Monday, August 2, 2010

August and Dot Updates . . . . .

Wow, where did July go, I've yet to stumble across someone who doesn't feel that this summer is racing by. August 1st, time to put up the red, white and blue quilts...

But I really didn't have a good idea of what to replace them with. I'm not ready for my fall quilts and even contemplated letting my little red couches go naked for the month.

Then I remembered this quilt, which I don't think I've ever had out.

It's Lifetime Quilt # 38, Newport Beach. It doesn't have a beach look to it, but the name's good for August. I think this is a good transition from summer to fall quilt.

To change it up even a little more, I decided to let it "sit" on the couch, instead of draping it across the back like I've done with my other quilts. The mini red couch is going "a la naturale", just for August.

This was a challenge quilt from my quilt club, with each different fabric donated by a member. One more quilt that I think looks pretty good on that red couch. You can read more about this quilt by selecting Quilt #38 from my Lifetime Quilt list on the right.

Did you ever play that picture game as a kid, "one of these things is not like the other"? Pictures of 5 animals and a house would be shown, and you had to understand that the house was not an animal and was not like the others. That game crosses my mind when I look at this.....

Notice something missing....yes, it's sad but true, I dropped and broke a saucer!! I'm still heartbroken but trying to get over it.....accidents happen, especially with me and glassware.

Doesn't it look sad, sitting there waiting for the coffee?

The coffee still tastes great though....I'm trying to move on, and keep telling myself it's no big deal, that's what happens when you use things instead of leaving them alone. And I did enjoy that cup and saucer set for a good 4 weeks, now I've just got to get used to enjoying the cup with no saucer.

On a happier dot note,

I went ahead and ordered the Robyn Pandolph red dot fabric from her Fancy Hill Farm family of fabrics. (happy birthday to me) I was worried about it maybe being a little on the orange side, but it's not, it's perfectly red. Not burgundy red, or ruby red, or blood red, it's just red....perfectly red, and I love it.

It needs a pattern and some friends....I'll keep working on that.

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Newport Beach looks fabulous on the sofa! It is a really nice transition. Too bad about the saucer, but you are right the coffee will still taste the same, just the presentation will change.

  2. Love the couch quilt. It is really adorable.

    I'm happy you took the jump with RP red, I've been looking at it wondering now I know!

    I've broke so many things in the last year or two I'm using either cheap dollar store for me, or Little Bit's plastic dishes!

  3. What a great quilt! I think it works for summer. Sorry about the saucer - I'd be sad too. I love the whole set (I think I'm partial to polka dots). Gotta get me some of that Robyn Pandolph Red!!!

  4. Oh that does look like the perfect red. I'm going to have to get me some of that. So sorry about the saucer, but the cups still stands on it's own. But if you think it looks out of place, send it to me. Hehe

  5. Great quilt! It looks fabulous on the red couch.

  6. It's still going to be summer here for months. We'll probably have our AC on at Christmas! The new quilt is cute. I am really enjoying seeing your red couches decked out with quilts for the seasons.

  7. I like the new quilt on your sofa. I need to change out my July colors too. I'm thinking of sunflowers.I love your polka dot set and fabric...I am really fond of anything polka dot! Too bad about the saucer...I do things like that all the time.

  8. Love those red couches.....makes me want to do the same after we move. I just love the way they make every quilt look even better!
    Happy sewing

  9. Your quilts are most beautiful my dear friend. Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Quilting!

  10. Thelma, I think your red sofas are the perfect backdrop for quilt displays! The Newport quilt is really nice.

  11. I used my mom's antique cake stand because I believe in using beautiful things. Unfortunately someone nicked a piece out of it, and I was heartsick. I will still use my pretty things, but hopefully they will survive!

  12. I'm glad that red dot was what you liked. Reds are hard to describe. This one is a winner!

  13. Have I ever mentioned how much I love your red sofa? I think I need one. My sister had a set similar to that one in blue and I had the same reaction. I'm not sure why but they look so wonderful.


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