Farbstudie Quadrate, c.1913
How about these?
This particular bathroom is the victim of an 80's remodel and it features that green that was so popular for a while and now you can't find anywhere. I spent yesterday scrubbing, arranging, sewing curtains, and even painting grout. Yes, you read that right. The previous owner had not properly sealed the grout in the tile on the floor, and it has badly discolored. No cleaner works to make it look other than dingy, so I hauled out my white acrylic paint and a small brush and painted the grout. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I made a new fabric liner for the cupboard, and will make a valance in the same fabric. I am thinking I will just make it reversible and see how it looks (check vs. multi). I want to paint the walls to tone down that green, but I won't have time to get it done before we entertain a group from Jerry's office next weekend. We will have to serve really great food and lots of drinks so they don't notice our ugly bathrooms.
The back is made of a bird print panel, bird print fabric, and the same green as in the border on the front. The mystery person who gets the quilt has a special love for birds.
Our hostesses set a festive Christmas table to welcome us.
My friend Sheryl really loved the quilt I made for her.
And I really loved the quilt my friend Barbara made for me!
Thank you all for your kind comments regarding the quilt I made for Sheryl. It was wonderful to give it to her and see how happy she was with it. The very best part of giving a quilt to another quilter is that they fully appreciate what it means.
The cheerful quilt I got from my friend Barbara is pretty wonderful too, don't you think? I forsee many an afternoon or evening curled up under it while I read a good book or watch TV.We had so much fun today my face hurts from laughing. We ate amazing and delicious food and exchanged thoughtful little gifts, things like scented soaps and candles and Christmas ornaments. Then we had our thrilling annual quilt exchange. Not to take anything away from family, but this is the best Christmas party I attend each year, hands down.
What I really have been spending most of my sewing time on are quilts for Christmas. Our quilt group draws names each year and each person makes a quilt for someone else. It sounds like a lot of work, but you do have a whole year to get it done and it makes the best quilter's Christmas party ever. I mean, as quilters we always give quilts, how great is it to get one? Last year my friend Carla, new to our group, burst into tears because it was the first ever quilt she received as a gift. She has probably made and given hundreds.
I just finished my exchange quilt top, a very traditional log cabin in the "barn raising" layout. I added a row of friendship stars at each end so the quilt would be longer. My quilter friend will like the subdued colors I used since they are her colors of choice. No orange in sight. I sent it to be quilted, so I will share pictures at a later time. While I love doing the quilting and threadwork on baby quilts or small art pieces , I am not too crazy about working on anything larger. So I help keep my longarm quilter friend in business :)