Friday, April 18, 2014

Daffodils & a Spider Web


Last weekend I went to Bonhoeffer Botanical Gardens just off exit #215 on I-5. The daffodils were amazing. You can see a little bit from the freeway. There were picnic tables all around the grounds. You really should check it out.





Chihuly glass under a tree. Pilchuck Glass School is nearby.


I think there are roses planted by these crosses. 


Putting a log cabin back together.





I made the mistake of getting on the freeway to go to Mt Vernon. What a mistake that was. I forgot it was the first weekend of Tulip Festival. I got off the freeway & came home. No sense waisting my day stuck in traffic.

Jackie made this great Spider Web quilt. She had a few ideas for the quilting & left the rest up to me.
 It was very fun to quilt this one.







I'm off to Nanland tomorrow. The boys don't know I'm coming. It will be a great surprise.
I'll try & post while I'm there.

Have a great weekend & week ahead.
Nana Sharon


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Late Bloomers & Happy Chickens

Where does the time go? It keeps marching on! 

Susan made this first quilt. The pattern is "Late Bloomers" by Kim Diehl. If you want to make your own go here. I used some of the ideas from the original quilt & went from there.



Love a leaf wreath.


Aren't these flowers happy?


I treated some of the patchwork areas as one big square.


Sharon, Susan's sister, made this happy appliqué chicken quilt. The border quilting was inspired by a Sue Patten design. I used Signature Orange Craze variegated  thread. She asked for minimal quilting in the chickens, so each wing has a simple design.








If you've visited here before you know I love going to the beach at Camano Island State Park.


It was nice to see a long shadow.


I hope you all have a great week. It's going to be sunny here this weekend. Flower shopping on Friday, long arm quilting friends on Saturday & lunch with my Aunt & cousin on Sunday.

Be back soon!
Sharon





Thursday, March 20, 2014

Catch Up

I can't believe how time flies. This first quilt is from Mary Jayne. It's a Roxanne Carter pattern, 
Dream Keeper. I used Feathered Curls on it.


A lucky great niece/nephew will be getting this 30's quilt from Jean. I had to think for awhile to come up with the letters & numbers for the white spaces. Can we say Love the scalloped border?




TA DA! I finally quilted up one of my Quick Curve Ruler quilts, Urban Birthday. Jenny has used the double line quilting & I decided to give it a try.


I thought the flange binding was perfect for this quilt. And quick. Sewn on by machine.


Used my leftover blocks on the back.


Better get going. More quilts calling. I've been working on my Tula Pink Butterfly quilt. I'll post some pictures when I get more sections done.
Sharon


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Gardener's Alphabet

This is my favorite quilt so far this year. Dianne made this beauty in a class at The Quiltmaker's Shoppe in Arlington WA with Cathy Callan. A Gardener's Alphabet pattern can be found here or at many of your favorite quilt shops.
Let the show begin!










Best way to see the border quilting is from the back.


Dianne said this quilt took her a year to make & that she embroidered a part of it almost every day. Truly a labor of love. And she's keeping it to enjoy!

This was last night's sunset. The clouds were amazing. I think I'll go again tonight. The frogs are singing for Spring!


More quilts calling. I do have more to show you. The Hero Quilters meet on Saturday too. 
Just have to remember my camera!




Friday, February 28, 2014

Did You Look?

Hope you remembered to look this week. You never know what you will see.
A beach walk on a warm winter night.

I think this was someones bulkhead. Love the color.


Not a lot of color, but great reflection.


I scoured the flower beds for some color. So anxious for Spring here.


Note to self. Have your glasses on when taking pictures. I accidentally erased a camera card before I got the latest quilt pics on the computer. It was similar to this quilt, Bitsy Buttons & Friends. Guess I'll have to wait for another quilt to get done.

Feeling rested after my trip to Nanaland. Hope all is well in your world too.
Sharon