It's February, already, time to hang a different quilt in my living room. I don't think I've blogged about this quilt since it came home from the quilter. This quilt could not compliment my living room decor any better.
This is Lifetime Quilt #67 named Olde World Stars. The pattern is Root Beer Float by Hyacinth Designs and the fabric, Olde World Style by Monique Dillard for Maywood Studios.
This quilt went through some ugly stages, (click here) but sure turned out nicely in the end.
The last time I blogged about a finished quilt I got a request for a close-up of the quilting, here's my best attempt at it. The quilting is simple and sparse. I'm usually a "more is more" type of gal but in this case "less is more" and it works perfectly. Dawn at the Sewing Basket quilted this top for me.
Here's a view from the back, you can sort of see some of the quilting. This is the fabric that I originally was going to use as a border but then decided against it, it makes a super back.
Another update, I knew it was going to happen sooner or later but I must admit I was not prepared for what I found on my kitchen counter today,
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Isn't that just the saddest thing you've ever seen, I suspect there are going to be more sad days to come. For now, I'm going to focus on the pretty blooms on the top. Besides, with this unusually warm temperatures we've been having, I'm bound to have some things blooming in my yard real soon, the circle of plant life.
Have you noticed we get an extra day this year, and that day comes this month! A whole extra day, what a wonderful gift. I think we all should decide to make that one day something special, a day to do whatever we please. I've not nailed down the details in my head yet, but I think my day will involve no make-up, pjs, sewing, and cupcakes. If I could just get Starbucks to deliver. Have you given this any thought because I'm open to suggestions.