Monday, March 12, 2012

Heigh Ho!

Over the years I've worked as a computer programmer in an open bay of a large building . . . in front of a picture window during my stint as a pastry chef, where my sweet treats and I were always on display . . . and at church office reception desks, the last 13 years the hub of a large staff and congregation. I feel like I've always worked in the middle of the action. Until today.

After nearly three decades(!) in the work-force, this morning I will go to my own office . . . down a long hall . . . away from the center of activity. It will be a major transition for me and for my co-workers, as well as for the people we serve. It kind of takes my breath away.

To mark the occasion (and calm me somewhat), I stitched up a wonky cross quilt to hang in my new workspace.
I used this tutorial from Sew, Mama, Sew, creating both 6" and 12" (finished) blocks.  I've loved working with these fabrics and colors! You may notice a strong resemblance to another recent finish {here}, as far as palette and quilting go. 
I used light gray thread to quilt organic wavy lines vertically across the blocks, then went back and added some random dark gray lines. I really like the interest that added.

And so, with a new quilt to add that personal touch . . . well, it's off to work I go!

Linking up with {sew} Modern MondayQuilt Tuesday, and Slash the Stash.

21 comments:

Mickey said...

Bold and beautiful. Fitting for this time of the year---looking towards the Cross and Resurrection. The gray of the cross and the anticipation of yellow sunrise. May it bring you joy in your new office!

Heather D. said...

Debbie, it looks just wonderful. I wish you all the best as you enter this new week with all the changes that it will bring.

Leanne said...

I love the quilt, the way you have quilted it is perfect. I hope you fit into your new work situation easily and you sure will have a great looking office with that quilt hanging in it.

Jennifer said...

good luck in the new office! Hope this wall hanging brings you cheer, its gorgeous!

Svetlana said...

Debbie, what a great day for you!!! Good luck in your new office, and that quilt is just wonderful. I really like everything about it, fabric, wonkiness, and the quilting, it all works together so well.

Bumblebee and Sophie said...

I love the colors, I think this my new favorite color combination!! I also love the crosses! Good luck on your new job at home!!

Toni said...

I hope you are having a fabulous first day in your new space, Debbie! Your wall hanging is beautiful and will surely bring some comfort to you. And what an appropriate pattern for your office!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh man, after always working in open plan offices, that'd freak me out too! Still, it's a gorgeous wall hanging, so hopefully it'll draw plenty of visitors in :o)

Kirsten N said...

Love the fresh colours with the grey - hope you had a good day in your your place!

Gladys said...

The quilt is lovely and so appropriate for your new office...somehow, people will find you!

Katie B. said...

Love your new quilt! It's bound to bring some life to your new office.

M-R said...

Congrats on a beautiful quilt and the new job, Debbie! What a wonderful addition to your new work space!

Nicole said...

What a lovely way to spruce up your new office!

Carla said...

Great colour combo. Love those crosses.

Andrea said...

I wish you all the best for your new business! Your wronky cross quilt is fantastic and i´m sure it will give you a good feeling in yor new office!

Valerie said...

Debbie! this looks great! good luck in your new work spot!

Kathy said...

Love the quilting on this quilt. So cute to cheer a place at work!

Laura said...

Wow! Sounds like a real grown up office! Love your quilt! Sounds like a great quilting idea, too.

Shanna said...

It's just beautiful and perfect for a new office!! Congrats!!

Marci Girl said...

I love this quilt, and especially loved the snapshot that you shared of the other quilts hanging in your new office! Hope you are settling in nicely!

Kati said...

I love this quilt! I need to try this design. It makes such an interesting quilt.