Monday, May 26, 2008

Quilt an Hour a Day on Something Else

Happy Memorial Day, especially to our soldiers currently serving, our dear veterans, their families and all who have served to keep us free.

I haven't been home to quilt an hour a day, but I am looking forward to catching up soon. Instead, I helped my niece, Katie, move into her first home (condo) in Chicago. It is a lovely place in the charming Lakeview Neighborhood.

So when I returned home today, and the City Girl fabric Katie selected had finally arrived in the mail, I began to quilt a tablerunner for her kitchen. When I had first asked her about colors, she asked for Martha Stewart colors, so when I found the "City Girl" collection by designer Kitty Yoshida for Benartex Fabrics, it just seemed perfect.
The fabulous colors of brown, blue, and green combined with geometric and paisley patterns create a unique and eye catching combination.

The colors remind me of the beautiful glass tile backsplash we saw when we visited our Irish cousin's home (Ed and Annie) while we were in Chicago on this same trip. These young people have such great sense of color and design.

You can see both Katie and Annie riding with me in the photo at the beginning of my Quiltwhinny Trails blog.

3 comments:

Teresa said...

Nice table runner and such interesting fabrics. I don't think I have seen those before and they look great on your runner.

Teresa said...

Nice table runner and such interesting fabrics. I don't think I have seen those before and they look great on your runner.

Niki said...

I'd love to have you join us quilters on my new quilt blog. Get listed! http://justusquilters.blogspot.com/
Hope to see you over there. And spread the word, our goal is 200 by the end of 2008! hugs!
niki xoxo