Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Off The Wall

A design wall is a really nice thing if you can reach the top of it without getting on a ladder. The top of a ladder is not a friendly place to be if you're just a little bit tipsy from the delightful alcoholic beverage you drank when your son took you out to dinner earlier in the evening.**

But I digress.

I gathered the components of The Brown Fox and lay them out on the rug in the living room. I almost think this quilt is one that would have benefited from a good design plan a the outset.

Oh well!

Here is a layout without any of the extras.
But I think it looks too naked. I think it needs some kooky zing.
The layout is by no means final. Sorry the photos are a bit overexposed. You can click them to enlarge.


**(Yes, he did! A plan for a quick dinner at the local sushi place turned into an exquisite dinner when I remarked, driving by, that "Z" was a restaurant I wanted to try, but it was very expensive. As always happens in these magical moments, an empty parking space appeared. "How expensive?" my son asked, as he pulled in. "Very," I replied.

I had the Lobster and Mushroom Risotto, he ordered the Top Sirloin. My drink was vodka and cranberries, the dessert, Lemon Mousse, was to-die-for, and my son, bless him, paid the bill.)

20 comments:

luv2quilt2 said...

The quilt is coming along so nicely. It's going to be great when it's done. Aren't sons wonderful? (Daughters too!!)

Teresa said...

This is so awesome...I really like your design process!

Everything about this quilt speaks to me...I need to try some of Tonya's letters...and your fox, dog, bird and flowers are fantastic.

Congrats on the splendid evening out!

Joyce said...

The flowers etc really liven it up. IT's looking great.
You have one special son there. Aren't grown up children just the best friends ever!

Anita in Florida said...

I am so enjoying the process of your quilt...it is coming along so beautifully...and what a nice son you have...very special!

Trish said...

Lynne,

I would expect no less of Mr Karate. He's a great and thoughful son because of his wonderful Mom that taught him to be so. LOVE the quilt, Can't wait to see it finished.

Trish

Angel and Kirby said...

The quilt is coming along very well. You have a good son!

Quiltdivajulie said...

The kooky zing makes this quilt SING! Really like the bird positioned at the end of 'quick' ...

Have fun playing with your filler items - the flowers are awesome!

You're definitely moving in the right direction with this one.

Deborah said...

Sons are wonderful, lobster and mushroom risotto also wonderful...the quilt? Will it be ready for my birthday? It's a charming masterpiece.

Susan said...

This is wonderful, love all the colors you're using and the fox- he's spectacular! I like the addition of the flowers and that bird is sweet.

What a lovely evening, too! How nice of your son to treat you to a special, spontaneous dinner like that.

Megan said...

I checked out the restaurant's website Lynne. Me? I would have skipped the mains and headed straight for the dessert menu. Everything on it sounded wonderful!

Megan
Sydney, Australia

3anklebiters said...

love the quilt. the fox is fabulous (fab-oooo as my 5YO daughter would say). i can't wait for my son to grown up and spoil me.

LabMom said...

I think it looks phenomenal!

Marj said...

I didn't think you could top your last word quilt, but this one is turning into a real beauty! I love how you design as you sew.And the colors just sing.

Mary Lou Weidman said...

That is so pretty! Everything about it makes you smile

The Selvage Fairy said...

I almost expected to see the little bird standing on the lazy dog's back. Very cute in any case.

Millie said...

Thank you all so much! What started as a lark is turning out to be pretty cool.

SF, yes I thought the bird was going to stand on the dog's back too, but the quilt wanted her someplace else.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

wonderful. been so fun to see this one grow.

ROZ said...

coming along great!

Jean said...

This is so awesome!

Pierro said...

amazing!! mom has much more to learn before she ever gets to this point.

Aren't grown up children the best?
Especially when they live close by.
We can't imagine being so far from them anytime

The quilt is super attractive, wonderful colors and everything!
Mom just started to learn how to sew stuff together like this.

bonks