Posted on | July 5, 2012 | 20 Comments

With two unfinished quilts, of course I took the supplies to begin an entirely new quilt with me on vacation!

Pattern:  Made in Cherry, resized to be 60×60

Fabrics:  Hodgepodge of all pink and orange fabrics in my stash, with solid Kona magenta and Denyse Schmidt prints for the back

My lovely niece requested an orange and purple quilt during my last visit home (I haven’t lived there in 25 years, but Indiana will always be “home”).  I asked if I could incorporate pink and she said yes, and I was hot on it.  I’m so proud of her.  She’s spending six months as an intern at Disney as part of a college credit program and if you knew Syd, you’d know this is the perfect job/experience for her!  She’s always been a Disney princess!  (and I mean that in the best way)


Posting will probably be even less frequent than normal because we’ve decided to put our house on the market!  Which is exciting and full of possibilities, but also a TON of work!  So far I have painted the den and my son’s room, had the antique bathtub reglazed (why oh why didn’t I do this before?  It’s gorgeous!), cleaned my closet, boxed up all my yarn (!!!) and most of my fiber, together with a ton of other things we don’t use on a daily basis.  Yesterday I stripped and cleaned the deck and we moved an armoire, china cabinet, large chair, dresser, and many boxes and tubs into storage.  Have to make the house appear larger, you know!  This weekend I’ll be restaining the deck (if the weather cooperates), and I still have a bazillion other projects to do.  So much so that even thinking about it wears me out!  But it’ll all be worth it if it helps our house sell quickly and for the most money.

I will still be doing some crafting to maintain my sanity; I need to finish my mom’s b’day quilt and the only knitting readily accessible is all the unfinished projects that have been languishing!  Yes, I purposely planned that so I would be forced to finish up some things.  I’ll let you know if it works.  ;o)




20 Responses to “finished”

  1. Amber
    July 5th, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    It turned out great, and the colors of the star really give an overall orange look- I think Syd will like it very much!
    Love ya!

  2. Carole
    July 5th, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    Those quilts are beautiful and the pictures are awesome. Selling your house? How exciting! Good luck and my fingers are crossed that it goes quickly and smoothly.

  3. Becky
    July 5th, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    Beautiful quilt! My crafting is all jumbled up. The only thing I’m doing consistently is spinning and only because I’m in the middle of the Tour de Fleece. Good luck with the house! I don’t envy you all the work you’re going to have to put into getting it sell-ready. Stay cool!

  4. kmkat
    July 5th, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    Of course! Quilts need to go to the beach, too ;-)

    Best of luck with the house sale.

  5. kitten
    July 5th, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    Lovely quilt! Good luck with the house!

  6. Cookie
    July 5th, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    I love it!

    Fingers crossed the house sells quickly for a mint!

  7. Anne
    July 6th, 2012 @ 6:41 am

    STUNNING! It’s fantastic – I love the colors.

    Why is it we all wait until the house is getting sold to make those improvements we wish we had done 5 years ago? :)

  8. Erica
    July 6th, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    Love the quilt! The purple goes so well with the other colors. Good luck with the moving/house selling. It’s a ton of work, but it does help to clear out all the things you don’t really need, which always leaves me feeling like I have a little more room to breathe. =)

  9. Lynn in Tucson
    July 6th, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    That is absolutely stunning!!

  10. Vicki
    July 6th, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    Cute quilt!
    Good luck with the sale!!

  11. cauchy09
    July 6th, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    aw, congrats on a great new quilt! you are a sweet aunt.

    and best of luck selling!

  12. j.
    July 7th, 2012 @ 6:44 am

    She is gon’ LOOOOVE it! Heck, I LOOOOVE it! It’s the perfect size, too. I don’t envy you at all with the house projects; we’re getting ready to start a major one downstairs ourselves, and since the kitchen is involved, you know it will be a completely disruptive one. Just thinking about it makes me nervous, too.

  13. Robyn
    July 7th, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

    Gorgeous quilt! Good luck with the sale of your house.

  14. Emily
    July 7th, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

    oooooooo! Love the quilt!

    Good luck with the house sale!

  15. Bubblesknits
    July 8th, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    I feel your pain on the house stuff. We just got finished moving. If you don’t mind me asking, where are y’all moving? Have you found a house yet?

    Love the quilt! I like how you make the back of them look just as pretty as the front. :)

  16. Laurie
    July 9th, 2012 @ 5:54 am

    Vacations are for inspiration, not the grunt work of finishing WIPs. Of course you started a new quilt!

    That moving stuff…we moved once, and realized we should have done all that stuff while we lived there so we could enjoy the results. Becuase you have to do it anyway. Good luck! Where are you moving?

  17. Heather
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:14 am

    I think I’m in love with this quilt! The colors, the pattern even your backing. Its beautiful!!!!

  18. Jacey
    July 11th, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    I love the new quilt! I’ve been wanting to make this one, too. Every version is so happy!

    Good luck with selling the house, friend!

  19. Line
    July 12th, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

    Hi! The crocheted quilt with the cats is ver nice! Do you know where I can get hold of a pattern?

    Greetings Line from Norway

  20. melissa
    August 4th, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    gorgeous gorgeous quilt!
    i love those colors together – you are amazingly talented!