Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Wednesday Tidbits

For those of you who inquired about the quilt I am working on, here it is. 

If you do not have this book, Jan reprinted the pattern and it is available on her website HERE.

As I look forward to completing the applique on the final border I also start considering my backing. 

This is my preliminary sketch of my backing. I do plan on having this machine quilted so am adding 8" to both sides to accommodate.  As you can see this is inaccurate but gives me a visual of what I'll need to do.
This is a bit more accurate. I try not to put a seam down the center of the backing. I want to keep this one primitive with homespuns on the back. 

Which brought me HERE.  I made some shop samples for Doni in the past and know she has a wide variety of primitive style fabric. What I didn't know was that I'd find them for $3 yard! 
Check it out HERE

So, I've got an order in for a couple of different homespuns. Looks like I'll have to piece this backing since I couldn't find any 108" wide backing that I thought was suitable for this quilt. 
Now I need to contact one of my quilters and see what kind of wait list I'll be on. 
I think I'm done with super large quilts for awhile! 
Buhl Bushong, Cherry Tree and this one and all huge! 

I'm getting ready for my applique workshop this weekend. It isn't too late to join! 9-12 on Saturday morning pacific time. Get details HERE

Was able to get outside and enjoy the beautiful winter sunshiney days!
I'm so glad Michelle suggested meeting for a hike! 
It was so good for my mental and physical well being. 

Mt Jefferson in the distance. 

Frog Lake

Trails on Mt Hood. 

Much Love

Monday, January 18, 2021

Anniversary Quilt

I got my second border appliqued and attached! Woot!Woot!
It is going to be another ginormous quilt! 
The left border is what I got completed this weekend,
I added to the lower corner after attaching the border and will still need to applique the stem and the woman. 

 One more border to go!

Let's have an amazing week!

Friday, January 15, 2021

Sally Post Quilt

Good Morning! My office desk is covered in 1099's, W2's, and all other assortment of end of the year paperwork that I must get completed. The joys of owning your own business!  Many people pay an accountant to do this, but was encouraged during the 1980's recession to complete them myself and I've continued that until this day.  
With that said, I've done no new sewing since my Wednesday post and thought I'd share photos of my Sally Post quilt which I just took better photos of. 

This is another one that Gay at Sentimental Stitches patterned. The original maker had 3 rows facing out and I love that about this quilt! Check out the original HERE signed and dated by Sally Post in 1854.

 The amazing quilting was done by my long time friend and machine quilter, Kathy McCarty. She's located in Ohio and if you are looking for a quilter, let me know and I'll send you her email. 

Here's my Instagram for the past several days. 

I had a wonderful Zoom lecture with the Northwest Quilters this week. They asked some great questions and now that we are online it's not as easy to turn to the quilt and answer those questions. I'll be adding to my notes! If your guild is looking for a lecture or workshop it is likely I'm available! I'd love it if you'd consider me for your guild. It looks like we'll be online for a few more months at least. 

Have a wonderful weekend. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Anniversary Quilt Update

I've had a hard time focusing this past week. Just to focus on one thing has been hard! 
I had an online guild meeting Monday and I'm prepping for an applique class, so bouncing from one thing to the next. 

I finally made it into my sewing room for a little bit this week, 

I added this rooster to the border I had completed, but had a big empty space that needed something. I think it turned out cute. 

And got started on the next border, pig, basket, flower complete!

I challenged my friend to a minimum of 20 minutes of activity every day the month of January. I squeaked out a chilly walk at Smith Rock. This is a popular rock climbing area but I have to admit I've never seen anyone on this set of rocks! Look way in the center at the top!! That is a person!

I hope you are having a terrific week!
Much love and peace...