Friday, May 13, 2011

Love and Lily

For months I had my quilt Rumspringa hanging up on the wall directly facing the front door. Figured it would look great to whoever comes to visit if that's the first thing they see. Well, to heck with that - I want to enjoy it myself! So I moved it up on the wall, next to the tv and directly facing the recliner. Ah, now I can enjoy it all the time.


I am so behind on blogging so many things, such as my wonderful teaching trip up to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild and how I finished three quilts and then unfinished one of them, and wanting to post a tutorial on Playing with Scissors. Agggh, too much. Plus, I spent the whole day sewing - been a long time since I really got going like that (thank goodness the horrible allergies that were making my life miserable have subsided somewhat).

So instead, I'll try to hold ya'all over with kitty photos. You can see the beautious Lily as well as some of my freehand fan quilting:





This came up the last time that I showed this rug. No, I didn't make it myself. It came from Egypt and was made by the women of APE (a horrible acronym that stands for the Association for the Preservation of the Environment ) located in what is commonly known as Garbage City. I only know of one place to buy it in the States and that's from the fair trade store Ten Thousand Villages. It's called a Shaggy Rag Rug, but unfortunately is only sold in black and white with a little bit of color.

Hope that tides you over. Ya'all take care.

34 comments:

Daintytime said...

LOVE, KITTIES, COLOR - can't get much better than that! Great holdover.

QuiltSwissy said...

All those are my favorite things! LOL. Oh, and dogs. That too.

glen

QuiltSwissy said...

Oh, and the rugs are on sale too. I wonder if DiNozzo would like one to eat.

glen

{april two eighty} said...

gorgeous quilt and adorable kitty!!! :)

Kim said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better.....Spring is a blessing and a curse for so many....I'm one of the lucky ones with no allergies. Oh a whole day of sewing! sounds divine! I have so many projects in the works I really must finish something!

Happy sewing...hugs to the kitties.

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

LOVE the LOVE quilt and its great name!!! Great kitty photos. thanks for sharing - whatever you can when you can, it's appreciated!

Nifty Quilts said...

That is some fabulous quilt, and it looks just perfect with that rug! Glad you're enjoying it ALL the time. Sweet kitty too.

Loris said...

Lily sure knows how to show off a quilt. What a beautiful feline!
Please give her some love from me :-) Those calicos always steal the show!

Kristin Shields said...

Wish I had one of those little note thingies that you can do over at Flickr. This is the first time I noticed the LOVE block with the upside down V and E. Love the quilting and the gorgeous Lily! Hurray for a whole day of sewing. I may be able to do that tomorrow. I'm crossing my fingers now!

Marit said...

Oh so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the LOVE, Tonya...
; )

cauchy09 said...

gosh, this vibrant quilt is a delight to behold. i just want to stare at it all day.

Michele said...

Love that LOVE quilt! Lily has the prettiest eyes.

Stephanie said...

Tonya, your LOVE qiolt inspires me, the colors are fabulous and it just screams out! LOVE it!

Nancy B said...

The love squares remind me of stained glass - gorgeous!

Sujata said...

Tonya, Your quilt looks fabulous1 Love the rug and that shop "Ten Thousand Villages" is one of my favorite shops!

jovaliquilts said...

That gorgeous quilt is definitely a most excellent choice to tide us over, that and your pretty kitty. :) So glad the allergies are not so bad anymore. I just saw in this morning's paper that they have been worse than usual this year.

rlbates said...

Gorgeous quilt! Love your cat. :)

Chris Daly said...

Love that Rumspringa quilt in so many ways. I'm glad you have it where you can see it all the time!

Sewjournal said...

What a gorgeous quilt

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh how sweet she is! I still have and use my garbage bag!

Clare said...

One of Ton's Top 120 quilts! I've never noticed the upside down V and E before either.

One question you could answer for me is what size scissors do you use? I think my huge cutting scissors are too big.

Lynda said...

It's amazing how much pleasure our finished quilts give us, time after time, after time!

Barb said...

Love this quilt, especially the free hand fans -
Your kitties are always so pretty and clean and camera ready!
great rug too

Belinda said...

Hello there! Wow, I LOVE that last photo of Lily...her whiskers look sooo long and quite prissy! HA!

I'm behind on all you've been up to but finally got caught up a little today. COOL! COOL! COOL! I think my favorite is your LOVE surrounded by the pink plaid shirting!

So colorful over here, cheers me up just strolling through your projects!!!

Quiltycat said...

Lovely quilt, lovely kitty and lovely rug...could I say something different? :-))

Diane said...

This is my very favorite of all your quilts. Smart move to put it where you can enjoy it each day.

The English Teacher said...

Oh, I love Ten Thousand Villages!
We have one in your old home town now. I go there fairly often when I need to buy gifts for people.

FWD said...

Love the quilt and the cat!!!!!!!! What a cutie!

Kim said...

Okay I have to ask......where did that quilt name come from?

Happy sewing

Caroline said...

Love your quilt! Of course you should be the primary one to enjoy it! I am also so delighted that your allergies have started to let up. Maybe that means mine will do the same. What a sneezy Spring we've had.

Curlicue Creations said...

Kitty & quilt look SO cute together! Thanks for the pics & have a super day!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I LOVE the bottom photo of Lily!

Metanoia said...

I "love" the quilt. If you concentrate on the colours you barely notice the words, then you look at how the fabrics have been positioned and out pop the letters. Gorgeous!

Salsy said...

Neat bright quilt and kitty. Hi from NZ!