Wednesday, September 20, 2017

ABC......

The Abc Sampler I started with Karen is DONE! 

 Because of the primitive style quilt I asked Kathy to do a quick all -over machine quilting.
It looks great to me!
This is one of the few quilt backings I have that aren't pieced. I think Kat gave me the backing material out of her stash when I was there this past spring.  It's perfect! Thanks Karen for encouraging me to sewalong and Kathy for your quilting skills!

Thank you all who are sewing along with Palmateer Point! I love seeing your fabric choices on my Facebook group. If you aren't a part of that group, I'd love for you to join us!

Have a lovely Wednesday!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Palmateer Point Quiltalong Part 2

When you choose your two fabrics it is important they have good contrast. I went with pink, which was in the original vintage quilt.

 We need 24 half square triangles that will finish at 3"- so that means these are 3 1/2" unfinished.

Here's the method I like to use. You can use whatever method you like and works for you!
From my 2 fabrics I will cut 3- 8" squares. (3 lights, 3 print)

Draw lines like this. and layer with your other fabric. 

Sew a scant 1/4" on each side of the diagonal lines. Cut on the other two lines. You will get 8 hst from this square! Super simple! Do that with 3 squares.
Press toward the darker fabric and trim to 3 1/2". Admire your work!

Ta-da! Until next Monday!
Have a wonderful week!!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friends and Quilting


It's back to school! Fun to see the kids walking to and from school each day. 
My bloggy friend Lizzy sent me this fun schoolhouse top. 

 The outside has been turned under and hemmed. Somebody obviously wasn't excited about finishing it. It was pretty dirty and does have some holes, but I've got some ideas of how I can use it.
I'm a fan of the mourning print used for the sashing. 

It is so charming! Thank you again, Lizzy!!
Here's the water in my sink after 30 seconds of soaking. Ugh! I washed and rinsed a few times, but with my son and his girlfriend staying here for now the kitchen is always in use! They leave for Hawaii in 2 weeks so 
I'll try again when I can leave it to soak.

Hanging it out to dry may not have been the best, but it needed some fresh air after being wet!
I met a dear friend for lunch after the guild meeting and she gifted me with these lovely indigos. She saw one of my recent posts about indigos and figured they had gathered enough patina in her stash! LOL  Thank you Phyllis! We had a conversation about the eclipse block and she told me about sewing in circles!
If you care to take a look I read this detailed blog post- HERE. Sorry, I'd rather applique! LOL It looks really complicated!!

Not much instagramming this week, but here it is. I've got plans for the weekend and it's going to be great!
I hope you do too!

See you Monday with the next step to Palmateer Point Quiltalong!!


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Pillowcase Dresses And Guild Lecture

I rec'd two packages this week for Colombia.

Thank you Barb!
She also sent some girly goodie bags to hand out as well.
Wendy sent these adorable dresses too!
Than you both so much!!
Isn't this card stinkin' cute?! Wendy sent it with the dresses.
 Yesterday's guild presentation went very well! I hope they had as much fun as I did! My Sally Post quilt had them confused as to what was the top??
This was the first time I've done the lecture, Reruns: Quilts Inspired by the Past. Hopefully it won't be the last!!

As you can see by the way I'm dressed, fall hasn't quite made it to Central Oregon. It was in the low 90's! This week our weather is finally supposed to cool down- Good news for those still fighting fires.

Have a fantastic day!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Palmateer Point Quiltalong- Part 1

This week we will make some 4 patches out of the 2" squares. It doesn't matter where the darks or lights go. This would make an easy leader/ender to another project. We will make 25 four(4) patches. That's it!

 I will be doing a lecture tomorrow in Sunriver. I'd love to see you if you can make it! Social time starts at 9:30 AM and meeting starts at 10AM at the Sharc.

I'll be doing my newest lecture, "Reruns: Quilts Inspired by the Past"

I'd love to speak at your guild if you are looking for 2018 programs. Please contact me for more info!

I will never forget.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Fun on Friday!

I received a box of lovely dresses from Martha! I wish my photos would have done them justice. I see she has lovely photos posted HERE.

 So many cute little additions that make these dresses darling.
Thank you friend!!

My Instagram post for this week.

We got rain this afternoon! Pouring rain! I hope it helps the fires.

Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Totality 2017

 I started by paper piecing the center ring

Then I paper pieced the outer ring.
 I then appliqued the center ring to the outer ring.
The appliqued the center blue to the first ring.

 The appliqued the "window" on top of the rings!
I'll probably do a bit of machine and hand quilting on it. The block is 20". 

Considering this isn't my usual "humble" work, I'm pretty pleased with it.

I can totally get into this space/solar/star stuff!


On another note, some teens thought it would be great fun to drop fireworks into ravines in our beautiful Oregon forest. 
 The view from Dog Mountain- May 2017
 Cascade Locks- September 2015- amazing half marathon I ran.

 This beautiful area is no longer the lovely forest I used to hike in or run in.


Certainly we need to manage our forests better, but we also need education. Our kids need to have respect for the world we live in. I'm so heartbroken and sad. 





Monday, September 4, 2017

Palmateer Point Quiltalong


Here we are this summer on Palmateer Point on Mt Hood. It is the title of our new quiltalong!

If you have a bag of 2" squares, this is a great time to put them to use! You could do strips but it won't be scrappy like the original.  Here's my color palette. I kept it soft and muted (no reds, blacks or heavy colors) I wanted my quilt to start out looking aged. Do you notice I tossed in a couple yellows/gold? Just a few.

Next you'll need to find 2 contrasting colors. I'm sticking with the original pink and muslin. The most you will need will be 1/4 yard or a FQer of each. The quilt I'm doing as a quiltalong will finish about 21" square, so if you want it larger you'll need more fabric. 
That's it for now. I'll be back Friday or next Monday to get started!




Friday, September 1, 2017

Weekend Binding

I got 2 quilts back from my friend and quilter. 


 Looks like I'll need to get some binding made this weekend!

My Instagram for thjs week.
I know I said to look for the start of my quiltalong today, but time got away from me. Next Monday I should have something to show you to kick off the quiltalong!

Have an amazing weekend!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Slow Progress

But, progress is progress, no matter how slow!

 This block is going to be 20" so I couldn't get very many arc pieces on one paper. 
 My goal is to get at least one piece done every day. 

I'm making another little quilt using this as my leader/ender with the paper piecing.

Oregon is on FIRE! Air quality is considered unhealthy in most places. Ash is falling..... 
People still dealing with the storm, Harvey. Heartbreaking!!
Love to you all!


Monday, August 28, 2017

Possible Eclipse Block

I was keeping my eyes open for something that would spark interest for me to make a quilt to commemorate the 2017 eclipse. The International Quilt Study Center and Museum made a short video about some terrific quilts. It is called A Rare Occurrence and you can see it HERE.


 A friend drafted this in Electric Quilt for me. Thanks Paula!!

And I have the center ring paper pieced. Next up, I'll paper piece the outer ring. I'll applique the center onto the outer circle, then applique a blue center circle. I plan on making it 20" and it will be a one block small quilt. This may also be a test block for a wedding quilt!

Next Friday September 1st I'll be starting our fall quiltalong- its called Palmateer Point.

Prayers to all those who have been affected by the hurricane. It breaks my heart to see such devastation.

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