Saturday, May 20, 2006

Snakes & Ladders part 3

I lay awake for a couple of hours last night working out how I would quilt this, so I thought I'd better put it into place as I'm notorious for partly completing work. I've sewn a 10 x 10 grid on it to make it look like a snakes and ladders board, and also quilted a number of red ladders - these represent the high points of our lives - getting a qualification, falling in love, getting married, buying a house, getting promoted, having a family and so on. The snakes represent everything else! Yes, there are far more snakes than ladders, but that's life, isn't it? I'm also going to free motion quilt the areas that aren't already sewn to ensure that all the snakes are fastened down properly.

It's late afternoon now, time for me to stop. Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

marion said...

Oh, Love it, love it, love it...nice work, Shirley.

joyce said...

It looks great! The ladders are a nice touch.

jenclair said...

I love this! I smiled as soon as I saw it!

Valeri said...

What a wonderful idea and superb quilt!

kirsty said...

Hey this is AWESOME!! What a gorgeous quilt! And, I'm curious, is the quilt in the Hitting New Lows post from a class with Donna Ward? Donna's a good friend of mine and it has that look!!
SO SO good to start finding some kiwi bloggers (esp. quilters)

kirsty said...

Oh Shirley! Of course! I know you!!! It took a minute for it to dawn on me, sorry! Just dropped by the tillia website :) Hi!

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