Saturday, August 15, 2009

So far, so good

The little autumn sampler is coming along nicely. I have a small piece of the background fabric left -- hopefully enough to do an inner narrow border of the background, and then a scrappy 'piano key' border of all the other fabrics for the final round.

The finished quilt is destined to be hung over the stair rail on the upstairs landing. The carpet up there is pine green, so I was aiming for something green-plus-autumny. I'm pleased with this result, especially because it has all been resurrected from the orphan/UFO tub.

The top will have to stay this way for the next week or so, though, because we're knee-deep in the Moving Dad phase of our relocation project. He decided to buy a little place up here, rather than rent, and he takes possession Monday. He's very excited about the lifestyle change. I'm very excited that both parents will finally be (separately) under my watchful eye :)

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GRATITUDES

1. Vintage Eric Clapton music -- can it have been 30 years already?! I'm showing my age.
2. The apples on the tree next door are ripening
3. The freshly-painted-white kitchen ceiling! The entire room, ceiling and all, was dark tan before, and I felt like I was inside a Portobello mushroom.

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6 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

I like the mushroom thought - though I bet white is much better. That quilt really came together beautifully - I love the sashing.

Meggie said...

Your quilt is gorgeously Autumnal!
You are gradually settling, & it sounds all good.

Texan said...

Your quilt is just lovely and all from ufo blocks that is so great!! Should look great with your carpet!

LOL on being inside a mushroom :O)... that was funny :O)

The Calico Cat said...

Portobello Mushroom indeed. Glad to hear that you & your parents are getting settled in.

black bear cabin said...

wow...i knew i was going to love the Fall quilt...it looks wonderful! The sashing really brings out the colors. Glad to hear your dad will be out there and settled in soon...that will make life a little easier :)
Happy days~

julieQ said...

That is so pretty! Great colors for fall. How will you quilt this one?