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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Double Delight and the lumber room

Here's my version of Double Delight, Bonnie Hunter's first quilt design for the new year. I followed her fabric recommendations closely. I am very pleased with the way it turned out!
Our house has a room in the basement that could be used as a bedroom (the previous owners had it set up that way). It does not have an escape window, however, so I hesitate to even consider the room for sleeping occupancy. I use it as a store room -- or, in more colorful parlance, as the lumber room. As Brewer's Dictionary explains it, "Lumber: formerly a pawnbroker's shop. From Lombard, a banker or moneylender. In medieval London, Lombard Street became the home of Lombards and other Italian merchants who set up as goldsmiths, moneylenders, and bankers. From the 13th century they flourished as pawnbrokers."
Last week I posted a picture of the lumber room in disarray. I spent several hours rearranging it, and here 'tis. The books/magazines here are those for sale (on Quilter's Flea Market and, I hope, Sew It's For Sale) as opposed to those to keep which are on shelves in my studio.


  1. Oh baby! I LOVE your double delight! It is awesome!

  2. i wish I could click and make the photo larger but it won't allow me. looks like you have a narrow cheddar? I lvoe your finished quilt. very pretty!

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  3. Your Double Delight did turn out quite delightful! I am looking forward to doing one of my own.

  4. Oh my, how beautiful it turned out. You know, I haven't seen any of the DD that DIDN'T turn out just wonderful!

    Congrats on an early finish - I'm at a standstill with EMPLOYMENT for gosh sakes, with 9 of each block made, but Sunday, watch out, I'm gonna start catching up.

    Again, it is just lovely. You were fast!

  5. Congrats on a beautiful finish. I havent even strated yet, just picked out the pink anr cream fabrics.

  6. Your double delight looks wonderful. I too would love to see closeups! It is definitely a quilt I want to make.

  7. Your Double Delight is gorgeous. Congrats on your finish :)


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