Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Tuxie Tuesday Tattle-Tale Tease

OK, Here's a picture of your favorite Tuxie girl, tattling on the final stages of the SSP. Yes, I am lying on It. You can see a corner.

Mom has finished tying ten gazillion squilllion knots, and now the quilt is ready for the final step, which Mom will do later tonight. Mom had a self-imposed deadline of June 30th for this project, and she will only be off by one day. (Of course, the house hasn't been cleaned in I dunno how long but...)

So now the SSP, or rather the -Quilt- is off the floor, and on the table. Here is a picture;
You really didn't think you were going to get a picture of the quilt itself, now did you? C'mon, you should all know by now how tricksy Mom can be. This is a picture of the back of the quilt, with Mom's signature sewn in.
Isn't this fabric pretty? It's like a kaleidoscope of peacocks, butterflies, hearts and flowers. You can click the picture to biggify.

Mom will say this. When she knew she was going to be --------- -- --------, and would be making a quilt for Sprout, she started ordering fabric. She got lots of pretty things with flowers and ribbons and girly stuff. Except for this fabric, which was always going to be the backing of the quilt, (and which she had to order an additional 3 yards), Mom couldn't use ANY of the other stuff she bought.

See, she got a little idea, that grew and grew. It pestered her, and nagged her, until finally she surrendered. She knew she couldn't make the cute little baby quilt she had originally planned. She had to go with this new idea.

Instead of taking a week, this quilt took three months. Trust me, when you see it on July 26, you are all gonna faint. I don't know if Monty's jar of smelling salts is gonna be big enough.

16 comments:

Camie's Kitties said...

The backing fabric is beautiful. We can't wait to see the finished quilt. We love the one your mom made of the two of you for Monty. You have a pretty special mom, Milly.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

We can't wait to see the quilt, Millie! :) That backing fabric is very pretty! :) Your mom is so talented, Millie. :) Although, since it's Canada Day, we think she should make a special Canada quilt! :)

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Oh, we can't wait to see the finished quilt. The fabric we do see is beautiful. Your Mommy is so talented!

Team Tabby said...

Wow, Millie, your mom, has been super busy creating something that is very special. We are also anxious to see the finished quilt. You must be proud of her, she makes such lovely quilts.


Mindy & Moe

Monty Q. Kat said...

I know what the -----'s mean!

Christina said...

The backing is so unique and pretty. Perhaps it should be reversible? Can't wait to see pictures of the finished project.

Tybalt said...

Oh, I cannot WAIT to see the final results of the SSP!!!!!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Wow, it's so beautiful from the back, we can't wait to see the front! It's so mysterious and exciting!

Kelly Cat said...

Wow, that's a lot of work right there already. Good for you for taking on a big project and seeing it through.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we dunno what the ------'s mean and we really really really wanna know!

Lux said...

I can't wait to see!

Forty Paws said...

On July 26th? That's forever and a day!

Luf, Us

Derby said...

I think your mum had to finish it by the end of June so she could sit and watch tennis!

Samantha & Mr. Tigger said...

Oh my goodness, that is going to be a cool quilt and we can hardly wait to see the finished project!
Your FL furiends,

Millie said...

Derby, you are one smart ManCat! You are right on the money!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Omigosh, now we is all acited...oooooh we don't think we can wait all dem days to see it!