Sunday, June 03, 2007

A Peek Into My Bedroom

We now have the Masterpiece Quilt up on the wall in the master bedroom. I think it looks great, if I don't say so myself. I set up the tripod and got the pic with natural light, so this is actually a good representation of this quilt. And that's the Sunshine and Shadow quilt on the bed - I showed you the details of the quilting last post.

Judy, thanks for asking specific questions on my hand quilting motions. I'll have to sit down and really focus on what it is I'm doing with each finger and thumb and then try to write it all down clearly.

I've been terrible, absolutely atrocious, about keeping track of the links I want to share with you. Every time I moved house this year I got discombobulated and forgot that I have to write things down or I'll forget them. Well the brain is slowly getting back in gear and I have a list.

Did you see Siobhan's incredible antique maverick quilt? It's one of my absolute favorite quilts ever. It's made up of orphan blocks and sawtooth squares and is so inventive.

The wonderful Kim of Force Majeure Farm has posted instructions for adding pics to the Free-Pieced Quilting Group at Flickr. Any of you who have played with making the letters or houses or anything off of one of my tutorials is welcome to join and post pics of completed tops or quilts. If you're computer inept like me, then Kim will even post the pics for you. Which reminds me that I need to flickr some new pics myself. Thanks, Kim!

Check out Sue's blog, From the Magpie's Nest. She's a fairly new blogger and has been working more improvisationally these days. She's currently working on a wonderful African fabric piece for a very worthy cause. And check out her Journal Quilt #1 and Hugs and Kisses for Reilly which combine wonky letters and beading.

I have more links to include but not enough time. It's a beautiful sunny day so I'm taking a walk down to the Place de la Concorde to visit Cleopatra's Needle. Later!

16 comments:

Tazzie said...

I just love that quilt, I think it's one of my favourites. And I have to say, I love your new header, it's super!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

YankeeQuilter said...

Those colors are soooo wonderful!

joyce said...

You have a classy looking bedroom with those two wonderful quilts.

StegArt said...

Your wall quilt is positively stunning!

Holly said...

Looks sharp, clean, crisp, stunning! I also love the look of your new header.

Dawn said...

Oh I LOVE it! That wall hanging is jsut beautiful! Now that is my kind of quilt!

Alotta.knittin said...

Your quilts are absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!!

Elaine Adair said...

What a beautiful SET of quilts - that even blend with one another. I don't remember seeing your wall quilt, ever. IT IS gorgeous!

You work so well -- I don't know how you can function, moving about like you've had to.

Please keep it all up - we all enjoy your work and photos so very much.

Finn said...

Morning Ton, thanks for an awareness of what time it was in France..LOL.
The newly hnng quilt looks wonderful,nice to see it out of the case again..*VBS* I think it was one of those in the glass sided case, right?
Good job on promoting Sio's Maverick Orphan quilt...it's a winner for sure. I mentioned it a week or so back also, well worth a go-see!

It was great seeing that pic of your Mom again. And what a difference in the two quilting session photos...really awesome improvment..*VBS*
Sounds like you are setting in well, and feeling pretty good. Hope you are doing ok in the 'friend's department..I'm sure Will can help that along..*S* Take care, Hugs, Finn

Tanya said...

I just read the moving post you wrote last June about your Masterpiece quilt. It really is a masterpiece!

Clare said...

Love the new look and thanks for the link. I panicked when I saw my RSS feeds this morning. Yes it was a gorgeous day yesterday. Hope you got some good shots of the Place. What do you think of the flying horses? One of my fav Paris things.

Its lovely to see all the quilts coming out of storage. Superb eye candy.

Judy said...

Thanks Tonya! I'll be waiting for your comments patiently. Love the quilts, especially the New York Beauty blocks...always one of my favs!

Laura said...

Your quilts are looking so great up on the walls and I love your bedroom, it must be so fun to go to bed at night in such a cheerful and bright room!

avec amy said...

Hi Tonya, Your quilts are beautiful. I love the colors. It must be a great feeling to see them each night when you go to bed, nice to look at and a sense of accomplishment!

Sue in western WA said...

Thanks for the referrals!

Guess I need to go read up about the Masterpiece quilt...

Rose Marie said...

I've done a number of Trip Around the World, but like your colours that you chose! Two great quilts!