Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Buhl Bushong Update

I got some time this weekend to work on adding the borders to the Buhl Bushong quilt! Yay!!

It was so good to see it again.

Here they are attached before adding on the corners. 
Looks like I should have done a bit of editing, but my time is short this morning. 
Corner one. 

Corner two

Corner 3

Corner 4
I may add the year in applique as well. 

And when the corners are completely appliqued on I"ll get a better photo. It is fun to see it hanging on my banister. 

I was able to get away for an early morning hike on Monday. 

Moraine lake was the destination. 
The mountain in the back is South Sisters, very popular to summit at 10,358'. I've summited 2x and always have seen this little lake down below. It is going to a limited permit system next year so I wanted to get here before that. 

Sometimes the journey is just as amazing!!

If you have't heard....

The Pacific Northwest is pretty much burning down. We've had days of heavy smoke, but compared to those who have lost everything, it is nothing. 
It's sad to hear of the many place I've hiked are now black ash and rubble.

The good news? Forests recover amazingly quick! 
Two natural disasters  that I think of this happening- Yellowstone when they used the let it burn concept. (not for man made fires and they did protect structures) and Mt St Helens volcanic eruption. 

Be safe, be well friends. 


  1. Wow, love your Buhl Bushong quilt. Someday! And the picture of the Pacific NW, it really looks scary and so sad. Stay safe and keep stitching!

  2. The quilt is stunning! Wow! I just can't imagine how frightening it would be to have those fires anywhere nearby.

  3. Your quilt is just stunning; the richly colored fabrics are beautiful. Nice work...
    Those fires must be so frightening...hope they can get them under some sort of control....
    hugs julierose

  4. Oh, your Buhl Bushong quilt is spectacular! Love the colors and fabrics you've used. It is so sad about all the fires. I know there are more fires in Colorado too as my SIL lives in that state. Hopefully the expected snow will aid in extinguishing them.

  5. Yay is right! This is such an incredible quilt!

  6. Are you doing needleturn and machine applique on the Buhl Bushong quilt? Your fabric choices are gorgeous.Beautiful scenery. I hate to see that smoke. Stay safe.

    1. Hi Janet, I'm doing raw edge machine applique and am planning on sending this out to be quilted professionally. It's larger than I like to do on my home machine.

  7. You should be so proud. It’s beautiful

  8. Fantastic! Love how you used large scale prints in some of the leaves and flowers. The corners look great. Looks like a wonderful hike! Those fires sure are unsettling!

  9. What a beautiful quilt! I could not make on a decision as to buy the pattern or not, so I did not. But your quilt is making me re-think that one.

  10. You have done a beautiful top Lori !!
    And I love the combo cheddar/red !! Great !!
    I'm very sorry for the fires.... So tragic...

  11. That is turning out to be one magnificent quilt, Lori. And another beautiful hike! It looks like your area has escaped most of the smoke so far.

  12. Your quilt is awesome and beautiful!

  13. Absolutely lovely, Lori. Well done!

  14. My goodness, what a beautiful quilt you are making, Lori! I love those colors and prints! This will definitely be a family heirloom quilt to past down for generations to come! This has been a terrible year for so many people!
    Take care and stay safe!

  15. Your quilt looks so good, Lori!
    That is a hike with beautiful scenery. So glad you are able to get out and enjoy nature.
    My daughter in Oregon was camping on Labor Day and they had to evacuate in the middle of the night due to the high winds knocking down trees. They got home at 3:00 a.m. to find the fires within 20 miles, ash falling from the sky like snowflakes, and even inside the house it smells like a campfire.


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