rainbow connection & randomness

A rainbow connection -- quilt colors connecting with crocheted rug blocks. When our tween picked out the cotton thread for her quilt, I didn't realize how close the colors really were with her quilt.

She laid them out on the floor and we mixed and matched and moved the blocks until she/we came up with this pattern. (Shhhhhhhhhh. Don't notify the crochet police -- yes, I really did machine stitch this together. With pets and children a-plenty in our house, I need to be realistic enough to know that this thing is going to have to stand up to repeated washings.)

See? Already -- scruffy shoes & silly, little kitties.

Cara, from that beautiful blog -- Quilt Nook, tagged me.

Here are 7 random facts about me:
1. I am 2 years older than my husband.
2. When my husband & I are old enough to retire -- our view out our front window will be trees, barn and more trees.
3. I would love to dress just like they did in the 1940's.
4. I have always wanted a huge family -- just like The Waltons. Loud, loving meals all surrounding a huge kitchen table.
5. I love, love, LOVE to read.
6. Much to my husband's dismay -- I could easily become a crazy 'cat lady'. (ha. Sorry, dear! I can already hear your groan! *grin*)
7. Coffee is very much a part of my daily diet.
And now, I will try and tag 7 of you that have never been tagged by me.........
Dearfii ......
Okay, so it's not 7.
And don't worry if you don't want to do this/or you have just recently done this on your blog. I just appreciate every one of you visiting and leaving such beautiful, encouraging words....you ALL are my inspiration!


willywagtail said...

I won't tell the police if you give us a close up of the sewing so I can see how it is done and copy it. Sewing squares together is such a chore that I simply refuse to do it. Thanks for the wonderful idea. Cherrie

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh I love the rug with the quilt = both are GREAT! And yes, machine sew it together - it has to last, right??

em's scrapbag said...

What a great idea to sew the squares together. It turned out beautiful. How cheery and fun. Way to go!!!

Unknown said...

Lovely afghan and it really is a great match to the quilt! Nice to hear that you are an avid cat lover too!! I loved watching the Waltons... great show! Good night John Boy!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I absolutely love the crocheted rug! I think it is a Brilliant idea that you Sewed it together. So much quicker. It matches her quilt to a T. We will play along with your tag, just give us a few days. Have a wonderful week. Twyla

Knot Garden said...

Your crochet is beautiful and the colours zing - your daughter has a great eye for colour. Very original to machine sew them and it really works well. Great work!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Fun cheerful and bright. . .just like you. Love it. Aren't shortcuts great?

RG said...

Fantastic wonderful colours as always...just gorgeous!!
Now onto the Tag thingy...I'll give it a bash...but oh dear I don't think I'm that interesting :p
Have a groovy day
Rob xx

Anonymous said...

Wow - Dawn - those are truly lovely rainbow colors!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love the rug! I never would have thought of doing that but it's perfect. :) And thanks for the tag. I listed 7 weird things about me not too long ago so I think I'll pass on this one - I don't want you all to know how really weird I am! blessings, marlene

jacquie said...

dawn...that is beautiful. you are a talented lady!!

Unknown said...

very beautiful very wonderfull