Monday, September 23, 2013

from the outside in

I caved and started a new project on Friday.  My kids had a day off from school and there were a few extras kids here too. I figured I could sew and supervise at the same time.  I pulled out some reds, dark oranges and blacks and started sewing  :0)  I thought I'd start with the border and make some hourglass or rail fence blocks to fit inside it later.
 I have this coffee table that my husband built over 15 years ago.  It has been used hard and is banged up/ drawn on/ punctured...  I don't really like the color of it anymore either so mostly I just want to cover it up.
 I found this quilt did the job nicely.  But there are 2 drawers in one side of the table and the remotes are supposed to reside in there and I have heard some mumbles about the quilt being "in the way". 
Actually the table looks more like this by the end of the day.  It gets tidied up at the kids' bedtime and usually stays tidy until they come home from school.  It has a big shelf loaded with library books under it and it is the perfect height for putting your feet on.  It's a very functional piece of furniture and I guess I could haul it out to the garage and paint it but after I'd still want to put a quilt on it  :0)  So, for now I will make one that fits better, covers up more, and does not get in the way of the drawer.  There, did I justify that new start well enough?  lol!

Now, as for the book from my last post.  I meant for it to be a giveaway - I guess I could have been more clear about that.  With 4 people responding that they were interested in it, as well as one non-commenter, that makes 5.  I put the number into the random number generator I found online and number 2 was generated.

Barb was interested commenter #2.  If you will email me your address Barb I will get the book into the mail for you.
Happy Quilting!!


be*mused jan said...

Your blue star quilt is very pretty! The combination of colors is so fresh ~ different from the color ranges we see recently. Too bad it doesn't function well on the table. But we always like a reason to start something new, don't we? ;-)

Every Stitch said...

Sounds like a great reason to make a new quilt Janet! And a lovely start made. Congrats to Barb - the book winner - looks like a wonderful book for hand quilters and a great giveaway.

LynCC said...

That'll be a nice table quilt. :)

Barb said...

Yiippee! I feel so lucky!

Your stars are lovely! I like your idea of starting on the outside - very brave :)
What a great table your husband made. I too like to cover my end table with a quilt.

so excited about the book! thanks, it pays to read and not just skim :)

Emma said...

hmmm. I think you should follow my example and only ever work on one project at a time. :)

I like the new quilt start.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Oh My! Stars...Stars...Stars!!!


Dixie said...

Love your star blocks - great colors! The table your husband made is great. I just discovered Annie Sloan chalk paint, but doubt you'd want to paint over the nice wood.

JohnR said...
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JohnR said...

I like your photo of your busy coffee table. There's a quilt under there.. somewhere.. under the library books, etc. =)
PS can I edit a comment after I've posted?

Lori said...

That's a good idea to make one that fits...of course, you'll need more than one because I'm sure when the seasons change you'll want to update the look:)

Carrie P. said...

I love those new stars you are making. Your husband is pretty talented too. One day when the kids are older maybe he can redo the table.