Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Out with the New, In with the Old . . . .


It seemed like I only had my Christmas quilts out a few weeks before it was time to pack them up with the rest of the Christmas decorations. Goodbye Toulouse, goodbye Oh Christmas Tree. I'm usually happy to have my space back after the holidays, but I was not looking forward to looking at that big blank wall after enjoying Oh Christmas Tree in my living room the month of December.

Originally, I was going to take the rod down and just leave the brackets up until it was time to hang Oh Christmas Tree again. Then I got to thinking, maybe I would enjoy having a quilt in that space more than just through the holidays....so I looked over my options and decided on this.....


Myths of Avalon, I made this quilt this time of year, January and February, in 2006, over 5 years ago, and I still love it! This was the 11th quilt I ever made, my daughter has its twin, quilt #12, hanging in her apartment.

I'm not sure how long I'll leave it up, it doesn't get direct sunlight, so I plan to enjoy this quilt at least through February....I'm not sure if I'll replace it with another quilt or go back to a blank wall, I'll just see what appeals to me then.

I also replaced the Christmas quilt I had on my bed with this quilt,


Snowbird Migration.

I made this quilt back in January of 2008. I think the fabric is technically Christmas fabric, but I think it has a romantic feel to it that suits January and particularly February, with Valentines Day and all. Now that I've made several quilts for my bed, I'm over that, "Don't get on the quilt" stage, it took awhile, but I'm finally really enjoying my quilts in my home. For years they only lived on the back of the red couch or on a quilt rack.

I'm still working away on my hst units for Belle Meade. I'm trying not to get too worked up about the best combinations or mix of fabrics, instead I'm just enjoying working with this lovely French General fabric.


I think it has a romantic feel to it too. So far, this project has been very relaxing and is coming together nicely......although I am ready to make a few blocks, Nicole has jumped ahead of me and has a floor full of them already!

For more information on Myths of Avalon or Snowbird Migration, check out my Lifetime Quilt list in the right hand column of my blog.

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18 comments:

  1. Thelma I love the quilt hanging there...looks wonderful! OMG look at all those HST units you have sewn together...you have the makings of a ton of blocks...YIPPEE! It's going to be awesome!

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  2. I love this spot for a quilt - so warm and inviting. Much nicer than a blank wall.

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  3. Avalon is so pretty. Of course, I have a thing for red. I love the quilt hanging in that spot.

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  4. Thelma, Love those pictures of your quilts being used. They are so pretty. It looks like your next quilt is going to be a winner also.

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  5. Love it! You should have a different quilt to hang there each month!
    Your sewing table looks a lot like mine, only my 5 HST's units are....
    b o r i n g and yours are so pretty! I'm going to do my remaining sections as leaders/enders.

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  6. Oh Wow Thelma, I LOVE Myths of Avalon. I've never seen that pattern before. Very striking.

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  7. Myths of Avalon is beautiful and perfect for that spot! I'm trying to figure out how you have it hung - is it on a rod or clips attached to the rings?

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  8. Nice quilts Thelma! I still haven't changed out the quilt on my bed from Roman Holiday/Opening Day. Just not tired of it yet I guess!

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  9. Your quilt looks wonderful on the wall. One of these days I will get a quilt done for MY bed. Sigh. Just need to find the time.

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  10. The quilt is just perfect hanging on the wall. I would hang quilts there all year round instead of looking at a blank wall. Love the quilt on your bed now just gorgeous

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  11. I used hoops with clips to hang my quilt on the rod!!

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  12. What I want to know about is how you rigged the quilt system. Those clips on a rod are perfect--how do you get the quilt to extend out without it buckling at the top. Is there a hidden wooden rod of some kind? Want to do a post on this?

    I love the quilt--such an impact. Lovely.

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  13. Myths of Avalon has to be one of my favorites of your quilts - it is powerful

    and when i see it, i remember Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) and then i start thinking (danger danger - dianne is thinking) about Morgaine and what a rotten deal she has been dealt ... and i go all feminist

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  14. I've always loved that Avalon quilt. Red and white quilts never get old, do they? It looks great up there on the wall.

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  15. Everything is lovely - as usual. I want to make a Myths quilt, but it's still on the to-do list. One of these days!

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  16. I LOVE your Myths of Avalon quilt! It is just beautiful - I love red. What a perfect spot to hang a quilt. I would have one there all the time. Your quilts are fabulous!

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  17. Ah, decorating with quilts. I can't wait to accumulate enough "my" quilts to sprue up the place and swap them out.
    I think it will be difficult to leave your stairwell wall empty after having something there for a few months. It's like moving furniture around and leaving a space uncovered.
    I love that FG line. The ones that started with Rouneries then Rural Jardin (my favorite). Just so lovely and calming. I have a FQ bundle that I have great plans for but not yet. For now, I'll follow your progress.

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  18. I love Myths of Avalon - beautiful!!!

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