Peruvian Fiber Art Work

“Can an object go straight to your heart?”

~Sue Bender, Plain and Simple Jounal

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At The Market ~ I love the craftsmanship that goes into the wall hangings made by the women in Peru!

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And I love all of the colorful fabrics used in each piece.  This wall hanging was done by Mercada from Peru.

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At The Vineyard ~ I like the energy and festiveness caught in each crafted piece!

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This little wall hanging was hand made by Silvia in Peru!

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~ Working On The Farm ~ This wall hanging was originally on a white t-shirt I bought several years ago. Using a seam ripper, I carefully removed the art work from the t-shirt  and placed it on this shaded pink fabric to preserve it. I hand quilted around all of the animals, the people, the house, the carrot patch, the stone wall, and all of the other special details in the picture.

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I wanted to match the binding of the quilt with the fabric.  This is the first time I made a specialized binding like this, and I think it compliments the Peruvian Art Work nicely. The off white and blue bundle near the carrot patch is actually a person bent over weeding the carrot patch!

 I wanted to share the artistry of people around the world with you!

Have a great day!

~Molly

Dog Days of Summer

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Soma & Kaya Running In The Back Yard!

These are the pups we have been hosting for my daughter and her family.

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This is what the pups have been doing in the garden lately.

Hope you have a good place to scratch your back this summer!

The First Coat of Paint Is Completed!

“If we can listen and hear what is being offered, then anything in life can be our guide.”

-*Sue Bender, Plain and Simple

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It’s Day 3 working on the new quilt room; I was pleased to finish the first coat of paint on the ceiling and the walls of this new space!

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There is still a bit of work to be done, like caulking and painting the trim areas.  However, today it felt like I was turning the corner on this project!

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So far, I have used 1 gallon of semi-gloss oil base paint around all of the windows and on the ceiling!

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I have been working in the morning while it is still cool!

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 The days have been beautiful, sunny, and warm in my ‘neck of the woods!’

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The ceiling sky light area is brighter now that it is painted all white!

In another 3 or 4 days, I should be ready to move my first quilt into the room!

Stay tuned for more updates on this room and for more quilt projects!

*In looking for the pictures I plan to decorate the walls of the new quilt room, I found my quilt journal, Plain and Simple Journal created by Sue Bender, author of Plain and Simple.  My first journal entry is marked as December 1992. I love the unique quotes Sue Bender provided on the corners of the journal pages. I don’t want you to miss out on her wisdom. So, I will be sharing Sue Bender’s quotes with you every now and then!

Blessings to you this day!

The First Large Quilt…

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This Will Be The First Large Quilt To Be Set Up In The New Quilt Room – an antique hand pieced Double Wedding Ring Quilt!

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This weekend, I went to my first ever all fabric and quilting garage sale.  I met three handy and talented quilters and found this top for sale among the treasures being sold for a very reasonable price!

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 I sent pictures of this top to a friend in Lincoln City, Oregon, and she claimed it as her own!   So sorry!  This one is not for sale, because this quilt is already “spoken for.”

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I can’t wait to mark this quilt with the quilt patterns and put it in the quilt frame in the new quilt room!

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Hope the pieces of your life are coming together for you!

~Molly

Painting The New Quilt Room

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Day 2 in The New Quilt Room – The First Coat of Paint With Soma Doing the Inspection!

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I am working on the first coat with white oil base paint.  The walls are really absorbing the paint. So, I think this little space is going to take at least a second coat to cover the walls!

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While painting this wall, I managed to splatter paint on Kaya, who if you didn’t know is all black!  I had to cut the dried paint spots out of her hair!  Which prompted me to remind myself next time:  Not To Let Any Dogs In The Quilt Room When I’m Painting!  With all of the windows in this room and the sliding glass door, I am staying cool while I’m working!  I think this room is going to be a really nice space to quilt and to take pictures of the quilts in progress!

Sunny Days To You!

~Love from Oregon

A New Place to Quilt

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We’re Turning A Greenhouse Space Into A Room To Quilt – Kaya at the Entrance of the Greenhouse

My husband, Tim, offered up his greenhouse in the backyard near our garden to convert into a place to set up large quilts.  The goal is to have a tranquil place to quilt and to not take over anymore of the house with quilt projects!  This greenhouse was built by Tim two or three summers ago with all of the windows we had replaced on the back of our home.

Day 1 Clean Up

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The Left Side of the Room Before

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The Left Window Area After

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The Ceiling

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After

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The Right Window Before

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The Right Window After

The room is 10.5 feet by 9.5 feet.  There will be no problem setting up a large queen size quilt in this space.  I’m very excited to have a place to have my quilt sticks, quilt bucks (stands), and quilting thread all in one place!

When the space is ready, I have the first large quilt picked out to set up in this space.  I’ll show you that quilt soon!

Have a Great Day!