Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What's on my design wall

So -- usually when I post on my blog I use the Picasa program to "blog this"  For some reason it would not do that today - so I uploaded the pictures with the blogspot program.  It is very different and each picture had to be uploaded individually.... I am not sure if I did it right.  I supposed I should be blogging more often - that would help.  I really prefer the Picasa program. 

I thought I would post a few pictures of the mantel that was put on just after New Years.  It is a piece of maple that is finished with a "live edge". 

The reno is not completely finished - there are still a few things --- like a bedroom closet!  LOL.  But it is pretty well complete.   When Jessica and Dave were here for Christmas - Dave fixed (replaced) the dented hood fan - which was incorrectly installed by the contractor.  I am very happy about that - so there is still a small bit of kitchen wall - behind the fan that needs to be painted.

We call this new look --"Whistler West Coast Contemporary"  or  WWCC --LOL    One can never take themselves too seriously!  It is just nice to have it finished and know that as long as I live I NEVER have to do that again!! 

The real reason for the post the quilts I have been working on this past few weeks.

 I "sort of" told Jim that I would have the salmon wall hanging/table runner finished by Christmas -LOL.  But it is now layered and on my sewing table as I type. I am sewing a small button hole stitch around the salmon to start with and then I will machine quilt around the salmon.   It should be finished by next Christmas!  It is a kit that Jim bought at a little quilt shop in Skagway in 2008 when we were on the Alaskan cruise.

The next quilt I am working on is the Morris Garden quilt.

I started it at the Bowen Island retreat last November.  I soon realized that I didn't have enough fabric - so I ordered some Morris Workshop fabric this fall - and a fellow quilt gave me some fabric that was inspired by William Morris - so I have been cutting up more blocks for this quilt.  I ordered some Morris Workshop -- Blue Iris  fabric for the border - yesterday.  So this will be an ongoing project for the next few months.

And the last thing I had up on my design wall this week is the little fairy quilt for Phoenix.

This is a group of blocks of the Cicely Mary Barker fairies.  I was waiting for Phoenix to make herself known before I made her a little quilt - because this just isn't a boy quilt -LOL.  I have the large Aburnumn fairy panel and I am not sure if I will make a large quilt with the small blocks going around the large fairy panel or make two smaller quilts - maybe the Aburnumn fairy as a wall hanging.

This post has taken me all day.  I think I started it at 11 AM -- and now it is 8:49 PM!!  Goodness.   I better go see how the Canucks are doing against Edmonton........


  1. Your house is looking so great! I really love the paint color on the wall.

    Good luck on finishing your quilts. I really love the Morris Garden one. Gorgeous! :o)

  2. So when will the threads be gathering in your gorgeous new digs, Pam? The fish quilt looks amazing, despite the coronary you had on Bowen!!

  3. Your house looks great - love the salmon quilt.

  4. Yes the renovations do all blend together, a lovely room, you both must be very proud of the finished work. You can tell that you have an eye for detail as it shows itself in the compleat picture.

  5. Your house is so pretty! I love that fairy quilt!

  6. Your house looks marvellous Pam - the mantle is amazing. I love the blue bowl you have on top of it too. Not to mention the colour of the walls behind it... Lovely, and what a relief to 'not ever have to do it again'. Your quilts look good too - I am still finishing the Christmas gifts so don't worry about the salmon!

  7. Everything looks fantastic, I love the mantel and the Tiffany light above the table. You guys did a great job, I bet your happy to have it finished. The salmon quilt is wonderful, my FIL would love something like that.