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Monday, February 6, 2012

imaginary quilts

I have been daydreaming about quilts more than quilting lately. Before the new mattress arrived we decided to clean the carpet in the whole house. That always means moving lots of stuff around and then straightening it all up afterwards. It needed it for a while and I am glad we did it. It just means less time for quilting. And gee, I guess my glass lampshades in the bedroom weren't frosted after all. I guess I could dust up there once in a while.
This is a peek at what I have been working on in the studio. I don't usually think to take the camera down there, but after my sister just suggested it, I thought I'd better.  The top is a sample from my 2nd book, Trouble Free Triangles. That goes back almost 20 years. Yes, the book is out of print, but used copies can usually be found online.
I kinda wanted hearts on this quilt, but I don't quilt them as evenly as I'd like them. So, flowers it is.

I have been thinking about how I want to use the oranges I pulled from my stash last week.  After much hemming and hawing I decided to do a maple leaf quilt. I wonder if it will be the next quilt top I put together.  Dinking around with that gave me enough of a break from the Birds-in-the-Air quilt. I hope to get back to that tomorrow night.

The people that I help need some attention these next two weeks. With mom gone now the work load is noticeably lighter. Between paperwork, cleaning and doctors for them, I probably won't have as much time for quilting as I've had in the last month. Unless...

1 comment:

Deanna said...

The flower quilting really works with that pattern. Cleaning and rearranging often gives me a burst of creative energy. I can't wait to see what your oranges really do turn into.