Tuesday, May 29, 2007

100 Years of Quilts at the Cottage

Hi, It has been a whirlwind the last couple of weeks since market. I have been filling orders and handling all the paperwork that goes along with that..

My focus is on the last two quilts for the cottage. (See the picture of the cottage at (www.maryscottagequilts.com) This whole thing started a few years ago when I was looking at the sorry state of the bedding at the cottage. Some of the quilts looked like they had been there since the beginning of time.

My family and I decided that something needed to be done and it should be done in time for the big Centennial Celebration that would be happening in the summer of 2007.

Of course I volunteered for this job and have had a ton of fun doing it. I have now designed and pieced ten of the twelve quilts that have to be finished by the end of June. Gee, nothing like waiting until the last minute, it's not like this celebration "snuck" up on me..

The last two quilts that are in the works are for my Aunt's room. Her room has windows on three sides and a lot of light streams in through them. I think Aunt Gracie's fabrics will be perfect for these two quilts.

There is also a Kaffe quilt in my head that I am just dying to make for my room at the lake - of course the quilt for my bed is already done, but now I want something "different"... I just don't know if I can pull off three quilts in such a small amount of time.

Please check back in July as I will post some pictures of the big Centennial Celebration.

While I was at the quilt shop today I saw that Roman Holiday by Moda is now in, don't think I can restrain myself. must... have... some!!

Tomorrow I am going back to Elaine's Quilt Block and give my husband a nice Fathers day gift by getting him some of this beautiful fabric. (yeah right!)

Have a great day. It's almost June! (my favorite month)



Happy Zombie said...

There's a Kaffe quilt I want to make too! I think I need a 2 week long quilt retreat to tackle it though. Off the top of my head I can't think of the pattern name... it's a lot of square in squares. It's stunning and I soooo want to make it! Sigh.

Roman Holiday... OMG, I love that line! I can't wait to see what pattern you come up with for it!

PamKittyMorning said...

Hey, how come Monica didn't mention the blog? Man it took me a whole month to find you?

Cottage Magpie said...

Which quilt? Which quilt? Must...have...details.... plus more fabric, of course! ~A :-)