Pantone Quilt Challenge Viewer’s Choice and HUB Thanks

April 27, 2015

If you have time, consider voting for Viewer’s Choice in the 2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge here or here.  There are many great quilts in three categories, so be careful when you click on the heart because that is your vote.

Pantone april

Hopworks Urban Brewery has an Instagram challenge.  #anywhereable   While hiking in Forest Park in March, I suggested putting a can of Rise Up Red near Kevin’s muddy boots.  Well, it won for the month of March and last night we picked up our prize:  a shirt and socks.  Thanks, Hopworks!  We plan on bringing the socks on a snow backpack this weekend.


Here is the photo that won.  We were asked if it could be used on their Facebook page and love that it’s there!Rise Up Mud

I’m ready for the mid-May reveal for the guild’s mystery quilt put on by Joyce.

2014 Mystery pieces

My “Tales of Cloth” Copycat Quilt

April 23, 2015

From the moment I saw Jodi’s quilt, I adored the colors and wanted to make a duplicate.  Here is my copycat before the binding was hand stitched down.  This is Trillium Lake with Mt. Hood in the background.  We have snow camped here many times, but this is our first snow-free time.Tales of Cloth Copycat at Trillium Lake watermarkToday, I finished the binding.  The quilt measures 62″ x 78″ and is quilted with straight lines 3/4″ apart.  I used mainly fabric I had in the 320 HST’s, and tried to use larger scale prints which is difficult in my stash. The back is fabric from my mom.

Tales of Cloth Copycat side

Tales of Cloth Copycat back
Tales of Cloth Copycat close

Tales of Cloth Copycat close w tagLast weekend, Kevin and I backpacked to a ridge near Timberline Lodge and spent the night.

Kevin Ann Morning PlayAnd on the way home, we swung by Alberta St. to check out the Decemberist’s album cover on a building.  Pretty cool?

The Decemberists

12 Zippers and Fabric

April 21, 2015

Last night was the Westside Quilters Guild Brown Bag Extravaganza.  Sandi does an amazing job making one person’s “trash” into another’s “treasure”.  I was to be a greeter, but a block from the meeting, on a super busy Main Street, three cars from the light at 5:55pm, my full size van ran out of gas.  Two police officers, lots of honks and a tow truck delivery of gas later, I was on my way, but late.  I did put $60 of gas in it today.

So, this is what I came home with and I’m pleased.  12 zippers from the “ticket and take-it” and 3.25 yards of fabric from the brown bag part of the evening ~~ all for $10.

WQG Brown Bag 2015

Yesterday, I cut lilacs for my dining room table.Lilacs

Pantone Quilt Challenge: “Walter’s Wiggles”

April 17, 2015

I have to admit that this year’s color, marsala, is probably my least favorite of all colors.  My goal was to participate in the challenge and use fabric close to the paint swatch suggestions.  Looing at my quilt, I’m happy that I paired it with Kona’s Sky Blue.  The design straight from Terry Atkinson’s book, Graphic Mix.  It finishes at 58″ x 73″ and is quilted with my “seer sucker” quilting (three tight straight lines, space, three tight straight lines, etc.) using a dusty rose thread.

Pantone Quilt 2015 Horsethief Butte

Horsethief Butte, Columbia Hills State Park, Washington

The poka dot on the top left and the text on the bottom right are the two fabrics I purchased to match and everything else is from my stash.  I used an Anna Maria Horner fabric for the back and the binding is a Tula Pink cut on the bias.  Sorry gals, who would have known your newer lines of fabric match so perfect!!??

Pantone 2015 close

Pantone Quilt 2015 Columbia Hills State Park Washington

Columbia Hills State Park, Washington

Pantone Quilt 2015 Gorge Viewpoint

Columbia River Gorge looking east

Late last month, we headed to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival for a photo shoot.  There was a mass of humanity there.

Pantone quilt wooden shoe tulip festival 2015My daughter notices things matching, and spotted the wooden shoe in the exact Pantone Marsala color.  No idea who the people are in the background, but since kids were waiting to get on the shoe, we had to snap a photo quick.

Pantone 2015 Tulip Festival

Pantone Quilt 2015I’m naming the quilt, “Walter’s Wiggles” after a trail in Zion National Park on the way up to Angel’s Landing.

wigglesHere is our son, Andrew hiking it when he had just turned seven years old.  No idea where the other two kids are.

Walter's Wiggles hikeThank you Play Crafts and On the Windy Side for this challenge, all the vendors supplying prizes and each quiltmaker who accepted the challenge!

And Yet Another Pillow

April 16, 2015

This pillow is for the Westside Quilter’s Guild Brown Bag Extravaganza on Monday.  The pattern is from Sarah Fielke’s book, “Little Quilts“.

Little Things Pillow

Little Things Pillow unfinished

Last weekend, Kevin and I hiked in the Columbia Hills State Park in the Dalles, Wa.  First, we saw petroglyphs that had been moved when the dam was built and the area flooded.Petroglyph 01

Then we hiked seven miles around the Crawford Ranch.  The barbed wire was a great find for a photo shoot of my newest doll quilt.  Thanks to Andover Fabrics (Adam) for the charm pack and the Oregon State Fair for the peppered cotton.

Quilt Barb Wire

Farm View

Keivn has been wanting to locate this car for some photos.Old Car 01

Horsethief Butte ~~ a great rock climbing area.

Horsethief butte pano

More Pillows for the Benefit Tea

April 11, 2015

I completed two pillows from OhFransson’s Hedgehog pattern and one LOVE pillow from Sam’s book that matches last week’s black/white quilts.  Diane made the quilt, so I only quilted it.  I know the tea will be a wonderful event and hopefully raise a lot of money for newborn Molly’s health costs.Pillows for Molly

Sarah’s Christmas Quilt is Finally at her Home!!!

April 6, 2015

I named this quilt, “Fractured:  Advent to Lent” because it was to be a Christmas gift and I finished it on the drive home from Sew Day yesterday and Sarah got it today, Easter.  It’s 84″ x 92″  Material Obsession’s Red Centre is the pattern, although mine is different from the pattern.

Sarah Quilt Front

Here is the back.

Sarah Quilt Back

Sarah Quilt Closeup

Happy Easter!  This is a photo my husband took of our church last night.

Easter Vigil Mass 2015 watermark

The Passion in Shute Park

April 4, 2015

A group from church presented “The Passion of Christ” today in a local park.  After a short piece on stage, we followed along as the group moved to each new Station and then back to the stage.  It was in Spanish, but we knew the plot.  I texted my daughter that we were at Shute Park and my four-year old daycare girl was scared.  Sarah replied back, “She should be.  Someone is about to be crucified.”

Who to set free

The crowd moving along.  My friend, Jean, is walking with the tan poncho.  A woman in Chile spun, wove and made it for her husband when they were missionaries there some 30 years ago.



Two Auction Quilts and a Pillow

March 26, 2015

Diane made the tops and backs and I quilted these fabulous quilts.   They will be used at a tea benefiting a little baby girl born with a severe issue.  The pillow is a bonus.  I’m still working on quilting the third quilt and making a pillow or two more.Diane Auction

Doll Quilt and Forest Park Hike

March 22, 2015

I finished a little doll quilt and we took it on a hike in Forest Park today.  It measaures 15″ x 24″ and uses nearly the last of Moda’s “Circa 1934″ line that I used in two full size quilts.  I quilted it with my “seersucker” quilting (three lines close together, then a large gap and three more lines together ~~ repeat over and over).

Quilt by Wildwood Trail

Circa 1934 Doll Quilt

Circa 1934 doll quilt back

Circa 1934 Doll Quilt front and backHere are some photos of our early morning hike in Forest Park on the Wildwood Trail.

Ferns on trees Wildwood Trail

Mossy Tree Wildwood TrailWe didn’t actually drink beer this morning, but brought it for a photo opportunity.Rise Up Mud

Trillium on Wildwood Trail

Swag Wildwood TrailEach month Westside Quilters Guild hangs a quilt in the North Plains Library and this month I’m the lucky one to have a quilt hanging.  It’s “Swoon” by Thimbleblossoms.  This library hosts a lot of Douglas Fir.  Even the gutters are wood!  Read about it here.



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