School starting is almost here and I am trying to get some more quilts finished before then! This year I redecorated my dining room and it's mostly aqua/teal, gray, and taupe. Instead of a wallhanging I bought a large clock, but still have a shelf with a quilt rack on it for a quilt. I did make a new tablerunner and then decided this quilt would fit in there nicely. I saw a similar quilt at the Moscow, ID quilt show a couple years ago and found a FQ packet at a booth and whipped up this top right away. The pattern is Cotton Candy Dots by Amalie Scott Designs with added dots. Of course then I stashed the top in my cupboard unquilted for a couple years. It worked well for what I wanted and the coral is a nice accent color. I NEVER thought I would have orange in my house! But I tell myself it's not really orange!
|narrow framing strip before a scrappy binding|
This is the quilt kit I bought with my gift certificate winnings at the LQS where I turned in my winning Row by Row quilt. Sugar Plum Christmas by Bunny Hill designs. I just need to get going on it!
For my birthday last month I got this new chest. I put the ironing table I made on top of it. It's the perfect height! I had seen the chest in Boise in May and didn't bring it home as I was with my mom and driving her car. I looked all over up here and in Spokane and didn't find anything I liked better so my sister picked this up for me and brought it to McCall to give to me. I wrote her a check, yep, I usually buy my own presents! I haven't filled all the drawers yet, but I will! They are great for some of my crafty items like ribbons, zippers, embellishments, etc.
I took a walk in our woods behind the house this morning and was trying out the camera on my new phone. I am having difficulty taking straight pictures of quilts, so I thought I would try something outside! I have been dealing with plantar fasciitis for a couple months so it hasn't been a great summer for walking and it's also been way too hot! Hopefully I am on the mend now.