Tamale Day!

One big holiday tradition in my son in law’s family is Tamale Day. The whole family gets together to make tamales.  My daughter and SIL have a big dining room with a 9 foot table so they get to host Tamale Day this year. Since they were married in May, we are now one big family and I get to go too! I am so excited!
I haven’t had any time to sew lately so I thought I would share a very old Christmas quilt with you.

I hang this in our powder room every year. It is very hard to take a picture of a quilt hanging in a tiny room.
But if it looks crooked, that is because it is. These were blocks from a guild swap and the quilt was put together in a fit of frustration over never getting anything finished. I have always called this the PMS quilt. I remember forcing things to fit and getting mad when they didn’t. That is how you end up with trees that have no trunks.
And a bottom border that runs downhill.

I don’t think it laid flat until I quilted it into submission. But by golly, I got it done!

I am embarrassed to say it , but this is only one quilt in my PMS series.

Some days, I should not be trusted with a rotary cutter…..

On the other hand, Daughter #3 loves this quilt and never let’s me miss a year hanging it up and now it is a tradition.

It’s also a reminder that keeps me humble!

ETA: I  can’t believe how much better this quilt looks in pictures! Trust me, this quilt has nary a 90 degree corner or straight line anywhere. It really is worse in person.


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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6 Responses to Tamale Day!

  1. Kathleen says:

    I concur with Melanie’s comment. :o)

  2. Judy D in WA says:

    Quilts like this have charm and this one has a great story. How sweet that it is now part of your tradition.

  3. Ann says:

    What a darling quilt!

  4. Lois says:

    I adore your humble little wall hanging. What a cute tradition!

  5. It looks fantastic! And it has wonderful memories attached to it!
    BTW… your blog comments indicate you are a “no reply” blogger, so I can’t email you to say thanks so much for your comment about my Omigosh blocks!

  6. Folk art… Just call it that and quit apologizing for it! 🙂

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