Monday, August 25, 2014

Last Blooms of Summer

Been really busy lately.  I am painting the whole inside of our house.  Right now I am so glad I live in 1500 sq ft.  It seems that over the years I have painted rooms and have ignored the trim and doors as they were neutral.  So, since I really hate, yes, hate, painting doors and chair rails and molding, I thought I would trick myself and paint them first before I even buy the wall paint.  I can only do this for 2 hours a day.  I have given myself until Thanksgiving to totally finish painting everything.  It already looks better-got the hall molding, chair rails, and door jambs on 2 1/2 out of 5 doors and 1/2 of a door done over the last two days.  Did I say I hate prepping and putting down painter's tape.

Anyway, "Last Blooms of Summer" from Material Obsession's Making Quilts called "Garden Party" is done and hanging in The Crazy 9 Patch waiting for ladies to sign up and take the class.  I so hope they do-I see new fabric in the store that I need to have.
Original Quilt-  "Garden Party"

Last Blooms of Summer-My interpretation
There is one pimple on this quilt.  When I started the strata I put 3 pieces of white at the top thinking they might look cloud like.  Two got covered up by flowers leaving that gleaming white blob at the top.  I am going to use my Inktense chalk sticks to blend it in.  Blob and all-I love this quilt. Wish the photo showed the intensity of the color. 


magnoliasntea said...

Painting - I hear you...I hate it, too. I wish everything was just stained wood. Love the Last Blooms of Summer quilt.
I'm starting a lap quilt. I figured out I need to make some smaller ones for a while before I dive into another one that will fit a bed. It only took me a year and a half to figure that out. ;)
Have a great week!

Barbara Sindlinger said...

The quilt is beautiful. I hope you get a lot of sign ups. Have fun painting. I hate it as well. Well, I hate the prep work, once you start painting it goes faster but the prep work is the worst.

Quiltedtime said...

I have been moving a can of paint for the kitchen going on three years now. Summers are always just so busy!

Don't touch that white "blob". Only you are noticing it. Seriously, it's not even close to being something that needs changing. Just give it some time. It's all very lovely.

Ramona said...

Your quilt is great! Full of such wonderful color. I did not notice the white either, but maybe it stands out more in person. Love the design.

Laney said...

Your quilt is so colorful - it turned out well! I hope your class is full and there is more fabric in your future! ;)

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt and I never noticed the "white blob" until you said something. I'm with you.....painting is no fun!

Vicki in MN said...

I so hear ya on that prep work for painting. This summer I had to stain and varnish 12 new windows to replace old ones in our house. I HATED the whole process. I don't mind painting but that was torture!!
Love your blooms quilt, so bright and cheery!

Susan Arnold said...

Very pretty!