The quilt measures 60x72". I drew the Monkeys and appliqued them with a machine blanket stitch...they still need eyes but I think they turned out pretty darn cute! :) I bought 12ft of rick rack, wouldn't you know it wasn't enough?!....ugh! back to the store.
My next project is a wedding gift for my niece, Michelle. I like the Lakota Indian tradition of giving Lone Star quilts to celebrate special occasions. I've always wanted to make a Lone Star and now I have the perfect reason (excuse) for doing so. In searching I found Jenny Beyer's Star Sapphire quilt and ordered her fabrics online for this pattern. I'm very excited to get started, the fabrics are stunning!
Unfortunately my homestead is in a state of chaos! And before I get going on something new I have some housekeeping to do. A few weeks ago I held a garage sale and sold two large antique sideboards and several tables. I'm tired of antiques and wanted a change but these old relics were holding a ton of my quilt stuff which is now scattered all over the floor. Clutter ruins my creativity and I must get organized! Ugh....And I want to paint...every wall! I have all downstairs for sewing and quilting, this area used to be for my kids, their friends and parties but I really want to make this my space and would prefer a more sophisticated look.
Reader beware....the following pictures may be unsettling! (It's definitely unsettling for me!)
Holy Cow!!! I've got a lot of work to do!!! :( If your in the neighborhood come on over and let's paint! :)