Sunday, April 6, 2014

Two quilts in one day!!!

This post has to start with the way that I decorate my house.   I have lots of stuff that I like to put out, but too much to have out all at once.  So, over the years, I have sorted all of my bits and bobs into seasons and have enjoyed changing things up as the year goes on.

Now, with the new house, I have needed to add some bits and pieces to fill in the spots, and thus begins this post….

Last year I didn’t have time to really decorate for Spring, so the Winter blues had to hang around until May, but this year I had time and energy to redecorate at the start of April.   However, I simply couldn’t figure out what to put on one of the mantles!!

I knew that I wanted spring flowers and first decided to use one of the photos taken in China at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden…._6294724

I remembered reading in one of my blogs that you could get photos printed onto a wrapped canvas, so I enlarged the center section and sent it off to be printed.   I was thrilled with the result….

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The next addition to the mantle was a funky metal bird that I had found (cheap) at a local store….

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I added a brass pitcher of yellow flowers and the mantle looked like this….

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It was ok, BUT I felt like it needed something….maybe some more birds or something yellow???

Then this afternoon, I had time to do something creative, so I decided to make a yellow bird quilt, modeled after this one  that I found on the internet…..

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In about 45 minutes I had this “quilt” finished…..

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….but after placing it on the mantle, it was still lacking, so I went back upstairs and made another one…..

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And, now my mantle decorations are complete…..

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AND….more importantly…..I made TWO, count them, TWO quilts in one afternoon…..AND during tax season!!

 

I can see my busy season coming to an end and am now excitedly thinking about upcoming creative projects, including a quilt based on a photo from inside the Blue Mosque in Istanbul!!   CANT WAIT!!!

4 comments:

Karen said...

Very impressed with two in one day.
And they look great as well!!
Enjoy Spring!

Maggi said...

They look so good on there. I am impressed, and the flower ion canvas has turned out very well too.

Linda said...

Really nice. Love the yellows and the combination. And I really have to try one of those quilts.

Sylvia said...

You can never have too many bird quilts!

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