Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WIP: Optical Illusion Quilt

It's Wednesday, so I'm linking up with Lee again at "Freshly Pieced" to tell you what I'm working on.

I've had this quilt in my "idea notebook" for a while now.  My kids were looking at optical illusions one day last Spring, and I saw this "Cafe Walls" illusion, and immediately though "I should make a quilt like that!".  So here it is, coming to fruition!!  I've got it about half way done, and I love it!  It's super easy too, and with the $5, 2 yard fabric bundles at Wal-Mart, I've only invested $15 so far (and some time).

One thing that's NOT an optical illusion, is my oldest son's height.  Last week, when I took him to the doctor, the "illusion" that my husband had been telling me about, became real... he's indeed TALLER THAN ME!!!  :-O  I must admit, that this has really thrown me for a loop!  It's probably what led to my last post.  I guess I'm beginning to realize that my whole world is shifting now, just like these lines appear to do.  My oldest child is no longer a child.  I hate to admit it, but there ARE some things that he now knows more about than me!  He's still that little baby to me, yet he's now officially taller than me, wears bigger shoes, and has a voice that keeps getting deeper and deeper.  Oh my!  Some of my parenting "strategies" suddenly seem ineffective.  I can also tell that he's eager to do things that he can't yet, like driving and earning money.  So, yes, welcome to the world of parenting-a-teenager!  As challenging as it can be some days, I give thanks that he's healthy, smart, strong and has a really good heart.  I hope you all have just as much as we do to be thankful for tomorrow and every day!  Happy Thanksgiving!


H2Ogirl said...

Ahhhh! They aren't supposed to be getting older! Your quilt start is looking great.

Leanne said...

Your quilt is intriguing, I look forward to seeing more. I hope you have a nice thanksgiving.

Susan said...

Oh I understand the challenge of having our children grow taller than us...My #2 is almost there! I really like your optical illusion quilt so far...can't wait to see what you do next. Happy Thanksgiving!

Marsha C said...

My 15 yr old is into optical illusions. She would love it if I made her one.