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Monday, November 05, 2007

What's On Your Bed?


Somebody started asking people the above question so I thought I'd add my two cents worth. This is the first full sized quilt I made. It's a rail fence pattern done with Bali Batiks. That's when I decided that scrappy might be the way to go, given the cost of all that batik. It's even backed with batik. The red design in the middle is seven hearts that join to form a star. Technically, I have come a long ways but I still really like this quilt.

The chest at the foot of the bed was hand carved by a friend back in the mid-seventies. It holds several more quilts. The stained glass fairy in the window was a gift from our daughter-in-law. She bought it in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

As you can see out the window, autumn is totally over here and we are just waiting for snow. It looks very much like it could happen today.

I worked a bit on my newest creation but there isn't enough change to warrant a picture. We will be going to Fargo for a couple of days so I may be absent during that time. I hope to spend a lot of time in fabric stores searching for the perfect crimson fabric. I have heard that there is a quilt show at The Plains Art Gallery so we want to check that out too. It should be fun!

15 comments:

Andrea said...

Wow ! That is a stunning quilt. The colours are beautiful - worth every penny.

Thimbleanna said...

Your quilt is beautiful Joyce! The colors really pop out in the picture.

meggie said...

That is a beautiful quilt!
I love the chest too. Wish our bedroom was large enough to have one.
Is Fargo the one of the movie fame?
Enjoy your trip, & all the fabric treats.

paula, the quilter said...

Boy, the colors in that quilt are stunning! I like that quilt.

Norma said...

What a gorgeous quilt!

Quilt Pixie said...

what a nice bright and cheerful quilt to brighten up this soon to be winter day. :-)

Cascade Lily said...

Wow Joyce! It's lovely to be sure. Quilt Pixie is right - perfect to brighten things up for winter :) Enjoy your expedition :)

Carol E. said...

That's a pretty quilt! My brother has been to Moose Jaw... what a cool name.

Katie said...

What treasures! And what a great place for your bed and quilt. Oh, please tell about the jars. You have a real flair for design. Enjoy your trip.

Libby said...

Love the vibrancy of the bed quilt . . . you just have to smile when you look at it.

Suze said...

Enjoy your trip to Fargo and come back to us safe and sound.

Your quilt is wonderful. So is the chest at the foot of the bed and the fairy in the window. What a delightful spot to rest your weary head at night.

Willeke said...

Indeed it still is a lovely quilt!!
I love the colours!

Greetings from the Netherlands,

Shirley Goodwin said...

What a lovely bedroom and quilt.

Judy said...

Great quilt Joyce.

Hope you have a nice trip to Fargo.

xo

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

It's certainly a bright one. I think it looks great. I love having my bed under the window - I don't in this house due to the design, but I always do if I can. Nothing beats a lovely breeze coming in on you in bed, of course when it starts to rain....