Monday, November 29, 2021

Closing out November

How is it even possible after today we have one day left in November?! It seems like we saw a lot of people decorating earlier this year. I used Thanksgiving to get a few photos with a Christmas quilt background. 

My grand nephew and Elsa- cute as a bug! 

My sister, brother in law and their only grandson, Zack. 

My daughter, Rene,  and her boyfriend who I have not been able to see regularly. Now that salons are back open and holidays upon us she is working hard to replace all she lost when Oregon shut her down. 

Sheets are changed and a Christmas quilt takes center stage in the guest room. 

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal and I am feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for everything in my life, including you all!

Let's have a wonderful week as we welcome December. 


Monday, November 22, 2021

Wee Little Quilt

This little quilt used to be a much  bigger quilt, but as quilts do, they wear out and get loved to pieces. So it was made into this little dolly quilt. 

Each patch measures a little less than an inch. It's likely that it was to finish at 1" but has shrunk over time. Love the bits of cheddar. 

And that black!!

Our weather has been cold, but look how pretty this day was! I hope you saw my video on Instagram. You could see so many mountains that I'm surrounded by. 

As I prepare to host Thanksgiving dinner and company at my house, I realize how much I have to be thankful for, including all of you!

Let's make it a fantastic week!

Friday, November 19, 2021

Potluck and Uptown

Gay Bomers at Sentimental Stitches is at it again! 
She has 2 amazing BOM's coming up in 2022. 
I have done many of her blocks of the month based on antique quilts she owns and I'll say she does an AMAZING and accurate job of reproducing them!

It is going to be done a little differently this time. Instead of free for a month she has a one-time fee up front and that pays for the entire quilt patterns. 
I haven't heard from Gay specifically but I think people are sharing patterns and taking advantage of her expertise. She has found a good middle ground. 

I have signed up to do do Uptown! It's so chunky and folk arty that it is right up my alley!

  •  21 different applique quilt blocks!
  • For 20 months beginning January 2022
  • 77" x 96" quilt.  I might add a border so I have a queen size quilt for my bed!
  • Perfect for hand or machine applique
  • Perfect for wool applique too!!!
  • Receive 1 full-size applique block pattern via email on the 1st Friday of each month beginning January 7, 2022
  • One time fee for the entire 20-month project
  • (Supply list emailed after sign up)
The link for all the info is HERE. 

Here is Potluck! A smashing 30's sampler that will be a block of the WEEK!

The link for more info or to order is HERE

  • I’ll be providing you with a pattern via email each week. We'll be using whatever technique will be the easiest method of construction.
  • If we have a difficult block one week, I’ll follow with an easier one or one of the unique quilting designs used in the quilt. That’s how we’ll get to our 52 weeks.
  • color photo of each block will be included with your patterns.
  • One-time fee for the entire year
  • Starts the first Friday in January
  • Supply list will be sent via email after sign-up

Thank you Gay and thank you Humble Quilt readers for supporting our quilt designers!

We had a little action last night at our business! All is fine, but couldn't help but snap a couple of photos of our amazing volunteer fire department!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Electric Quilt 8

I bit the bullet and upgraded from EQ7 to Electric Quilt 8!

Now I  need some time to play with it! 

One reason that prompted me to upgrade was I had to write directions for a quilt I designed and struggled with EQ 7 a bit. I hear Electric Quilt 8 is a big improvement. YAY!

I designed a quilt and American Patchwork and Quilting is going to publish it! I was inspired by an antique (surprise! surprise!). I'll let you know more when I know more.

Let me know any tips or tricks you have for EQ8. 

My week is going well and I hope yours is too!