Saturday, March 10, 2007

Door & Quilting

I'm loving my front door!! Does that sound crazy?? I have to begin by saying I don't pay that much attention to my front door. When I do actually see it, I think I should get it painted, but then it leaves my head. We live in one of those areas where people have the garage doors with the beepers, and you drive in, lower the door, and you're not seen again. So, we seldom use the front doors, except to let others in, and then we don't see the front of the door too much anyway.

You can see by the picture the colour of the bricks my home is built from, and prior to the picture being taken, the door was varnished, and actually the colour was not all that different from the bricks. Just yellowish flaking varnish. If we didn't do something about it, the wood was going to be badly affected by the sun, so we asked our friend Jonnie to do the work for us. I chose heritage green rather than varnish it again because it's the colour of the woodwork on the rest of the house, and I'm just loving the way it looks. It really breaks up the expanse of bricks with a different colour. We now have to take the tape off, polish up the brass and put the decorative brass back on the door. Loving it! And I'm sure you're thinking ... okay ... enough of the door ... where's the quilting?? *lol*

Here it is! Joyce asked to see a close up of the quilting on the table runner - and by the way - apologies for the apalling picture yesterday! Lazy girl that I am, I chose not to rummage around for the real camera. This is one long table runner, and this is the middle section I've started quilting on. Please don't critique my quilting too much - remember that I'm just a try-hard, but I do love this peacock feathers pattern, it just always looks so nice. I really do have to get back to quilting on the runner - I hope to have it ready to give back to Maureen on Wednesday.

I have been working away still at the blue and white quilt, and I've made over 200 of the half square triangles. I sat in front of the TV for a while last night cutting them apart and snipping off the little ears. The end of the HST's is in sight and I can start constructing the blocks! Yay!! Amy has gone to the beach house with my parents for this long weekend, so I should have lots of sewing opportunities!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

15 comments:

Screen Door said...

Front doors define a house... I love them....

Pam said...

I agree with you - the front doors are great. Wonderful colour.

And the quilting on your table runner is perfect -- pretty good for a "try-hard" I think :))

kjquilts said...

Your front doors look so welcoming. The color goes so well with your brick. I love the quilting on your tablerunner. Great job!

Fiona said...

Beautiful quilting! Do you mark the design before you quilt or just go with the flow?

KCQuilter said...

Wowzie wow wow---on both the front door and the quilting! You are such an artist.

joyce said...

Love the quilting design. And the green door. It looks very welcoming.

Kathie said...

I love houses with double doors like yours. Looks great. And the table runner maker will be very pleased--you've done a great job.

Angie said...

Tazzie, girlfriend, your house is awesome!! I LOVE those doors...and the color is wonderful! They really are beautiful against the color of the bricks.

I have a request....can you show, ummmm, like a drawing maybe of your peacock feathers? I love the look of them on your quilts.

Darcie said...

What a gorgeous, welcoming statement in your front doors. They're lovely!

Terrific looking table runner. Thanks for showing us a closeup. Those charm packs are gaining lots of popularity in this area too.

Hope you're having a terrific quilting/sewing weekend, Tazzie.

teodo said...

Your front door is nice!!!

But your quilt is nicer. ciao ciao

Tanya said...

Wow! How do you do that? Are you useing two different threads as you quilt? Are you going around your feathers in different colors at different times? Is this varigated thread? It is absolutely beautiful!

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Great doors and beautiful quilting. We recently had a new front door installed and I'm impatiently waiting for the weather to get warm enough for me to paint it. Still trying to decide on a color though. Too many choices!

cher said...

the perfect color for your doors-your eye for color doesn't just help your quilting! and gorgeous quilting...I can only aspire to what you are doing.

Dawn said...

Wow, I love your front doors too.

Shelina said...

These are beautiful doors, and they look so welcoming. Makes me come over just so I can go through them. You chose well.
The peacock feathers are beautiful. I will definitely have to quilt something with them.

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