Monday, August 22, 2011

All Red, White and Blue



I've been staring at a very white, blank wall in my dining room and I think it's just screaming for a quilt.  I've wanted for YEARS to do a red, white and blue quilt and this might be the perfect opportunity to do one for a fantastic wall.  Being an American living in Australia I've always found way to 'wave the flag' so to speak.  I used to have a New York Yankee's window sticker on my car and our Christmas tree every year has red, white and blue patriotic ornaments.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my adopted country of Australia and wave that flag too, but I'll never forget where I came from and for me its just as important to display that.  So I'm thinking my new dining room wall will be the perfect place for a little patriotic red, white and blue.  Now, what pattern......

Sunday, August 21, 2011

MIA

My followers must think I've fallen off the end of the quilting world it's been so long since I last posted.  But my absence has been for a good reason.  We've been moving.  And it hasn't been until today that I've felt a little more settled into our new house to sit at my computer in a new office and post - though I'm still not used to the new quilting room.  Though I'm LOVING the natural light, it is smaller than my last quilting room so it's taking a bit of fiddling to get everything in and just right.  It's not just right yet, but it's getting there.  Having a smaller quilting room is a small sacrifice to make for getting a new wonderfully BIG kitchen.  I'm in cooking Heaven in there.

I promise to get back into the swing of my blog and my quilting soon.  I never say away from the needle for long.  ANd I'm soooo behind too on the Civil War quilt - at least 5 weeks now.

Happy Quilting everyone,