Friday, June 29, 2018

Sweet Land of Liberty Linky Party Month 6

This was your month 6 assignment. 

Please share what you have so far. You can now share from instagram. Or feel free to send me a photo and I'll add it.

We should have a complete top in October! (according to my calculations)

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Gearing up For Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is always the 2nd Saturday in July. But the work starts a whole lot earlier. I volunteered in the quilt show office today and while I'm not sure what can be photographed there, I always love to see how the Stitchin' Post is getting ready as well.

 It looked lovely as usual and most of the employees were folding fabric, either to sell as kits or FQers. When this place is jammed full of quilters the last thing you want to do is wait in line twice- once for cutting and once for paying! They also have a store at the high school where classes take place.

The town itself is a jewel and always looks so tidy with lots of blooming flowers. 

I can't wait to dig into this newspaper and read about all the special exhibits. 

Do any of my readers plan on attending? 

 Here was my view of the Three Sisters, Faith, Hope and Charity. I've climbed the higher of the 3 and plan on the other two later this summer.
   Alpacas are so cute!

I'm having a great week and I hope you are too!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Quilts on the Lawn

Save the date! If you will be near Marysville (North Seattle) this would be worth a trip. I'm not necessarily a fan of this quilt, but I am a fan of the lovely woman putting on the show, so I plan on being there,

Short and sweet today.
Friday will be the linky party for this month's section of the Sweet Land of Liberty quilt (or any section you haven't shared yet) and  July 2nd I will share the next part.

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday Fun!

 Here's a little flag gift I'm making for a non quilter. I'm thinking she may be wondering what the heck to do with it. 
 It will be ready to pop in the mail tomorrow. Prim and Humble.
I was invited to participate in Christine's little quilt swap again this year. My quilt is done and will be ready to mail next week. The person I'm mailing to doesn't know who is making her quilt so I can show it here.
My rugosa's were blooming nicely then we had a crazy storm, with pelting rain and wind and Wednesday night about 2 AM was the loudest thunder I've heard in a long time. Even though most of my blooms are in the yard I thought the green made a lovely back drop for the little quilt.

My Instagram feed for the week.

Blogger thinks they have the email notification fixed, but I still think comments will be coming in as no-reply, so it will still be difficult to reply like we used to.
If you are still struggling Barb did a concise and clear job of explaining what she did to fix it. Check it out HERE. They are still working on issues.

I do appreciate all your comments. If you are a no-reply commenter I have been leaving a reply on my blog in the comment section.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Oh and 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Houston- Clear for Take Off!

As part of the education team for Quilt Festival Houston I am prepping already!

First up, choosing a pattern and fabric for a garment. Always difficult for me, since I'm not a garment maker. Using quilters cotton is another factor that doesn't help me make pattern decisions easily. But that part is done.
I'm making a dress this year! It'll probably end up being more like a tunic on me.

Including the eagles, for sure. You'll have to wait and see about the rest.
 This is called Road Trip by Andover.

And we had swatches for the second choice, metropolis by Moda.  
That was actually really nice to see the actual fabric. 

Did you know you could be prepping too? They have the class schedule online right now for planning purposes. The class book is huge and takes many nights to get a good look at all the classes and lectures.

You can see it HERE.

Even though I'll be working, we can take up to 1 1/2 days of classes. I'm considering a half day class with Maria Shell. If you've taken a class or lecture with her can you give me your opinion?

I'm going out on a limb here and saying that I like to learn new things and what she does isn't what I do, but what I don't like is when modern quilters think what they are doing is so much better than "traditional" quilters. I don't want to take a class from a teacher with a huge ego.

I'm also considering a bus tour to Texas Quilt Museum in LaGrange or Galveston.


I did finally get to see some of Texas when I went to Victoria via Austin, but that is the only time I've been outside of downtown Houston. I'd love your thoughts.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Small Post

A small quilt and a small post!

I've stated to hand quilt this over the weekend. Hopefully send off later this week.

If you missed the hoopla about me summiting Mt St Helens (Not sure how you could have missed it, I was making enough racket! LOL) you can read about it on my other blog HERE. 
I'm still in recovery mode. 
Both the kids came home Sunday to spend time with their dad. I wasn't going to spend it in my sewing room. I don't get to see them often enough. 

So, not much to share today. 
Take care!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sunshine on a Wednesday!

After the video from last week several people asked me about this little quilt. I started it in an applique class with Gwen Marston. She showed us how to make our own pattern to make our quilt unique. It was supposed to be a 4 block quilt, but I opted to stop at one. Wish I would have continued!

 A comment was made on Monday about small half square triangles getting pulled into the throat plate. Above is a standard throat plate. I have the wide one on because I've been doing machine applique.
Here's one that only has the small hole instead of the more open horizontal opening. This is super helpful to have on when using small pieces, actually just piecing in general.  I hope that helps!

Have a fantastic Wednesday!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Mahvelous Monday!

 I'm using a few half square triangles for my little swap quilt I'm making.
 I have two containers (from lettuce- the best of recycling!)
That I dump, pick what I need, then trim to size. It is super convenient! Do you have hst's waiting to be used in your projects?
 Here's my little project. It isn't quite as dark as the photo shows, but I still kind of wish I used a bolder print.
Spent some time working on these crazy star blocks designed by Cheri. I make the arrows so I keep plenty of fabric to the outside  so it is easier to trim to size. It seems to work good for me.

I hope you got a bit of sewing done this weekend. Make it a great week!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Fun on A Friday!

I've got a few ideas and projects rolling around my head.

 I started digging around in my French General fabric and found this little center already pieced. May as well go with it!
 Here's my little tub of FG bits and pieces.
 I got these on the remnant section at Fabric Depot and think I'll put them somewhere else where I will remember to use them.
 Betty Lou and her friend Cynthia have been making dresses for Haiti and was so thoughtful to send me a few for my next mission trip! Thank you both from the bottom of my heart! The sun was glaring through this photo, but I wanted you to see the cute trim and pockets.
 And here is a better one that you can see the sweet fabric!
Here's my Instagram from this past week. 

And if you aren't on my Facebook group I made this video yesterday. I think you can see it HERE.

Or maybe click the above.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Dear Daughter and Flash Sale

Gay is at it again with another free download  for this quilt. It amazes me how she can see the possibilities beyond the shreds! Get blocks 13-16 HERE.

And to top it off I see she is having a Flash Sale for her digital patterns! To find out more and see what great patterns she has to choose from click HERE.

Hope you are having a great week!

Monday, June 4, 2018

First Friday at Quiltworks

This month at Quiltworks there was just one exhibit- One Block Wonders, which is the same as Stack and Whack, isn't it?

And, if you get the magazine, Quilt Sampler, Quiltworks is in the most current issue! I'm super excited for Marilyn as she does a lot of good for the community. It is nice that she is recognized for that.
I got the labels and the quilts confused, so without further ado, here are the quilts. 

 Love the 2 colored border on this one.

 And this Christmas one begged for a closer view.

I think the colors got me on this one. My favorite of them all!

Have you made a One Block Wonder or Stack and Whack? For me, no, I haven't made either and don't feel a burning desire to make one either.