21.8 Two … two quilts on the wall … he he he …

January 7, 2012

So I have been blog silent. A little bit.

Twitter followers may be rejoicing now because my camera is finally home again (tired of my grumbling about it) – just in time for Tuesday’s quilt guild meeting.

Leaving my camera at my relatives meant no pictures during christmas, BDSI, or NYSI or the last week as I was making progress on my exothermic quilt.

Yesterday I spent time straightening up my living room & preparing the 3M hooks to hang on my wall for my quilts.

So now I have two quilts on the wall.

At this rate, I may brighten up my house by the time I am 55, I’ll have … uh lets not exactly say how many … let’s just say “more” quilts on the wall. Maybe then I’ll take down my first quilt. Maybe.

Anyway, you may notice a few things.

  1. I spray painted the dowels and 3M pieces black because I like that accent color better than white & wood colored.
  2. I still have my church up (see episode 6 for the christmas memories episode I think — haven’t listened in over a year) in honor of people who are no longer with me in this life.
  3. I have an applique quilt in a hand quilting hoop (haven’t touched it in over a year, still in the same hoop, may take out stitches & FMQ it instead??)
  4. I have a few other quilts in progress on quilt racks. I love quilt racks in my house although I don’t really have space for them. A way to pretty up an area and to hold quilts in progress or (eventually) finished quilts that are not up on the wall.
  5. I have no problems covering up my windows with quilts rather than shades. I don’t open up the windows anyway, much easier to be a vampire & leave the house dark.  Helps a lot with the weird sleeping when it’s light that I always do in the summer months.

I may try to put up pictures tomorrow of my exothermic quilt.

If you would like to see the progress made on my interesting camera phone and haven’t already, (yes I spammed the hashtag NYSI during new years and new years eve), then go over to my flickr set & see the references to panties & pope hats as I explored the curved seams.

One of the last pictures turned out so poor quality, it actually gives you a sense of value for the finished quilt.

There is a long way to get to this actual point, there are still sashing blocks and the side & corner blocks, which I’m working on now.

But here’s a goal. Maybe by the time winter is over??

I am so glad I switched to these trumpet blocks instead of doing the argyle ones. I liked the grey argyle blocks, and they would have looked very good as well, but each one would have taken way even more time to do with all the pieces.

Anyway, more later. Probably tomorrow. 🙂


  1. I love your quilts on the wall. Really makes things bright and cheerful. Good job!!!

  2. I just “got” the title of this entry – after reading it three times wondering why you were laughing at your quilts! Good job on both of them.

  3. You have time to quilt / blog / podcast…. CAN NOT DO IT ALL.

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