Thursday, September 22, 2011

Shelly N' Emma's Quilt

Today I will deliver this quilt and a little bag of goodies to a friend and her new grandbaby Emma. I thought she needed a special quilt to have at Grammy's house. Another friend and I made a few bibs and burps to go in the bag, she can use it as a diaper bag for her car......

I used Kate Spain's  "Central Park" fabric.
Love this mix of colors, and I made it generous in size so they can snuggle up together in it.

and flannel on the back.......Gary approves!

Have  great day. I am off to the Northwest Quilt Expo..... :)   Jeri

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Portland Race for the Cure

Today I joined my friend and her family to walk in the Race for the Cure. My second time at this event and it still is an experience like no other. So many survivors and friends and family. The rain even stayed away for our walk.                Jeri

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011


    September is here already. I heard the kids go off to school earlier this week. They were all dressed in their new school clothes and new backpacks filled with supplies.....I have several teacher friends/family who probably were not as excited to have summer be over, but it is what it is. Fall is here, we have been having 90/95 degree weather here however, so it makes it hard to believe that the summer is really over. The sun seems to be setting a little earlier, so 8PM is kinda dark out on the deck.

     I am getting ready to teach an invisible machine applique class for my Quilt Guild in a few weeks. These are my samples so far.

I have been working with this thread and have been told poly is better than nylon monofil because of melting issues with the iron. I kinda like this poly. After a trial and error period of putting it sideways or upright in my spool holder, I have discovered you get less backlash/breakage when you put it upright on your spool holder. I have seen those funky nets you put over slick thread to make less of  mess, because let me tell you this is one slick thread and it can get all tangley messy at times.

The thread seems to sew better like this.....

......and on the longarm right now I have this quilt.  Love this "Central Park" fabric line. I am making this quilt for a friend who is a new grandma...This is one that she can have at her house, for when she gets to have the new little one there.

This is the panto I'm using.

So there you go. Fall is here, sun is shining, I can sew the day away, and Gary is my little helper......Jeri

Good Boy!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Daisy Quilt Etc.

Yay another finish! Today I finished this quilt for my sister Janet on the longarm......

Daisy Quilt

This shows some of the details of the quilting.....

This shows the beadboard design in the borders.....

and a closeup of the detail in the daisies.....

The back shows the quilting pretty well.....
now off to the post office.......

and here are a few more finishes .......

these are two blocks for September Scrapbuster Swap

and here is my challenge block for the
Jay McCarroll Habitat Challenge

A good day in the sewing room!