Monday, December 5, 2016

First Friday at QuiltWorks

This is from the Quiltworks site about last Friday's First Friday event:


"Mini-Groups" show, with quilts from Book Scissors Quilt, from the novel "Eligible", Founding Fibers Art Quilt Group, "Portrait Challenge", Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild's, "Cool Color Challenge" plus a special exhibit of antique quilts owned by Catherine Anderson.  



I noticed with most of the cool color quilts by the Modern Quilt Guild it was all about the quilting. 






  Inspired by a class with Gwen Marston.
I'm a fan of Kristen's work and this one was, imho, the best of the bunch. 

 Some of the "Portrait" challenge. 

 And a cute one from the book challenge.
 I saved a few of the antique ones for last. I have some EEP papers in the diamond shape and am thinking about trying something like this! (gasp!) I haven't jumped on that bandwagon yet, but am only thinking about it at this stage.

This was called Daffy Daisy. 


Hope you enjoyed the show! Hope your week starts off wonderful! Happy Monday!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday Fun!

We made it through a week and here it is December already! 

I haven't had a lot of time in my sewing room since I've been back but I'm  finally over my cold and ready to tackle a few of the piles. 


 This vintage redwork block was one I picked up at the Houston Quilt Fest. I'm not sure what to do with it yet, maybe a pillow? Any suggestions?
 And what isn't to love about this block?!  Pink and madders- great combo!
 Right before leaving for Peru my box arrived that Debbie, my roommate and new friend, sent me. Look for a giveaway soon. I need to go through this, but know there was a lot I had planned to give away.
 This Little Britches block ins't perfect, but it is pretty good for a humble piecer like me.  It finishes at 4.5". It's adorable!
These templates made cutting and piecing it a breeze. I saw and shared Linda's lovely 
Boys Britches quilt HERE and she generously shared her itty bitty boys britches templates with me. Thank you Linda. You can contact Linda HERE and inquire about her new book and templates.
I received another teeny weenie sweet block (will finish at 3") from Roxanne. Thank you!!

Here's my instagram feed for this past week.

We have some fun planned for this weekend. Enjoy it!


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wool Applique and Black Friday

 Here is a simple wool applique designed by Maggie Bonamomi that I worked on while traveling.  In her book it is a pillow, but I think I'll back it and make it a little wall hanging.

And, although it is tough to come back from a 3rd world country right before black Friday I did see an add that caught my eye,
 My old iron on the left does not get very hot these days so I picked up the t-Fal for a real bargain from Macy's.
I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but I like the point and the weight. Any thoughts?


Have a wonderful day, my friends. 




Monday, November 28, 2016

Porch Quilt Part 7


Here's my latest section of Jan Patek's Porch Quilt.

I can't say I'm head over heels about it, but hopefully when the whole quilt is together and quilted I'll love it. (If not, it will make a great gift!)


Here are Cathy S parts. I love hers!

The only part left to do is the sail boat and whales. Let's finish up this quilt! The finale to be shown right after the first of the year. 

I've purchased Fall Festival by Jan Patek to work on in 2017. 

I think she has been doing it as a BOM in 2016. I've found the pattern in Etsy for a little lower than Jan's site.

http://janpatekquilts.goodsie.com/page/3

or  HERE for Etsy

Thanks to those that have kept me on track to work on this quilt! I love the accountability.






Friday, November 25, 2016

Visions of Peru- Photo Heavy

I wanted to share some photos with you, so in no particular order, here are a few of my favorites.


















 My first time ever at any kind of ancient ruins! It was amazing!
 Got eggs?
 I want the one in the middle!
 This little girl was precious. Her school uniform was stitched and tattered but she had the cute little necklace to balance that out!
 Beautiful cathedral in Trujillo Town Square.
 Part of the village we did the water well project! Peru is so dry and sandy. 
The week leads up to a two night festival. Mike Silva gives a powerful  message about God's love for us.

The verse that saw me through this week

Isaiah 58:10if you give food to the hungry and satisfy those who are in need, then the darkness around you will turn to the brightness of noon.


Thank you again for being a part of this ministry! Have a wonderful weekend.

Monday we will share our Porch quilt. Send me a photo or get a blog post ready! One more section and we will be done!

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