Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Revolution Flag Quilt

I've only had two people email me their photos of this months sections. Let's all post tomorrow and show off what we made this month. If you didn't get all 4 blocks complete please show what you have.

Send me your photos if you do not have a blog to share on.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Antique Bed Turning

I made a quick trip to Seattle but decided to leave a little early and stop by the NW Quilt Expo in Portland. One of the highlights was the antique quilt bed turning by Latimer Quilt & Textile Center in Tillamook, Oregon.

These great quilts need very few words. I hope you enjoyed them!

Friday, September 26, 2014

More Autumn Decor

I put this lovely quilt on my bed this week. The blocks were made by all of you and I assembled it similar to the Farmer's Wife quilt. My friend Randy organized it as a secret for my 50th birthday. It is a treasure!

Under the Big Top

A round robin quilt. Hand quilted by me.

A string quilt I started in a class with Gwen Marston.. I love the border which you can barely see- gold and green- perfect fall colors.

Happy weekend my dear friends!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Two Book Winners

If you like to read easy, clean books I can heartily recommend the Quilts of Love series. Thank you to all who commented. I like hearing about when/where you read. Before bed seems to be a popular time. 
Without further ado I am drawing two names for both of these books. I just finished A Sky Without Stars. It was interesting as I live very near a Native American Reservation. 

Maryann Skaritka wrote:

I just heard of this series and I am reading Hidden in The Stars right now

And A Grand Design 

Jean wrote:
I usually read while I'm eating, as I live alone, but I also read after I eat to let things get settled before I rush off to something else.

MaryAnn and Jean please send me your mailing address to loridweightwatchers@gmail.com and I'll get the books in the mail.

Wish I could say I've been sewing this week, but I've been working! Looks for more autumn decor on Friday.
Happy Fall and Happy Wednesday!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Autumn Has Arrived at My House

The weather was Hot! Hot! Hot! this weekend  but after camping I decided it was time to change the decor. The trees are changing color  in the mountains and the evenings are cooling off.
 "The Old City" made to commemorate my trip to Denmark.

 My fall/winter snuggle quilt.
 Harmony is one of my favorite quilt-a-longs. (I found our next one! I hope you all are not tired of them))
 This is what greets those who enter my house by the front door.

This is one of my top most favorite autumn quilts.

I have more to show but that will need to wait for another day. If you want to see some of my camping trip click HERE. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

First Friday at Quiltworks

 I wasn't able to make it to Quiltworks for First Friday earlier in the month and I know September will be gone before I know it. I had to make a quick jaunt to Bend for business so dropped by quickly to enjoy the exhibit upstairs.
Tammy MacArthur was the featured quilter. It was obvious to me she loved applique, challenges and machine quilting. She is very talented and I enjoyed seeing her diverse collection of quilts.

(I do believe this one was hand quilted!)

The group featured was the Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild. The quilts displayed were the result of a star challenge. 

I liked the group quilts a lot! Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Red and White Revisited

 Ever since seeing this adorable antique 2 color crib quilt at the Aurora Colony quilt show I've had it on my mind to make it. I had other photos but cannot find them.
They are calling it a Double x variation.
 Here is my version. My blocks finish at 5 1/2". 
I copied the quilting too, cross hatching the setting squares, triangles and border and did straight lines through the blocks. The little quilt measures 34" square and I couldn't be more thrilled with my reproduction!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Quilts of Love Book- Winner and a New Giveaway

I can't remember if I mentioned I have 3 books to giveaway. Here is the next one. I'm not done reading it yet, but it has been interesting. Leave me a comment and you could win it. Tell me how you make time to read or when you read. I read a little at night before shutting off the light.
In 1951, Frankie Chasing Bear is a Lakota caught between cultures. She wants to raise her son Harold to revere his Lakota heritage, but she knows he will need to become as a white man to succeed. After his father’s killed in a barroom brawl, Harold and Frankie move to Arizona, where she begins a Lakota Star pattern quilt for Harold with tribal wisdom sung, sewn and prayed into it.
She distrusts Christians, as her own parents were forced to convert at an Indian School, until she meets BIA agent Nick Vandergriff, a half-Lakota who’s also caught between cultures. Nick must convince Frankie that white men and Christians aren't all bad as he tries to win her heart in order to put the stars back into her sky.
Find some fun facts and photos on Pinterest  HERE. 
And read about the series HERE.

Now, the winner of A Heartbeat Away is Janet O who says she likes to relax in the jetted tub with a book after a hard day of sewing! lol
 Email me your address Janet and I'll get it in the mail.
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Wonderful Weekend

I had such a fun weekend! I did get a little hand applique done, but didn't have time to take photos and make a post, so I'll show you a few highlights of our weekend. We took our time, saw and experienced some new things.
We camped right near this museum and the quilt block didn't escape my attention.
This photo was taken from our camping spot. The bridge was the start line for the race and to our right was the end. We couldn't have been located any better. Oh yeah, the river? The Columbia- just gorgeous!
 So fun to see them fishing in the old "locks" section of the river.

 Michelle, friend, quilter, runner came to visit me from Portland. It was so nice relaxing after the race and enjoying the day.
 We bought a big Chinook salmon from a Native American. 
Sunday morning the SS Legacy was disembarking passengers to tour the Gorge. It was a beautiful ship!

This was also part of Marine Park which was the finish line of my race.
Before heading home we went to the Bonneville dam to see the sturgeon. 

And then we were exhausted! lol

If you want to see some race photos head on over HERE.