Monday, August 8, 2011

Sewing, Piecing, and Antiques


This is my Design Wall today.  Looks a lot like my last two design walls, doesn’t it?  However, now each of the rows are sewn.  The center will be 60x84.  I think I know what I am going to do for an outer border but I think I need an inner border first so that may take some time to figure out.



This was when I was just getting started putting the rows together but I wanted to be able to show the true colors.


first border on I also got the first border on Snowbound.  One more and this one will be ready for quilting.

And over the weekend I drew all the pieces for several applique BOMs (I really went overboard this year).  I plan on this being an applique week to see if I can get caught up on all of them.




Unfortunately we went antiquing again.  This was my prize, a cast iron cradle.  When I got it I was thinking of using it to store fabric.  But once it was set up in the family room, I could see a quilt an a baby doll in there.  We’ll see what finally it gets used for.





Of course Ms. Murphy had to check it out but interestingly, she hasn’t jumped into it, yet.






And then all the investigating had her all tuckered out.





Abby tuckered out

It seemed to even tire Abby, who never paid any attention to the cradle.





Well, I better get off this computer, put a load of laundry in the washer, and get into the studio and get that applique stuff going.  Be sure you check out all the creativity at Patchwork Times.


Judy D in WA said...

The quilt is coming together and will be ready for quilting in no time! Snow bound will be ready for winter!
And I want that cradle! What a FABULOUS find! Definitively needs a baby doll and quilts!

Patchwork Penguin said...

The quilt is going to be lovely! I have a FQ bundle of that fabric; still not sure what I'm going to do with it.

Darcie said...

Oooh! That cradle is amazing! Wonder where it originated...any idea? Lovely score! Good for you, Gari!

Janet said...

The bed is awesome! If you have the room, it definitely needs a doll and quilt in it. What a find. I think Ms. Murphy will love it too! lol I can't wait to see how you quilt Snowbound. Those snowballs are so fun.

Denise :) said...

Gari, I love the fabrics in your design wall quilt -- are they from a particular grouping? The cradle is precious. I see it as a future staging props for lots of wonderful quilts! :)

Quilter Kathy said...

I just love your unique setting for the LCQA blocks!

Alexandra said...

Gari, that cradle is amazing! I can't wait to see what you put in it.

Gail said...

You have used the prettiest fabrics in that quilt...won't it look great in that fabulous bed. I've never seen one like it, but now I'll be looking every chance I get.

Carrie said...

What a find! I LOVE the cradle....oh so cute!! Your design wall is awesome. Can't wait to see the final quilt. Love the fabrics. Yes....they do look similar to the quilt I just finished.

Michelle said...

I'm seriously jealous of your cradle (and a little scared at the thought that someone might've put a baby in it once upon a time!)

This is my first visit to your blog, and I really love the quilting in your header. Are they frogs?

Pat said...

That cradle is wonderful and will be even more special once you give it a quilt and a doll baby for display!