Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year! In keeping with tradition, Hubby and I snoozed our way into the new year . We never worry - it always comes. We were up early, enjoyed a breakfast of banana pancakes and fruit, and had the kitchen cleaned in time to watch the Rose Parade.
The afternoon was spent dabbling around the house. The bathroom is all done! Boy does it look great - we should have done it years ago. While Hubby worked on the paint touch-ups and such, I began taking down some of the Christmas decorations. I hope to have it all put up by tomorrow. There is still the big tree to come down and a couple of quilts that I can't reach by myself that need to be swapped out.
I don't believe that I have shared this quilt here before. I think I made it in 2001. The pattern came from one of the quilt magazines and was done in 30's fabrics. While it was a lovely quilt in those fabrics, I knew it wouldn't be for me. I gave it the 'Libby-treatment' and darkened it right up. While taking down decorations, I had the television tuned to the Rose Bowl. Under normal circumstances, I pay precious little attention to most sporting events. There are two major exceptions - the Olympics and the Rose Bowl when USC is playing. Looks like '08 is going to be a great sporting year for me. The Trojans won and the Olympics are just around the corner.

28 comments:

Beth said...

Happy New Year! That is a very pretty quilt, especially since it was Libby-fied! LOL I saw USC was slaughtering Illinois, I bet they will hate to go home tomorrow!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love your quilt Libby and way to go USC.

Alice I. said...

Your quilt is right up my alley, Libby! Gorgeous colors. I was rooting for the home team (I'm originally from CA)....go USC!

Fiona said...

Lovely quilt and interesting to see how you've 'libified' it.

dot said...

LOvely quilt. I really like the colors you choose. What a great game. Fight ON!!!!!!!!!

Nadine said...

THANK YOU sooo much, for showing this quilt, Libby !
Actually, last year I ordered that McCall's mag., especially for this pattern... but always hesitated on starting it, as 30's repros are not available here.
And now you give me my first 2008 quilt lesson : "create, adapt, don't get stopped, make it your own way!".
Hmmmm, shall I put it on my list, now ? :>)

Gratefully, with a biiig (((HUG))) and smiles fro me to you!
NADINE

Kathie said...

Love this quilt Libby!
colors are perfect looks great hanging there.
Do you remember what issue it was in?
I just happen to have fabrics that would look great in a quilt like this!
LOL
Kathie

Deb Geyer said...

Lovely quilt!

Carol said...

Libby your quilt is just wonderful! Love it! We brought in the New Year the same way you all did...asleep...we always say that it's going to come with us or without us. We were up at 5 yesterday morning to welcome the New Year...have a great 2008!

Screen Door said...

Happy New Year Libby!!! I love the quilt. It's funny thing, home projects-- the worse part is getting started... you are always glad in the end....

Angie said...

Happy New Year, Libby! Once again, you have made a quilt that I absolutely love! Have that page dog-eared in the mag. LOL I really do love how you darkened up the 30's. I would never have thought to do that! Excellent idea, girlfriend! :D

Wendy said...

Happy New Year! I love your colours in the Libby-treated quilt. I've always wanted to try tea dying a quilt but have been afraid to ruin it. Is that what you do?

Quilt Memories said...

Beautiful, Beautiful Quilt. Your work always amazes me. Looking fotward to lots more from you in 2008. Hope this will be the happiest New Year ever.

Judy said...

I bet it looked good both ways! I never seen this one except for a peek when it was on the rack folded up! Nice job, lovely colors!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Rah-rah, break out your pom-poms, Libby! Your quilt is gorgeous, thanks for sharing that photo-- I seem to remember that quilt pattern do you happen to remember if it was in McCall's Quilting? Congrats on your bathroom.

Anne Ida said...

Happy new year, Libby! The quilt is absolutely lovely! Thank you for sharing!

FabricMom said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love the colors. Great job. I have a ton of magazines that I want to make things out of. You are an inspiration to do them my way. LOL. Happy New Year.

Hedgehog said...

Belated Merry Christmas and Happy 2008!

Jeanne said...

I love your "Libby treated" quilt! That would be my style, too. We enjoyed the MI/FL game here. Go Blue!

Darlene said...

Love the "Libby" styled quilt - I remember seeing that in a magazine.

a*LiTtLe*MuCH said...

beautiful blog! wishing you a lovely 2008, karri

Stephanie said...

Love the quilt! Didn't see the Rose Bowl, but glad your team won!

Mar said...

Thats a beautiful quilt. Happy New Year Libby!

LBP said...

Happy New Year!

I love that quilt! I am going to try and do the block of the month quilt at Debbie Mumm. Wish me luck, I'm going to need it!

Blessings

Linda

yellowfarmhouse said...

Libby - LOVE your quilt and the colors. You always have a wonderful way of putting fabrics together.

Hope you got your decorations put away. I'm still working on it.

hugs - karen

Yvonne said...

Happy New Year Libby.....gorgeous quilt. :)

Carole said...

Happy New Year Libby! The quilt is lovely! Keep well!

Guðrún said...

I think everything that has got the Libby treatment looks beautiful.