Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Seeing Stars in Progress

Here is a peek of Jan's quilt named, "Seeing Stars". (I'm posting for my blog pal Kelly who called me the other evening to check on me and said she was looking forward to my next post.)



This quilting in progress. I've got a long way to go before taking it off the frame and a grocery bag full of excuses as to why am I still working on the same quilt.




I'm itching to piece something new. But you know that means turning on the hot iron only adding to an already toasty 90's that we've had for the last two weeks. The yards are all turning brown because we dare not waste precious well water.




My house has been listed for three weeks now. There has been only one person to come and see the house. The market is terrible here. I'm thankful that we aren't in a hurry and love our home. Gosh, if I could just pick it up and move it to the land we bought!

35 comments:

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Mary - I just knew it was going to be gorgeous - and I was right! Love your custom work - and glad you're staying cool in the heat! Hoping you get some interest on your house soon - and can't wait to see this whole baby finished! You quilt girl!!!

Shakerwood said...

This weather is miserable, isn't it? Thank goodness for a/c.

Stray Stitches said...

Your quilting is amazing!!
Sorry to hear that you are suffering through a heat wave. Our heat is setting in much later than usual this year but I know it's coming.

Jan said...

I love what I see so far. When I saw those feathered star circles I knew they would be perfect for my quilt - Thanks!
Sorry it is so hot there. It is fairly cool and rainy here today. When I finally got to bed early this morning it was so cold in my room I had to pull my winter fleece blanket back up. Love it!
The Columbia and Methow Rivers are really high, too bad some of this rain couldn't be diverted to dry areas.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think the market is a funny thing right now. In our area it is a buyers market, and there are so many to choose from. A lot of bank owned houses are going cheap. My niece bought one a couple of months ago, but they are still waiting on the bank for a closing date. It's good that you are not in a hurry. I think summer tends to be a good time to sell, as people are moving while school is out.

Mary Lou Casada said...

Another stunner!! I think your work is the epitome of "quilting makes the quilt." The top are perfectly wonderful on their own, but add your quilting, and suddenly there's an heirloom!! Very, very cool.... Unlike our weather, too! I'd say head on up north a little (we'd treat you good! :-D), but it's mid-90's here as well. A light breeze in the evenings makes the front porch bearable. Hoping the market picks up for you!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Karen said...

You seem to have just the right knack of knowing what quilt designs to use to make a quilt special.

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful quilting, Mary. You know how I love feathers!!!

Wow....it is hot there. Want to send a little warm up our way? We'll be glad to have it.

One person? That is amazing! Hope it changes soon for your sake.

Candace said...

Gorgeous, Mary! I love the circle of feathers with the little star in the center! I'm actually jealous reading about all the hot weather back your way - we're having the 3rd wettest and coldest spring on record! Send some heat here!
Cheers!

Michelle said...

Like Mary Lou said 'Another stunner!'

WoolenSails said...

That would be nice if you could move it, lol.
It is too dang hot to do anything today and the main air died, right when he went to put it in, so sitting in one spot with the portable air. Time to get a new one.

Debbie

Michele said...

Beautiful quilting Mary! Thanks for showing us a peek! The quilting you did for Kelly is lovely too! It's not fun to keep your house in "showing condition" when no one comes to look at it! I know!

Sue said...

Your quilting is just so gorgeous. I feel for you about the housing situation. It's terrible around the country and here in Michigan it is pretty much rock bottom. Hang in there. Someone will come along when you least expect it:)

Linda said...

Ohmy goodness...gorgeous!! Love LOVE the quilting!

You'll sell your home, just takes one! No worries. :-)

Gene Black said...

It looks great. Your quilting just adds to the design.

Mary said...

It's really looking good.....another masterpiece. I have my fingers crossed for your house sale.

Libby said...

Good to hear that you've had a showing. The market is not all that great anywhere, but if you've got time you should be okay. Hang in there *s*

Carol said...

Too bad not many lookers, at least you don't have p pack yet. Do you have A/C in your house? Cause even if it's hot outside your nice and cool inside and can iron away as much as you want.

Carol said...

Guess when you see boo boo's in my typing you know I'm using the iPad. Of course I meant to say, at least you don't have to pack yet. Your quilting is beautiful as always. Love the ones I saw on Kelly's blog too.

Pat said...

Beautiful quilting I see in this little peek!

Jan said...

Mary, have you seen the DIY show where they move houses? Your sewing room is so beautiful I would say move the house - wonder if you get a deal for being on their show, if it is still being filmed.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a gorgeous quilt, and such wonderful quilting. I love the feather wreath with the star in the middle.

I have my fingers crossed that your house will sell at just the right time. Are you sure you don't want to move to Florida? :-)

Me and My Stitches said...

As always, your quilting is just fabulous!

Darlene said...

Stunning, Mary! Stay cool!!! :-)

Your house will sell before you know it. :-)

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Thanks for the peek - it is beautiful! Wishing you cool breezes and a buyer for your home.

Leeanne said...

All will work on the home front, as for the quilting, fabulous! The saying 'a grocery bag full of excuses' is a good one!

Desley said...

Your quilting really compliments the quilt. I like the stars that you have incorporated into the quilting design.

handmade said...

beautiful quilting !!!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous quilting, as always. Good luck with the house! The market is horrible everywhere.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous! Try not to get to discouraged with the house, it will happen eventually. Stay cool...we have had a week of 95+ heat and it continues!

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I am sure that Jan is going to love her quilt....it looks beautiful! And I know what you mean about almost being too hot to stitch...I get hot with the iron on even when I'm in the cool basement.

I'm praying for y'all to sell our house...I know it will happen...even though things are looking a bit slow right now!

Chat soon!

XOXO,

Cyndi

andsewon said...

Beautiful quilting! Yes this heat is horrid! Today I bet we top 100 out here. Yes once again drought and our plants are suffering.DH's garden is not doing too well.
With a shallow well we water sparingly.
Loaning here is very hard for some folks to get. Many homes been on the market for over a year. Had some friends finally rent out a condo. Just a tough time all around. Look at milk 4.14 a gal for the cheaper one! WHAT!!!!

Wendy said...

Your quilting is "to die for", just stunning. I hope you get some relief from the heat soon. We are still wearing sweaters.

onlymehere said...

I'd happily give you some of our rain if I could. It's really weird that it's June 11th and I'm still sleeping with two fleece blankets on me at night. This time of year I'm usually sleeping with the bedroom windows open and only a sheet to cover myself. It's unseasonably cool too which is starting to worry me for the farmer's. The only good thing about it raining so much is that I haven't had to drag a hose all spring/summer and the yard is green as can be. I don't have a sprinkling system so this is a great blessing for me. Love the quilting on the quilt, especially in that solid off white block. As usual your work is lovely.
Cindy
P.S. I actually love turning on my iron in my sewing room, which is in the basement, bz it helps heat up the cold room! Like I said, it's unseasonably cold here in Utah. :)

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a pretty quilt. Your quilting is just gorgeous, as always. The housing market is the same here. Here's hoping for you.