Lots of Quilting Going On …

October 23, 2014

Quilting on the bat (houndstooth) quilt…

Bats being quilted

… and assembling the 2014 Mystery Quilt taught by Joyce.  Joyce is a talented designer who has provided a Mystery Quilt for five years in our guild.  She just authored a book, “Then and Now Quilts

Mystery 2014 in progress

Fall Festival Quilt Booth

October 18, 2014

Since I said we’d have Ducks and Beavers stuff in our quilt booth, Carole and I got busy (along with a few other gals).

Ducks and Beavers

Here is the raffle quilt for this year.  Carole had most of the blocks completed and I finished a few then put it together and quilted it.  It finishes at 63″ x 79″ and is bound ~~ unlike this photo where the binding isn’t sewn down.

2014 IFF Raffle Quilt watermark

If you are in Hillsboro this Sunday, the 19th, stop by St. Matthew Catholic Church at 3rd and Oak and grab a bite to eat and visit us at the quilt booth.  There is a significant basket auction along with candy, marketplace and other booths from 8am – 4pm.  International food is served in the school from 11am – 4pm.

Binding and Feeding

October 17, 2014

The six month wasn’t scheduled for today, but his dad asked that I watch him.  He has to be the slowest eater and doesn’t open his mouth very wide, so it’s a looonnng process.  In between bites, I was binding for our church’s Fall Festival this weekend.  Stay tuned for more…

Binding and Feeding

Bat Quilt Gone Batty

October 11, 2014

I took out one bat that was too much towards the bottom, then today, I took out another only to do this.  See light purple bat sort of in the center four rows from the bottom.

Bat quilt error

Tomorrow is our guild mystery quilt class and I finally did my cutting outside this afternoon.

Mystery Quilt cutting

Here are the fabrics I’m using.  The solid blue at the bottom is my background.

Mystery Quilt

Allison Glass Fabric Win = Pillows and Table Runners

October 5, 2014

When I entered to win the Allison Glass fabric on Stephanie’s blog, my comment said that I’d make pillows with the fabric and I did!  Yesterday at the PMQG Sew Day, I put in zippers and finished three pillows. I mixed some of the new fabric with the older Lucky Penny line I have from my sister’s quilt.

Lucky Penny pillows plus one

Plus, I made two table runners.  My sister will have first dibs on a pillow and or runner, then the remaining will go to the church bazaar.

Lucky Penny runner and pillow

Lucky Penny Quilted Items

My neighbor across the street gave us a jar of honey.  Thank you Debby!

Honey

Houndstooth or Bat ???

October 3, 2014

My daughter and son-in-law asked that I make a quilt they spotted on Pinterest.  Houndstooth is gaining popularity!  Lucky for me, one of my guildmates, Cathie, was making one and helped me with the pattern.

Melissa

OOPS !!?? Maybe More Attention to Detail is Needed

September 30, 2014

Kevin picked up my quilt from the museum on Sunday and I went to hang it today.  Apparently, I never finished sewing on the label…

Initially Yours OOPS

Harvest Century Bike Ride

September 29, 2014

Woo Hoo to my son-in-law and me for riding 101 miles in the Harvest Century Bike Ride.

The start!

Ann Start Century Harvest

Start Bike RideClosing in on the finish line in about five blocks!

Last Stretch Harvest Century 100 miler

After a meal and a few beers!

Harvest Century 100 miler finish line

NW Quilt Expo

September 28, 2014

At Northwest Quilt Expo, there were 47 Portland Bridge quilts.  Our challeng was to use the Waterfront Park fabric line designed by Violet Craft for Michael Miller.  I chose the St. John’s Bridge and specifically Cathedral Park as my inspiration.  Kevin took these photos in August under the bridge.

St John Bridge closer

St Johns Bridge back

St Johns Quilt Front_edited-1

St Johns Quilt Back_edited-1

St Johns Quilt closeup_edited-1

EXPO Bridge quilt

My “Pantone 18-3224 TWO” quilt hung at the show also.  I’m holding Kevin’s cane as he takes the photo.

EXPO Pantone

And here is how far I am tonight on the guild raffle quilt.

Mona inside whole

Quilting on the Guild Quilt

September 26, 2014

Quilt Border

This is taking WAY TOO LONG!  I have done nothing other than quilt on this for nearly an entire week in every spare moment and there is still a lot remaining.


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