19 July, 2011

High Romance

My husband and I really know how to turn up the romance. As one friend said, we know how to have a CRAZY time.

This is us. It's after the girls have gone to sleep. We cracked a beer, turned on that day's Tour de France coverage, and basted the triangle quilt.

In his defence (and mine), I made him help me. The quilt is for the girls so I thought he should, literally, have a hand in it. Besides, at 90'' by 90'' it was taking over the living room as it was basted, he might as well have helped.

26 comments:

A Girl said...

Wow that is love! The quilt came out beautiful. I can't wait to see it done.

Esch House Quilts said...

Maybe not a lot of romance, but certainly a lot of love going into that quilt (which I love, BTW) !

Mama Mel said...

Wow! He helps you baste?! That is awesome! :)

M-R said...

That's awesome! Guess who i'm going to get to help me baste my next big quilt? My husband won't thank you for that post, but I sure do. :)

patty a. said...

Do tell me that I found another quilter who watches the Tdf! I tape the live version broadcasted in the morning and watch it when I get to the house after work. Sometimes I even watch the evening broadcast! Love the quilt. I have been working on a zig zag quilt while watching the tour.

Jenniffier said...

Perfect. I too have made the hubby help with basting quilts. Although he always asks for the baster and where the turkey is... darn husbands, but he does help so you know it is love! Glad you hubby is great to you too :)

Samantha said...

Um, I find that incredibly romantic :-)

Angie said...

Sounds like a fabulous evening to me. I'm impressed. The quilt is gorgeous, too. :)

Alisa said...

My husband has helped me baste many a quilt. And he's also following the Tour de France quite closely. Me, not so much.

~Michelle~ said...

Ooh, all of the yellows have blended so nicely with each other! Love, love, love!

sewkatiedid said...

That's my kinda date and that's one BIG beautiful quilt!

kendascrafts said...

What a nice husband! I tried to bribe my husband to help me baste my latest quilt, but he choose to paint the bathroom instead!

jess said...

The colors are fantastic, the pattern is fantastic. Well done! Mike won't help me baste a quilt, but once in desperation, he took his clamps and clamped the four corners of it to tables around the room to 'help.' Bless him. ::smdh::

Jodi said...

Beautiful quilt and I think that is sooo wonderful that your husband helped you. I think that makes it extra special like you said since its for your kids.

LOTJE said...

I like a drink at home together ;) and I like watching TdF - summertime, and most of all I love how your top has turned out!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Wow I love that quilt! And that sounds like the perfect date to me. Question: how is your knee handling, um, kneeling??

Our Ilan & Quinn said...

This quilt is beautiful! Yep. that sounds like a fantastic evening to me! So sweet your husband helped!

amandajean said...

The quilt is stunning! Good for Morgan for pitching in! The husband in this household is very hands off when it comes to quilting, except for ideas. And encouragement. Basting? Can't imagine! :)

nanann said...

That quilt is looking great! And your husband is much better about basting than mine who was upset 2 nights ago when I was basting on the kitchen floor when I 'already have a whole other room to quilt in -- you don't need to take over the whole house!' silly boy.

Lauren @ Craft My Life Away said...

Love it! Haha, way to put the hubby to work!

felicity said...

Ah now that is love, my friend. Love the quilt.

Jen said...

As I stated before you and Morgan know how to have a CRAZY time. Looking terrific though. Can't wait to see how you finish it.

Suzanne said...

You have a gem. I'm thrilled to see this one laid out fully.

Jess said...

Love it.

Jess
Urban Patchwork

beth said...

Such a pretty quilt and the fact that you worked together makes it even MORE beautiful!

sulu-design said...

Wow... I'm almost a month behind in blog-reading! I'm so glad I went all the way back to every unread post, though, because I LOVE this quilt. Wow. The colors, the shapes, the layout. It's gorgeous.

I like to know, too, that another couple is busy with their hands while watching the Tour. While we've got the Tour on, Barry is usually working on a bike while I'm fiddling with jewelry, but the idea is exactly the same. It's a nice way to spend time together, right?