Thursday, October 11, 2012

let's be frank, i've spent a long time brewing up this quilt and it's been awhile since my last post. summer has come to a close and i'm embarrassed to see autumn arrive with such little progress to show. but, i assure you that my delinquent hiatus from quilt making is not without reason! as it turns out, it's awfully difficult if not painstakingly frustrating when you can't lay out your quilt in a shoebox-sized apartment. know what i mean? let me clarify - our bathroom is so small you could "stay seated" and wash your hands in the sink at the same time. true story, but it is what it is. in any case, i postponed working on the quilt until i paid a visit to my parents home in sonoma where, much to my mother's dismay, i overtook their dining room for an entire weekend. hello gorgeous wooden floors and expansive square footage! hello my pretend studio with vaulted ceilings! don't mind if i do occasionally look up from my work to take in the rolling hillside vistas! what's that dad? an affogato for a late afternoon pick-me-up? yes please, i'll take two scoops of homemade vanilla ice cream in my espresso!

a weekend with my parents is so good, but i digress. the point: i got a lot done. so now the hand quilting begins...

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  1. oh i've told you before, but i will say it again. your quilt is turning up to be amazing! i have to congratulate you on your patience and inspiring ideas :)

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    1. thanks Nileta! it's been such a slow process. i'm not sure why i felt a need to take on such an ambitious project and i certainly did not expect it to take this long. the triangle pattern and large size are both new to me, so i guess i'm learning as i go. thanks for your kind words - they're encouraging!

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  2. I would want to work there too. Man, what a beautiful space. And your quilt looks awesome!

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    1. thanks Joyce! i have to admit, i'm already thinking of the next project and the red/tan quilt you found while thrifting is a huge source of inspiration. i seem to keep coming back to that one.

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    2. Let me know if you want photos!

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  3. Imagine how good it will feel when you're done. It looks beautiful already though!

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    1. thanks Angela! oh gosh, the end seems so far away, but yes, i will be elated to see the final product on the bed!

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  4. I know I say this every time I leave a comment, but your quilting skills are amazing. several years ago I decided to quilt too after seeing the most beautiful quilt room in carmel. I bought all the necessary tools and supplies and I still haven't completed one project. seeing your work inspires me to finish my quilt one day.

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    1. caroline, i'd love to see your quilt and / or your progress some day :) send me pics!

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  5. I can't believe you are hand quilting that sucker! It's going to be worth all the effort though - you'll have it forever.

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