Friday, September 12, 2014

Farmin' Fancy

So okay I have been contemplating what to do with my beautiful stash of Flea Market Fancy. It has been sitting in a box languishing since I bought it way back in March of 2012! Just couldn't cut into it nor did I have a quilt pattern in mind for it. 

We'll today I have cut into it!

  These are half yard cuts of lovelies!

A friend of mine has been teaching how to do the Farmers Wife quilt 
without all those xxxxx templates. She has her lessons set up on Craftsy.
Karen I blame you for yet another project! She is a super talented longarmer I might add!

Anyway I bought the book at Amazon....and had it spiral bound at Office Depot 
so it would lay nice and flat, and today I started my class one blocks.

I decided to use white Kona here and there in it, so went to JoAnns' yesterday hoping to find it there. They hardly ever have it I might add. The saleslady was just taking the plastic off a fresh bolt so I quickly snatched it up and bought the whole bolt! I just love the feel of the Kona cotton. it sews so nicely and a lot of my internet buddies ask for it in the swap blocks that I make for them.

So far these are my blocks and this is so fun!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Pumpkin Seed Quilting

I finished a quilt for my sister in which I used the "Pumpkin Seed" design. I am slowly coming around to the front of my quilting machine to use rulers or just to freemotion. Anyway I had seen a beautifully quilted quilt at our Challenge reveal by Stephanie

   This was her challenge quilt
   Just love the quilting
    Way smaller than I quilted.

   And this is my sisters quilt.
  I used one of my circle templates.
  I think it was a 3 inch circle.

        A jelly roll quilt....

        Tried to get a close up
          Of the quilting.....

        And a little "leftover"
        strip of blocks 
       on the back. 
       Love this color palette .

    Fun to quilt. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Home for a visit

Having a nice time in Spokane this week. Visiting mom, and seeing my sisters. Lots of charity quilting happening. Sewing on a variety of vintage and not so vintage machines. Back home tomorrow. Enjoyed my time here. 

       A few of the finished
      Eye Spy charity quilts

    Love this Bernina!

      My sisters featherweight 
           Class project

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Buggy Barn Quilt Show

In Spokane this week visiting family. We took a drive out to Reardon to the Buggy Barn to see the quilt show. A beautiful day to see some beautiful quilts hanging.

            The Shop covered in quilts

        Inside the shop was overwhelming.

           Love the cows on that one.

          Love me some Houses!

         This Christmas quilt. Lots of applique.

          Scrappy one blowing in the wind.

       My sisters inspecting the quilts

       Loved the appliqué in the borders.

        The background for some hollyhocks 

       So many pieces!

     Loved the colors in this one.

    My sisters' Celtic Solstice.

       The barn was covered too!

    And another Celtic Solstice .

                   Lovely Day!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Washington County Museum

                     Celtic Solstice

This week some of my quilts were hung at the Washington County Museum as part of the Timeless Stitches exhibit.

I am a member of the Westside Quilters Guild and they have had a rotating display of quilts at the museum this summer .

               My split Nine Patch
              Next to my SpiderWeb

                Modern Crusade and 
               Wonky Friendship Stars

                      Easy Street

          Granny Squares , Cool Warm,
                    and Mini Swoon

How fun to have these up in lights!