25 Feb

Too Many Quilts (3)

Who needs a baby quilt?

I made a simple, happy, baby quilt for a friend and since I was teaching basic patchwork at my local Parks and Rec in Hawaii at the time, thought it might make a good class quilt so I made a few samples. Star Baby Indigo is one of those samples. It’s a mix of printed, hand dyed, and batik cottons. Machine quilted, and very gently used. The backing is cream colored muslin. The quilt is 35″ x 50.”

Star Baby Indigo

I’m offering Star Baby Indigo for $100, anywhere in the US. Paypal only. Email me at umzavi(at)hotmail.com if you are interested. DONATED to Cares Northwest

21 Feb

Too Many Quilts (2)

Yay, Hidden Garden found a new home.

Next up is Nene. I made this quilt as a test for Sherrie Lynn Wood’s Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters. You can read my process story here. Nene didn’t make the cut, and as I look through my records, it didn’t even get added to my spreadsheet of quilts (though it did live on our sofa for a while). Poor thing. I’m obviously not giving it the love it deserves and it should go to a new home.

LaFlamme-Nene

It’s a slightly wonky 41″ x 70″ — a lap quilt for the very long-legged? Machine quilted in a geometric pattern. I’m selling Nene for the bargain basement price of $175, PayPal only. Email me at umzavi(at)hotmail.com if you are interested. Sorry, US only. SOLD, thanks!

LaFlamme-Nene detail

17 Feb

Too Many Quilts (1)

I am struggling with storage and access of my stuff. Now that we’re pretty much settled, I am figuring out what we need and what actually works in this house. Last week was re-organize the china closet (serving stuff I use often stays, alternate sets of dishes go downstairs and maybe ultimately to consignment). Today was re-organize the linen closet day. Linens stay, pantry items get relocated.

The outcome? I have way too many quilts. There is no need for me to store all these quilts that I’m not using on beds or entering in shows. I’ve decided to sell off a few practical bed and lap quilts at bargain basement prices because I don’t need them but maybe someone else does. I’m starting small, but may get more brutal in months to come.

The first quilt on the block is titled Hidden Garden and is 55″ x 72. I made it in 2013 as an exercise in using up scraps. The backing is a fun orange with white polka dots. It is free-motion quilted with flowers and leaves. I’m offering this quilt for $300, oh who am I kidding, $200, mailing included, anywhere in the US. Paypal only. Email me at umzavi(at)hotmail.com if you are interested. SOLD Thank you very much!

Hidden Garden web

Hidden Garden back web Hidden Garden detail web

 

05 Feb

Fugly Friday

Fugly Wallpaper

Eighties wallpaper. When it comes to F’ing Ugly, I probably don’t need to say any more.

Nearly every room in our not-small house had eighties wallpaper in southwest and Laura Ashley motifs — sometimes even used together. Closets and doors were not immune. Team Deco/Reno did an absolutely amazing job removing the bulk of this now-dated eyesore last summer before we moved any of our furniture in. While wallpaper removal is not Instagram- or Pinterest-worthy, it has gone a HUGE way towards making our house on the whole look clean, contemporary, and much more us.