Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My new baby is home and ornament quilt blocks....

First of all the blocks...These are so easy to make, but I am not getting them five inches square..I am wondering if I am not reading the cutting dimensions right...Robin, who is hosting the swap, has the cutest Halloween background on her blog that is purple..Unfortunately I cant read the writing..I am going to have to check with her..They are awful cute though...You write your signature in the middle..I am going to make a table runner with my finished blocks....
Now for my news....drumroll.....the baby is here..No, he doesn't have four legs or fur, it is not a vegetable, animal or mineral or a person for that matter..But boy am I excited! Let me introduce you to Tumbleweed!!!!!

He is my new to me , 1961 vintage Deville trailer and he is in wonderful shape...
All the original appliances, and furnishing and he is 15 feet of lovely potential! I am so excited to turn him into in traveling art gallery...cowboy themed...

My fascination with vintage trailers started about five years ago when I met a quilter who with a bunch of friends traveled in themed, restored vintage trailers..She showed me pictures and I was just blown away. I just have never been settled enough to be able to do it! The group of quilters were inspired by "sisters on the fly". They now have over a thousand members and as soon as Tumbleweed is ready, I am going to be one of them...You can see their website at www.sistersonthefly.com Another great site with wonderful pictures to ogle is http://thevintagehousewife.blogspot.com

As you can see, cooper is pretty excited too..He loves camping and he says he will wear a red bandanna so he fits in with the theme...The great news, is it is in great shape...One spot of dry rot that already is repaired as of today. I wont bore you anymore going on and on but I will do picture updates as work progresses....

10 comments:

searchfamilies said...

Love the what you call trailer we call a caravan here in the UK
Hugs Janice

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

So very cool! Have loads of fun! Karen

Micki said...

I love the trailer! You will have such fun camping in it!
Micki

Barb said...

How fun!!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I changed the background to make it easier to see. I also sent you an email.

I love the trailer. How cute is he? We spent lots of time in a similar trailer growing up. Lots of fun!

Utah Grammie said...

Oh I am GREEN with envy! And I love love love "Sister's on the Fly"! I want to do the same thing..get a little gem like this and fix her up...I can't wait to see what you do! Take TONZZZ of photos for us, OK??

Lottie said...

How exciting - I will follow tumbleweeds journey

Helen in the UK said...

What fun!! Glad to see Cooper is happy to join in the theme and travel 'shotgun' for you :)

Lexie's thoughts said...

That trailor is too cool!! I can't wait to see it finished!!

Jenny said...

Oh what a delectable trailer! Can't wait to see inside! Art quilts? Very impressive!