Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Here is a Jo number that I just finished up this past week. I love the feel of a little quilt once washed and dried. Rather than a simple meander I quilted some "peacock" loops/feathers or whatever you want to call them. It is always an exciting moment to stitch the last bit of binding down and toss the quilt into the wash...so I can decorate!
This is another Jo project. I've got all the hourglass blocks completed and rows stitched up just waiting for that applique block for the middle. Jo club meets first Tuesday of the month so I won't get the pattern for the applique until next week.
I starched my Jo Morton fabrics heavily. The pile of fat quarters feel like heavy cardstock paper. A friend of mine told me about this and how easy it was to piece the smaller bits of fabric. Boy was she right! My only concern about having starch in my fabrics is the fact that silverfish love to eat starch. I'll keep an eye on my starched stash and as always I wash my quilts to remove it before displaying.
A friend wants me to post some more house decorating photos.....I've got many but here is one specifically for her. Smile Bonnie! Perhaps you too will look at "finds" differently. This quilt rack....oh, wait it is a saw; $15 and a great addition to my home.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I love my country things things and to decorate with quilts. My goal years ago when I began quilting was to have little quilts tucked in and out of everything! I enjoy making "instant gratification" types of quilts. My husband does give me a hard time about them not covering him up and also the fact that the walls should be warm! He also gives me a very hard time about bringing in the barn! I decorate with rakes, ladders, saws, and signs to name a few. The greatest compliment to my style of decorating is seeing it repeated in friend's homes.
Last week was the parent/student orientation at NC State. It was a tiring yet informative two days. This weekend I was feeling down in the dumps. My son will soon be leaving our nest. I'm thankful it is just a few hours down the road!
Today I was able to get in some quilt time and worked on my Jo Morton Club project. I made 84 Hourglass 3" unfinished blocks. These blocks will go around an applique block. Another small quilt....I'm liking it!