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The Mountains on the Wall

I spend a lot of time in my home office. I work four 10 hour days Monday to Thursday each week. I try to keep the walls of my home office visually appealing since occasionally during boring conference calls I might need to stare at them (smile).

Have you ever played “Conference Call Bingo”? My friend Cody turned me on to it.

I love mountains, that is one of the reasons I chose the part of Colorado (the Front Range Urban Corridor of the Rocky Mountains) I moved to in 2019 (see series of posts Colorado Bound) – it has lots of visible mountains!

image credit: KGA Studio Architects

I’ve enjoyed some amazing hikes in Colorado (see series of posts Outside Adventures! – the posts on my mountain hikes) and being near any sort of geologic rock formation is one of my favorite things in the world.

I love Mountains. One of my favorite memories while living in the Seattle area was a visit on my birthday to Mount Rainer/Mount Rainer National Park (which I beloved nicknamed “baby mountain” because it was my most dearly beloved mountain of the Cascade Mountain range).

image credit: Mt. Rainer Guest Services

So last year while visiting my Washington state based quilting friends Judy and Dana, I picked up a mountain scene themed panel to make a future wall hanging.

Finally, over a year later, I finished this wall hanging. See photos below.

The panel is by one of my favorite fabric lines – Stonehenge by Northcott Fabrics. In a perfect (and frivolous) world I would own the entire fabric line!

I made a simple quilted wallhanging by adding in a thin and then larger border with some coordinating fabrics from the Stonehenge line, and used the outside border fabric to bind it.

Then I hung it on my home office wall (which is also the upstairs guest room):

Someday I need to make a queen-sized bed quilt for the upstairs guest room bed!

In case you’ve been following my blog for a while and you have a very detailed memory (filled with lots of random things you remember), you will notice my home office wall color has changed. It used to be green, as shown in this post from April 2020 – Home Office Tips and Tour.

We decided to paint it the same color as the rest of the house instead of the random green color it had on its walls. It was one of those projects we did during my guest blogger’s (Mike the Miniature Schnauzer) discussion of endless pandemic home remodeling projects in his post Guest Blog Post: A Whole Lot of Remodeling Going On.

In addition to the mountain quilt wallhanging, I also have B&W photos from hikes around Colorado as well as some other B&W photos I love.

The B&W photograph on the right in the second image is by Kirk Fry Photography (a local Colorado artist) and gifted to me by my friend Michele.

And here is the desk where I endure conference calls from all day – ha!

It helped to have quilts to look at when the conference calls get mind numbing…

I also now have a built in shelved closet in my home office but I will talk more about that in a future post about another remodel of my studio (if you are on Instagram, there are some images on my IG page @tierneycreates).

48 thoughts on “The Mountains on the Wall”

  1. I love the idea of conference call bingo! I hope you can do some hand-stitching while on one. I can get a lot of knitting done on a zoom. I loved the green, but the color you have now is beautiful. It reminds me of my boys rooms. Ben had a nice green called Dry Sage, and Alex had a terra cotta color called Colorado Clay. I love them!

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  2. Love the wall hanging. I am back working in the office building office so my home office is the sewing room again, which is kind of nice. I think I’m still adjusting 🙂

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  3. Ah the mountains. They do feed one’s soul. Thank you for showing us your lovely wall hanging and photographs. BTW, it struck me that when you are on those conference calls the other participants would see you framed by that beautiful quilt that hangs behind your desk. Lucky them!

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  4. Conference call bingo is really clever- love it. And your mountain quilt is just amazing, I have never seen such fabrics before. Love the black and white photos too- certainly the decor must brighten up the dullest meeting.

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  5. Oooh, lovely mountains! That’ll definitely make those conference calls go quicker. I loved seeing the schnauzer quilt again, too! Also… How is your home office so tidy?! Mine looks like a tornado has just torn through it 😂

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    1. Thanks so much! It is tidy because I cannot work untidy, I am weird 🙂
      It is all that brilliant Beastie-fication going on that leads to those good tornadoes you are having 🙂

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  6. How wonderful to see your mountain artwork. I too am very fond of the memories I have stored from my mountain visits. Your work space looks very appealing. I think the colorful quilt that hangs behind you should be in front of you instead. You are missing out of its beauty. 🙂

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  7. You have created a great work space! Lots of lovely things to look at while on conference calls 🙂 Love the conference call bingo – I would have gotten bingo a couple of times over this week alone!

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  8. I love your home office space! The paint colour is warm and inviting, and with the wall hangings and the crochet afghan, the room is so cozy. I love the idea of a quilt backdrop, too – so colourful and soothing to look at if Conference Call Bingo gets….er, tedious! 🙂

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  9. I, too, am drawn in by mountain scenery. (Couple them with a lake and I’m moving there!) Ha) What a wonderful place you have to work! Thanks for sharing the creativeness of your home.

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  10. Your house just looks fantastic and so snuggly everywhere with all the textiles. I think you’re probably the only person I’d enjoy being on conference call with for the lovely quilt background! I am so fed up of calls and online meetings already…

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  11. I like how the Mike panel is looking wistfully at the mountain panel (which is gorgeous!). And no, I’ve never played Conference Call bingo, but then again, I’ve never been on a conference call, so it would be a little weird if I had. :))

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