Thursday, March 12, 2009

What's up

Besides watching it rain, I've been pretty busy during the last week.

The work on the foundation of our house is finished. Four weeks of dirt, noise and grime are over! The entrance to our foundation (our house is pier and beam) is through my pantry, so workers had to troop through the house constantly. And haul every bit of equipment and material through the kitchen. It was a mess! They finished Monday morning, and after two days of intensive cleaning, I have my house back. It's a wonderful feeling!

I spent most of the construction time locked in my studio with Boomer. It's been productive, even if it was somewhat enforced. So here are a few client quilts.

The first is Debbie's beautiful Carpenter's Star. I quilted it in green with lots of feathers:

The back:

And a closeup of some of the quilting:

Billye's quilt from the Joe Cunningham class in January:

A closeup of the spiral quilting:

And finally, La Jean's orange flannel t-shirt quilt:

The verdict is in on the wonky log cabin. The horizontal orientation with the darker red-violet on the bottom seems to have been the most popular. Thanks to everyone who left comments and e-mailed me! I appreciate everyone's input!

My friend Jay, a fellow member of the studio Q fiber art group, has just started a new blog. Check it out!


Jay said...

Thanks for the plug! Rain seems to be a very important subject to us Texans! Jay

Heather P said...

Thanks, Jay! Your blog is wonderful -- I'm enjoying your pictures. The snow in Arizona -- was that taken in Flagstaff? Brian and I lived there for 3 years when he was in grad school. It was a wonderful place to live, but very snowy in the winter.

Stitchwhiz said...

My Mom went to school in Flagstaff for a year back in the late '30's. She loved it and even still talks about it at age 90. Back then it was called Northern Arizona State Teacher's College. It's still on my list of places to go visit.

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