Thursday, January 29, 2009


Something light and bright...
Sarah sent me some really pretty fabs for Xmas. Mostly orange and peach and green. I added some of our hand dyed that we did a couple summers ago and tada! A wallhanging is born. The orange matches my walls in the bathroom just perfectly. Thank you, Sarah! The pattern was on the cover of a magazine- in reds and blues. I don't like the way they had you set up that hst inner border- looks off kilter to me, but that was how the pattern was and I actually followed it. Won't next time. But the whole thing went together very smoothly. I like how they had measurements for everything- that can be a problem with round robin quilts. This quilt is a real cheery-upper in the bathroom. I like how the on point blocks match my tin wainscoting.
Julia has me all in lather for the string quilts. My sis is here this week and she has been helping me- marking diagonal lines down the middle of my telephone pages. And then she sliced my strips into skinnier pieces. Slave labor is a good thing!

11 comments:

Michele said...

So very pretty! It looks lovely.

Have fun with the string quilts. I would love to do more of those.

Happy quilting.

Julie in the Barn said...

I gotta say I just love the color of your bathroom! And the wall hanging is the perfect compliment. And the tin wainscotting, wow. I need some of that in my old barn.

Have fun with those string blocks. They are addicting. I can't wait to see what you create with them.

Sarah N. said...

Only you would paint a bathroom orange! I love the wall hanging! What magazine was it from? Hope you are having fun with Lisa and that you two are staying out of trouble - or not! Love you and miss you!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it is a happy quilt!

Tracey in CT said...

That is such a fun and cheerful quilt! I LOVE that color on your walls.

Ye Merrie Quilter said...

I haven't checked your blog in a while. You sure get a lot done! I also want to do the Dear Jane quilt--I've had the book since it first came out! Hope you are keeping warm in the chilly middle!
Karen out West

Julia said...

The string quilts are so fun and so relaxing to make. Mindless sewing, that is a good thing once in awhile! Have fun with your Sis!

My Sis would love your bathroom and your wall hanging. Orange is her favorite color!

Isobel said...

I like it. I must say you are the first person I ever knew who had an orange bathroom. You are special.

teelduo said...

You are not supposed to go spreading around rumors that I can help sew! LOL OXOX

The orange in person is beautiful Isobel.

Peni said...

The bathroom piece is great! I like the corner match as well.

Loved our short visit ...let's do it over soon:) XOXOXOXO

Darcie said...

That is darling! Love the mix of hand dyeds with the dotty fabric. So cheery and oh-so cute!!!

Hugs all around!