Monday, April 27, 2009

Quilting Mojo

Every once in a while I get a strong urge to make a quilt. (Don't we all?) The two quilts I have in progress weren't calling to me (one in particular because it is still in storage, in an undisclosed location.) A few weeks ago I armed myself with a 25%-off coupon for Joann's and went a little insane due to the fabric overload. After being stuck with the meager fabric selection at Walmart for the past few years, I was pretty excited to have access to fabric unrelated to John Deere.

This is a small quilt; I guess you would say it is baby quilt size. But, since there are no babies nearby, I will stick to my "small quilt" label. In fact, I started this quilt with the intention of giving it away, but I like it so much that event is not looking very likely. I don't really have any use for it, but then again, I don't really need anything I knit either.

As we begin month 3 in Maryland, the job search and the house search continue. I have become more patient as I've aged, which is paying off in this situation. I'm not one to compromise, and I know that eventually everything will work itself out. Meanwhile, I've been playing with paint colors using the Sherwin-Williams color visualizer. For the longest time, I wanted a cobalt blue kitchen. I finally got it, so now I have moved on to obsessing over a yellow and teal dining room. Whether or not I will eventually have an actual dining room remains to be seen, but it can't hurt to plan.

(And lest you think I'm smoking crack with my color choices, know that after I put the yellow on the walls, the color visualizer actually suggested teal for the accent color. Disregard the red on the walls in the background. Also, I would never put that style of furniture in a room this color. Think unfinished pine and Moroccan colored glass lanterns. Not that I'm a fan of pine in general... but I digress.)

7 comments:

filmat11 said...

That quilt is great! I love the colors. I really, really need to improve my sewing skills so I can quilt.

muchadored said...

Love the quilt! It's so cute. I was actually cutting squares for our "guest quilt" for the wedding last night. I hope you send some quilting mojo my way!

Also, going to MDSW this weekend?

Amy ER said...

The color palette of your quilt is close to that of your future dining room! I like the softer golds and browns with the teal. Good for you for actually FINISHING your quilts...I have one in the closet that I started in C'bad. Heh.

knittinandnoodlin said...

Sherwin-Williams and your quilt have a lot in common. You should get them together sometime! I love the teal/yellow combination. It's very happy.

All of the best in your job/house hunting. The cool thing is that you have infinite possibilities in front of you...that's a great place to be!

Shelby said...

Pretty quilt! Love the colors. I really need to pull my sewing machine out and get back to quilting. Haven't done my son's yet, and he's already 14 months old!

petunialu said...

I spent a year unemployed last year. It was difficult but glorious- I got so much crafting and gardening in! Of course I had no money, but that was just a small obstacle... There were also some really discouraging times, but when I look back, I am glad I stayed busy with stuff I enjoyed. Enjoy your time of unemployment- you never know when you'll get another choice to do what you want!

joanne said...

I love the quilt, especially the border fabric.

Now on to the bad news... not to burst your bubble or anything, but the colors of the dining room (at least as they display on my monitor) are reminescent of John Deere. I KNOW that teal and green are not the same. It must just be the computer.

Also, in other NM-John Deere as art news... at Smokey Bear days this weekend in Capitan there was a man wandering around trying to sell a deer skull painted green and yellow with the JD logo on it. He tried hitting up the guy next to me selling kettle corn, but apparently I look like someone who would not be interestd in such an objet d'art because he did not ask me if I wanted it.
It was not a successful weekend as you may have guessed...

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