Thursday, July 21, 2011

Whirling and swirling and WATCHING me and you! My MOM is at it again!

When you saw the below block for the first time whether on blogger or opening this post, What did you think of or your eye look to first?  I am always curious what others SEE when they first see a quilt or is it even the quilt that is seen first...do the eyes or sun rays jog a memory that you were not expecting or...
"I have wanted to do that pattern and now this is the perfect inspiration to grab some scraps and cut cut cut!"

So fun, as I posted these blocks from my mom, Similar fun from Piece o' Cake designers pieced by Colleen is posted on the http://fmqcelebration.blogspot.com/. Visit the post and CELEBRATE her color and fun!


What came to my mind was two-fold.... I gasped when I opend the text on my phone and then thought, "MOM, you are amazing and so fun at the same time!"  and simply responded, "OMG-Oh my goodness!"

The pattern is by John Flynn and Mom bought the pattern and gadget at Paducah and says that it works perfectly!

My second thought was envisioning a small kid talking to his friend, "It is like my mom has eyes in the back of her head...." I love the phrase and this use of novelty fabrics tells me that story....


LOVE LOVE LOVE.....gets the wheels turning and keeps them lubed!  and as I type I think.....if the tire goes flat..even more love and compassion goes into the process of getting back on the road.

So as you go through your Thursday, May you find yourself travelling with love at the wheel, humming the ditty, "The wheels on the bus go round and round......" and if you have a crying babe just do the wah wah wah motions...there might be a smile that breaks the tears for a moment!



CELEBRATING YOU MOM!!! and our M and M time together!!!
(e"M" and "M"om)

Love, Em

18 comments:

Colleen said...

OMG is right! We are both spinning in circles right now!!! Your Mom's blocks are great, what pattern is she using??? I am working on Piece O Cake Whirlygig from "Quilts With a Spin". I just learned paper piecing and cutaway applique and needleturn applique in a workshop with Becky Goldsmith. She is a wonderful teacher and has put a pic of my block on her blog along with a pic of all of us with our paper piecing outside circles.
Quilting is so much fun and it is great to share this with YOU and all the gals Celebrating! Big Girl Pants.
Happy Quilting!
Colleen

Snoodles said...

Your mom's blocks are wonderful! Love them!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

susiloci said...

Yo he visto primero los rayos y luego los ojos....Es un trabajo increíble...nunca había visto nada así. Es genial!!!!

Quilting Yai Yai said...

I love this block! The first thing I thought of was I want the pattern! Your mom ROCKS!!
Deborah

West Michigan Quilter said...

Your mom's blocks are wonderful. I love that pattern. Love how she fussy cut the eyes. That is the first thing I noticed. I imagine you need a template for this block. Do you know the name and what I should ask for at my LQS?

Clare said...

OMG 3 fold! Those googly eyes are adorable.

Your Mum is soooo liberated!

♥Duff said...

i saw the turning of the blue, then the eyes! Love the way mom just "goes for it" every time!! NO fear in that woman!!

quiltzyx said...

In my blogger list, I noticed the blue right off - I always go to the blue (peek in my closet! lol)
When I opened the page, the eyes made me laugh! If the boss hadn't walked in, I would have been laughing LOUD!!!

Way to go MOM! It's easy to see where at least some of your wild creativity comes from Em! Thanks for sharing with us Mom! :^D

Judi said...

The circles with swirls. The blue and the brown. Love M and M's!

Cathy said...

Love your Mom's block. I see where you got your sense of humor. I smile everytime I see you have a new post or I see your name on my list of emails. Quilting has brought me so many friends from all over the world. I so enjoy the wonderful quilting relationship you have with your Mom. My Mom and I would work on projects together all the time. Hugs

Kim said...

Great picture of you and your Mom.....enjoy her every minute you've got her! How I wish someone had told me that before she was gone.

Happy sewing together :0)

LynCC said...

What a FUN FUN block!!!! Wow, it makes me want to try one, too. And, Em - look at your SUPER TERRIFIC wonky stars all quilted over there on the right - LOVE the worms!!!

joe tulips said...

Eye saw the eyes and fell in love with it. Second thought...can't wait to see more of these circle blocks.

CharlotteP said...

Arghh!! The eyes popped out at me and jogged a memory...many years ago...I woke in the night, reached for the glass of water by my bed and took a sip. Felt something wriggling in there...turned the light on to see...a HUGE spider looking up at me!!

marylouweidman said...

Em, it was such a lovely photo to see you and your Mom happy and working together. I would do anything I could to have one more day like that with my Mom. Enjoy every minute with her, you are making story quilt memories...and your smiles are beautiful!

Karen said...

Hi Em, just got back from the mountains. Love this pic of you and Mom. Your posts are almost more creativity than my brain can take in. I have a surprise for you, I'll do a post soon :) - wink!!!

Vesuviusmama said...

"I always feel like somebody's watching me"
"someone to watch over me"
I think of song lyrics!

Mama Pea said...

Oh, I love that block! My eyes went to the turquoise swirls first. I love how every time I look at it, I see something new. So glad you and your mom are having some nice time together. Say hi to her for me!