Monday, October 3, 2022

Welcome Quiltalong

Part 3 in our quiltalong is today! How are you doing on it? 

We will make the letter L and the basket block.

My blocks are a bit humble.... They are still pretty sweet though. 

This one is pretty straight forward. 

They do not share a piecing diagram in the pattern, so I thought since this one may be a bit tricky to new (or old ) quilters, I'd share how I pieced it. 

I got my pieces all cut out and the block laid out. My bottom triangle is a similar fabric, but not the same as the other background. You do not always have to have the same background in one block. 
In the above photo my half square triangles are pieced. Unfinished they measure 2.5 inches.  

I added my triangle to the side rectangle on both sides. 

Then I pieced the center large triangles. 

Then I pieced the 2 half square triangles on the left with the plain square and pieced the upper 2 half square triangles. 

Add the top triangles, then the triangle/square unit on the left. 

Now we will attach the rectangle/triangle unit, lining up at the top. 

Do the same with the other rectangle/triangle unit.

Then add the bottom large triangle.

YAY! Admire your quilt block!

And then there were 6 blocks!

Let me know if you need any help or have any questions. 

I'd love to see your blocks! Please share them on facebook or send a photo to me at 


Friday, September 30, 2022

Friday Fun!

This post is all over the place! 

I did a Youtube video on the dresses- I have 148 of them! Whoop! Whoop! I may not bring them all on this trip as Peru is on the schedule and will bring some there.  Thank you all so much for your generosity!
Thank you for purchasing books! I have more and will keep the link on my blog sidebar. Check them out HERE if you missed it the first time. 
Someone mentioned local people in need. I do see that and am currently volunteering for a non profit in my town. I feel like with inflation people will be needing even more help in the coming months. Maybe you aren't affected by it, but we sure see it in my small town. Thankfully there are some great resources available. I recently told my BIL and son to not donate men's clothes to the thrift store but to give them to me! 
I am registered to make a quick trip to Houston for the show! Let me know if you will be there! I may extend my trip by one day so I can see more people. 

Last weekend we got away to Mt Hood.  Our plans changed a little, but we like to be flexible. 

This was our view from the first night. This is Burnt Lake with Mt Hood in the background. The alpenglow was picture perfect! 

a reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains.

I have this beautiful quilt that is in 2 halves because the center had been folded too long. 
Isn't is spectacular?!

So much to love about this quilt. 
This is about the only fall decorating I've done. maybe this weekend I'll do more. I'm trying to extend summer as much as I can. The weather sure is fall-like. 

Have an amazing weekend friends!


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Final Fundraiser Book Sale

SORRY! The link to the books should be ready  now! 

You all are so awesome! I hope you completely enjoy the books you have purchased from me. Our mission trip is fully funded so I have 2 projects I'd like this fundraiser to go for. 

First off we will be doing a water well project for a village that either has no water, no clean water, or broken water. 

I love that we can make a difference! This was the village we provided a water well to in Peru.

It's a real celebration when we get to turn on the tap! Because this village had water they could also receive funds from the government for the school. (we helped build that too! With pallets!!)

The other charity is Faith Seeds Guatemala.  

I met Gaby briefly in Guatemala, then she was my translator for MSI and we worked together on subsequent mission trips. 

Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty by providing education, nutritional support & other services to the children of Guatemala.
. Please read more about her mission HERE. We chat regularly and they are in need of school supplies and uniforms, transportation, food, etc. 
So now that you know what I am fundraising for, here are the books! Thank you Margaret for the donation and Laurie, for telling her about my mission trip. 

I realized I have SO many books I made a link HERE! Please send an email to with your book(s) request and your mailing address so I can figure out shipping charges. I will mail the most economical way. 

I accept paypal and venmo- I do not invoice. Humblequilts@gmail,com

I also take cash and checks.

Lori DeJarnatt
PO BOX 616
Madras, OR 97741

I will remove the books as they sell.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Monday, September 26, 2022

Quilt Guild

 I had a great time last Thursday with Marys River Quilt Guild! I presented

 Quilts Through the Seasons:

I never thought I’d be making big and small quilts to celebrate each season, but with 20+ years of quiltmaking my home is filled with quilts that reflect each season. This lecture will show you how to look at your quilts as seasonal d├ęcor, giving you a great reason to show off your beautiful quilts. (Or make more!)

Such a fun and inspiring lecture!

I wasn't too fast with the photos but I love show and tell!
This was perfect for the first day of Autumn!

The sunflowers are antique blocks that she used to make this quilt! Super job!

I am booking out 2023 and even into 2024. I'd love to visit your guild! I'd love it if you would recommend me to your guild. Thanks!