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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Changing of the Quilts

Now the weather is warming up nicely, it was time to change the caravan quilt for a lighter weight one.  Off came my nice warm winter weight burgundy star quilt, “Romany Stars”, made especially for our caravan, and completed in 2004.  After being on our bed for a while, it was definitely in need of freshening up.  Not to mention Muffy leaving some white fur all over it.  Into the washing machine it went, on a nice gentle wool cycle, then I hung it out on the clothesline to dry in the sunshine and gentle breeze.  (I do wonder how people get on overseas, who do not have,  or are not permitted outside clotheslines, and put everything in the dryer.  Guess it’s something you grow up with).  To my mind, there is nothing nicer than a line of clothes drying outside in the sun.

DSCF3369Romany Stars, freshly washed

Onto the caravan bed went a lighter quilt for the summer season, my “Twin Fabric Sampler”, completed in 2005.  And hand quilted too!  That took me a while, I have to say.  Each block has different fabrics,  but the same two black prints are repeated throughout. 

DSCF3371 Twin Fabric Sampler

I’ve been busy cleaning too – just couldn’t put off tackling the pantry any longer.  Out into the bin went all sorts of items well past their use by date.  I found things I didn’t even know I had.  Everything in the pantry is sorted now, and the shelves and floor have been freshly washed.  (I’m ashamed to say it was in dire need of a good clean).  I’m looking forward to my new modern kitchen when we move, with nice “easy to clean” melteca cupboards, drawers and pantry.  I just won’t know myself, will I!

1 comment:

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

I'm with you about being able to hang things outside . When we travelled in America we only saw a few clothes lines. Very strange.

Love your star quilt. I'm a sucker for stars. I'd put them in every quilt if I could