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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

More Embellishing on the Peacock Quilt

Large Peacock Quilt 3
Originally uploaded by Kitty And Me.
I haven't had alot of time to work on this. We've really progressed on the living room remodel project although we do still have a long way to go.

You may remember that my my living room is "L" shaped. We moved all the furniture to the short side of the living room and we've been working on the long side.

The drywall is up on the ceiling in that part, the plastering is done and there is only a little bit of sanding left in 2 corners. I have primer on the majority of that ceiling now. We just have a little bit to finish up and that phase of the ceiling project is done.

Since we have that part of the LR is sectioned off with plastic sheeting, we decided to rip up the carpeting on that side. We knew there would dust with carpet removal so it made sense to do it now.

That was fun! Once we got the carpeting up, we literally had to scrape the padding off. Under the padding, was the ugliest lanolium I've ever seen! So we ripped that stuff up and under the lanolium were a couple sheets of newspaper dated 1962.

We're finally down to the subfloor which is in really great shape considering that this house was built in 1937!

It's going to be awhile yet before we can install the hardwood flooring so we've decided to put a coat or two of paint on the subfloor to make it feel a little more comfortable. It won't cost much and it shouldn't take long to do that.

So that's where we're at with the remodel project.

As for my peacock quilt, I made a change in the rick/rack strip on the bottom left. I had 2 pieces woven together and decided to take it off and put only one piece there. Then I beaded it. I also beaded the flower lace to the right of this scan. Last but not least, I did a silk ribbon sunflower next to the peacock so it looks like he's sitting on a sunflower which you and I both know won't work because peacocks are big birds but I thought my little bit of creative license would be a fun thing to do.

I'd like to add a bunch or two of grapes in the blue patch to the left. Maybe worked with white pearl beads. Hopefully I'll have some time to add that later today.

I'm actually pretty close to completing this quilt. I still need to decide on what to do with with the seam under the peacocks tail.

More tomorrow, hopefully!


StitchCat said...

Hi Pam,

I have been reading your blog for some time, never had an account so couldnt comment. Well now I have my own blog :) I love your peacock quilt, it is really beautiful. I have been a fan of yours (cross stitch) for many years, and was delighted to see you had taken up crazy quilting...I am new to this myself. Keep up the good work :)
My first project is on my blog and it is slowly coming together.

Gina E. said...

Hi Pam, I just went in for a closeup look at the peacock quilt and I am overwhelmed at the work you put into it. The stitches are so much more visible when the view on the computer screen is closeup, and one can get a better idea of the work that goes into these CQ blocks.

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