Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Spencer Museum Quilt

Here is my block 1 of the Spencer Museum Quilt designed by Jan Patek.

I heard from Dorothy that she is still contemplating her fabric and  
Karen is sharing her blocks at her blog, Log Cabin Quilter.
Rebecca's block can be seen HERE.
If you have blocks to share, send them to me if you do not blog and I'll add it to this post, or let me post a link to your blog. 

We are experiencing a crazy snow storm. It feels so late in the season. We are trying to make the best of it.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Stringalong Month 2 Linky Party

 My goal is 27 blocks a month- here is 54! Was able to work on this at my Sisters retreat. 
I made one extra for 55 total so I could piece this section together.

I need to make 10 each month for the basketweave top. That was assembled at the quilt weekend too!

Looking forward to seeing yours!

Wednesday we will be sharing our Spencer Quilt blocks. I need to know how many of you will be ready. I won't do a linky if it is only a handful. 

Inlinkz Link Party

Friday, February 22, 2019

1857 Album Quilt

I made quite a bit of headway at the quilt retreat on my 1857 Album Quilt. Click HERE for more info. When I got home I counted them and needed 4 more for a 6x7 layout.

 These are 10" finished blocks and my little design wall isn't not big enough to hold them and my sewing room floor hardly works either.  4 of these blocks do not have the corner diamonds yet.
I like to applique the body, then trim, then add the corner diamonds. 
Here are a few views!

 I'm pretty sure when all blocks are complete I'll be asking the facebook group for layout advice.

Porter tried to rearrange them.....
But decided he wanted a nap instead.

My Instagram feed for the week.

Monday I'll have the stringalong linky. Are you ready?! I know many of you made a complete quilt in January. Great job! I'm making x amount of blocks per month so I'll have a good size quilt later this year. I get way too bored working on the same thing,,,same thing,,,same thing. A little a month helps me keep from being bored.

Have an amazing weekend! We have a big snow storm forecasted. What a wintry February!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Lincoln Museum Quilt

My Lincoln quilt is on the road to the quilters!
The pattern came from Barbara Brackman and so did some of the fabric. Please read about the quilt on her blog here.  It has only been a little over a year since I won the pattern and fabric so I am right on my normal schedule! I opted to make my blocks 8" instead of 12, so I made a few more. My finished quilt size is approx 64x 72. 

I had some of this awesome Lincoln fabric from my friend Jill and couldn't think of a more appropriate quilt to use it on. 

And I added some homespuns, one which had this slice in it I noticed while ironing the completed backing. I used some fusible and the same fabric and fused it closed from the opposite side.

I'm sending it off to Diane, Butterfly Threads Quilting to do baptist fans for me.  I knew this quilt would need a simple all over pattern. I'll be adding this quilt to my "Reruns; Quilts Inspired by the Past" lecture!! 

I hope you all are having a terrific week.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Quilt Retreat

The second weekend in February my girlfriend, Christy and I made plans for a mini sewing retreat in Sisters, Oregon. This was a great chance to sew uninterrupted and get a few projects completed.

On Saturday we made a trip to the Stitchin' Post. I don't get to Sisters very often so it is nice to see what's going on in the local quilt world.

This little quilt was darling! In a few photos down you can see a larger version hanging on the wall.

 What a gorgeous display. The employee told me Val is a huge fan of blue and white. I chose one of these prints for my binding on the eagle orphan block quilt.
As knitting gains popularity so does their space for yarn. 

Beautiful wool.  Interesting table runner . 

The first night Christy had a bit of trouble and kept the seam ripper close by! AArgh!!

But, she did manage to get lots of blocks complete. These are flower blocks for Cecile and Bea's quiltalong.
Christy got this top together too! Sorry, the black and white was the only one I had on my phone. It's scrappy blues and whites with red centers. 

Backing and binding for the eagle orphan block quilt.

I feel like I got quite a bit done but am saving the photos because they are quiltalong blocks! The Feb stringalong linkup will be February 25th and the  Spencer Quilt Museum link up is going to be February 27. (guess what I worked on!?)

I got a bunch of these completed too! I need to get a cont and a layout. 

Dark chocolate and wine is always a good way to unwind at the end of the day. 

Happy Presidents Day!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Memories of France and Book Sale Inquiry

I was going to do a bit of machine and hand quilting on this little Sajou Too, but I was on a roll at our Sisters retreat and just went with it!

 I did add that awesome French General binding when I got home. 
The backing was a map of Paris. 

French General label too!

I went to Portland and finally was able to see the new-to-her salon she moved to almost 2 months ago. It is in a cool historic building above Voo-Doo donuts.

 Champagne chandelier??? LOL
 When the weather is nice there is a little balcony very similar to a few places we've stayed in Europe. It was rainy the day I went so I only took a sneak peak.
As is our tradition to go to lunch after my hair appointment. This is where I gave her the little quilt for Valentine's Day.

Thank you so much for purchasing the books! I just have a handful left and if you want to take a final peak you can do it HERE.
I'm still waiting to hear from White Eagle, and Linda Z. Please contact me with your mailing address at and I'll get these in the mail to you!

My Instagram feed for the week!

Have a fantastic weekend friends!!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentines Day Friends!

Thank you all for your love, support, encouragement in so many ways!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Consolidated book list

Here is the consolidated list of books that are not sold yet! If you see something you want feel free to make me an offer! Just remember it is a fundraiser.

I have the list of books from your comments and will be contacting you for your mailing address. If you are done purchasing and requested a book (s) please send me your mailing address to

If you have already sent your address to the gmail that one is fine too- no  need to send it again. Just remember I do have a job outside of the home and will get to these before the weekend. Thank you all so much!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Fickle Friday

A little of this and that today-
***For some unknown reason I stopped receiving comments in my email on Monday. I really thought nobody liked the French General little quilt! LOL Which would have been completely okay. I quilt for myself and what I like. But I was happy to see there were comments on that post! I  think Google did some updating, and once I went to settings, email, and added my email address to comment notification email and confirmed the email, I was back in business! If you have noticed the same thing, that's how it can be remedied.

***I showed a close up on Facebook of the orphan quilt top border so I thought I'd share it here. It is from my late friend Jill's stash. Thank you for your sweet comments on that quilt! I really enjoyed making it, but doubt my design abilities.

***I have heard from several of you that you are unable to leave comments. Sometimes that happens to me as well and these are few things I try and do. Make sure I'm logged into Google or hit preview first, see if your comment is there, then hit publish. I had this problem more with my phone than with my desktop. If all else fails, feel free to email me your comment.

I got a backing made for a quilt to send to CA. 

The dark green plaid is a bit heavier- flannel? I hope it quilts up with the other pieces. As usual, I didn't have enough of one fabric. 

It is for this quilt that I made from Diane Knott's book. 

I made the binding too so all will be ready to quilt and finish. 

More hand written backing projections..... Anybody else do this? With adding 8" to length and width for machine quilting my backing needed to be 58x68. If you scroll back up you can see the backing is like my sketch. Always good when it works out! 

Here's a bit of what I'm doing if I'm not at work:
Trying to stay warm (not like many of you had with high winds and below zero temps) Not sure why  winter waited until February to show itself!

Elsa doesn't seem to mind. 

Please go outside with me!

 And play with this frozen tennis ball!
Sometimes Porter likes it, but his age is showing and sometimes he just wants to stay in, 

When the sun is shining they both like to soak up a few rays.
My Instagram feed for the past week! A real mixed bag!

Have a wonderful weekend!!