Good Monday morning. Quilts and plates are two of my favorite things. Blue and white quilts and plates are my VERY FAVORITE things!
I finally finished this blue and white 12 patch quilt that I started back in the fall. It is such a simple classic pattern. You may know that I love to use men’s shirts and other old pieces of fabric in my quilts and this is one that has a lot. They have a softness to them that new fabric doesn’t have.
I love the look of a quilt just sort of thrown over a bed like this. I wish you could feel it. It’s so soft.
When I began this blue and white quilt, my plan was to make a tablecloth.
Maybe there are a few too many checks going on in this room.
It would be great on our bed.
Or on the sofa to cozy it up in the winter.
Also picked up a set of 8 dinner plates and 2 bread and butter plates at GW the other day. Hard for me to resist a blue plate for only 49cents, actually 37 cents with the senior discount!
I plan to use them for meals but for a little while I put them in the coffee table and they make a nice contrast against the black background.
Blue and white quilts and plates, that’s what I love. Oh and of course I love a cup of tea.
I’ve got a pot of tea all ready hoping you might stop by today!
For lots more blue goodness visit Blue Monday at Smiling Sally’s blog
Every Saturday for at least 6 years Beverly at How Sweet The Sound has hosted Pink Saturday.and I decided to join in today. I have been enjoying the flowers in my garden, and these pink zinnias inspired me to get out my acrylic tubes of paint.
So I looked through my rose colored glasses and started this painting. It would be logical that I would want to paint zinnias, but I felt inspired to paint some imaginary flowers that are sort of like peonies. I’m very much the amateur, having fun playing with colors and PINK is definitely a fun one to play with.
The zinnias also inspired me to make a quick picture using the Waterlogue app, which is so much fun. Perhaps one day I will be able to paint this myself.
I have an idea…let’s go visit Beverly and see what other pink things are posted for Pink Saturday. We can pretend we are together visiting the other bloggers while we sip some pink lemonade!