Here is the plan for the quilt. I decided that due to it's size, I wanted the simpler blocks in the corners so the quilt will show itself off better on a bed.I'm still figuring yardages for cutting since I want to strip piece it and EQ7 can't really provide me exactly the information that I need. This quilt was inspired by a 1903 triple Irish Chain made in the Oklahoma Panhandle that by the mid-1980's was living in East Tennessee. I made a rather close copy of that blue and white quilt, but I no longer have the quilt. I'll look for a photo of the original or of my quilt and scan it so that I can share it at some point while I'm making Sweet Teen's quilt.
I've also been very busy painting in preparation for the likelihood that I'll be back to work on Friday (after I see the rehab doctor on Thursday).
I repainted the fireplace surround in the livingroom and changed the display to seven of the pitchers I've collected over the years. The one on the left is the oldest--from the days when my grandparents lived in a house without indoor plumbing.
This is why I'm questioning "The Turn of the Century." When I was a child I always loved visiting homes that were much like they had been at the turn 19th to the 20th century. I'm sure almost anyone would say I have just too much in my house, but since I'm not trying to sell it right now, and since my house is definitely my haven, I love being able to see things I treasure. These boxes are full of yarn and needlework. The lovely spider plant is one my assistant gave me a start of when she moved last January or February. Clearly, it loves living in my haven too!
In any case, we may have passed the next turn of the century, but I still have a seventeen year old turn of the century house.
Although my computer shows the wall color as somewhat lavender, it's actually a pale orchid. Because the living room is on the north side of the house, blue would have been too cool a color (although I did use blue and yellow in the kitchen). The orchid shade looks cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
The plate on the wall to the right is a commemorative plate from my hometown's centennial in 1954. (My daughter loves that it has a picture of my high school--apparently built from a plan used by many different communities. Some people bought enough of these plates for a table service. My mother had a few, but this is the only one I have.
See? Lots of little treasures that I still treasure (and which make my daughter crazy).
I'm going to link to Esther Liu's WIPs on Wednesday and Freshly Pieced, as well as Connie's Freemotion By the River and will hope that none of my visitors mind seeing the redecorating endeavors.
Updating to add a link to Vintage Thingee Thursday over at Suzanne's blog.