Sunday, November 16, 2014

Spokane Quilt Show 2014

Washington State Quilters
"My Heart Belongs to Quilting"
2014

I've heard about the wonderful quilt show in Spokane, & this year I got to go.
So here's a little of what was there.
500 quilts & over 50 vendors

 Loved ow the quilting made tho wall hanging sing.


A fun Mary Lou inspired cow quilt.


Grandma hankies & pillow cases make a lovely memory quilt.


The next 3 pictures are great examples of modern, what I call "divide & conquer", quilting.




A stunning winner. 



Another one. Knocked it out park piecing & quilting. 


They award ribbons to the machine quilter of award winning quilts.


Made me smile.



More fab piecing & quilting.



Love the modern quilting. Divide & conquer.






Ideas for future quilting. Freehand with stencils.



More modern inspiration.




Just because I liked it.


Save the date for 2015!
October 16-17-18
Will I see you there?
Here's a link to the WSQ Spokane Chapter.

Mr S & I made a long weekend of our trip to the quilt show. Ate at several Diners, Drive Ins & Dives restaurants & this great find(Thank you Wanda) Twigs. Made a quick stop at Grand Coulee Dam & drove over the North Cascade Highway coming home.

I've been busy quilting away here.
I'll catch up soon.

Sharon

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cedar Boughs & Seahawks

Sally made this great Seahawk quilt using the Freeze Frame pattern by Roxanne Carter.


I quilted Honeycomb on it. Love the texture.


I think this is a Turning Twenty pattern. Cedar bows & cross hatch on this quilt Jonne made.




Mr S & I went to Spokane for a couple days. He is a fan of Diners, Drive Ins & Dives. We ate at a few of them while we were there. For me the highlight was the WSP Spokane Quilt Show. I'll show & tell in my next post. 500 quilts.

Be back soon.
Sharon

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This & That

Here we go. Mary K is an avid bike rider. Think STP. She made this cute quilt with
bicycle fabric she collected.

I quilted Popcorn on it.


Wilma made this for a WSU friend.


It was calling me for something Asian, do the fans were perfect.


Jean used leftovers from another project for this scrappy diamond beauty.



I used Bountiful Feathers on this one.


Jennifer did a quilt as you go in a GNO with Roxanne Carter. She asked me to attach the borders & quilt them. I added a few feather designs to the blocks too to tie it all together.


Jackie loves the piecing part of the quilting process. Hand piecing. She had me finish up these 2 sampler quilts. One was partly hand quilted. Usually a cringe, put had a "make it work" moment to finish them. She requested simple quilting. She was happy to have them done so she can use them. 


If you follow me on Facebook you know it was a Little Mister weekend. So much fun.
You have to sing "shiver me timber" in your best pirate voice to come to this beach party.


Heading to the big Quilt Show in Spokane this weekend. Pictures & a blog post for sure.

Next up, Cedar Boughs & Seahawks.
Stay tuned!
Sharon


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

She Loves Purple

Julia is rocking the purple again with this great quilt. It's always fun to see what she comes up with next. She also is a supporter of American Hero Quilts. Her other day job is here.

I did lots of leaves on this one. Plus a little Swirly Girly.



This is the back of the border. Fun look with minimal marking.


Next up will be "This & That".
What's going on in your corner of the world?
Be back soon.
Sharon



Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Nod to Modern

A new customer, Deane, made this lovely quilt. I don't see many modern quilts so it was fun working with her on which quilting designs would complement this quilt.

Diagonal lines & framing the rectangles are what we decided on in the end.



Looks like we are in for another toasty weekend. Going to enjoy it while it lasts.
There's always time for a walk on the beach.


Next up "She Loves Purple".
Be back soon.
Sharon

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mama's Trip

This stunning Trip Around the World was made by one of the nuns at Quiet Light Candles
All  hand pieced 1 1/2" finished squares! It is beyond fabulous! I quilted Interlocking Daisies on it.


I love the colors!




I have more quilts to show you.
Enjoying cooler weather today. Heard the heat is back this weekend.
What a summer we've had here in the Northwest!
Lots of this.

Be back soon.
Sharon