Sunday, November 19, 2006

Center completed

I've completed the center of the Country Threads pattern "Somebody's Home". I love how this turned out! I chose the fabrics quickly, just pulling here and there from my stash, and I think they worked out well. I especially love the section of four patches with appliquéd stars - all made from plaids. Of course I'm partial to plaids! I love the folk art tree - certainly not like any tree you could name but effective nevertheless. To me it looks like the wind is blowing through the branches, tossing them hither and yon. The pineapple if pretty plain, but quilting it in a diamond grid crisscrossing the fruit should bring it to life nicely.

I'd love to keep going on the border, but it's time I put away the sewing for awhile and accomplished some other things. I know I have baskets of laundry needing done and eventually a dinner needing to be fixed. I need to mix up some tuna and some chicken salad so we have something to make sandwiches from this week. I have some clutter here and there to clean up. Sheets need to go in the dryer so I can make the bed.

That's OK - I know I've got plenty of time coming up this next week for stitching. And I'll feel much better with all the other jobs out of the way.

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Gratitudes for today:

1. Hot apple cider with cloves and cinnamon sticks.
2. Low fat bacon from the butcher for bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches for dinner.
3. Our rain is back, but it's falling in the mountains as snow
4. TV series on DVD that we can borrow from our kids - currently watching Star Trek: Deep Space 9 Season 1
5. Beautiful, fresh red leaf lettuce

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17 comments:

Quilts And Pieces said...

Patti it is WONDERFUL! I especially love the house!

Vicky said...

Beautiful! I'm itching to get back to my prim applique - just one more Christmas quilt gift to do!

Great job! I love it!

(Hugs)

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing the close up views, Patti. The dogger is so cute!

Hanne said...

What a lovely quilt center :-)

YankeeQuilter said...

The fabics you "just pulled from the stash" are wonderful! It is agoing to be a great quilt.

Deep Space 9 is my DH favorite of the Star Trek Series...I'm pretty sure it is because of MAJ Kira!

Siobhan

Gail said...

The house turned out perfectly, but I too love those little plaid 4 patch and stars.

KCQuilter said...

Oh, Patti, you have outdone yourself!!! This is absolutely gorgeous. Your colors are to die for and I especially like how the house has a shaded look to it on the right hand side. I'll have to look through my Country Threads books again!!!!

Fiona said...

Those plaids are terrific - looks just perfect. I think the dog might be my favourite part though - I like his friendly face.

Elaine Adair said...

What lovely blocks! And the shading on the house is a wonderful idea! I envy how you are getting those UFOs down! Aren't those plaids warm and friendly. Keep a'goin, even though there are all those other jobs to do ...

Angie said...

I love it, love it, love it, girl!!!! All of it!! LOL

Judy said...

Turned out great Patti. Love the house and the pacthes with the stars...well pretty much the whole thing!! The quilting will make it perfect!

ForestJane said...

Very nice! Are you going to do several borders now or just one and keep it as a small wall hanging type quilt?

I think you did a great job with the oranges in the house... really adds to the 3D effect. :)

Anonymous said...

The dog! The dog! I love the dog!

I like the idea of the stars appliqued over the four patches. Nice job Patti!

Mary said...

I love this quilt - are you going to hand quilt it?

Susan said...

The center is lovely, and I can hardly wait for the new year to see the borders completing it. I like your pineapple quilting idea. I love the blobby tree!

Shelina said...

This is great! I especially like the dog.

Lucy said...

Ohh Patti !!It is perfect !! I love the dog also so much !!