Monday, May 06, 2013

My version

Their version

My mess- all my mess

Happy Monday!!
I woke up in a great mood, today.  Weird, I know.  But I never claimed to be otherwise.

Just something to listen to as you read...
  • Finished the blocks for this Baltimore-ish quilt.  Isn't it adorable, thus far?  The blocks are only 6 1/2" and contained a bit more applique than I usually prefer.  But worth it I'm thinking. I love making leader/enders and ya just can't do that with applique.  It's just so much fun to see that can fill up with them. A lot of the blocks are made from a Moda charm pack from Sandy.  When she makes a road trip I win!  Oh, and I just thought I'd show you a picture of the original pattern.  You know I love batiks and I'm certainly not shy about colors... but that's hideous.  Just dreadful.  No place to rest the eye. Exhausting! And yes, I've cleared off the work table and am onto the next projects- I need setting fabric.

hand-dyed baby

  • I got this baby quilt all quilted up and bound.  A sun, some rain and fiddle head ferns at the bottom. My nephew and his wife are expecting a new bundle of joy.  Fun thing about this quilt, the lighter fabrics in the center, I dyed for the guests at their wedding to sign.  These were the extra bits.  Just added some from the stash to make it a nice size.  I'm about half way done with quilting their wedding quilt- and it's only taken me two years.  That's not so bad when you consider my son's isn't done and they've been married for longer than that!
  • The kitchen cabinets are all painted.  Lightening McQueen red. I'm still painting the sink base.  Only a couple more coats to go.  A greenish blue.  So bright and cheery.  More me than the earthy tones that were in there. Yeah, the walls are yellow and the ceiling is light blue... can you have too much color? Maybe I'm breaking a quilters' rule. The upper cabinets will have to wait quite a while- they're gonna be a creamy white. And there'll be accents of black. Very 1930's.  Been listening to "Billie Holiday" Pandora station while painting.
Doily Alert!!  I'm planning on getting to the post office, this week, to mail the doilies to the give-away winners.  I have the snail mail addresses for Carol, Angie, Julie and Synthia.  So... I still need Sarah's and Laura's. You can find my email address on my profile page.  


Sarah said...

You have more patience than I do - all that applique! THe kitchen is looking great - love the red cabinets.

I've been branching out on my quilting skills - trying new things. You are in the back of my mind, saying just go for it! Quilting pebbles into big open spaces on my bow tie quilt. Gonna take FOREVER but it will keep me off the streets and out of trouble. Maybe!

Maddie is excited because Sandlyn and family are coming to Auburn this weekend for one of our elders' son's wedding. She is staying here with some friends to go to the wedding, while the other three of us are going to the beach for Stacy to do a race. And we will celebrate my baby boy's 12th birthday!

Wish we could have a sewing day (or two or three) and of course some chinese food!

Love you!


Pamela (Peni) Teel said...

You color our lives - so beautifully!

Sarah said...

Uh Oh...I'm delinquent. This is what I get for going to a conference and not catching up on blogs. I'll send my snail mail ASAP. Thanks for a wonderful gift!!!

Angie said...

I LOVE your applique quilt---and your colors are much more my colors than the magazine's. Just love it!! And I love those red cabinets too---makes me think of Freddie Moran---she says red is a neutral. :D