Monday, June 21, 2010

New Quilt Commission

This past weekend my husband and I traveled by car to Alexandria VA where we visited my husband's brother and his wife. They have been working on remodeling their beautiful townhouse and I might add with wonderful taste! My SIL loves muted greens blues/camel/silver. Her kitchen made me think of a sequin dress, with its beautiful gray, black silver shimmery glass tile. Wow! I was very inspired.

Their bedroom upstairs is still under construction but they had chosen the wall color. Beautiful deep dusty blue. I had taken my swatch book. Robert Kaufman has a Kona cotton solids swatch book that I think I purchased from Hancocks of Paducah maybe? Anyway, before I left I was inspired as well by a blog called Cherry House Quilts. I love what she is doing with solid fabrics! I want to do that too! (I made our King size quilt from solids found in a local quilt shop) But I haven't done anything since beside start collecting more solids

Anyway, I am totally in love with Cherri House quilts. She has a book out called "City Quilts". I ran to the store the same day to buy it. I took it along to VA and what do you know! My SIL has been trying to find a quilt and wants me to do a version of City Shops. I can do this!

I am signing up for the process pledge. I hope to really document the making of this quilt and some others on this blog.


chq said...

Hello! I'm Cherri House of Cherry House Quilts. Thank you for your kind words about my work - I'm honored. Can't wait to see your City Shops come to life.


Susan said...

Thanks so much for the "I do / I don't" comment on my blog! It's a great "statement". I can't wait to start stitching. I'm originally from Ohio....Columbus to be exact...but my parents and two of three sisters live in Slippery Rock, PA. I love your area of the world and miss it especially during the fall. (I don't miss the snow though!)

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