Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How Many Quilters???

I had to call an electrician last week because the light in the bathroom just wouldn't stay on. It would work for a week, then not work for a week, then work for a week, etc. Finally I made the dreaded call to bring in the experts. Surely there was a short in the wiring or something. No, that wasn't it. Turns out the bulb was the wrong wattage and finally burned out. You know where it says inside the lamp, "don't use a bulb with watt higher than...". Well I ignored that advice. The electrician replaced the bulb with a lower watt and went on his way, laughing, no doubt. How many quilters does it take to screw in a light bulb? None, we are busy with other things. My husband said he told everyone at work this story and I told him he should be ashamed of himself, he didn't even TRY to fix it! Talk about burned out!

So what have I been so engrossed in? Well, my friend Pati at Marcus Fabrics sent me a parcel of fabric and asked if I wanted to make a quilt for their booth at Houston Quilt Market.  
 I am not sure if I should be posting this because it isn't even on their website yet, so don't tell anyone, but here are a few pieces of the new Cocheco Mills fabric by Judie Rothermel. They have had four versions of this and I think this is the prettiest one yet! This fabric will be available in October. Watch for it!
And here is what I have done with it. I used the larger brown floral for the borders and the corners in the star block. I brought in creams and shirtings and the tan fabric from other Marcus lines to complete the quilt. It is very old and romantic looking in person. Now I can take a deep breath and get it off to be quilted! I will show more of this when I get a pattern out, hopefully by the end of October.


Hope you are all enjoying nice fall weather!




17 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

Ohh, I can top that story. When I made pickles last night, I somehow miscalculated the measurements for spices and salt. So there are now 12 half pints and 16 pints curing for a month before I'll know if I can use any of them for xmas gifts or dump them all down the disposal. I should stick to quilting, as my measurements tend to be more accurate. Sigh!

Jan said...

Wonderful quilt top - I love blue and brown so much. The long-legged stars are just great!

W. Latane Barton said...

many years ago, when I was a fairly young bride and television was new, too, I called the technican because my television wouldn't come on.... it was unplugged.

Colleen said...

Oh that is beautiful! You did a wonderful job. And hey... we all have a few lightbulb stories... you should see the laughs I have given my plumber!

Janet said...

Wow Marcie its gorgeous!! They sure know who to send parcels of fabric to :0)

Sue said...

That is a gorgeous fabric line! Oh how I love blue and brown together! Woot!

Yeah, I don't take time to change light bulbs either...only the ones in my sewing room :) Those have to be working. I don't care about the rest of the house! LOL

*karendianne. said...

Oh my gosh Marcie this is stunning! I absolutely love this quilt. It's completely something I would love to duplicate and have on my bed!!! The BEST THING? It looks fun to make. Hallmark of your designs. Just sayin'.

Lightbulb thing, thanks for the laugh.

Linda said...

Very pretty quilt...that fabric is so pretty...I love blue and brown!

Angie said...

LOL, isn't that a man for you????! Just look at the lovelies that you had distracting you... :D

John'aLee said...

Oh that is a beauty Marcie!

Quilt Hollow said...

Loving the peek of your newest design! Can't wait to see this beauty up close and personal.

Deanna said...

That is great fabric! So, what are you doing with your scraps. :)

The quilt looks lovely.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

That electrician is a keeper! I think that's rather honest and rather clever that he worked out the obvious solution and didn't try and sell you on rewiring your house! :o)

sewprimitive karen said...

Incredible what you did with that fabric, Marcie! The quilt is just wonderful. I want one and I am not even a blue-color person usually. Last comment is very true; nice that the guy was honest about it!

Eileen said...

Love your blub story and Oh, that material. But I am a blue person. Fantasktic job on the design.

Libby said...

Look at you go!

Bari Jo said...

Oh this quilt is gorgeous... I just saw it on Mary's site at Quilt Hollow! How fun to find your site! Anxious to see your patterns! Love your quilt! :O) Have a great day! Bari