Sunday, August 12, 2012

I aint talking you can't make me talk

Today's post brought to you by Richard

I went shopping today and spent a little over $200 bucks buying materials for 2 projects (both competitions)  I have talked about one of them already the Dresden completion at SLMQG and also this one here.

I only today decided what I am going to do for the Men Quilts today.  I have a hundred things in the works that I would LOVE to submit for this contest but it has one rule that I have to say SUCKS.  I cant talk about it.

Each entry must be a BRAND NEW piece never published or blogged about..
You cannot blog about the creation or discuss it in any forums you may belong to.  Mums the word in all entirety this year!  If you get caught abusing this very important rule, you will be disqualified.

The above comes from the official rules on the Men Quilt Too! post.  This of course only reminded me of being a child.  At Christmas time my mom always took us shopping for presents for my Dad.  One year I bought him a tie.  And my mom has teased me ever since.  I went home and promptly told him that their is no way he is going to get out of me that I bought him a tie because its a secret.  The story is so old my mom is the only one that remembers it.  But I am not going to tell you that I am making a quilt.  ACK!  No Must not talk any more.  Its a secret and I am not going to say a thing.  While other then wait its a secret.  ACK! I hate secrets.  Well I need to go hide in my sewing machine and sew my lips shut.  As my mom always told me loose lips sinks ships.

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In other not so secret news my Dresden baby blanket for the the contest at the end of this month I was able to find a front and a back for the quilt today out shopping (ya after spending $200 bucks you would think I could find something).

I have my top finished (While almost finished) I have the Dresden Snake done..

What in the world is that.  Yes its a Dresden Snake.  While you know me, if there is one way to make something I Richard Healey will find a way to do it not the right way.  And yes that goes for Dresden's I made 2 regular Dresden's but how can we stop and do things all normal like when its so much more fun to do things the wrong way.  After all this is a "Modern Quilt Guild" that my completion is for, so I did the more modern thing and did not play by the right play book.

Any way more pictures later but the 3 items are stuck to my back ground fabric which I think you will all approve of and on Sunday (well after I go to sleep and wake up again) later in the morning I will sew it down.  Some have questioned how I like my new machine.  It sews like a dream.  I just love using it.  Just wish I had more time in the day to quilt and less work.


Mhairi said...

Richard, I love your Dresden snakes. I can't wait to see the finished quilt. Good luck with the secret keeping!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You have grown so in your quilting skills, love it. Dresdens were not that scarey now , were they - obviously not because look at you go! Oh, don't let anything loose - and good luck in the Men Quilt.

Cherie said...

Hope the competition piece goes well and you manage to stick to the rule!
The Dresden snake is way cool! =D

Christine M said...

We'll just have to wait until October to see what you have made for the Men Quilt Too competition! Your dresden snake looks interesting. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

carla said...

Hi!!!! Love your snake!!! Good when breaking rules works out so great!!!! I know you will come up with something wonderful for the contest!!! Shush is the word!!!

JLVerde said...

The first rule of the Men Quilt contest is you don't talk about the Men Quilt contest quilt!

Now I want to make something with a "Fight Club" theme.

Anonymous said...

I love your Dresden snake. =) I know a couple of guys who entered that contest before and aren't this year because of the no-talking rule.

Amanda said...

I love the snake! It's a great idea. I know I'm a little late with the commenting, but you could name it Snake on a Quilt...a play on Snakes on a Plane, if you think your audience would get it.

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