Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to everyone out there. Trick or treat safely.

Yesterday I had the privilege of once again teaching a freemotion quilting class. My 10 students were eager to learn a new skill. I hope I was able to give them a jump start into something that I love doing. The day was a good one. It always is with fellow quilters!


Gary says Happy Haloween too!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pincushion Swap

This week I made and swapped a pincushion at the meeting for the Portland Modern
Quilt guild. This is the one I made to swap.....

And here is the one I received..........

Swaps are a lot of fun. They usually involve a small project that can be made in a short period of time. It was fun to see all of the pincushions made by everyone.

I also finished up this quilt. It was part of a QuiltAlong on the web hosted by Old Red Barn Company blog and led by Pat Sloan. I am liking it. It goes well on my dining table.

Okay so enough procrastination. Today I start reorganizing my sewing room storage closet. What a massive undertaking. I will be ruthless and get rid of a lot of ..........crap!       Jeri

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Last weekend I took a road trip with some friends to the Napa/Sonoma California area. What a beautiful place! ....and 92degrees in October! What can I say, we had a wonderful time.......

The countryside was beautiful. This is V. Sittuy winery, my favorite!

Such good friends, and good times.

My gal pals.

                                                A special pairing session organized by Tammy.

What a pair!

Each winery was unique.

We had such weather....... Good memories.

Lots of tastings....................

I just couldn't get over all the beautiful surroundings. This is where we had our "picnic".

and on the way home a stop at Der Wienerschnizel. They have the best dawgz...

What a great trip!

Friday, October 8, 2010


Yesterday I received the cutest bundle of fabrics in a drawstring bag. It was part of an internet swap that I joined on flickr. I was so happy with all the treasures from my swap partner. I sent my part of the swap off today to a fellow quilter in California. This is my second swap that I have taken part in and I think I may have a few more in my future.......

This is a picture of the cute bag and fabric that i received.

I especially love the goldfish strip on the bottom!    Jeri

Monday, October 4, 2010

Another finish...............

I have been away for a week and am back home with a day off of  work. While visiting my daughter last week in Denver I was able to finish the binding on this quilt which I left behind for her......

                                   A little bit larger this time and I changed the borders a little. 

                                                           This is my favorite block. Love that center!

                      I added a few sock monkeys in there for my daughter.

                                      It needed Garys' approval.....................

          This was the backing fabric, sorry for the bad picture,love those monkeys!


I will probably have to make another one of these for someday. The blocks go together so quickly and they use up all of those scraps. Simply sashed and bordered.