Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Confinement


I have been relegated to my creative space which is not all bad news.  It’s really kind of nice because I am forced to use the time wisely.  Finishes are always rewarding and I was able to finish my flag quilt. 

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In the end I chose an all over star and spiral design which I think turned out well.

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I then finished it off with a navy blue and white striped binding.

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The reason for my confinement is my shadow and this week’s charge……..

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which wouldn’t be so bad except for this……..

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--noise and terrible, obviously very mean workmen!!!!!!!  The sewing studio is nice and quiet as well as out of view of the mean men.   Oh, the joys of construction!

On the good side…we celebrated a second birthday this week and our oldest granddaughter baked the cutest cupcakes for the party.

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Back to confinement.

29 comments:

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I agree, the quiet creative space is the place to be during construction. I love your flag quilt. Those cupcakes are so cute. I'll have to show them to my 19 year old granddaughter who loves to bake.

Lesley said...

Your flag quilt is stunning! Well done!

Createology said...

I adore your flag quilt. The subtle design is very beutiiful and timeless. Those are uber cute cupcakes. Oh the JOY of construction...I am just now gettting my rooms back in order. High on Life July...

sunny said...

Love the cupcakes! And I love the quilting design on your flag quilt. Enjoy your seclusion.

Wacky Woman said...

Love your flag quilt. I'm having some roofing done next week. Not looking forward to 2 small dogs in protection mode.

Carol said...

Such a fabulous form of confinement with a beautiful companion! I love, love, love the quilting you did...wow! Cute piggies, too.

Dora, the Quilter said...

Love the quilt and really, really love the quilting!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Confinement in a creative space with a best friend sounds wonderful.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Yes! Your "confinement" sounds wonderful and I'm so happy that you are "protecting" your sweet charge from those mean men! Your flag quilt is awesome and I've been meaning to ask if you have a long arm....the quilting patterns you use are so perfect! Glad your granddaughter is enjoying her baking!

Jeanna said...

Your flag quilt is really nice and quilting with all over stars is perfect! I love the little pig cupcakes. Your granddaughter is very talented, I bet they were delicious as well.

CathieJ said...

Beautiful flag quilt. Your confinement doesn't seem to be bothering you too much. Those mean workmen are aiding your creativity and your shadow looks quite calm and happy.

PugMom said...

Your flag quilt is stunning! Did you do the machine quilting? Good dog mommy, keeping puppy safe from the workman. LarryPug would be right outside the door barking at them. He is afraid of nothing. Love the piggy cupcakes. I think with a few alterations, I could turn them into pug cupcakes!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I just LOVE that flag quilt! Perfect quilting design for that quilt. And if I were to be confined, I would think that the sewing room would be the perfect place! ;-)

Nat Palaskas said...

That flag quilt is simply gorgeous! I can see it hanging on 4th July each year. Isn't nice that the older grandchildren are looking after the younger ones - Hugs Nat

quiltmania said...

Another wonderful finish! Looks great.

Amy said...

It is just beautiful! I love anything with Red, White, and Blue. Construction is never any fun until it is all complete.

Denise :) said...

Aaaaaah! The cupcakes are precious!! Happy birthday to the 2-year-old! Your flag quilt is gorgeous -- the quilting was the perfect compliment. Hopefully the constructing will be done soon and you'll be enjoying 'piece' and quiet! :)

Bridget B said...

Love your flag quilt and the cupcakes look yummy.

Michele said...

Adorable cupcakes! She did a great job. That is the nicest flag quilt I've ever seen! It's huge! Hope the construction ends quickly, for you and your shadow.

Soma Acharya said...

The cupcakes are so cute! Of course, workmen are always so mean!! LOL!! It's a good excuse to hide in the sewing room though. The quilt looks fabulous Mary! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the quilting. It's perfect!!

-Soma

Stephanie said...

At least you're confined to someplace you love! Great quilt and perfect overall star pattern. Adorable cupcakes!!! Some sweet doggie looks like it needs extra loving. I'm sure there's no shortage of that at your house.

Teresa in Music City said...

Gee - what a shame - forced to quilt!!! I absolutely love your flag quilt! And the quilting design just flows so beautifully - perfect :) Now as for those cupcakes - YUM!!!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

The quilting on the flag quilt is beautiful! Been through bath remodel--not fun but totally worthwhile. And those pig cupcakes are adorable.

Linds said...

Oh, your flag quilt is just gorgeous! I was wondering what to make next - maybe I can invent a flag.....!

I have just had the plumbers back to do the annual inspection of the boiler and heating system - can you believe it is a year since the chaos of renovation here? Time has flown by.

Michele said...

I LOVE your flag quilt!

Joyful Quilter said...

Love the quilting on your flag quilt...is it a pantograph?

The cupcakes are adorable!

Lara B. said...

Beautiful flag quilt! Love the quilting you did too - just perfect Mary!

That's lucky that your shadow feels safe and secure in your sewing room. Sure beats being confined elsewhere for long periods of time.

Love the piggy cupcakes -so cute!

Fleurette said...

Your flag quilt is beautiful! I love the quilting design you used. Cute cupcakes!

OPQuilt said...

LOVE!!!