Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hello? Anyone Home??

Sometimes I feel like I have nothing to post about.  Then I have to many little things.  Oh well, here goes.

I've been working really, really hard on my Jubilee quilt.  You know it's bad when Mr. Fun says "you've been working on that one a long time...."  Wha?  We did actually move our whole lives during the quilting process.....


I only have 1/2 of 1 border left to quilt!!!

I switched up Andrew and Sigs (and guest) bedroom this fall to feature cheddar.


Mary B. made me this lovely hand dyed quilt.

I love how she quilted it

The other nightstand has this little cheddar beauty that I made years ago.

Speaking of Andrew and Sig - we had a lovely day at the zoo yesterday.
  
who can resist face cutout photo boards?  not us.

And we fell in love with the baby goats.  These 2 were born to Peaches last Friday.  There were some that were born on Sunday.  I want one!!

I have had several readers ask how I hang my quilts.  Here it is:  The Hang it Dang it.  I was introduced to this by my friend, Elizabeth O'S.

These are available on-line at several websites, just google it and order one.

It has changed my life!   It is a bold statement, but true.

I have just hung my 4th hanger in my sewing room.  It takes more time to find a hammer and nail than to hang it.  It only takes 1 nail and is self leveling.
The instructions are super easy to follow and changing a full sized quilt takes less than 5 minutes, which is how I enjoy different quilts throughout the year.

here is my new hanger and an older quilt "Lollipop Garden"

Sometimes I like to offer a behind the scenes shot of the UTTER CHAOS going on in my life.  This shot taken right after the beauty shot as I walked away from the mess.  As per usual, coco looked bored to death, literally.

Photo cropping has also changed my life......have a great week.

45 comments:

  1. Great quilts in the guest room! Do you let guests sleep with the bear too? I guess I'd better check into the hang it dang it- looks like a great item for quilters.

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  2. Oh yeah, YAY! For making great progress on your jubilee- it is beautiful!

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  3. Love seeing your quilts! Those cheddar ones make my mouth water. LOVE the Hang-it Dang-it. When I moved to my new house I bought them to hang all my quilts and it is so much easier than the curtain rod set up I had in my old home. Now I can change the quilts myself in no time at all. OH those baby goats are adorable - I would have wanted to put one in my tote bag and taken them home. too cute!

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  4. Oh Barb, I think you have just changed my life! I'm embarrassed to admit that I'm still using dowels and nails to hang my quilts and it is quite cumbersome and I'm tired of having to climb across the back of the sofa to change out the quilts. I'm going to order some of those right now! You should be making a commission!! LOL And the cheddar theme in the guest room is so gorgeous. I don't remember seeing the bed quilt before but it made me drool a bit. I sure hope Coco wasn't too disturbed by the changing of the quilts. (as if!) Please give her a nice long belly rub for me, she looks like she needs one. :)

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  5. Gorgeous Jubilee quilt--and I love those cheddar strippies...I am always on the lookout for big florals and vases of flowers--not so many around lately! thanks for the hanging bar tip--hugs, Julierose P.S. GP is sulking on the lower corner of my design board--I got stuck--by the way--shhh I think he does fib a bit!! LOL

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  6. hey, no judgment here. take as long as you like on your jubilee quilt -- mine took three years, and the blocks were all made by others!

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  7. Love those Hang It Dang Its! Your house is like a gallery for all your beautiful quilts. The flying geese quilt on the guest bed is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing them with us, too. As usual, you are inspiring!

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  8. And another thing....the Jubliee quilt is looking fine!

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  9. Yummy cheddars!!! And congrats on being so close to finishing your jubilee quilt!!! Utter chaos you say??? Looks totally neat and organized...now my sewing room..???...that is true utter chaos best left hidden for now!

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  10. Lovely post, love the cheddar on the bed and your Jubilee quilt is looking so beautiful! Photo cropping means I don't always have to tidy quite so often - hehe. Aren't we lucky with digital cameras?!

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  11. Thanks for the sneak peak of your life and quilts.

    Love the dark cabinet with the bright threads in your sewing room. You should share a before and after of the photo you cropped.

    Those baby goats are too cute.

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  12. Your Jubilee quilt looks fabulous! I love the quilting - good things like this can't be rushed. You are so close now - hurray! I love the cheddary bedroom :0) My sewing area looks very much like that too.

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  13. I look forward to seeing the finished Jubilee quilt. You have 2012 on it and maybe will get to put 2014 on a label on the back.

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  14. I can't believe how "quickly" you have managed to quilt the Jubilee quilt! Not to mention everything else you have done in between...give that Mr. Fun a talking to! It is so nice to see hand-quilting, there is something so beautiful and human about it. Keep up the good work!

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  15. First of all I love that cheddar quilt on the bed, it's so wonderful! I have not seen that kind of quilt hanger I will check it out.
    Your Jubilee quilt is looking so beautiful, I am so glad you hand quilted it (easy for me to say!). It's a treasure to be sure.
    Is that a bunch of nine patches on the floor??? My sewing room looks like someone came in a robbed us!

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  16. Only a border to go!! Enjoy those last stitches of such a special quilt! That cheddar theme room is just perfect for enticing more visits from Andrew and Sig. Aren't they the sweetest couple!! OmG Baby goats are THE cutest!!! I was addicted to looking at them on Pinterest and youtube, sooo cute!! Thank you for the hanging tips, love the product name, and the hamburger fabric, they look real. Your sewing room looks tidy to me!!!

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  17. Your quit is so beautiful. It plainly says 2012 so it has only been 2 years. To make such an intricate quilt in two years it is NOT a long time. Take your time; where's the rush? Love the flying geese quilt on the bed. Ooooohhh! I love that one. Mmmm!!! P.S. photo cropping was on my grateful list on Thanksgiving. LOL.

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  18. I love everything about the cheddar quilt on the bed! I think the end is near for the jubilee quilt and think of it this way, so much of your life got stitched in it. Is that all the fabric for the new quilt in the making? Your sewing room looks so organized. I am not sure if I can ever post pictures of my room.
    I did not know about those hangers. I am going to look them up. Thanks!
    My favorite pictures have to be the one of the zoo visit and the baby goats.. adorable!

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  19. Great quilts Barb, Your nearly there with your jubilee quilt its looking stunning. I like the look of those quilts hangers, I watched the little tutorial and I think I could even manage to hang one. LOL

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  20. Love all your quilts - including the folded ones! Must look at that hanger - self leveling sounds perfect. That is not chaos - believe me - just the creative process!

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  21. Only half a border left?? WooHoo! That is cause for celebrating, I'd say--or I guess you could wait until you have that border finished.
    I want to come sleep in your guest room. I'll bet it would be sweet dreaming under that quilt. And I love the little quilts on the nightstands.
    Have never heard of the Hang It Dang It, but then I don't get out much. I'll have to check it out.
    Your honest shot of your sewing room just makes me feel more comfortable. Mine seldom looks better, and often looks more "used".
    BTW, Andrew makes a great otter! : )

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  22. I love your jubilee quilt and give you lots of credit for hand quilting it! I just got one of the Hang It Dang It quilt hangers for a large wall hanging that we put in the living room. Before I ordered it, we were debating how to hang the quilt, partly because I wanted to easily change to other wall hangings, and also because I wanted to hang it as high as I could and didn't want to have to have 2 people every time I wanted to change it. I googled "how to hang quilts" and it came up. Then I remembered that a friend in Texas had gotten one of those and I asked her advice. I ordered mine from Nancy's Notions and got free shipping with a special code from my friend and also it cost less than the company's web site. It is working great!

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  23. Mr. fun should know you can't rush perfection. Your jubilee quilt is stunning. Love the abundance of cheddar in the bedroom and really love those baby goats. I spied those nine patches on the floor. Mine are sitting on my table.

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  24. Doesn't look bad to me. :) Nice cheddar in the guest room. I have to go look for those hangers. I need some color on my walls.

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  25. So close to a finish! The time doesn't matter when it's all done anyway.:) Love the little cheddar beauty!

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  26. Love all of your projects, and really love the baby goats! Hubby has to pry me away from them at the state fair every year! First I have heard of the quilt hanger! Will have to check it out!

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  27. Your Jubilee quilt is beautiful and I love the cheddar flying geese. How do you find the perfect cheddar? Because that one looks great! I will definitely check out the Hang it Dang it! Anything to make life easier!! Coco may be bored but exactly where he wants to be.....close to you! I can't keep my dogs out of my sewing room......especially when I have a quilt on the floor......they are all over it!!

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  28. your jubilee quilt is just amazing, I have always loved that quilt. Ok that little quilt with the big urn border fabric is wonderful, love it. Nice to see your new sewing room….yup think we can all relate. love photoshop!
    thanks for letting us know about the quilt hangers, I am going to look into it and order a few.
    glad you had a trip to the zoo , Andrew looks so happy
    Kathie

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  29. Jubilee is looking great! I love that feeling of being almost finished with a project.

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  30. You're almost done! Men can say the darndest things...or is that children?...
    Absolutely Love that flying geese quilt on the bed and the others are pretty awesome, too. Can't help but smile at that lollipop quilt. I definitely need to get some of those quilt hangers.
    I never thought of goats as zoo animals. They are so cute but I hear they can be very mischievous.
    Chaos in the sewing room usually means some creative things are happening. Happy stitching!

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  31. I never hear of the Hang it Dang it. It is genius. I shared with all my friends.

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  32. Ooooh, I want one of those baby goats tooooo!!!! Great list of little things Barb. Your quilts are always so beautiful. And I do believe that Andrew looks a bit like his Mama, do you think?

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  33. Hi Barb! I love your cheddar flying geese quilt on the bed. So lovely! I love the quilt hangers and will look into getting some. Thanks for an awesome post.

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  34. Wow! What a beautiful bunch of fall quilts. I really enjoy seeing some for the first time, some again. Thanks for the hanging tip. I'll look it up right now! Happy October!

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  35. Oh, and congratulations on your almost finished Jubilee! It is a masterpiece!

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  36. Wonderful post! So many things to comment on...1st, your Jubilee quilt is beautiful! 2nd...love your "cheddar room" makeover. 3rd...your mini cheddar quilt with the pillar print border is charming. 4th...thanks for the tip on the Hang It Dang It hanger, never heard of it, but will get one asap! and finally...love the picture of your chaos. It shows a creative mind at work, lovely!

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  37. Fun to change out the guest rooms! I have several hang it dang it's and still want more :-)
    Baby goats are so cute, to visit.
    Photo cropping is great, I love your creative space.

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  38. Always a pleasure to see your quilts. You always inspire me to get to another level of proficiency. Really love the Lollipop Garden. Fooled me with your sewing room photo. Thought Cocoa was the one looking out the window! I didn't realize she was her energetic self fast asleep on the floor. I guess your accomplishments tire her out!!!
    Norma

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  39. Love those cheddar quilts! Makes me want to pull out mine and get the quilting done, but I need to stay focused. Jubilee is worth the wait and you are getting really close, won't be long now.

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  40. Your Jubilee is FANTABULOUS!!! GO! GO! GO!

    Cheddar. is. our. friend.

    Baby goats are cool and I must check out that quilt hanger. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. I just changed out the quilt on my bed this morning, but judging from my tour of your room, I need to step up my game a little bit. Your fall colors and quilts are inspiring. I love coming to read your posts--they make me want to get to going on some more quilts.

    I love my two HangItDangIts. Well worth the purchase price.

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  42. Oh, my, your guest room looks so pretty. And, thanks for the tip on hanging your quilts! There is a stuffed Newfie looking out one of my windows, so I was happy to see there is another grown up with stuffed animals.

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  43. Your quilts are beautiful, and beautifully displayed. I love all that cheddar. Your guest room looks inviting - clutter free and colorful! I will have to search out the "hang it dang it" - looks like a great soluttion.

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