May 21, 2009

Home, sweet home

I was watching a comedy movie the other day. When I watch a movie, I always look at the set decoration and the composition of the scenes. Anyhow, in this particular scene, there was a large fireplace. And they had a great big wooden plaque over it with "home sweet home" painted on it. And guess what? Here's my latest wall hanging. One of the things about working the liberated way (thanks Gwen Marston) is that I've gotten away from my old habit of planning out my quilting on graph paper and from making notes. It was all in my head (what there was of it.) I made the letters and the two houses. Then, I cleared off the dining room table. And I was running around from the sewing machine to the table to lay out the sewing and to decide what to do next. I was just grabbing through my stash to find the fabric as I went along. And then I remembered that piece of "God bless our home" fabric. I got it at a yard sale and I had dumped it into a laundry hamper where I keep bits and pieces. I realized that this fabric would be perfect for the wall hanging. Luckily, I found that I had more than enough of it left. From this I learn never to disdain hokey fabric, because tomorrow I might need it!

8 comments:

Cher said...

what a wonderful wall hanging- it turned out perfectly. The cloud fabric is just right and it came together nicely. I am with you- the liberated approach sure takes the stress out and the fun.

jovaliquilts said...

Sweet indeed! It really has a homey feel. :) Isn't it a great feeling to find just the fabric you were looking for?

Marit said...

So fun, sweet and clever, too!! Love this little quilt a lot.

; )

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Very sweet, great job. and I wholeheartedly concur - thank you Gwen Marston!

Magpie Sue said...

Oh Roz, what a great little quilt you made! I love how it came together!

Sharon said...

This is wonderful! "A picture is worth a thousand words" And your letters came out great - your W is good! And I love that cloud fabric!

urban craft said...

wow, that really is a sweet home quilt! Love it!

Aunt Spicy said...

ADORABLE! I love the cute house, what a good job!