The fifth quilt block in the series is simply called the "Star". It was paper pieced. I really enjoyed the process but for some reason my block measures at 11.5" and it should measure 12.5". I'm not worried, I will add a bit of white and cut it to size. No point in wasting a good block. I've learned after all these years of quilting and knitting, there are ways to make things work and no one knows but you. The Amish actually put a mistake in their quilting on purpose because God is the only one who is perfect. I don't have to purposely place a mistake, they manage to spring up all on their own!
I've been working on a project that is now starting to take shape. I'm currently redoing the Pretty Room. This picture above is what is has looked like for the past eight years. I have been feeling the need to pair down and simplify my home and other aspects of my life. I've been thinking a lot about growing up on Lake Michigan and how that has shaped me. So I decided to head to a more beachy calm, cottage feeling.
So with that in mind, my daughter and I painted the room this soft shade of grey blue. We left the Bible verse as I love it so. Today two chairs were delivered that I have been waiting on for weeks now. This slip-covered, washable fabric is just as I had dreamed. A new couch will arrive next week.
I found this lamp at T.J. Maxx and filled it with sand and shells from our trips to Siesta Key, Florida. It casts the loveliest warm glow in the room.
I started looking around and found other things I could pull into the room from different parts of the house. This dish was on the porch and I put beach glass and pottery that my brothers and I found on the shores while we were growing up.
The rest of the beach glass has found it's way into a jar I found at T.J.'s as well. A moved the shell from upstairs to the mantle and continued my search.
These two beauties were hanging out upstairs, part of the collection of salt and pepper shakers that my daughter has. I knew I could find a new home for them.
The mermaids landed next to this cute salt and pepper clam set that I found on a recent trip to the town I grew up in.
I had to include this plate as well. So many of the places listed I have been to at some point in my life.
There is still a lot to be done. The ottomans are getting a new slip cover when I can fit that in. I have a quilt in mind to hang on the wall, I just have to make it! I also have a cabinet to paint as well as a little doll chair. I'm keeping my pink coffee table and shelf in the room but most pink touches will be subtle. It's fun to go slow and take my time. I will share more when I get things done. Blessings!