Here's where the glass part comes in. My husband took a stained glass class (you have to have something to do in the cold winter months) and began making beautiful things. Below is the window he made for the second story window in our entryway. It was one of his very first projects. He wanted it to compliment my quilt and he did a fantastic job, don't you think?
I am sure many of you participated in a Y2K quilt project. My friendship group in California wanted to do something to commemorate the new Millennium. I had moved to Oregon for a year and then to Ohio during the fabric exchange. My Harvey Wallhangers (our friendship group name and no we didn't drink) included me in the project. We each ended up with just shy of 2000 4.5" square of different fabric. We began the fabric exchange in 1998 and our goal was to have our quilt finished by December 31, 1999, using 2000 different fabrics. I figured since I was living in Ohio I would make Ohio stars. After much arranging and rearranging I came up with the idea to make 40 Ohio stars and use then as a border (since I'd be turning 40 the year the quilt was to be completed). My advice: it is not a good idea to start with a border then have to figure what to put inside and oh the math just to get it right! Anyway the quilt below is my completed project. It measures 72 " x 84" and I even machine quilted it myself. What was I thinking?
Now as I pad the walls with quilts he covers the windows with stained glass. Handy husbands are awesome. ~Piecefully, Stephanie