Irish Lake Quilter

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

The floors are done. It isn't a pretty site in two places, but we are moving forward - no more refinishing for us in this house. We went to the cottage until the odor dissipated, and thanks to son Michael who monitored things, kept fans blowing, windows and doors opened, it wasn't too bad when we returned last night. At the cottage we got things ready for summer and we're looking forward to some time to enjoy the loons, our friends and get into relaxation mode. We may even replace the garage this summer. Sounds like a project the guys can really get into! The grass was green and the trees starting to bud. We're not quite so advanced here but at least the tulips and daffodils are a couple of inches out of the ground! Great sunshine and warm weather here today - just maybe we're in for some outside delight!

I find it more interesting to post a picture whenever I post on my blog but since my quilting has taken a back seat to house chores, I'm posting a picture of a quilt that our guild did two years ago. It was an effort of many people. My part, unplanned completely, was to finish the applique borders and to "fix" some of the applique that needed a bit of help and then, with a friend, to assemble the blocks. The border was done in blocks as well. It turned out to be a beautiful quilt - wish I could have won it! Jan Taylor Anderson designed it. She has a great method for doing Mariner's Compass blocks and one of these days I will make one. Don't you think the colors and the design are awesome? She really has great patterns.
Once we get the dust cleaned off of everything and things back into place, I'll get back into the sewing room and find my way back to quilting. I'm having trouble staying on task - I'd rather be quilting!!!

6 comments:

Screen Door said...

OK - I feel normal again--- we've been remodelling a bathroom, going through the same stuff. I keep thinking--- enough. And like you, the quilting takes a back seat. I went on strike yesterday--I just said... the fabric is calling me. Your quilt in the photo is beautiful..

The Calico Cat said...

That is a lovely quilt! (I have seen some locally in recent years that haven't done a darn thing for me - design/color wise...)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

That raffle quilt is a stunner! Wow!! Hope it won't be too awfully long before life returns to normal for you... returning to sewing keeps one centered and we can't go without, can we? Thanks for posting the photo, I will keep an eye out for her patterns.

Libby said...

Wow - that is a beauty of a quilt. I have been thinking about mariner's compass blocks - I'll have to be on the lookout for the book.
Hang in there, everything will be back to normal soon and you'll be quilting to your heart's content.

teodo said...

Wonderful your quilt.
Little by little everything will be allright. ciao ciao

Rose Marie said...

The raffle and your pink applique quilt are lovely! Chin up, repair work will be over and then you can enjoy and forget all the stress it caused.