok. A car accident can be very scary. Your happy car quilt is gorgeous. Some little boy will be very happy.

Narelle said...

Sorry to hear of your car accident but very glad no one was seriously hurt.
Your happy car quilt is lovely and I like the pieced back with the car strip.

Brenda said...

Sorry to see your day started out so disasterous!

Thanks for your lovely comment. I found the fabric here http://www.hawthornethreads.com/search/do_search

Elyte said...

Fabulous quilt Jess but not so good about your car. Thankfully no-one was hurt. The rest will sort itself out. Don't be too hard on yourself.

Amelia said...

Oh no, sorry about the accident! I'm glad to hear no-one was hurt.
I love the quilt though :)

Karen 'n Chris said...

I'm catching up with all the posts and dang you seem to have caught my complaint - lol.
It will all be alright in the end. You have to have faith in the good stuff.
Hugs to you and TP.
Regards
Karen
p.s. quilt is really cute. It is going to be loved by whom ever receives it.