Friday, June 08, 2012

If It Follows Me Home, Can I Keep It?


No, this isn't my quilt (I wish it were!), but I love it!  This is a charity quilt that I brought home from guild meeting to bind.  It was suggested that I put on a black binding, but I had other ideas.  I'll show you when it's done.  This was made by a volunteer from scraps left over from the quilt show.  (We sold scraps next to where we were demonstrating crumb blocks, and we made over $50.  We still have scraps left!)  I think I recognize some of my scraps in this quilt!


Here's a detail shot.  P. did a great job on these blocks.  She started quilting in the early 1980's and she's still using templates and scissors.  Everyone was completely shocked when P. admitted that she didn't know what a rotary cutter is!  


I've been on a couple of field trips in the last few weeks.  Some fabric followed me home.  These are all the black and white fabrics.  I can't seem to stop buying them.  I need to make a black and white quilt, but can't decide on a pattern. Oh, and the black with white stripes in the upper left corner was a gift from a friend.  


The fabric on the left was purchased because I have a plan for it. You'll have to wait a while to find out!  The fabric on the right is a Lotta Jansdotter fabric and I fell in love with it. I think it looks like dandelions, or maybe sea anemones. I might just stick it up on the wall just as it is!  It would look great in my bedroom on my dark blue wall.  It reminds me of the Marimekko fabrics from the 60's and 70's.  I always loved those great graphic fabrics.  Now, I guess I'd have to say that they look like IKEA stuff.  Maybe that's why I like IKEA, aside from the wonderful Swedish meatballs!

Looking up Marimekko, I discovered they're still out there, still making those wonderful graphic fabrics.  And I still love it!  Look at the cool bedroom linens!  I love the purple graphic, and the blue ginko, and . . . pretty much all of it!  And, even better, they have fabric!  Now I want some, darn it!  (Sorry for all the distracting links, J!  Hee hee!)


More fabric followed me home.  I love that chocolate batik with the turquoise!  So far, I just like to pet it.


And some beads came to play too.  They'll go into stretchy bracelets.  That's the only jewelry I'm any good at making.


Mount Rainier at sunset a few weeks back.  That was the last time we saw the sun for any length of time.  Summer hasn't come to the Northwest yet.  We're not getting tans - we're getting rain freckles!

13 comments:

  1. what a great scrap house quilt! I love the dark background. this is my favorite type of quilt, traditional but unexpected.
    Fun fabrics and fabulous shot of Mt. Rainier. My nephew, who lives in seattle always called "Mt. Right Near" when he was little. I've actually hiked some of it - its a gorgeous area.

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  2. Still wearing my ski jacket.....

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  3. what a great house quilt and no rotary cutter? wow!!

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  4. That house quilt is just gorgeous, I can't wait to see how you bind it. I'm in love with all the fabric you got..and yes, I too love Marimekko! Especially the red flowers. You crack me up with the beads - I make stretchy bracelets too - you need to add some of those beads to a quilt! That's a gorgeous shot of Mt. Rainier, hope you see some sun soon, I'd love to send you some of ours - it's HOT HOT HOT here!

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  5. Just happened upon your blog and have enjoyed seeing your quilting projects. I especially liked the Lib Logs--cool colors and design! Always glad to find a blogger in the NW. I was in Portland, OR a month ago visiting family and loved every minute of it.
    best from Tunisia,
    nadia

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  6. No, you can't keep the quilt. But you could send it to a blog friend--hint, hint! Love those plaids.

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  7. Love all the fabrics that "followed you home". The house quilt you are binding is so interesting. I have not seen one with a black background before. P needs some lessons with a rotary cutter, mat and ruler. It might be a great help to her. I have a house quilt I am thinking of giving away. Are you interested? It is not as modern as your quilt. But it is scrappy.

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  8. I love the house quilt!!! The black is such a great background!! I would do colourful scrappy binding!! Such lovely fabrics and beads followed you home, you'll have fun with those! The photo of Mt Ranier is beautiful!!

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  9. OH OH!!! I LOVE that quilt!!! Yes, I say you can keep it! After all, isn't possession 9 tenths of the law!! HA!

    I sure wish 'stuff' like your 'stuff' would follow me home!!!

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  10. The house quilt is just gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you have in store for the binding. I love those fabrics, too.

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  11. Can't wait to see how you bind the house quilt!

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  12. ummm....are you talking to me??? (about links that take a person on trips that cause a person to not remember where they started) I meant to ask this a while ago, but got distracted.

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  13. I'm way behind... Just had to comment that we're growing mold up here, not rain freckles! Oh, and I know what you mean about the black and white fabrics. I keep collecting them too but have yet to figure out how I want to use them in a quilt.

    Jealous of your trip to the Bold Expressions exhibit. I may have to invest in the book.

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