Friday, September 14, 2018

The Quilt House needs a name...

So we moved to Florida but my quilting "stuff" didn't fit in the house my husband picked.  His solution?  A small quilt house for me to sew in...only the little house needs a name.

Well, first it needed some work...but after some cleaning, painting, tree removal...well, you got the picture.  It is now a fully operational quilt studio (and yes, I am channeling Star Wars when I type this....)

It isn't fancy but I have great light and lots of space.  I'll have indoor photos soon.  Best of all the Kola table fits, a huge work table is against one window, and I have not one but TWO design walls!  I also have one room to store quilts on large racks.  I kept the back bedroom as a bedroom so if/when quilt friends visit we have a "clubhouse" and can do sleep-overs!

It needs a name...quilt house just doesn't seem fun enough!  I want to paint a "barn block" and hang it right between the front two windows but think I should know what to call the house first?  Any ideas?

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

a look back

I was editing some photos today and since my photos are filed by date taken I wondered what I had done previous years at this time...

In 2012 Goldie was modeling on a scrappy top I was gifted.  I started making a repro of this one...wonder where that UFO ended up!
2013 - This was my first project using linen for the background with wool appliqued on top.  It is now an almost finished table runner!
Interestingly Goldie was posing that day too!
2014 - I taught a string spiderweb workshop!  Very fun day...but no cats!

2015 - I was in Boston...not a lot of quilting going on!

2016 - I was doing some work on my Singer 404 with Goldie supervising (amazingly I do have another cat and a dog but I guess they don't pose like Goldie does!)

Sunday, September 09, 2018

First Florida Quilt!

My first "florida" quilt!  We live very close (too close even!) to Renninger's Antique and flea market.  It is one of the largest in the state.

I try not to go often as I am still in the process of organizing what I moved down here! But this one caught my husband's eye and while had my back turned he bought it...which is fine by me!

Not sure if it was a kit or a pattern.  The pink fabric is almost a sateen which makes me think this is circa 1920's.

The workmanship is excellent.  This is one of those quilts that looks best on a bed!  Recently I've just kept is folded over a chair in the spare bedroom.

Thursday, September 06, 2018's me!

I know it has been awhile.  Lot has happened - the main part being I am now living in Florida!
Pineapple quilt given to me by my quilting buddies in Georgia!

It was tough leaving Georgia.  Lots of quilt friends there.  Slowly I am finding my own space here too.

I am living in central Florida not far from Orlando.  Lots of orange groves and cattle....yes, cattle!  It is very much a ranch and farm area.  It is also a very artsy little town.