Monday, June 10, 2013

Old meets new!

  Looking through the photos from our visit to Michigan,  I made a neat discovery.  I had taken a few photos of a quilt I made for Deana several years ago when she first moved to Charlotte.  I went outside and threw it over the porch railing for a quick photo.   Amazingly, it matches her front door of this new/old house in Michigan.

 
  It's an old pattern that was quite popular in the 30's...I do not recall the name.  I did an updated version using paper piecing  in turquoise and blue  batiks with a white background.  I love the secondary pattern created by the points.
   Who knew she would move into a house with a matching door over 700 miles away?     That's the screen door that Sir Old Man   is working on to  repair the bottom section.  With the curved arch top, we really think it is original to the house.

On the sewing front:    I'm ready to do some bindings.....before I do anymore  machine quilting.  And I have  to fill some bobbins, and get the next top pinned to go under the needle.    The machine is humming along and the operator is getting the hang of it all.   Learning new tricks is hard work.....but so worth it!  Happy stitching.  

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt and so crazy that it matches the door, when it is not a run-of-the-mill color.
    Have you bonded with your new toy then? Are you giving it a name?

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  2. Now you had a 6th sense about you - really! Very pretty quilt. And glad you are enjoying your new toy.

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  3. I love the colors, my favorite. It matches my new studio paint color. Hope you're enjoying your new machine. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Beautiful quilt--looks like it lives in a happy home

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  5. I love the quilt and I love that door, thank goodness Sir Old Man can fix it.

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  6. My grandmother made that quilt for me and my brother. I believe it is called simply, Star and Diamond.

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  7. I've seen this block called "Hummingbird" and Quilt In A Day did a version called "Kite". Whatever it's called the quilt muses were with you on this one. Nothing like having made the perfect quilt for a favorite person without even knowing it!

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  8. Isn't that interesting! Love those shades of blue.

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  9. How cool is that, that it matches the door? :) It's such a pretty blue and white quilt, too.

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  10. It's a beautiful quilt and a lovely entrance door!

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