Sunday, November 23, 2014

From The Sick Bed

Why is it that just before the holidays some nasty cold knocks you for a loop? 2 days of sleep & I'm feeling better. Here's some of the quilts that have come & gone recently.
Some Seussical magic from Mary.

Grandson #5 gets Jonne's cute antique toy quilt.

Julia made this great Christmas quilt. I think she'd been working on it awhile. Best of all, it's done! I had fun with all the little squares.

Liked this freehand holly border.

Lots more to show you. Just need to upload the pictures. 
Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. We are headed to the Little Mister's house.
Be back soon.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Spokane Quilt Show 2014

Washington State Quilters
"My Heart Belongs to Quilting"

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.


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.

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!

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.