Sunday, March 08, 2009

Ongoing project

We recently painted our bedroom a marigold yellow and finally had the floors sanded and refinished. This room sits in the center of our second floor and doesn't get a lot of light; I like the color - it's warm but still brightens up the space.

I'm going to go with a bright white duvet cover but haven't been able to figure out where to go with the rest of the room. I decided I needed some sort of colorful throw or quilt over the bottom of our bed to pull things together and get me started. I've been on the lookout for the last few weeks but haven't found anything I like, so yesterday I started to make a smallish quilt. First I set a few rules for myself:
1. Simple design, otherwise I know I won't finish it.
2. It has to use up fabric I already have
3. I want something that doesn't look too country
Here's what I have so far, I started by making a ~5 inch high stripe that would lay across the bottom of our bed. I laid everything out on top of a (wrinkly) white sheet so I could get some idea of how it would look once I buy the duvet cover:

Here is the view coming into our bedroom:

Here is my progress so far: a charcoal and white panel for the bottom part:

I think I would like to just make a solid charcoal panel for the top, but I don't have enough fabric. Not sure how it will end up but I'll probably cut up a white sheet for the back and binding, that seems like the simplest way to go.


Tampa 2009

We just got back from a relaxing long weekend in Tampa. A few highlights:
Dinner at Columbia Restaurant in historic Ybor City. Completely campy (Flamenco dancers) but fun!

Albrecht Durer exhibit at The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg
And of course we ate well:
L'Olivier in St. Petersburg for wine and crepes
Brunch at Pinky's Diner
The Junction Ice Creamery & Coffee House (We ended up here because they sell Mike's brand key lime pie, which is supposedly the best in Florida. Ryan disagreed; the quest continues).