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.

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.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Dorothy Quilts

Today's quilts were all made by Dorothy. She's a CIQ member & will be one of the featured quilters at our quilt show in the Spring.
First up is a Roxanne Carter quilt pattern(sorry I forgot the name). I tried a couple new techniques I've been working on.

Lori Kennedy over at In Box Jaunt has some really great tutorials. 
You can find the swirling stars HERE.

There was a lot of background in the middle of this quilt. What to do? I'm calling this "divide & conquer". Sometimes those big spaces just need to be smaller. I used some of Angela Walter's fun swirls. Check out her website for great videos.

Love this appliqué quilt.

Lots of room for some swirly girly quilting.

And finally this flag. Simple double lines to make it wave. 

Are you enjoying the warm days we are having? I've been staining the deck railings & privacy wall at our house. Being up on the extension ladder is not my thing.

Here's a sunset picture form last week.

I'll be back soon with more quilts.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer Quilting

Sandy made all three of these quilts. The first 2 I called Stacked Squares.

Made the squares look like frames.

Another one. Loops & leaf vines.

And a cute baseball quilt.

I saw the design I used in the border on Pinterest. Click HERE for a link to see for yourself.

Odd shapes can be challenging. So I split the block into 4 equal parts by what I call, 
"divide & conquer"(more on this later).

Busy times here. Had the Little Misters this weekend.
More quilts soon.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Belated Thank You

Do you ever put things away so you won't lose them? Guilty.
The Little Misters were coming & I tucked this in a "safe" place in my sewing room.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Secret Pal for the wonderful Birthday present.
A gift card to Katya's in Stanwood!

This is the dessert case.

Also Thank You to Diane L for this plant stand. The begonias went crazy this year.

My favorite shot from last night's sunset walk. Camano Island State Park.

More quilts soon. Then some Little Mister time.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Knock Knock

Yes, I'm still here. Where did July go? 2 visits from the Little Misters. One trip to their house.

Here's a cute memory quilt Betz had me quilt.

Hearts requested for the blank blocks.

Sally made Roxanne's River Dance for her brother's birthday.

A couple sweet quilts from Kim. I used Pretty Paisley on this wedding quilt.

Inspiration from an Angela Walters class helped with the quilting on this one.

Diamonds Are Forever on Kim's cute pinwheels.

Pretty Paisley.

Daisy Swirl was just right for this quilt by Sue. I just couldn't run over any lady bugs!

Just got back from Portland with Mr S.  Traffic getting there was AWFUL. 
Still it was nice to get away. 

Heading to see the Little Misters this weekend. Nana is babysitting while the parents go on a date.
It's a rough life.

Went to the beach last night. The sunset changes by the minute.
These were taken at Camano Island State Park looking north.

Living a blessed life.