Saturday, June 28, 2008

Lost a Week

It's Saturday night. Where did the week go? Thanks for the commiseration and well wishes. For those of you who are migraine suffers, you already understand, for the rest of you, a headache like that will put your life on hold. This one was a monster.

I'm feeling like a person again. I finally decided on a direction for Hannah's graduation quilt. Here's a little preview. She's heading into the drama program at the University of Oklahoma. I wanted it to be a bit OU, but mostly fun, like Hannah! I have the first 8 of 16 blocks done.





















I also picked up where I left off on the painting in Ben's room. The room is just about done. One more coat on the woodwork and it will be totally finished. Hope I can get that done tomorrow. I love painting walls, ceilings, but woodwork and windows are definitely not my favorite. I feel some procrastination coming on! I used two colors in the room. The space below the window is mocha along with one wall and the rest of the walls are a lovely cream. When Ben headed to college he took all his furniture with him. I love the furniture I found for his room, it's so retro. I found the headboard, desk, chair and a dresser at this great place in KC called Revival. It's a cross between a big garage sale, antique store and furniture store. They have a great selection(quick turnover) and fab prices. I think I got all these pieces for $125 total. I wanted him to have a "room" when he came home. The next task is to make a quilt for his bed to replace this one. He wants something a bit more modern and funky...he is his mother's son!






























































Lastly, thanks for all the suggestions for what to do with my Disappearing Nine Patch quilt. I got some very good ideas. I'm still investigating two of them, but I'm sure it will be on its way to a good home very soon. I'll keep you posted.

34 comments:

Simply This That and the Other... said...

The room looks awesome! And the quilt looks totally fun! BTW I love the square motion quilt. WAY cool.

nicolette said...

Love the red and white quilt! It’s about time you remove the word novice from your profile!! You’re very skilled! Glad to hear the migraine is gone. I know all about it. It can put your life on a hold.
Hope you have a happy weekend!

Wendy said...

Love the red quilt. Is there no end to what can be done with log cabin blocks? I really like the rectangles.

Marie' said...

What a cool room! I always feel at lost thinking about boy's rooms, but you have it down.

magikquilter said...

I love these modern style log cabins and especially love red and white quilts. Do you find paint smells trigger migraines? Cause they do with my son and I...also hate travelling by bus because of the perfumes...cover my mouth and nose with a hanky and try to breath through my mouth...looks kinda weird.
Glad you are over it now but it sure wrings you out afterward as well.

magikquilter said...

The room looks great by the way....a new quilt will top it off nicely.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the colours in Hannah's quilt - it is coming along really well! Ben's room looks great - I love the creative way you have displayed his medals.

Stephanie said...

OH I LOVE the red and white quilt! As for more modern rooms...I did the same for both kids when they went to college. My husband painted different width stripes on one wall in our son's room... in taupes, creams, and the palest gray. I love it. I also need to do a quilt for his room.

Lina said...

Oh I love the red and white quilt too! Does it hurt your eyes when you sew? I think I might need glasses!!

Dana said...

the room looks amazing. great sense of style you have!

Stephanie D. said...

Again I will have to wait to view the pics of Hannah's quilt--we are waiting until "no-tax" weekend to get a new 'puter. I understand your son wanting a new quilt for his bed, but I gotta say, I like the blues and browns and plaids of the other one.

So glad to see you up and running again!

Michelle said...

Love the red and white quilt. Your stuff is so inspirational and fantastic. The room looks great too! I'd be in trouble with a store like that in town. We have way too much furniture as it is.

Amy said...

Wonderful quilt! And I love that desk, what a great find!!

Tine said...

That red and white quilt looks wonderful. Love that!
And the furniture is awesome... What a lucky guy to have a room like that to come home to!

Amy said...

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Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

That red and white is stunning. She will love it.

Thriftin and Craftin said...

Hey Miss Jacquie-

Thanks for the help on squaring the quilt top. I had already squared each block, but it still got skewed on the corners when I sewed it together. It was obvious when I placed the square ruler in the corner. I know it's not perfect, but it folds nice and flat, and it's just a tiny bit off, so I'm satisfied. Can't wait to finish the binding so I can breathe a little easier. Have a great week!

Carla

Amy said...

You are amazing! Love the quilt and the decorating project - you do it all. I am working up the nerve to repaint our living room . . . it needs to be freshened up =)

Sarah said...

love the furniture and i love love love the red and white quilt!

MightyMom said...

love the quilt! well both of the actually...glad that headache is gone...those are bummers!

Victoria said...

Glad you are feeling better after such a rough week.
The red quilt is so pretty! Love that color combination.
And good job on your sons room! Great finds!

gardenymph said...

I'm so sorry that you had a rough week. The red and white quilt is so much fun! Lucky girl!
I love the furniture in your son's room. Great finds!

Michelle said...

http://itsjustwhatido.blogspot.com/2008/06/ou-fans.html

Here's the OU quilts I make for my friends around here! :) She's gonna love it.

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

I love that desk! I am looking for a desk and so of course I focused on it.

The Calico Cat said...

How is that Ice Pops pattern to make? I have the patterns enlarged (& cut out) and I have the fabrics - but....

Stephanie D. said...

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Blog is still "Scraps", but addy is now scrapsbystephanie.blogsot.com.

Stephanie D. said...

Another PS--there is an award for you over at my blog. Come pick it up!

iknitipurl said...

Sorry to hear about your migraine. I'm still recovering from one I had two weeks ago. They are very debilitating! Love the room!

Sara said...

I love the look of the room! And the colors you picked are gorgeous! Glad you are feeling better - I hate migraines!

Rebekah C said...

that red and white quilt looks fabulous! What a great gift for a college bound girl. And I love that furniture you found for your son! I have got to get out antiquing/garage saling more often!

QuiltedSimple said...

The room looks awesome - and I love the colors in the quilt. Can't wait to see the finished project!
Kris

Liz said...

Love those curtains! What will you do with them?

Mom said...

The square motion quilt looks great - love the red color too!

amandajean said...

jacquie, I ADORE that red and white quilt. it is soooooooooooo fabulous...I just can't express how much I LOVE it! are you using the templates or are you winging it?