Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday Fun!

Happy Friday!

 Here's a little quilt I finished yesterday for a swap I was asked to be in. Thanks Christine. I enjoy making these little quilts. It is a surprise as to who it is going to, so I can show it here.
I love this ombre backing. 
Here's my inspiration quilt.

I received dresses for Colombia this week!!

Thank you Kathi M, Jan H., and Barb S. I am thrilled to see my dress stack growing!!

I must pass on this sale news. I love kai scissors and will never use another brand of rotary cutter. They are having a sale! 

You can get to their website HERE

My Instagram for the week.

If you want to see how I've been spending my spare time (haha- not as much as I'd like) check out my other blog HERE. I've been building a lot of strength and feeling really good!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


The Abc Sampler I started with Karen is DONE! 

 Because of the primitive style quilt I asked Kathy to do a quick all -over machine quilting.
It looks great to me!
This is one of the few quilt backings I have that aren't pieced. I think Kat gave me the backing material out of her stash when I was there this past spring.  It's perfect! Thanks Karen for encouraging me to sewalong and Kathy for your quilting skills!

Thank you all who are sewing along with Palmateer Point! I love seeing your fabric choices on my Facebook group. If you aren't a part of that group, I'd love for you to join us!

Have a lovely Wednesday!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Palmateer Point Quiltalong Part 2

When you choose your two fabrics it is important they have good contrast. I went with pink, which was in the original vintage quilt.

 We need 24 half square triangles that will finish at 3"- so that means these are 3 1/2" unfinished.

Here's the method I like to use. You can use whatever method you like and works for you!
From my 2 fabrics I will cut 3- 8" squares. (3 lights, 3 print)

Draw lines like this. and layer with your other fabric. 

Sew a scant 1/4" on each side of the diagonal lines. Cut on the other two lines. You will get 8 hst from this square! Super simple! Do that with 3 squares.
Press toward the darker fabric and trim to 3 1/2". Admire your work!

Ta-da! Until next Monday!
Have a wonderful week!!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friends and Quilting

It's back to school! Fun to see the kids walking to and from school each day. 
My bloggy friend Lizzy sent me this fun schoolhouse top. 

 The outside has been turned under and hemmed. Somebody obviously wasn't excited about finishing it. It was pretty dirty and does have some holes, but I've got some ideas of how I can use it.
I'm a fan of the mourning print used for the sashing. 

It is so charming! Thank you again, Lizzy!!
Here's the water in my sink after 30 seconds of soaking. Ugh! I washed and rinsed a few times, but with my son and his girlfriend staying here for now the kitchen is always in use! They leave for Hawaii in 2 weeks so 
I'll try again when I can leave it to soak.

Hanging it out to dry may not have been the best, but it needed some fresh air after being wet!
I met a dear friend for lunch after the guild meeting and she gifted me with these lovely indigos. She saw one of my recent posts about indigos and figured they had gathered enough patina in her stash! LOL  Thank you Phyllis! We had a conversation about the eclipse block and she told me about sewing in circles!
If you care to take a look I read this detailed blog post- HERE. Sorry, I'd rather applique! LOL It looks really complicated!!

Not much instagramming this week, but here it is. I've got plans for the weekend and it's going to be great!
I hope you do too!

See you Monday with the next step to Palmateer Point Quiltalong!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Pillowcase Dresses And Guild Lecture

I rec'd two packages this week for Colombia.

Thank you Barb!
She also sent some girly goodie bags to hand out as well.
Wendy sent these adorable dresses too!
Than you both so much!!
Isn't this card stinkin' cute?! Wendy sent it with the dresses.
 Yesterday's guild presentation went very well! I hope they had as much fun as I did! My Sally Post quilt had them confused as to what was the top??
This was the first time I've done the lecture, Reruns: Quilts Inspired by the Past. Hopefully it won't be the last!!

As you can see by the way I'm dressed, fall hasn't quite made it to Central Oregon. It was in the low 90's! This week our weather is finally supposed to cool down- Good news for those still fighting fires.

Have a fantastic day!



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