Monthly Archives: April 2015

Quilt Inspiration Part 1

The laptop died so I’m using my old PC. I found some fun things on it like a quicklink to Neopets. There was also a folder with photos of quilts I liked back then. Thought you guys might enjoy seeing some of them. This is one part of a series so you can experience a few at a time.

I don’t have any makers’ information on these. If you have any information on them please contact me. I’d love to know and share it.

thumb-1279147150339-1 This is such a cool way to set sampler blocks. I also like the strict color palate.thumb-1271625013030-_004 Here’s a fun kids’ group quilt. It looks like each child was given a square to decorate then someone made them into a quilt.thumb-1271725197555-100_3672What a great man-friendly quilt. I love the sashing fabric. Simple and striking, this pattern would also be fun with novelty fabrics.

thumb-1271973642699-_carmel_lattee I love the movement this shattered style makes. This would be great over the fireplace in autumn.

thumb-1272048404413-img_3544It’s a log cabin! The blocks are diamonds and it’s stunningly beautiful.

What do you think of these quilts?

Don’t worry. I’ll have a studio update for you guys soon. I’m working on moving all of my stuff in there from the living room, kitchen, bedroom, multiple closets…

Studio’s Move-in Ready… Sorta

We finished up my art studio a few days ago. Woohoo!

Floor's done in studio and fan too

The bamboo flooring install was quite an involved project. Took my husband and I three hours to prep and eight to put it in. What a lesson in teamwork! Trim, ceiling fan, closet doors, and outlet covers were added and the room’s officially finished.
installing wood floor in studioI’m moving my wall of shelves and boxes of fabric and stuff in. The desk and tables will have to wait until the master bedroom’s floor is done. We’ll clear that room to work on it, including putting the dressers in the living room and our bed in the studio. Then I can really fer-reals have an art studio of my very own. 🙂

Do you have any tips or suggestions on organization? I’d love to hear them as I set up my space.

 

Linking up with Thankful Thursday.

Just Add Support

Our brand new bathroom counter cracked. I heard it from the kitchen and came running. My husband was leaning against the side of the counter while installing the hand-towel holder and it gave out.
new sink cracked

How did this happen? Can you see the gap between the counter and the wooden cabinet? That’s the problem right there. There’s no support. The store exchanged the broken bits for a whole and we started over. This time my husband cut some wood and glued/nailed it to the inside of the vanity.  It was a design flaw. The sink needed more support.
sink design flawWe all need extra support sometimes. My quilting buddies are helping me with these place mats. They’re cool, huh? The conversation’s ranged from confidence to marketing with many ideas that are new to me. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

set of 6 bright crumbs placemats
Our bathroom looks much better now. The counter cracking was a bummer but I’m glad it happened when it did. We got it exchanged and added supports and can be confident it’s sturdy as well as pretty. bathroom before after
It’s kitty approved. 🙂

Velcro on sink