Wednesday, 28 July 2010

A change is as good as a holiday

Okay it is official ... I am no longer grey - lol!  Although I still do have little fat cheeks (an unfortunate side effect of cortizone).    I bit the bullet last week after being over 50% grey for about five years.  It is a big change ... but I used to have black hair once!  My DH likes it, makes him think he has a new wife - chuckle chuckle!

So, they say a change is as good as a holiday ... I should feel like I have been on holiday - right? Hmmm have to work on that one a bit more.

Here is a lovely quilt from one of my customers ... an all over feather pattern gave movement without detracting from the straight lines of the piecing.

Oh those beautiful backs .... scrumptious.

Another beautiful quilt, with a large leaf edge to edge pattern.

I don't think you should hesitate to have an allover pattern on an applique quilt ... if you don't want to spend a lot of money on custom quilting and the quilt is going to be used frequently, an all over pattern will often fit the bill without detracting from the quilting.

This quilt remained soft and drapeable (is that a word).  

Back to the quilting room for me today after a visit to the doctors took around 2.5hours out of my day.

Happy quilting for now ... Jane x

1 comment:

Valentina said...

Oh Jane, I am laughing so hard! 2months ago the I came back from the hairdressers a brunette. Everyone loved it and I cried for 10 days. I would jump everytime I saw myself in the mirror and I would cry all over again. Even though I am a natural brunette.
So I needed a holiday AFTER that change... I had tried embracing my grey by going blondish. But when my 4 year old said: Mama, I LOVE your new hair. now it looks like meeee! ( mama, I don't like grey...)
... it had not been Blond. maybe more "-ish"!
Now I am happy with the change and all is well! and the upkeep is not too bad. You mention Cortison and your cheeks, May I ask what the connection is?
I have found my cheeks more 'swollen' than usual, could it be?

Lovely quilts, Jane. And I love the overall pattern. great point!

Thanks for sharing your picture. You look great!