Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Almost Amish Linky Party

I am so thrilled with each Almost Amish quilt! I'm so excited to see them all in one place. I mentioned the linky party would be on the 25th, but I want to be around to add photos for those who do not have a blog to link or an Instagram account. Send me a photo at

Please link your specific blog post, not just your blog name.

Everyone that sewed along and links up will be entered for a prize- something I'll pick up at Houston next week!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Monday, October 21, 2019

Favorite Quilt From Aurora Colony Quilt Show

But first..... Thank you for all the well wishes on the race. We needed it!

Because I live on the dry side of the mountain (High desert) we don't get a lot of color and the trip to Hood River was amazing!

Because I would be leaving the start line at 5:15AM I wanted to see the route I'd be walking.

Too bad I passed this the following morning  in the dark with heavy rain!! 

The views were amazing as were the colors! Lots of fruit orchards and wineries in the area.

Passed this brilliant red shrub on our walk to dinner.

 We had rain, wind, lightning and thunder, but also lots of rainbows throughout race day.

Here is our team shortly before my early morning start. 

Thankfully I didn't have to travel on sleet/snow/hail, but the woman I passed off to did. It was brutal!

Despite the inclimate weather I did the best ever at "race walking" and our team did very well with an overall average pace of 13:16 per mile.

Now, back to my favorite quilt at the Aurora show.

The owner calls it Potpourri. 

It is sweet, humble and charming rolled into one terrifically crazy styled quilt!

I would estimate this quilt to have been made about 1900 not 1875 as the label indicates. I have no clue where the owners got the idea this had anything to do with a maple star block.

It was charming no matter what we call it!

Have a super fantastic week!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Aurora Quilts Rhapsody in Blue

The theme for the 47th Annual Old Aurora VColony Quilt show was "Rhapsody in Blue" I feel a theme for 2019!!

Here are a few faves:

 What a fun border!!

 Another cool border.
One of my favorites!
Old top, newly quilted.

Another lovely and humble quilt with fabric patterns going every which way!!

Look at that stuffed stem! Cool quilting too.

How about this kind of sashing? Yes? or No? 

Antique quilt, reproduced quilt.

Love that green and red print.

I didn't share my favorite here because I  took so many photos!! 

I'm off to Hood River for my relay. Have a super weekend!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Aurora Colony Museum and More...

Along with the Aurora Colony Quilt Show, quilters donate to fund the Historical Museum. I am usually not at the show opening weekend, and I think that is why I found some amazing deals!!

Oldies but goodies reproduction pinks. (these for $2!)

Lovely red and black repros! ($3!)

Here is a lovely purple toile piece I picked up too. I asked about it on the facebook group and it was reproduced by Sharon Yentor of In The Beginning Fabrics. Isn't it lovely?! I rarely find good deals, so I will tell you I paid $1.50 for it!!


Here are a couple of great books I picked up for my fundraiser book sale. (I finally found out the trip will take place in December- such a wait! to Dominican Republic)

Of course there were beautiful quilts and the ones I like the most are vintage! More of those on Friday!
We took the scenic back roads!! The mountains are beautiful right now.
We had a few other plans so we made a weekend trip out of it! Its always fun to meet my kids in the city and try out new-to-us restaurants. We went to Guero and it was delicious!

 Rene and Ken have birthdays about 2 weeks apart, so we used this as a time to celebrate them! They are both amazing adults with big hearts!!
I thought I'd try out some new backpacking equipment. LOL

We met some friends for dinner then attended  this concert! We admit to seeing them a few times in the past- the shows never disappoint!

I knew I needed to get in one last long speed walk before the race so we stopped on our way home at Trillium Lake. After parking and walking a short distance this is what greeted us!  It sure helps when the scenery is amazing!

Some of the trail around the lake is on a boardwalk through thick forest. I may try and do one more hilly walk, but for now I'm as ready as I am. My first leg is a slow uphill for 5.2 miles- thankfully it will be dark o thirty so I won't even see that I'm on a hill!! LOL 

I couldn't be happier with the outcome of the Almost Amish sewalong! I haven't seen one quilt that I thought wasn't top-notch!! I love them all!! Thank you all for sewing along! I'll plan on having a linky party of October 25th so we can see them all. Your quilt doesn't have to be quilted to join in!

I hope you are having an amazing week!!