It’s that time again – time for you to have a chance to win one of my books. Today’s give-away is inspired by my bedroom. I’m in the process of redecorating (remember my mission to get large-scale prints into my decor?). Before I completely change everything, I wanted to show you what my former style looked like.
The look was inspired by my very first fabric line – Moonlit Garden (issued by Henry Glass/Chanteclaire about 4 years ago). I used it to make the large bed quilt. Here’s a close-up of it and a shot of the book cover:
I used to use a lot of black in my quilts – I always said black is the key to making all of the other colors sparkle. Now that I am over using black in every quilt, I refer to it as my gothic-quilting phase. And no, I didn’t paint my nails black to coordinate with my quilts. I wasn’t quite that goth.
The other thing that all of my old patterns had in common was applique.
This quilt has tons of applique. My mom and I designed it together and thought the applique was worth the effort. I love how the pieced background behind the applique adds an added dimension to the quilt. It also means that you could leave the applique off if you wanted to – although I really don’t think it would be nearly as interesting. (This quilt is on the cover of my Once Upon a Summer book and my Favorite Quilts from Anka’s Treasures book. Sorry – it is not included in the give-away book.) I’m going to miss this chair – It’s such cool fabric! Very geometric, very quilty. (Is that a word?). I will also miss my velvet pottery barn pillow. I think they should find a new home at one of my relative’s home where I can go over and visit them when I feel the need.
Now, STOP being sentimental and back to business – This runner, however, is included in the free book.
I like how the over sized center block gives this runner it’s unique shape. It also means that you have an inside 135-degree corner to bind. I have a simple trick for this – remind me to share it with you all sometime.
Here’s a close-up of the pillow I had on the bed. I wanted to share it with you because it’s a version of the quilt above that Mom and I designed together. Really it is – just look closer. It has a black background, instead of cream and I rearranged the applique shapes. You know how I love color options!
The bed and armoire have to stay because my Hubby made them – with his own hands!!! He made them before we were married and like to joke that I married him for his furniture. It went well with my quilts, so I thought it was a good match :-)
As I was taking these pictures, I started to feel like – Wait! I still like my bedroom and started developing these sentimental feeling towards my first fabric line. I also started to feel like I was a bit crazy, redecorating a perfectly good bedroom, that’s only been finished about 2 years (we gutted the house after we bought it – I can tell you about that sometime too). Ever since I’ve been rather nervous, wondering if I’m doing the right thing.
This is as far as I’ve gotten with the new room – walls almost painted, quilt still not done, fabric on order for the shams, furniture still not picked out, and . . . . still nervous. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see how it turns out. My “vision” has become a little blurred.
In conclusion to today’s post – It you are interested in winning the book, just leave me a comment. You can comment on several things from this post – whether you like applique or not, if you think I’m crazy, if you know where I can get hot pink accessories to go in my new room, or if you married for furniture also.