Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Painting and Piecing

A short post today just to share what I've been working on for the past week.

I broke into my fat quarter bundle of Bonnie & Camille's Miss Kate to start 3 simultaneous projects.  One quilt for my sister's baby girl due in December, another quilt for a lady in my husband's office who's expecting her first baby (also a girl) in October and then while I was at it one for the etsy shop.

It's actually working out really well and I feel super efficient so far.  Each quilt is a little bit different but I'm using pinwheels for all so it was just as easy to cut and piece them all at the same time.

Meanwhile in the mudroom...

...painting has commenced.  Our mudroom is actually 2 tiny little rooms.  The one with the ladder is a coat closet and then there is the little room in front where you come in from the back door.  

We are replacing the really worn out floor and so have decided to freshen up the paint and lighting too.

It's taking forever to get all the trim painted.  There's so much trim in these 2 little rooms - the bench, that huge window, the back door, 2 doorways, the baseboard, and the shelving in the coat closet part.  And it all needs 2 coats of paint.   

I got the coat closet trim and shelves done over the weekend and my husband got started on the wall paint.  It was super nice of him because it is really scary up on that tall ladder trying to cut in around that 11 foot ceiling.  Plus it gets nice and hot when you're up that high.

I'm trying to work on it here and there because I'm super excited to get onto the floor.  The flooring arrived this week and next week I'm expecting the new light and the fabric for the bench cushion I want to make.  So I want to get this painting done and over with as quickly as possible so we can move on to the fun stuff.  Of course, it doesn't help that all 3 kids and I have come down with a mild case of the back-to-school sniffles.    It's always something:).

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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  1. I hate painting trim! And two coats! It's always so lovely when the hard work is done, though. :)

    1. Trim is my nemesis. Thankfully this should be the last of it at least on the 1st floor! I don't even want to think about upstairs - ugh...

  2. I love Miss Kate by Bonnie and Camille, so pretty! I'm working on pinwheels this week too. Hope you and your little ones get over the sniffles :)

    1. Thanks Heather! I really enjoyed your blog and etsy shop too - you're very talented quilter.

  3. Oh! these blocks are going to make a lovely quilt. You've inspired me to break into my stack of miss kate. Good luck painting.

    1. You'll love the Miss Kate. So fun and bright and cheerful. Enjoy!


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