Friday, August 31, 2012

Painting progress and 32 blocks...............

This is the darker of the 2 quarts of paint and therefore is my accent wall.  The room is a big L shape so this wall is in the dining area.  It is a smoky purple and this is a little bluer than it really looks.  It looks like charcoal gray with a purple tint at night.
 
This is the lighter color and the photo was taken at night.  You can see how the lamp on the left has affected the wall color.  It is almost impossible to show you what it really looks like.  Again it is not as blue as it looks here.  I looked at a smoky blue purple but thought it would only look like gray at night and went with the red purple instead.  It is a little more purple than I want so something halfway between would have probably pleased me more.  With that said, I think I'm going to go ahead with this color for the rest of the room while the paint is on sale.
 
I finished 12 more blocks 2 nights ago but didn't press them until last night.  I'm sure I'll do some rearranging as I add blocks.  I cut more triangles last night but haven't paired them yet.  I need to decide today whether I will put my bookcase back where it was (left of doorway in top photo) or move it to the other side and hang this large wallhanging (first photo) on the left side.  I can see I need to get a better photo of it now that I have a better camera.  That photo was taken 5 years ago.

22 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

My My you got a lot done. Looks really good. Do you hire out. I have three rooms that need doing. LOL Chris

Impera_Magna said...

Lovely colors... I know what you mean about trying to photo colors, esp at night... but then again, I love the play of light on colors... you did a lot of painting yesterday!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

looking good and you got a lot done.
Karen

Gene Black said...

I love your paint colors!

patty a. said...

The paint and quilt both look great! You really got a lot accomplished!

Debbie said...

Wow you did a lot of painting, and it looks good. I love the color.

Deb said...

Both of the colours are fabulous but I agree that the lighter one is the one I would go with for most of the room. How about the darker as an accent colour for the dining room. Gorgeous.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

This weekend I will be priming and painting an entire 1800 sq ft house, every single inch of it too........wish me luck, I want it all done before dinner on Monday.

Gypsy Quilter said...

It's a very soothing color. Great job!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I hope you are elated with the painting progress - fabulous change!! As far as hanging the quilt, I'm guessing you'll walk around with it, checking here and there and VOILA you'll find the perfect spot!

Congrats to you!!

Mego said...

I LOVE the color of the living room and the way it brings out the different colors in the fireplace bricks! Nice!

Sherrill said...

WHEW you make me tired, Wanda! How do you know when Ace is giving away the free paint? That's an awesome tip!

Taos Sunflower said...

Gorgeous colors. Isn't there a really neat color on the wall opposite the fireplace, behind the front door? My recollection says yes...I'm wondering if I'm right, if you plan to repaint it or leave it.

Elaine M said...

Wow! Love the colors you have chosen, most of us would have walked by. Great idea to move the bookcase and hang up the quilt. It has a translucent quality that demands your attention.

imquilternity said...

I'm loving it!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I am surprised you did not do this a long time ago due to your love of color! It looks fabulous yet warm to still feel cozy in the winter months ahead. Great job. I actually love to paint. It is relaxing to me.

suemac said...

My husband is a big purple fan. He would be in purple heaven in a room like this.

Muddling Through said...

Your paint job looks magnificent. You and Miss Ru would get along just fine - both being lovers of purple. And I say hang that wallhanging wherever you will see it the most. It is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

The fireplace just "pop's" now. Love those colors you have used ... I am a blue nut and I have my blue walls at our back entry... people exclaim when they come in, "You really like blue don't you ?" (*._,*)

Zig-Zag must be a tread right now... Several people entered Zig-Zag quilts at our local Fair. None as gorgeous as yours !

J~MT

Cookie said...

great color. you did a great job on painting.

Cookie said...

great color. you did a great job on painting.

Sheila said...

I love these two colors. Strips and curves quilt will look great on your new wall.
Pretty fabrics in zig zag blocks.