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My new quilt -- and other photo's

Friday, May 30, 2014

As I have mentioned before, there are two Quilting Groups in Prescott (AZ) and after the Yarnell Hill Fire that destroyed 121 homes, they wondered what they might do to help the people who were rebuilding. They came up with the idea of donating some of the quilts they had been working on. I don't know how many ladies there are in each group, but I do know they donated 25 handmade quilts. What a generous gesture. And while they are in a wide range of colors to choose from, each has a printed tag sewn into the backside that reads: "We Welcome You Home with comfort from Thumb Butte Quilters and Mountain Top Quilters, Prescott, Arizona."

As you can see, it is not King-sized, but beautiful nevertheless. I will probably keep it semi-folded over the back of a loveseat, and will use it on the Queen sofa that makes into a bed (for company). The work on it is so precise, I have to admit it is much more professional and well done than the two I lost in the fire (that I had made).

This next one is a close-up to give you a better idea of the detail that went into it.

And this one, I've done a small fold-down so you could see how they did the back side of the quilt.

I didn't notice as I was taking the photo's, but my cat, Holly, managed to get into one of them, as she is kind of black and white herself, she's hard to spot. She thinks the bed is hers. HaHa! And she's so curious, naturally she's going to be right there checking everything out.

Next, is two pieces of art I found at the consignment store. It doesn't show well in the photo, but the frames are really exquisite. Lots of detail, but all in the same shade, so it doesn't look gaudy. Both of these were professionally framed, and they were a steal for the price -- I bought one on Wednesday, then looking at it, decided I should have bought them both. Luckily it was still available, and I picked it up yesterday.

OK, that's it for this blog. Hope you enjoyed the pix and didn't get bored. When I get started on interior decorating I don't know when to stop talking (or writing)!
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    the Quilt is pretty and I like the pictures too - that was very nice of those ladies to do that for all of you guys now enjoy it and can't wait for the whole house pictures when your done decorating
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    What a beautiful quilt and a very thoughtful gift! I didn't notice Holly the first time and had to go back at look for her. Your new artwork is pretty, too! Congrats on a great find!
    I'm a cross stitcher but not a quilter, but was fortunate to be part of a group that made quilts for the families and other victims of the Sandy Hook shootings. Some of us stitched the squares and then others volunteered to make them into quilts. It was a very fun and rewarding experience.

    1425 days ago
    Beautiful, Eve! Looks lovely!
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  • DALID414
    It's a very nice quilt
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  • JUNEAU2010
    Very wonderful!
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  • LIS193
    Beautiful!! Almost too nice to use :)
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    Oh yeah! I noticed Holly in that first pic right away!! She is lovely!! And the quilt kind of should be hers since she matches it so well!! hehe
    Yes, it really looks professionally done and since it was done by actual quilting groups, I'd say that's about as professionally done as can be!!! It's gorgeous!!
    Love your artwork, too! Leave it to you to find pretty things while out and about!
    Cuddles and loves to Amber and Holly!! ( A friendly "hello" to Holly if she's not in a cuddly mood. lol)
    Hope you've been having a fabulous Friday! (((HUGS)))
    1425 days ago
    Is the quilt Amish? It's really nice. I want to get an Amish Wedding Ring quilt, but they are so expensive. emoticon
    1425 days ago
    how pretty
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    Love your quilt ... such a nice thing for the quilting groups to do. I absolutely LOVE your pictures. They were certainly a great find and I'm sure will look great in your new home. I did have to look back to find Holly on the quilt. Cats are so curious and always feel everything is for them to explore. The other day I had a drawer pulled out to put away some clothes ... left the room for a moment ... when I came back and finished the drawer would not close. The cat is lucky I didn't squish her as she was in the dresser behind the drawer. When I pulled it out to see what was wrong ... there she was!!

    1425 days ago
    Love it--I missed your cat resting on the quilt the first time that I looked at your marvelous quilts, best to you!
    1425 days ago
    LOVE the colors and designs of your new quilt. Holly just adds that special and coordinated look like you had placed her to better show it off.

    The flower art pieces are quite nice, too. They will look fantastic on your wall.

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