2.27.2013

an update for Wednesday || Home + Sewing Post

To say I have been busy these last few weeks would be an understatement!  Three quilts in the works, along with taking care of a home and family, has taken my time.  On Sunday, I shared on my Facebook page the plain lamp shade I dressed up with a little fabric and paper.  I'll try to post soon how I did it.



There were some lighting issues like the casting of green light onto my ceiling and walls, and there was this orange-y tone on the shade.   Kind of like a really bad fake bake on a white girl.  Two things I was not planning on at all when I thought I was making the coolest shade ever.  I have not had the time buy a new bulb to see if that would help, so it's hanging in the kitchen until then.  (Thank you Facebook) If that doesn't work, I'll most likely move the shade to my living room since that area is next on my list to redo.

Yesterday it was cloudy and rainy, which made for not-so-great lighting in my kitchen, so sorry about that.  I like that little bit of peek-a-boo green.





Last week I shared a custom quilt in the works.  The owner requested a plus (or is it cross?) quilt.  She wanted yellow, blue, green, grey, and orange.   I got the top done, and now I need to make the back, baste, quilt, and bind before it's sent to its owner.



And awhile back I shared a snippet of a quilt in progress.  I finished it earlier this week.  I'm waiting for more appropriate sunny weather before giving this its well deserved photo shoot and listing it in my shop.  I really love this quilt, but then again, I love all the quilts I have made.  ;)  The orange and white stripe Hello Pilgrim fabric on the backside really gives it a nice touch.  It complements the Kona Charcoal well.



Thanks for stopping in today.

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19 comments:

  1. Lovely work...that lamp shade is great in your space. =) Visiting from WIP Wednesday. Have a great day.

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  2. Your lampshade looks wonderful! When I try to do things like that they always look handmade :( And I would have never thought to put in a lime green counter, but it works and looks fabulous!

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  3. I love the lampshade, and the quilts are amazing- as always!

    xox Lilly

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  4. Lampshade is awesome, and some I have been thinking about for a long time, but never got round to.

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    1. Thank you! I see you changed your picture too! :)

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    2. Yes, I am embracing being 40 with shorter hair!

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  5. Oh yes. The Hello Pilgrim is perfect. I was thinking of a different print (maybe from Outfoxed?) Anyway, it looks perfect. Love it!

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  6. I am loving Kona Charcoal right now! I have a scrappy lone star quilt in the works with it and know I will be buying more for future quilts!

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  7. I love both your quilts and your fabric choices are great

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  8. The lamp shade is beautiful, and so is that luscious green countertop. And the chalkboard wall. And the custom quilt. And the other quilt as well. Well, okay, everything is great in this post. :)

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  9. You choose great colors for quilts!

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  10. I LOVE your kitchen! I'm thinking of changing the colors in my kitchen and my have to take some cues from you. I don't know if I can convince the hubby!

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  11. I love the lightshade! But not as much as I love your description of fake tan,lol! Apparently oompah loompah is in the in look!!

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  12. Love your quilts! Especially the one with the Coal, my favorite gray!

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  13. Your kitchen is stunning. Love it. When I buy my own place you can decorate it! : o Following on Bloglovin.

    Ali of

    www.dressingken.com

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  14. put black out lining under the fabric to eliminate the weird color issue

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