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 thoughts on “finished

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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? 🙂


  5. 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. =)


  6. 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.


  7. 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. 🙂


  8. 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?


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