Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Road to Pineberry Hill

Which photo do you prefer? The one with the table set so nicely with flowers and tablecloth or the one with the buckets? Buckets, did I say? Actually, I prefer the buckets. It gives a certain cottage/camp feel to a city home. It has that “Je ne sais quoi” feel for a dinner setting. Definitely a conversation opener, would you not say! LOL

A week ago coming home from the dentist, I was greeted with the sound of dripping water onto the dining room table and by the patio door. Now the irony is that three weeks previous, we just had our ceilings done. New drywall, plaster, and paint, the whole bit. The ceilings before were god-awful due to a bad paint job (for which I was responsible for). :o) Our roof was done two years ago, so there was no cause for leaks. The water has now stopped and no water damage remained. Thank you!

Anyway, during the dripping, I sat in the living room quilting away and listening for any new areas for drips. It was actually soothing and I had quite a good rhythm going …. drip, stitch, drip, stitch, drip,drip,drip. No, slow down, I can’t quilt that fast … drip, stitch, drip, stitch,stitch,stitch. Yes, it finally stopped after a couple of hours! :o)

Anyway, back to the quilt! I made a lap size quilt as a wedding gift for a niece and liked the pattern and colours so much that another one was in the works soon after. Luckily, there was enough material on hand. In hind-sight, I should have given the niece the bed quilt instead. Oh well, she is promised a bed size quilt soon.

This quilt was machine-quilted (SID) in the middle and the border was hand quilted. Why not combine the two? If I can’t do the swirly bits by machine, then I’ll do them by hand. As well as quilts on our beds, my dining room always has one up. I love the look! New curtains and painted walls are in the works but will have to wait until spring.

Have a great day!

P.S. Sister, I haven’t told Mom about the water … didn’t want her to be worried.
Pattern Source: Moda


Diana said...

I'm glad you changed your comment set-up, because I wanted to comment yesterday but couldn't! Your blue quilt is quite beautiful; to tell you the truth it was all I saw, not the buckets or anything else on the table.

I hope the drip turns out to be nothing, especially after you had all that work done.

Anonymous said...

Excellent idea to use wall quilting in the living room. Nice application and very decorative !

Laura said...

Rose Marie, thank you so much! That is very nice of you! I love the green and blue quilt that you just posted!

Do you have snow? It pretty much just rains here every day. I'm looking forward to summer!
Thanks again,

Lori (A.K.A. Elkhoundmom) said...

I was so impressed with your quilt that I didn't notice the table at all until I read your post. I will be waiting for the next one.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I love the quilt! And yes, the buckets do add a certain charm! :o

Thanks for stopping by, I"m glad I've found you!

Anonymous said...

PS to anonymous...
Sorry dear spouse for confusion on my comments as "anonymous"...

I don't quilt (yet) but I provide handyman support to master quilter.

How do you make a complete quilt to stick to the wall, you may ask ?
Use 1/2 inch "electrical conduit" (type of metal pipe found at Home Depot or other hardware / construction stores -- 1/4 inch is too flexible and 3/4 inch is too bulky) with 3 conduit brakets cut in halfs.

(I'm just a man, but I can change, I quess -- RedGreen quotation)