Saturday, January 13, 2018

{Post 1,572} Mock-up of Valentine Wall Hanging

Here are my 3 appliqued panels and 4 floral strips for my Valentine wall hanging. Now sewn together yet. I am babysitting 2 little girls while their parents move into their new-to-them house. Very limited sewing time.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

{Post 1,571} Valentine Quilt Begun

This is the first of 3 similar panels for a Valentine wall hanging for our foyer. I have had this in mind for years and years. Now I realize I won't have long to hang it this year if I finish it before 2/14 at all. That is what has kept me from making one in years past. I am going to press on (literally) and try to get this finished for this year.

The panel is 8-1/2" tall and 42" wide. I am trying to compress it some to make it finish at 36" wide.

The middle applique panel is reversed from this one, and the third is the same.

They are separated by simply pieced chunky strips. I am considering doing it all the same fabric instead. The jury is out on that decision at this point. I'll focus on the applique panels, and I'll see how the quilting vibes flow from there.

{Post 1,570} Be. Our. Guest.

With our segue into empty nesting, we have changed our rooms up a bit. We have made Rachel's bedroom into our main guest room. We have moved a queen-size bed in there. She will live in the dorm this, her last semester. Once she graduates, she will be down in her room again until she gets married on August 18, 2018.

As you might recall, I painted this room Dover white (it had been grape popsicle). With the addition of the bed, easy chair, and side tables, it looked a little bland. I was so hesitant about putting things up on the walls. I wanted it perfect from the get-go. So I hemmed and hawed for ages. 

I finally decided upon and made this sign. The words are cream-colored contact paper. Easily removable and replaceable if I want. I am going to eventually put a coat of polycrylic on it so it will match the bed frame better. I. Love. It. I got the idea from a friend's blog, The Frugal Housewife. I made some changes in construction, but the seed idea was hers.

{Post 1,569} Auditory Doc/Quilter

I am in an exam room with my husband. He is seeing an auditory doctor for the first time. She is a quilter. She has one of her wall quilts in every room, including the outer waiting room. This is the one in ours. It is heavily quilted. It is not my style in any way, but the work is lovely!