Monday, July 6, 2015

A Patriotic Finish July 4, 2015

A Finish!

 On July 4, 2014 we landed in Boston and had a blast at a Red Sox game and touring the Freedom Trail. It was then that I decided to make the Flags of the American Revolution quilt by Jan Patek. I had admired it, but never felt too pressed to make it until that trip. One year later I put the final stitches in the binding and added the star buttons.
It was a lot easier to add the "buttons" when the quilt was in a hoop. I sewed across the points and they seem like they are pretty secure.

 I marked these with chalk- easy to get 12 in a circle, not so much 13.
 These had holes which made them easier to sew on.
 Here's my backing. My 2 side panels have upside down flying eagles...... Even when I try my quilts have a humble aspect.....
 Here's a little panel of presidents. 
 And a closer view of this amazing fabric.

Thanks to all those who sewed along! It sure made it more fun and kept me moving forward.

Happy Monday!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy Independence Day USA!

And if you are not in the USA then have a wonderful Friday!

My house is finally decorated for 4th of July and the rest of summer.

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Quilt from 1900's, needlepoint pillow from my trip to Bonnie's in NC-2015

This quilt is a mix of old and new

Made by Jill Reid for me.

Round Robin

My entryway

Old Thimbleberries- hand quilted

Made by Kathy McCarty for me

My instagram feed this week. I think it was my first video. The waterfall was amazing!

Love to you all!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Flags of American Revolution

I received my quilt back from Jo of Moonbear Design and Quilting! Just in time to be working on it over the Independence Day weekend.

 I love what she did in the border.
 The echo quilting looks fantastic.

The binding is made and I hope to get it applied today and star buttons attached soon!
Thanks again Jo!

Monday, June 29, 2015

 Here's my Stars in A Time Warp star for this week- Fancy Machine Grounds. I was hoping to make it subtle and not easy to see and I think I accomplished that. I'm trying to mix it up a bit.

This week kicks off the festivities of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

 Friday morning volunteers met up to deliver Sponsor quilts to businesses in Sisters. This is the 3rd year I've done this and it is fun to see the businesses get excited about the quilt show. Here is Jeanette giving us our directions before sending us out.
 Intake of quilts has started too. Here are volunteers labeling folding and getting them organized.
 The quilts are organized by theme. This large room is really wonderful for it.
Here I am at Sisters Art Works getting ready to hang this quilt by Kristin Sheilds. It will hang for the whole month of July.

On another note, I loved this book! You may want to put it on your reading list.

If you want to see what I was up to this weekend check it out HERE

Friday, June 26, 2015

 Many of you agreed about the rushing of everything these days. If you were one of the ones who mentioned the quilting, I didn't take offense, AT all! I'm not easily offended. Please continue to leave comments and offer your 2 cents.
Sharon summed up my feelings precisely. She wrote: Worrying about what comes next steals the pleasure of the now, both in life and in quilting. 

Here is an antique star that I appliqued onto a linen French General backing. 
I have been considering the quilting on this one and decided simple lines was what I wanted to do. If you click on it you can see the lines I drew with the frixion pen. I plan on working on it this weekend.
Doesn't our dog look relaxed? It was fairly early morning and he was enjoying the shade. His two leg surgeries are catching up with him and he is showing his age. 

I actually take quite a few photos of our dog Porter. Here's my Instagram feed in case you missed it this week.

We are heading to the mountains for our first camping weekend this year. They are going to be few and far between, so we need to get away while we can.
I hope your weekend is fantastic!



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