Friday, November 10, 2023

Sewing Room Friday, 11/10/23

 I had planned on doing more sewing, but we were gone over the weekend so I didn't get much accomplished. 

Whenever I finish a project that I've spent a lot of time on, I have a hard time revving up the engine again. I just feel out of sorts. My good friend, Amanda, was making the best blocks out of her Denyse Schmidt stash so I asked if I could basically copy her. She gave her permission. I made one block, which I really like, so I think I will forge ahead and make some more.

I also concurrently thought I would begin the popular Norah quilt, and even made the center square. But the Norah quilt uses long strips of fabric, so while I think I would really like a Denyse Schmidt version, my pieces are small. So I'm rethinking that idea. I might like a Christmas version. I'll pull some Christmas fabrics together and see what I think.
We photographed two quilts while at the coast, and that was really fun. I'm thinking of doing a 2024 calendar, The Mural District, and I needed two more murals. And Mark is always so willing to hold quilts for me. 

These murals were stunningly gorgeous. They are by an artist named Maria Molteni. I wish I could have gotten the entire mural but it was so large. There is a row of friendship stars all along the top, but I would have had to stand even further away.
And then that car showed up...but I still love this photo.

At first, the sun was glaring on this mural. So we went across the street to a wine bar and waited till the sun went down a little bit. It was a nice way to pass the time while we waited. And then all of a sudden the timing was right. We ran across the street, took the photos, and then went back and leisurely finished my wine. :)

And that's it for the sewing room this week.


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Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said... #

Sounds like you had a really wonderful time at the coast. Those murals (and your quilts) are stunning! I hope you have fun working out what to sew next. Sometimes a project just needs an iteration or two to work out.

Vicki W said... #

I really liked her quilt blocks, too, and I think I just might jump on the bandwagon as well!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said... #

I love those murals with their bright colors. Your quilts are nice there and your strip quilt especially is in the right color scheme. It's fun to get away and enjoy the coast and spend time with your hubby. I am sure you will find the right fabric for your quilts.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Wow! I love your quilt photos with the murals. They are perfect backdrops for your colorful quilts. Fun to sip a little wine and wait for the right lighting too. I have my eyes set on some murals I just discovered in Salina KS while we were there. I had no quilts with me but I know we'll be back there next spring and plan to take some photos then. Hopefully I'll remember and have the right quilts.

FlourishingPalms said... #

Gosh, that last photo is gorgeous! You are SO fortunate to be in such a photogenic area, with murals. This one is amazing! The only murals I've ever seen are in QuiltCon cities! I've never seen one in Florida, but then I don't get out much. Ha! I'm also envious of you having a picture-idea-producing, and willing quilt-holder. He's the perfect companion to you and your beautiful quilt creations.