Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Filling the Walls


January, with all of it's cold and snowy ways, has been a pretty productive month for me. I don't really mind the snow as long as I can stay home, sit close to the fire, and sew.


Several years ago, I picked up two different charm packs while I was in Pennsylvania with the intention of making wall-hangings for the dining room. My dining room walls have been empty for the 6 1/2 years that we have lived in this house. That's about to change!


I finally got around to using half of one of the charm packs on this wall hanging. The fabric is the Dandelion Girl line from Moda. I'm thinking a little pinwheel wall-hanging with the remaining half of the charm pack will be perfect. Now to get this one quilted! (The yellow wall is actually the living room.)

9 comments:

Terri said...

Looks great, Tracy. I'm making a new table runner that is a similar pattern. I love the colors in yours!

Becky K. said...

Tracy,
I LOVE it!
It will look so good on your wall.

Tully Family said...

It's lovely- I esp love the fabrics! :) Ah, I can hardly wait to learn to quilt. One day.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Fill those walls, girl! Especially with your beautiful sewing!

Cait Kady said...

Dear Mrs. K,
Oh these will be beautiful, as will those gorgeous sampler quilts! I love patchwork and hand quilting but my sister does actual piecework.
I'm glad you looked up a bit about Dubai! It's a very strange and interesting place. We have lived here for 4.5 years, but lived in Jordan for 2 years (15 years ago) and have been around Arab culture our whole lives. It's ruled by Sheikhs or Emirs (United Arab 'Emirates' - princedoms) of the ruling family. The sheikh of Abu Dhabi is president and the sheikh of Dubai is next in command. It's kind of the Las Vegas of the Arab world, generally frowned upon by Saudi Arabians and devout muslims. We could wear whatever we wanted here, and dressing conservatively stands out just as much as it does in the states. Even the local Emiratis are rather liberal and are loose with their coverings and wear a lot of glitz. It's also extremely westernized! You rarely come into personal contact with locals (unless you speak Arabic, like our parents, or work in the office with them, like Joel) and they are only about 10% of the population. Most of our friends are American, British, and South African. The crazy buildings and ideals are what it's most famous for these days (since it ran out of oil) and my family likes to call it New Babel ;) The tower really is stunning though!
Have a lovely day!
love,
Cait

Susan said...

Lovely.

Michelle said...

Sew Beautiful!

Margo said...

wow - I'm impressed by all your sharp corners. (and glad I'm not the only one with empty walls after several years!)

Momma Roar said...

Beautiful!

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