Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Adding Color

We have added color to our bedroom! We have had a brown room for the last years. I thought it was pretty nice. But, it was a little boring. Our bedspread was brown. At our old house, we painted our bedroom walls sky blue. So, there it wasn't so uni-color. But, we moved here & the walls were painted a very nice brown - nearly the exact same color as our bedspread.

This last weekend we were inspired to step out, away from the boringness. We went to Monica Emmert's Open Art Studio, showcasing her vintage fabric quilts.

My photos don't do the quilt justice. It is absolutely gorgeous. Now I need more pillow. What colors, I wonder? I need to figure that out. And, I think we need new curtains. My husband told me that a long time ago. I said, "what is wrong with these fantastic Ikea ones?!" But, now I can see. The windows could use some help. Ain't it always the way? You get something new & it makes all your old stuff look worse? Oh well. Little by little.
I had a goal for my life. Make a queen size quilt for my own bed & hand quilt the whole thing. Since it is so hard to finish hand quilting a little baby quilt, I was starting to doubt I would ever accomplish this. Now it has been done, by Monica, for me!


Stef said...

I love this quilt! The colors are so happy and fresh looking. Very nice! Good job, guys!

Hummingbirder said...

It's gorgeous! I love the bright, cheery colors. Maybe I'll change my bedspread too!