Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Spring Green Baby

I wish I knew the pattern of this quilt, (I should have asked.) It is in the Yellow Brick Road style. I love the checker board chenille and the ric rac accents. Because the chenille is hard to quilt on, and I didn't want to smash it, nor did I want to quilt on the ric rac, I did a loose floral and leaf meander.

Red Hearts Baby

I like how this quilter broke the red/pink barrier. These romantic prints make such a sweet baby quilt! I believe this is a Buggy Barn pattern.
I quilted each heart with two hearts inside of it. The square the heart is in is stippled and the borders of each block are either tall loops or daisy flowers. The outer border is a simple leaf vine.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

I'd Rather Be Quilting

Maybe you have been wondering what I have been upto lately, without much quilting posting going on. Well, although I would rather be quilting, I did these custom window treatments for a client of mine. I plan on keeping these kind of jobs to a minimum, but it was good to break up the usual. These were installed just a few days before Christmas.
Here are the Roman shades. All of the windows in this room were made from Terry Thompsons Oak Leaves and Reel for Moda. Anyhow, I love Roman shades, and I am planning on making some for my kitchen sometime in the near future. As a sidenote, the wall color in this picture looks rather pink, when in reality it is a darker tan without much pink at all. The colors worked out great.
This is the door swag valance. The door is going to be painted dark brown soon...

The big time sucker of it all was this monstrous sway for the bay window. It is hung from iron medallions. It took me a couple of hours to get this hanging just right, but I am quite happy with how it turned out. I am going to be doing the rest of this clients house through the coming months, so watch for more. Right now I am covering the cushions to her rocking chair. They were mauve, and now they need to go with the new color scheme.