On Thursday I had carpeting installed in 3 bedrooms. While they were throwing old carpeting and padding out the window, and booming there way through the installation, I kept busy with my new applique' project.
I've decided to make 9 blocks from my antique quilt. This quilt was made by Alice Payne and dated 1858. See the original post here.
So here is the original quilt:
My Illinois quilt group replicated this quilt and Jan sent me a set of tracings from their project. I'll try to get a photo of the finished quilt they made.
Here are the first 3 blocks~
I took quite a few liberties with this block~
I also recut the shapes for this block
It is so fun to have a new applique' project!
Here is my sewing room in its current state. The mint green carpeting is gone, but now can't see the carpeting! I know what I'll be doing tomorrow.
A Cat's Tail (tale) - for Hanna who misses the cats while away at school.
The other day in the kitchen I noticed that Starbuck was down stairs - what? Since we got coco, 4 1/2 years ago, the cats usually stay upstairs.
Next thing I know, Luna comes to the kitchen. It's a beautiful day, so I open the door to the deck. They used to like to go out on the balcony outside my old sewing room. Before coco, they used to like to hang out in our yard.
So here they sit, contemplating their past life outside.
"What's out there?" "I dunno" "Should we see?"
Starbuck, being the man decides to take the lead.
"I'm the leader, I say when we go.......let's go" (favorite movie line from Aristocats).
"Let's go by the grill"
"yea, the grill...."
After several minutes of checking things out. Here they come, back to the comforts of home.
Wait for me!
Remember when we were actually outside.....yea, we'll have to try that again some time.
I hope you have a great week and a better cleaner sewing room than mine!