Friday, June 20, 2014

What's This Decision: Blocks 5-8

Ahoy ahoy! I was going to wait until the weekend to post a few more blocks, but I've got a birthday bash for a certain two year old (!!!!) to attend and I didn't want to forget to post. I know you're all on the very edge of your seats waiting for more.

When I was in sixth grade (1989 to be specific) I fell in love with this TV show called 'The Young Riders.' It followed the adventures and exploits of a group of Pony Express riders. I was absolutely obsessed with this show and taped every single one. Even though they finally all came out on DVD I still have the cassettes, as I so vividly remember sitting in front of the TV on Thursday nights, trying to get my timing just right on the record button so as to omit the commercials. When I saw that center fabric, which is the oath any riders had to take, I had to have it, and the postmark fabric is because, well, they delivered the mail across the country. The TVs don't have quite the impact I wanted--I should have put them as the outside triangles so they could be bigger, but it's fine. And as a fun fact, I'm pretty sure the TV we had in 1989 looked like that one :)

"I worked all day. I want to sit here with my beers, and watch Dr. Who! I don't think that's too much to ask!" This block could also be known as "That tardis fabric was pricey and I needed to use the scraps"  :)

This one is my homage to the James Herriott-inspired TV series "All Creatures Great and Small." The seventies TV, the adorable lambs (don't you think lambs have an unfair share of cuteness?), the grassy pasture...I've seen a few episodes of that show and it kind of really looks like this :)

And this block is for every kid who's ever heard the words "Will you turn off those video games and go play outside?"

The next blocks will be fairly random. I think I made those when I was getting tired...


  1. Love the darling fabrics!
    xo Kris

  2. I really like that first one! I never watched TV, but I read quite a few books about the Pony Express when I was a kid... I've always thought it was really cool. =)

  3. Heh, never saw the first program, but I did avidly watch All Creatures Great And Small, on Sunday nights with dinner, just after Songs Of Praise (during which my parents, who were usually making dinner in the kitchen, would argue over the tunes being used for the hymns) on BBC1. The lambs weren't usually that clean IIRC ;o)

  4. Yay! You're back in my inbox! Feedburner stopped delivering your posts for a couple months there, but now you're finally coming in nice and clear. I am so disappointed to have missed the toiletry tote sew along, but will give it a try soon, as it's always better late than never. :-) Welcome back!

  5. Woohoo! These look great! I applaus your patience for quilting. Since the last quilting disaster... I am crocheting ;-)



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