Friday, August 16, 2013

Crazy Summer


We got to sleep in our bed last night. Some friends and I designed this great sampler. I love putting a "new" quilt on the bed. The pattern was in McCalls magazine special America issue several years ago. I'm slowly getting the room back together.
Several of you asked about the quilt on the wall. The eagles pattern is by Jan Patek and I designed the rest based on antique quilts. 
Here's a great idea for storing and displaying lots of larger quilts.

This is the extent of my sewing. I was asked to repair a skydiving suit. I only sewed the leg closed 4 times! lol

Next to clear out is the guest room and my sewing room. New carpet will be lovely, but emptying it out will not be!
The closets are jammed full.
The rest of the room is still a wreck! I hope you are all enjoying summer! Check out Get to Goal to see what else I've been up to.

29 comments:

  1. I love the rack with the dowels holding lots of quilts. Is that custom made or is it repurposed?

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  2. It is fun to get a different quilt on the bed. It's like seeing an old friend. Remember Rembrandt didnt paint garage doors so don't get to involved with stitching jumpsuits. Next you might be fixing parachutes!

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  3. seriously. you think that is bad. I'm not ever going to show you my closet or my sewing room, period. because if mine were half as neat I'd be in my glory.

    Your quilt is exquisite. I especially love the pink and red with a bit of green applique block! Just lovely.

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    1. LOL! Mostly it is just full of stuff, which I know as far as quilters I don't have much.

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  4. Such a lovely quilt on your bed. Wow! I love the block with the big red and pink flowers. It looks so yummy! I don't recall seeing this one on your blog before. You should introduce us to it better with more pictures before you put it away, ok? Please? Would love to see more of it. And I love the idea to put the quilts on a rack. I need to find myself one of those racks. Thanks for sharing. Oh yeah, great job on the room; it looks great too. Only two more to go! ;)

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  5. How lovely to see so many of your wonderful quilts in one post! Emptying closets isn't any fun but maybe you will discover/rediscover some treasures buried at the back :0)

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  6. Wonderful to see quilts on a bed and displayed on the walls! Makes me drool.:) I doubt I will ever quilt wanting to make just one more quilt.:) Good luck emptying out your room for the carpet. I'm sure it will be totally worth it in the end.

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  7. The bedroom looks beautiful. That quilt rack is a great way to store and show off quilts at the same time.
    I know the cleaning out and moving is not fun, but new carpet will be worth it. And it is a chance to declutter and organize. ;)

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  8. Love the wall quilt rack! Still working on the move into my little sewing room, just added a new sewing table this week. It is fun to rediscover projects and fabric and patterns and books and... ;0)
    The quilt added to your bed is gorgeous, it fits perfect! New carpet is always nice and well worth it. You will love it when it's all done!

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  9. Your quilts are gorgeous. I think I pinned it....grin. I'm just learning.

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  10. The quilt on your bed is beautiful, Lori. I always love your quilts - fabulous displays.

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  11. watching you play all summer it is amazing what quilting you get done! love the bed quilt!

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  12. Love your display technique!! Your sampler quilt is so pretty, Lori!

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  13. it does sound like you have been and will be quite busy with the new carpeting but won't it be nice to have it all in~!?
    i'm currently dreaming of new carpeting myself although i have to say that seeing your post and realizing all of the work it will be to get it in has made me realize that i can happily wait just a bit longer . . .

    i really like the quilt rack that you have on your wall. i've wanted wonderful husband to make something similar for my house for several years but so far have not seen that happen. someday maybe.

    how fun to see the hand dyed piece on your sewing room wall~!
    i currently have mine hanging right by the front door. every time that i see it i smile.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  14. For a few months I'm folowing your blog and I enjoy all the beautifull quilts you ar showing.
    Thank you for all the inspiration.

    Have nice day, Ria ;0))

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  15. I love the rack with the dowels holding lots of quilts. Is that custom made? Would love that for my house!!

    Please LMK!!!! LOL!!

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  16. The 'new' quilt looks so comfy on your bed!

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  17. Beautiful photos, even better, beautiful quilts. You do fabulous work!

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  18. But cleaning out is good, right...lol! Love your displays!!
    Blessings

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  19. Oh Wow! I love the sampler quilt!!! Okay, now you know someone was going to ask: do you know which magazine the pattern was in??
    P.S. Your should see my quilting space (not!) LOL

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    1. Tina, I've been asked to post more about this quilt, so I'll look for the magazine between now and then and give everyone the lowdown.

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  20. Lots of eye-candy!!! Love the sampler. That came out really great!

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  21. Great quilt photos! The diagonal appliqué flower in the last photo is great! Congrats on finishing your big sampler, it's a beauty!

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  22. Yikes we need new carpet in two rooms, these photos have me thinking I might put it off a little longer! Love your quilt hanger shot, great idea. Love zig zag setting with stars!

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  23. Pienso que dormir en esa cama, sera todo un placer y con esa colcha mas
    El armario esta genial, seguro que tu encuentras todo rapido
    buen domingo

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  24. Lori, you AMAZE me with all your achievements!! not only do you make gorgeous quilts but you find time for all your outdoor activities too, you must be exhausted lol.. i am in awe!!!
    Btw your bedroom looks wonderful, i love your sampler quilt.. it's stunning!! cheers...Marian

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  25. I think the quilt rack with the dowels is a big hit... a great display of quilts! The bed quilt is magnificent!

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  26. your bedroom is a quilt heaven! love the eagle quilt

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