Thursday, July 24, 2014

Catch Up

This time last year I was here, 



 "Paris is always a good idea" said Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina.  I agree.
I don't have any plans to go back, but am counting the days until I do.

For all you folks who have followed my blog for years, you are quite familiar with these red couches.  


I think I've photographed over 100 of my quilts on these couches.  Well they've found a new home, pictures of my quilts on the red couches are a thing of the past. The end of an era.

Next up for me?


I'm going to try another Australian pattern.  I love all the patterns in this book, as you can see by the 9 tabs I've added.  It's not Kathy Doughty's patterns that puzzle me, it's her use of fabric.  Those Australian's are fearless when it comes to selecting and combining fabric.  After finishing Playground and Gypsy Kisses I've now decided to try Super Nova.


This quilt finishes at 72" x 84".  Here is what the author says about the background fabric, "The background black-and-white fabric is my favorite neutral for sustaining colorful fabrics."  Neutral, are you kidding me,  we have a different definition of neutral.  I think I'm going to use Terra Australis by Emma Jean Jansen for my fabric and am still auditioning background fabric.

Kellie from Indiana won the Miss Rosie pattern giveaway and selected Crop Circles.  If you make a Crop Circles or Freddy be sure to send me a picture or a link to your blog, I can hardly wait to see your finished quilts.  

We have two more QCR finishes, check out Vicky/LA Quilter and Kristen/Meadowbrook in my Favorite Blogs list to see their quilts, which are amazing!

You are now up to date on my life!  Hope all is well with yours.




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19 comments:

  1. I'm curious....what did you replace the red couches with?

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  2. Yes! Please tell! What will replace the red couches?!? Also, can't wait to see what background you choose for that next quilt!

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  3. FYI Thelma, Kathy is a resettled American who now calls Australia home.

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  4. That Super Nova pattern is awesome! I agree though with you on the background...those Aussies sure do step outside the box when calling it neutral, yet it is gorgeous!
    I'll be watching to see your progress!

    I love your red couches....I have so much red in my house I wonder if I will ever not like it and go for another color LOL (doubt it).

    Have a good day !

    Peggy in NJ

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  5. here's the thing ... Auntia and i do NOT love red ... but we've always loved your red couches ... so much so that, when we finally decided last weekend to BUY a couch (after fifteen years of not owning a couch of ANY color, let alone red), what color do you think we both could agree on?!?

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  6. p.s. - maybe i'm an Aussie Wannabee cuz that looks like a neutral to me ... and if Normal Neutrals were THAT instead of what they ARE, i wouldn't shudder every time someone suggests that i opt for more neutrals in my quilts - ha ha ha!!!

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  7. Oh NO!! no more pictures of quilts on your red couches - those were like "Signature" style pictures. Can't wait to see what you replace them with :) As always, looking forward to seeing your next quilt project! Anne D.

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  8. So sad to see the red couches go... hope they have a wonderful new home.
    Can't wait to see what you've replaced them with... and will your quilting colours change to match the new sofa?!?

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  9. What about one of those linen fabrics that Carrie Nelson has used on a few of her recent quilts for a background?

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  10. Oh how I am going to miss those red couches . Can't wait to see what you bought to take their place

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  11. I wish I could buy new furniture right now. For now Ill live vicariously!

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  12. No more red couches?!!? That doesn't seem right. But hooray for new furniture!

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  13. You can't show those beautiful couches being carried out without equally gorgeous replacements. Those couches were so bold, so curious to see what takes their place.

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  14. Oh I am going to miss your red couches. Can't wait to see what you put in their place.

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  15. I subscribed for years to an Australian quilting magazine. I was always amazed at their use of fabric, what they put together. I wasn't brave enough! ;) You are! I told someone that you were fearless! Like everyone else, I want to see your replacement sofas!

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  16. This looks like a great plan and love some of the "aussie" quilts....quite colorful and bright! Wow, I am also going to miss those red sofas and all the great quilt pics there. Onward and upward I hope!

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  17. Oh, my goodness, I wish those couches could have found a new home at my house!

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  18. *waving!! Hi Thelma!! Love seeing the new style, I think I'm still hopelessly traditional, so I will live the exciting life thru you. I am not so stuck on a background or neutral though, I think it might be anything consistent. Funny, how we all have a different definition and comfort zone. Looking forward to your progression. Have a super week!

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  19. I will definitely miss those couches, but I'm excited to see their replacements!

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