Laughing Dog Arts

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Blue House Cafe display

I was invited once again to bring some of my work in to hang on the walls of the Blue House Cafe in Vernonia, Oregon.

It's a nice space, serves wonderful Mediterranean food, and sometimes live music on the weekends. 

If you can stop in there, tell Eleanora, the woman who runs it, hi from Jan, and buy a Gyro platter.

I've been making quilts this winter.  Above is one, the pattern which I purchased from Keepsake Quilting, is called a Dime quilt.  
   I finished it last night.  I like it, not my usual all bright colors.

 This is another one I'm working on.  I have the top finished but keep putting off basting it for lack of sufficient space to spread it out.  It measures 90 inches by 90 inches.  The dime quilt is only 56 inches by 64 inches, much more manageable.  
So that is what I've been up to.  How about you?  Are you keeping busy this winter?  Nearly spring now.  Daffodils are blooming here.

Be well.
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Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

beautiful quilts in a serene place. My daffodils are just about ready to bloom and we are so ready! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!!! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Cynthia Myers said...

Very Cool!
I am NOT a 'sew"-er and am in awe of those who are so creative with fabric. Very nice!
No daffodils here. :(
Warmed up a tiny bit but is supposed to snow again this week.
I guess that means I'll just appreciate Spring that much more!

Linda Wildenstein said...

Beautiful fiber works. You are such a talent. I love the calm feeling of the bluey quilt and the earthiness of the brown one.
I've been treading the water of life this winter....hope to find inspiration in new endeavors as the weather warms.
xoxo Oma Linda

Robin said...

Wow! Everything is so beautiful! You have really been busy this winter!! Wish I could go to that place and see your work and have a gyro plate! I love them! Love your hat too!

yoborobo said...

Your quilts are really beautiful. I don't have that particular skill set (unless you count a crazy quilt, I could maybe do one of those). we have daffs blooming, and temps on the rise! yippee! xox

Corrine at said...

Good to see you Jan. Nice to see all your beautiful work hanging on those walls. What a great space. I do like your siblte new quilt. we need it about now, the weather is 15 here today.....snow on the way...theclover will have to sleep a bit longer. xox

Elena said...

Thank you for putting up the post of your hangings! Love them all but look at how cool you look <3 ! They are all so beautiful and I was squinting hard and zooming in to see those cool small ones. BTW think Eleanora ships that gyro plate?

maddyrose said...

You have been very busy and creative! I love the quilts you've made. The calm colors of the first are lovely and restful and the more vivid colors and shapes in the second one are wonderful! Seeing you work in person is worth a trip to Vernonia. Thanks for sharing.

April said...

Good to see you 'back to work', Jan. Everything, and I mean everything, you do is an inspiration for me! "WOW!" hardly describes it! Keep it's so GOOD for you!!!

Robbie said...

What a wonderful venue for displaying your work!!! They look great on the walls!!! Spring is coming!!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Nice quilts. You have been pretty darned busy. Looks like a great place to display your quilts too!

No daffs here. Its snowing/freezing rain right now. That stinking little rodent sure got it wrong THIS year...again!
xx, Carol

Maggi said...

Your work looks stunning there Jan, so vibrant. Love the two new quilts as well. Only the little Tete a Tete daffs are blooming here. The big ones are way behind this year.

Linda said...

Oh my goodness...I am in awe of what you've achieved Jan. Your quilts are fabulous.
And what a lovely place to display them......maybe Maggi and I could take a trip ;-) Now wouldn't THAT be nice....

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh! your quilt is light wrapped in cotton:)
i love it and all the art you
have shining on that wall.
i'd buy a week of gyros
just to sit and look and enjoy:)

Judy Ziegler said...

Congrats Jan, you do such beautiful work. It makes a lovely display!!

Laura said...

Awesome Jan

audrey said...

I can see why they have invited you back. Your work is lovely. The Blue House Cafe looks like such a great place to display ~ a lot of bright light and space. I would love to come there to have a cup of coffee and look at each piece of your art.
You look wonderful. I love the hat. You always look so cute in your photos.
Congratulations, dear friend. Well deserved!!
xxoo audrey

Heloise said...

You have created some beautiful quilts. Really like the blue, green one

Emma said...

What a great space to hang your work in - lovely big warm quilts to, i'm working on one, it's an ida in my head for next winter!