Through it all I've had winter on my mind - finally finishing up this project.
The broken dishes border is pieced from Fun with Barb swap blocks (2016 I think?). Thanks ladies for all the red and white!
The appliqué blocks are from Jan Patek's The Winter Quilt pattern. It is a very loosy goosy pattern, really a series of sketches, from the late 90's. For months this was my portable appliqué project. I adore this primitive style, but decided to call good enough, good enough, after six blocks. I still wanted a large quilt, so I went a little nutso with the borders.
A pleasure to use my Grandma's 830 Record to sew the string borders while my main machine was in the shop getting maintenance.
A scrappy primitive puzzle...
I marked it with my current absolute favorite for overall quilting, a large baptist fan stencil also from Fun with Barb. It took 1 hour to mark the whole quilt. I use washable Crayola markers. Mmmmmm... could have done a better job pressing the top! I pin basted it to death so I think we are OK.
In other news we had our house painted blue and we are in love with the color, Ben Moore Newburyport:
And I'm emergency painting the kitchen cabinets (again) -
I had painted the dark brown 1982 specials last summer when we first moved in. I used Ben Moore Stonington Gray, but it looks strangely icy against the Dove White walls, and has bugged me all this time. David has single handedly painted all the brown trim in the kitchen white... and he's encouraging us to just go ahead and repaint the cabinets a richer color - and with Tommy home to help as well, the time is NOW -
Narrowed it down to these three....
Are we having fun yet? ;)