Friday, January 25, 2013

Positive and Negative...............and etc

Postitive and Negative
Positive and Negative
My birthday was this month.  Several of my quilting friends bought me fabric from the Three Sisters line Double Chocolat.  It is much too pretty to let lie in a box stacked on a shelf.  I also have fabric from the Chocolat (not misspelled) line.  And there is the fabric from other 3 Sisters fabric designs in my stash.  I decided that I would make toppers for my twin beds, one in positive and one in negative.  I am going to use the nine patch technique making a positive and a negative at the same time.   I have designed a quilt.  I actually designed this quilt when I had EQ6 - now I have EQ7.  It has been a long time ago.  I made several changes to the original, one thing making it smaller and added a little design element to it.  This does not show you much but come back next week and see how it is progressing. 

The quilt you see peeking through, I still have two blocks to make, then I will start putting it together.  This was my project when I went quilting with my friends.

I am a "sort of" collector of Hall's teapots.  My sister has lots of them.  I primarily collect a certain pattern, but that pattern (crocus) is very hard to find.  Now and then I will find another teapot, usually when I am traveling and I will pick it up.  This is part of a built-in in my kitchen.  On the bottom shelf are two Hall's pots.  They are actually for coffee.  The middle jar is a pretzel jar.  The handles are pretzels.  The middle shelf are all Hall's teapots.  The black/white/red chickens are very old.  They belonged to a friend who lives in Idaho.  They were her mothers, she thought I would enjoy them, and I do.  On the top shelf are  blown glass chickens.  They were a gift from my brother and a one-person teapot (Hall's).   I also have bowls and a refrigerator dish and a salt shaker with the crocus pattern.  All of the pieces were bought in different cities except for two, they were bought in Cedar Rapids, IA.  On the shelf is a black, blue and yellow chicken.  My sister sent me that for my birthday.  She is so cute, her name is Henrietta. 

A quick line about the weather.  I complained so about the rain and the cold.  We have had absolutely gorgeous weather for the last few days.  It is 8:30 p.m. and it is 57 degrees.  The temperatures have been hovering between 65 & 75 for the last few days.  I love it...........

Hope all is well on your end.

1 comment:

  1. I have made a lot of 9 patches lately for an Irish Chain Quilt. I think the Double Chocolat line is beautiful. That quilt sneaking out looks pretty!