Friday, August 31, 2018

Month Sweet land of Liberty Linky party

Many of you are keeping pace or moving ahead! If you aren't one of them, that's okay!! Please share what you have completed if you haven't shared with the group yet. We want to see!!!!

My weeks have been filled with work and my weekends with summer adventures! If you want to see what I've been up to this month check it out HERE.

Tuesday I'll reveal September's blocks.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Countdown to Houston!

These arrived while I was away. Time to get busy on my garment making! I hope I can do this fun fabric justice.

Every year Houston has special exhibits. The past 2 years I've really enjoyed them.

Coming in November:

Rising stars: This annual exhibit features the works of specially selected quilt artists who have developed and demonstrated substantial creative growth over recent time. 

The Power of Women: Join us as we celebrate the power of women. Entrants were invited to create a quilt or sheer art cloth
that expresses their love and appreciation of an influential mother, sister, aunt, friend, or any greatly admired woman.

An eclectic collection of quilts that have appeared on the cover of the iconic American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. From the first issue in April 1993 to present, traditional to modern, get an up-close view of the quilts and cover photography as it has evolved over the past quarter century.

See all the special exhibits HERE.

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Fun on A Friday

Perhaps you are reading this in the early morning, I should be finishing my 2nd leg of the relay. That leg should start about 2 or 3AM Friday morning. Now that I'm preparing and packing I've been questioning my sanity!! LOL

A couple of weeks ago an acquaintance of Kevin,  Ruth,  sent him a box of scraps. He called me and told me he had found these reversible girls dresses in the box and wanted to send them to me for my mission trip!

 He told Ruth about it and she sent me dresses too!

 They are reversible and have velcro on the shoulders. Thank you Ruth and Kevin!!
So much fun summer stuff going on! We saw Hall and Oates 2 weeks ago, then this week, Peter Framptom and Steve Miller Band. Been trying to get outside when the smoke isn't in the hazardous level. It has been cooling down in the evening and daytime temps are supposed to be dropping a bit so it should help the firefighters get a handle on the fires.

Next Friday we will share our August blocks for Sweet Land and Liberty and then Monday September 3, I'll share September's blocks.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Out and About

I met up with my sister and we had a little road trip to McCall Idaho where she has a small condo. This is our second year of getting together there (Just her and I ) and we decided we needed to make it a yearly event.

This little town has at least 2 quilt stores, (If there is a 3rd, we couldn't find it) My sis is traveling overseas in a couple of weeks and wanted a small hand project to bring with her. Of course, the quilt shop had just the project! 
This is designed by Sue Spargo and came as a little kit.

The shop is called Huckleberry Patches. This quilt was a raffle to raise money for Quilts of Valor.

The shop had lots of wool.

This cabinet is super cute laden with Moda toweling and cute ideas.

Looks at this sweet top!

Designed by Blackbird Designs.

Pamphlets for Quilts of Valor  and lots of Americana ideas. 

Isn't this darling??!!

 Another nice quilt shop is Granny's Attic. It was well stocked, but not necessarily with my style of patterns and fabric.
I found this is my sisters closet and she said the previous owners had left it with the condo. It has a lovely label, but with no last name. I wonder if the recipient wasn't into quilts? My sister enjoys it so at least it is at a good home.

I hope you all are doing well. I'm gone again this weekend! I love staying busy and staying active. I'll be running the Hood to Coast Relay! 200 miles of craziness! (12 people splitting up that mileage)

Take care lovely friends.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Quilts on the Lawn

This wasn't a quilt on the lawn but it sure was a cute little quilt made with antique fabric that Laurie made and hung up for us to enjoy. 

 I went to Seattle with my friend, Michelle, on the left, picked up Juliann, on the right, and made our way to Marysville where Laurie (center, in blue) had a quilt show of Anthologie quilts. The weather has been beautiful and hot but all of a sudden the forecast for that one day called for rain! So, she did what any resourceful woman would do, she did not cancel but moved the quilts from the lawn to the garage.
Her property is the perfect setting for a quilt show. I'm going to encourage her to make this a yearly event!
How cute is this little building?

I'm sorry, I do not know the makers of all the anthology quilts. You can get more info on this quilt HERE. I do know Laurie made the adorable ribbons that adorn the quilts.
Laurie's quilt is the one to the left of the bright green one.
She had lovely vignette's to draw us in for a closer look.

I'm a repro girl through and through, but isn't this magnificent!?

This is her sewing studio!! It is just as cute on the inside!
I know Laurie doesn't mind, but I did snap a few photos in her house. It feel so relaxed and charming! I really love it.
Look at this amazing antique quilt!

And seriously, this is the back!Yes, it is pieced!!

I met some lovely ladies and JoAnn from Quilters Coop opened her shop for us which is located close by! Thanks for helping Susan!

These beautifully decorated cookies came about the time we were preparing to leave. So super cute!

Thanks Laurie for sharing the lovely quilts, antiques, and introducing us to your fun friends!!

I hope ya'll are off to a fantastic week!!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Fun on Friday!

 I knew I'd have to remedy the "no handwork" situation.  I found this fun embroidery that I started in a class with Kaari of  French General.

Here's what it looks like when it isn't a wrinkled mess! It's really fun to work on. 

Gay has released another set of Dear Daughter blocks. You can get them HERE Love the inked names with sayings and the year. 

My son is arriving back to the lower 48 very early this morning.

If you missed it, he's been in Kenai, Alaska setting fish nets for a cannery. His girlfriend flew up a few days ago and they are exploring together before coming home to Oregon. 

This was a king salmon he was showing us. WOW! My son isn't super tall but that is a really big fish!


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tremendous Tuesday!

Hello friends! Here we are in August already- summer seems to be flying by, but I like to be in the current  season and not look ahead too far.... until last week. 

This lovely magazine was sent to me. This is the cover and it is the October issue. 

About a year ago Jody Sanders asked if I'd be interested in answering a few questions for a "survey" in AP&Q. Okay, she really may not have said that, but that is what I heard. So several months ago when she sent me the info I was surprised she wanted to include me in the Designer's Spotlight. I was so surprised, in fact, I called her and said, "Are you sure you have the right person?" LOL  
She was the sweetest person ever and this is what resulted from that "simple survey." 
I couldn't be more thrilled! Thank you Jody!

I have to say the magazine, especially this issue, is chalk full of lovely quilts that you can make! Including one from Jo Morton, who I consider a friend and a very talented designer and quilter. Thank you to those who have seen it and commented. 

If you will be in the area at all, please come to Marysville, WA! My friend Laurie had this wonderful idea that blossomed and is nearly here! 
Let me know if I should look for you...or pick you up!

Have a wonderful week, enjoy each day!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Sweet Land of Liberty Month 8

So many times I wish Cheri could see our unique Liberty quilts! You guys are really up to the challenge. Ready for month 8? Let's go!
This month there is more piecing and less applique.

 I have my letters ready to add somewhere. My red on the liberty angel was too dark and you really couldn't see the word freedom, so I'll add that somewhere down the line. So you know what the approx size should be they are supposed to fit on the angel's dress shown below. The dress is 7 1/2" finished.
 The approx size.... LOL- yes, that is on the pattern! background 5 1/2" x11"
 Cut the background 5 1/2" x 7". I opted to not add the banner over the top. I noticed Denise didn't add it either.
 The blue star field is cut 5 1/2" the stripes are cut 1"x 10 1/2
 I used various width strips . The unfinished block measures 7 1/2"
I added the little bell here, but don't have it appliqued yet. 

 These stars were a bit tricky. Denise said she had a hard time with them too. Unfinished they measure 71/2"x 6 1/2"! 2 are placed vertical, one had a strip added to it and placed horizontal. 
I did the blocks like this, then trimmed to size.

 This is how the layout is. I have nothing sewn yet, except the 3 stars. 
 Here are Denise's cute blocks. 

My Instagram feed for the week. 
If you care to see my Canadian adventure my last 2 posts on my Get to Goal blog are full of photos! I had a blast! Click on the photo on the right side bar.

Have a wonderful weekend!