Wednesday, March 20, 2019

QA Quilt Show

Friday my plan was to meet up with Laurie at Quilters Anonymous quilt show in Monroe, WA. 
I was also able to visit with JoAnn from Quilters Coop and Susan, who was helping. The booth was super cute and busy. I can't believe I didn't take any photos!

But here are a few of my favs

The tag on this one wasn't correct so I'm not posting it with the quilt. It was a lovely vintage quilt from the 30's. 

 This is sort of a string quilt. My strings aren't quite this wide. 

This one was nice, from a distance. Be sure and look close at the next photo and read the tag. I think there could have been a better alternative. That's just my opinion.

I'm not sure what happened to the tag on this. What an amazing quilt!

It was a terrific show with a lot of inspiration!!

The doll size quilt swap is on! Everyone should have received a name of who they will be mailing to.
Thanks for wanting to participate! 

Have a lovely day!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Two Thimbles Quilt Shop

On Saturday one of our first stops was Two Thimbles Quilt Shop in Bellingham. 
I've really enjoyed getting to know Lee the past couple of years and I love her shop!

That stripe really caught my eye. I brought some home!

 The blue urn caught my eye as well!! And check out that stripe!!
Lee was teaching me the ropes. 

This is her AMAZING quilt top! 

 She rearranged the shop and brought the classroom out front. It has a lot of light and is a nice creative space.
 Laurie contemplating fabric. 
 So happy to find a shop that still carries reproductions. Lots of them!!

This was lunch after the Textile Museum. Good food, Great company! Left to Right- Merry, Vicki, Laura, Laurie and me in LaConner.

I had such a wonderful weekend! I'll be sharing more later this week.

Let's have a really great week!

Friday, March 15, 2019

On the Road Again

I'm actually on the road right now, well, I'm actually inside right now, but in WA state.

Just for fun. I followed this truck for some time. Love the scissors.

But I will be on the road to Boise Basin Quilters next month and would like to extend an invitation.
There is a $10 charge for non members, but if you are close enough I hope that won't keep you from coming.

10 Reasons I Quilt.

 Click the title for more info~

Have a terrific weekend!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Abe Lincoln Museum Quilt

 I got the binding on the Abe Lincoln Museum quilt and trudged out to get a photo while we had a little sun. (A short while later a snow cloud rolled through and it snowed!!)
I really love it. It has a lot of brushed cottons so its a bit cozy but also has bright homespuns so it really sparkles as well!! Not usually a homespun descriptive term. 

I won this pattern and a box of fabric from quilt historian Barbara Brackman. The original pattern called for 12" blocks, but I opted to make them 8".

I thought overall fan quilting would be good for this quilt that would be on Lincolns childhood bed in 1820. We will ignore that it likely would have been hand quilted or tied. Diane Knott did a fantastic job of quilting. She has a fast turn around time too, so check her out if you are looking for a longarm quilter. 

I still had to trudge out in the deep snow again for a place to hang and photograph the quilt. It is March 13th Mother Nature!!
In my box of homespuns was this bright orange that actually fit right in- who cares if it was my son's boxer shorts?!! LOL I finally got a chance to use them in a quilt!

Here is my pieced backing with a good size chunk of Abe fabric from my friend, Jill's stash. It was a very muddy green so it works perfect on the back of this quilt.

And my label. 

I'm going to be at the quilt museum in LaConner, WA  on Saturday around 11:15ish followed by lunch. I'd love to have you join me and a few friends!

The doll swap is almost full,
so if you want in please send me your
 full name, mailing address and email.
The deadline of March 25th will be overridden when I reach 70 swappers.

Have a fantastic day!