Thursday, December 22, 2016

And now we move on to clue number five.

      This week I was able to use one of my Go dies
    To cut out the clues for the Quiltville Mystery.
     It made short work of the cutting and is so darn accurate!

           Love that....

     These are my triangle in a square units.
     Chain piecing it!

     And I finished this quilt. 
          Well almost, I am binding it .

    Love the Sloths on the back, that Riley Blake, 
     Such cute stuff, and in flannel!

    And back in September I took a 
   Making Faces with Melissa Averinos.
   I am going to get one of my class projects
   Done before 2017.  Just the binding is left
   She contacted me to see if I might  Be interested 
    in being in a book she is writing!
                 How  Exciting. Heck yes sign me up!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

On to the next clue....

Finished this weeks clue for the En Provence / Quiltville Mystery 2016.  
Staying inside sewing today. A snowy Portland Oregon. 
                                Best to just stay in!

    Saw this guy out getting our tree!
    Love the dorky reindeer.

   Our tree this year, a little smaller 
    than we usually get.

    All my clues for the mystery, and a little look at
    Last years mystery Allietare.

    Not snowing right now but
    Baby it's cold outside!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Getting Caught Up!

Tomorrow is the reveal of clue number three of the Mystery Quilt, En Provence. 
I am officially caught up so yay me!
 I have been sewing a few things for Christmas in between clues. 
Today we had snow here which is a little rare foe Portland Oregon area. 
The kids were out of school and my meeting was cancelled, a good time to sew, sew, sew !

   I sewed with Bonnie a little this week.
   An impromptu quilt cam.

   And I discovered I had this dye for my Accuquilt!
   It made cutting this weeks clues quick, accurate, and easy!

   My week 1 and 2 clues all done. 
   I'm doing 75% of the units for a smaller version.

And I found the cutest flannel to back my pineapple flannel quilt.

Back to the holiday sewing. Enjoying the process!

Friday, November 25, 2016

A New Mystery

Happy Thanksgiving...

Visiting  my San Diego family for the weekend. I left my fabric at home for the new Quiltville mystery. It was on purpose but....Today the first clue was released. Seeing all the 4 patches being made. I convinced my DIL to stop at Joanne's and bought a quarter yard of 5 neutral pieces. Going to borrow her machine and start my blocks. Just needed a little fix.

Beautiful weather here. Sunny and warm. Nice to be with my son and DIL. And was able to get out a little in the Black Friday frenzy!

    My new neutrals.

   Love this slant o matic!

   Twirling those seams!

   Coming out perfect.

    20 down.....200+ to go. Enjoying the process.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Weekend with Melissa Averinos

I'm What an awesome weekend I just had. Portland Modern Quilt Guild (PMQG )hosted the amazing Melissa Averinos. She gave a talk at the meeting on Thursday then has a Making Cat Faces class on Friday, followed by a two day Making Faces class. She has such an amazing story and her work is so inspiring. I was able to spend the whole weekend with her and am so glad I did.

Here is Melissa giving her talk at our guild meeting.

    Here are the two cats I made on Friday....
          See much fun!

    These are the pieces made by the entire class.

And then on to Saturday and Sunday 

    These are Melissa's pieces before we start class.

    She taught us face drawing from the ground up.
    Starting with a basic circle. To turn that into some pretty amazing pieces.

   One of mine from the first day.

    This guy has some oxygenation issues with the blue lips!

     Adding a little character. 

  This was a little mug rug I made 
   and gifted to Melissa to 
    Say thank you!

    Day two....

    These were my pieces for day two.

 And these were at the end of our class. Pieces made by my fellow classmates!

Truly a weekend to remember. And if you ever get the chance to hear Melissa or 
Better yet take a class from her....




Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Crater Lake

Guess I needed a little break from the blog. Its fun to go back and look at some of m posts. They job my memory about where I was, what I was doing. Any way.......

Last weekend we went camping near Crater Lake. We had never really explored this area of Oregon, so we discovered there is a lot to be seen. So many waterfalls and beautiful parts of the Rogue River to be discovered. The weather was beautiful.. We also drove around the rim of Crater Lake. Such beauty all over that area. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sisters Quilt Show 2016

I enjoyed a long weekend in Sisters Oregon camping beside a good friend of mine. This is the second time we have camped together during Quilt Show week. Last year we weren't next door like we were this year. It was fun this way and we have already reserved our spots for next year. There was sewing in the great outdoors on a cool rainy day. My sister and a friend joined us.....

    Sewing the day away.....

    Projects to be made....

   Front of my new zip pouch.
   Splendid Sampler pattern by Charise Creates.

   And the back!

   Sewing in the rain!🎵

   Shared projects.

    New trash cans for us.

    A Quilt Show to see......

   Iconic side of the Stitchin' Post pic.

   So many beautiful quilts.

   I spied one by @thehauntedchicken

   My entry in the PMQG Exhibit.

    This one was intriguing...

     A close up.


   Met a new friend...@metamarama

There was shop hopping, with lots of treasures to be found....

    Can't wait til next year!

   And a finished Tumalo Trails by Bonnie Hunter

    next finish a quilt for Pulse...