Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wrap ups... finally some wrap ups!

Time for a little bit of show and tell:

I have been staring at this on my design wall for MONTHS... it needed to get to the next phase. Now it is ready for some hand quilting! Hooray, forward motion is good. I started this last July in this class. I really loved working with solids, now I want to add them to everything....some people haven't been as welcoming, but to each their own, right?
Here is what I made from my sister blocks left over from my Placemat quilt swap #3 project. Another bunch of blocks off the cutting table! Hooray! (I like it, I don't feel like it is finished, but I feel like I can put it away for awhile.)
My placemat made for this lovely quilter (I have been drooling over her chair quilts for years now!) (I made all of my geese using this tutorial...I love it, they come out surprisingly accurate, and we all know that I am not the most accurate quilter) She told me that she was feeling pastel and springy and I was surprised at how many things in my stash fit the bill. It was a great partnership...
Look, at the lovely chair that I received!! Full of dots and cheerful colors, it is an instant favorite. Thanks L.!

My to do list is getting smaller and larger:
NO, no more babies... but Big Daddy and I are in talks about moving to a house that will better accommodate our growing children. I have a studio space on the wish list and he wants a walkable neighborhood. We have been in our current home for 10 years. A decade! It is the longest I have ever been anywhere and the thought of moving away from my garden sent me in to quite a funk last week. I am working through it and on alternate days I am sick to my stomach and very excited. I wish for choices that are black and white, but the older I get the more life tells me that big choices are in the grey area...
That's it, I will just have to start making quilts with greys to get comfortable there, in that space.


On another note: My 300th post is fast approaching as well as my 4th year anniversary... what to do, what to do? Maybe June will find us in a bit of a celebratory mood?
Happy sewing today!
JMB

6 comments:

alobsiger said...

Love your wonderful show and tell! Your class quilt is so great! I love looking at it!! Lovely placement -- looks so pretty and refined (i admire refinement even if I am not personally refined...). You lucky girl, you got a chair placement. ::sigh::

Tonya R said...

oh that solid quilt is amazing - really lively and fun. and wheee, look at the fun chair quilt - do you have it hanging up with your larger chair? I'd love to see a pic. good luck with the house search.

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

Your solid quilt is fabulous! So good to see it moving along. Lucky you on getting a chair quilt. Good luck with the house quilt. I'm sure it will be a wonderful move for you.

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

Woops! House quilt should be house search. I guess I have quilts on my mind!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

that purple green piece! you can just send that to me...
!!!!! I love it!

emilyruth said...

so fun!
i love to see what you've cooked up!

& i would love to see a grey quilt by you...
oh, would i love it!

:)