that I don't understand? Well, apparently the part that says BOTH days of the first weekend of August must be in August! So the Kuna show is not until NEXT weekend. And the Bend and Sisters pics aren't ready yet (they all got taken by MR THQ's camera and are still living there) so I guess I will just have to show you what I have been up to.
Remember this little stashlet? I told you I had a special border planned. Well, here it is with the border. Isn't this a weird colour? Kind of a yellowish greenish goldish something or other. It came in a little fat quarter bundle of yellows and it never seemed to go with anything. But this! Speaking of stashlets, and I was, look at this pile of them! I now have more than enough for my purpose but they are really addictive. Now you wouldn't know that I had accomplished anything this year if you looked at my sidebar. That's because I haven't come up with names for any of these. Names are the hardest part. Kind of like titles to blog posts. My (clever) solution to that problem is to use the first part of my first sentence. It is clever, isn't it? Say yes. Anyway, it does keep me from having to stare at the screen for 30 minutes trying to think up a cute and catchy title.
This was made with the same method as the stashlets -- putting together leftover blocks and bits. Only it is bigger and for me. I love the snowman toile like fabric. It looks reallyl good with this lime green dot don't you think?
I am having trouble though with the backing. Because of the binding. I think the bright mottled lime binding looks terrific with the quilt. And I wanted to use that Christmas fabric that I have had for a while but not used because the colours are a bit strange. But the binding looks TERRIBLE with it. So I though of using the dotted fabric. But I don't like that one as well. I think it is the Christmas fabric and then I will have to come up with a new binding idea. The green will have to bind something else. What do you think?
(Here is where you go up to the top to see the fabrics and binding I discussed in the paragraph above.)
So, what else have I been up to? I have a commission quilt for a co-worker's wedding. It is the same pattern as the lower one in this picture. From one of the Laps from Fats books. The LQS helped her pick out the fabric and they did a terrific job. Beautiful fall colours. I even had to go to the LQS and buy most of them! Anyway, here are most of the pieces laid out. This quilt has LOTS of pieces. And I decided since it is for someone else I better label what went where. Don't you think the yellow stickes add just that certain something?
This quilt from that same hanging space is one of the few I have made with '30's or '30's-ish fabrics. I like it alot and there were quite a few little half square triangles left over.
So here is the stashlet they became. I like it so much I am afraid it will have to not be part of the special project and will need to stay home with me.
Here is another stashlet that has to stay home with me. I was going to show you the mother quilt for this one and the next one but then realized that it too had been a commission quilt for a new grandbaby so I don't have it to show you.
It had a sailboat theme. Lots of border fabric left over. I always love these kinds of novelty prints but they can be hard to use sometimes. I had actually bought that stripe for another border for that sailboat quilt but it just wasn't right. It is right here I think.
I haven't shared any spring or summer decorating with you because, frankly, after all my rearranging of the sewing room a month or two ago my decorating mojo was just un-mojoed. But now I have done a bit of rearranging in my dining room. Because of the two cabinets MR THQ had made for me last winter.
I moved the drafting table out of the corner and now it is holding one of my favourite quilts.=
Here is what is in the corner now. I was able to leave the ladder and the snowgirl in place. I know I should move her out for the season but I like her so much she gets to stay. I think this cabinet looks really good in the corner.
I put the other cabinet under the quilt that is on my header. Here is one side of it. I made those pillows long long ago.
Here is the other side. I wanted the bottom shelf to be open to hold quilts. I see that in lots of magazines. But when I went to fold them up to fill the space it didn't work out like it does in the magazines. So I have been playing around with what else should go in there. Still a work in progress.
Then this basket of quilts fits in between them. There is my favourite bullseye in the front.
And just one more pic but it is not a good one. I have had this basket for a very long time and even though I really like it could not find a good spot for it. I was just getting it out of the way and plopped it on this chair with the pillow thrown in it and decided I really liked it. So it has stayed.