Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lately it seems as if we have been living in limbo. The decision was made to start over on the kitchen floor finish. So rather than putting things away and getting settled in, we have been waiting for the new guy to come do his magic on the mess we were previously left. It's a dusty, noisy, smelly process. Keep your fingers crossed that the result will be gorgeous and worth the wait.
So how does a girl pass the time? Well, like Rapunzel - I have kept myself locked upstairs. But instead of spinning straw into gold, I've been cutting little itty bitty pieces of fabric to make the quilts in a Cheri Payne design.
These are a little like eating potato chips - impossible to cut just one. Each one of those bags has enough pieces cut to make two or more quilts. Or perhaps just a larger version of the original. Time will tell.
I'm working on another Cheri Payne design as a memory quilt for Harper.
Oh, I don't need any help remembering her. But have always loved this design so the time seemed right to make it. Having something to do with my hands and my brain has been helpful.
Today we are bracing for a Nor'easter. I don't really know what to expect but as long as the power holds out, I'll have plenty to keep me busy.

31 comments:

sewprimitive karen said...

Hi, Libby, the memory quilt is very sweet. Dear Harper. Enjoy all that blustery snow and wind!

Lori said...

What a great idea to prepackage qult pieces. I lvoe the little quilt you made in memory of Harper.:)
I hope you get your floors finished soon, then you can get settled in!!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Playing w/fabric is a great way to pass the time. Your memory quilt is going to be so special!

Good luck w/the floors! Hopefully this will be the end...:0)

Shakerwood said...

I think that's a wonderful start to making a reminder of Harper. And you can't beat a Cheri quilt!!

Jeanette said...

Ooh, I can't wait to see which Cheri quilts you are making. I like to make "kits" for little quilts, so they are all ready to go. My mom and sister like it when I make them a "kit" while I'm at it. ;-) Although just last week, my sister surprised me with one for the Embrace this Day quilt. While she made hers, she sewed a center for mine and also sent me the rest of the pieces all cut. So fun!

I also love your tribute to Harper. That will make that little quilt even more special. Good luck with your floor!

Stina said...

Wonder what quilt you will be maiking... hmmm.:o)
Love Harper´s memory quilt.. love the heart and the pieced background... Nice to some Cheri quilts..:o)

Diane said...

Sweet quilt in Harper's memory. I hope you don't lose your power, but a couple days snowed in is nice (I think). fingers crossed about your floor refinish-always better to get it how you want it now-too much work, time and mess to not have it just right. (I'm just full of opinions today, my my.)

paula, the quilter said...

I make up my own quilt kits, too. Is Harper's memory piece flannel and wool?

Quilt Hollow said...

I think making a little memory quilt for Harper is a perfect idea. You likely spent many hours working on the treasure just thinking of the wonderful times Harper brought and shared in your lives. His memories live on.

Guðrún said...

I hope your kitchen floor will be finished soon the way you like it. I look forward to see your new Cheri Payne quilt.

Beth said...

What a pretty little memory quilt for Harper. I just was watching the news and see you guys are getting white out conditions back there, yikes! Quite a difference from sunny Southern California huh?

Cathi said...

What a wonderful memory quilt for Harper!
Nor'easters are enormous storms!! Can't wait to hear your impressions of your first one!
Hope your floor turns out beautifully and is well worth the wait.

Loris said...

Oh my..another go at the flooring! Hang in there, that sounds like alot to go through twice. It will hopefully turn out a good match this time though.
Cheri Payne's quilts are wonderful. It is a grand way to celebrate the good years you shared with Harper. A sweet place in your heart.

Eileen said...

Cute little quilt, Now how do you like your first noeaster or have you gotten the Blizzard like we have, Maybe it;s comeing.
Hope you like your new floor.

Karen said...

I am so glad you are doing the memory quilt!
Are you tired of snow yet?

WoolenSails said...

Libby,
I love that design too and you always make them that way, with your fabric choices. We got a good amount of snow and still blowing now, but our power stayed on.

Debbie

Quilts And Pieces said...

So which quilt are the little baggies of fabric for!!!! Tell, tell!!!!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Hi Libby, Good luck with the floors..I hope they turn out beautiful for you! The memory quilt is adorable. I love it. Blessings, Karen

dee said...

Hope the floor situation works out better and soon.
We got so much snow I can't find the ground with both hands. It's the heavy stuff so our trees look beautiful but they may fall over any time with the weight. Hope you were spared a lot of this one. It's so heavy it's jamming up the snow blower so James has to stop every 5 min. to clear it. Not a happy place here today.
Good to see you keeping busy with cute stuff! The Harper quilt is darling. I'm hiding in the sewing room myself.

QuiltedSimple said...

good luck with the floor refinish! and i love the memory quilt - how perfect
kris

AnnieO said...

Keeping your memories of Harper present in fabric and wool, so sweet.

Limbo is a very uncomfortable place to live--but hopefully that dance will be over soon! Seems like you have plenty of ideas and projects to play with in the meantime, electricity or not :)

Quilter Kathy said...

Those look like bags full of fun...enjoy! Have you taken up cross country skiing yet?!?

MARCIE said...

Oh you do keep busy and productive! I hope your problems with the kitchen floor works out soon. Everything looks great! Love your little Harper quilt.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

That quilt is gorgeous! LOVED the stencilling you learnt the before, that is stunning, I need a class like that!Pleased you are going well and keeping busy...and finding Costco, we have our first in Australia, I am going to check it out next time I'm in Melbourne, Tracey

quiltmom said...

Libby,
I love your plan for a memory quilt for Harper. Quilts have such a comforting feeling about them.

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Hope that you have resolved your floor issues and that you are enjoying your kitchen.
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Anna

Judy said...

Don't you just love some Cheri Quilts! I have quite a few waiting to be done!

Nancy in MT said...

Libby, that will be a sweet little quilt to remember Harper. I know it's hard. Nancy

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Angie said...

That is so perfect for Harper!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love your memory quilt. I hope your flooring is coming along and that bad storm is behind you now.
Blessings,
Marcia

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

I think you all are braver than me... hate snow. I love the little quilt pieces, can't wait to see what treasure is produced.