Monday, February 15, 2010

The Neighborhood

The Neighborhood, unquilted cottons, machine pieced 49x74"
I think this will someday get a rainbow border, which I discovered I am without currently. When it warms up I will be able to dye more and then I can finish this piece...I did have to piece the vertical strips from narrow long quarter yards of rainbow dyed fabrics which I used to make for my students. I am all out of that too! Who knew? So my plan to use it all up is working.

I tried to keep this simple so that the shapes stood out and the background had the glowing watercolor-effect of the original piece.Can you imagine trying to sleep under such a loud quilt?
Snow, Snow and more Snow, and a Preview
We moved here to avoid the snow. Ha!

Despite feeling the effects of Dragbutt, I managed to work all day on the newest piece and have just a couple more hours of piecing before I can show the finished product. I am supposed to go to the city today for knitting guild but it doesn't look like traveling weather, if you ask me.

And on another note, since my shelving system has been established I have been able to keep a handle on the mess, and find just the piece of fabric I wanted easily. No closet searches, or trudging out to the potting shed or lifting heavy Rubbermaids. This is so smart, why didn't I do this sooner?


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23 comments:

  1. hope you feel better soon. March is on the way...really
    Cute houses.

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  3. Next time, move to Canada. We're phasing snow out.

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  4. I guess it's true, organization is the key. It looks wonderful! I love the quilt at the right in the last photo.

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  5. I love the use of color in your quilts. The new storage is working well for you. Stay warm and safe.

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  6. It looks very neat and tidy. Wouldn't last long at my house!

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  7. Wow! It must be wonderful to walk into your studio everyday and see such bright and colorful quilts. That would make me very happy.

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  8. Anonymous1:10 PM

    I would be happy in your space everyday. My space looks nothing like this! However, it is achievable.

    I love those houses. I love those quilts on your wall.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Debbie

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  9. I love, love, love your studio!!! So clean and bright and festive. Want to come and transform mine?

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  10. Melody - that is a beautiful quilt! The "houses" definitely stand out, and I love the setting. You are one talented lady and a quick worker bee, too! :-)

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  11. Anonymous4:06 PM

    The neighbourhood is awesome, you are a quick study! I'd still be wondering what to do with the fabric!!!

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  12. If this neighborhood is so colorful, it must be a constant party to live there.

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  13. Love your quilt, the colors are great. I'm laughing about the snow. My DH and I are flying to Atlanta tomorrow and then driving to Columbia S.C. We have had to rethink the clothing we packed.

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  14. Sure, I can imagine sleeping under such a colorful quilt. It's awesome.

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  15. I love the Neighborhood. The simple shape of the houses is perfect with the fabrics your used.
    I am envious of your studio with all your wonderful quilts on the wall and I covet your storage system.

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  16. NIIICE quilt! Love it! Just what you need when it's so gray and icky outside. And I love your studio too. Giving me some ideas for mine...

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  17. Beautiful, fun neighborhood quilt =)

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  18. what a nice stodio, when we have a teaparty???????

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  19. Is your white table especially for a sewing machine? I'm gutting a junk room upstairs and starting from scratch...I have my work table and sewing machine table using antiques...but would like to get all new IKEA-type stuff......

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  20. Love the neighborhood quilt and am amused by the difference between your quilt and the color/tones of your current neighborhood conditions! Those little house blocks are just fun fun fun, aren't they?

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  21. Ooh! LOVE this neighborhood quilt! I'm totally gonna do my take on this - SOON!

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  22. Your revamped sewing area is terrific. It helps when you can find the things you need to create. I also like your quilts, they are so colorful.
    Elaine

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  23. I think these QAWM quilts do have a definitively "Melody-like" atmosphere.
    I like the snowpictures. The weather is certainly "off" this winter, we have had an unusually large amount of snow too in the Netherlands (where I live). I took advantage of it by doing a lot of snowdyeing.

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