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.
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).
Each 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.
When my mom passed away a few years ago, a friend gave me a gift certificate to Boersma’s. They carried a line by Moda titled, “Circa 1934” ~~ the year both my parents were born. Meanwhile, my dad wanted a new quilt, so I used a bunch of the fabric to make this for him.
I used Sam Hunter’s paper pieced numbers and a strip of the selvage on the back.
I had a two pretty significant rusty oil spots from my longarm on the front. In an attempt to remove them, some of the black backing was staining on the front, so wish me luck as I attempt to rid the quilt of the stains! Luckily, my machine is at Boersma’s getting a tune up and “oil check”.
For our 29th wedding anniversary, Kevin and I did a 16 mile backpack with a 3,300′ elevation gain. We camped on a knoll at 6,200′ with Mt. Hood as our backdrop. Here is our tent with the moon yesterday morning.I packed up this cake and wine.
I was asked to make two pillows to match an 8′ foo foo tee pee for an auction at the school where all three of our children attended from kindergarden through eigthth grade. Using the fabric swatch provided by the procurement chair, I came up with these 20″ square pillows. This is the first time I used down pillow forms from IKEA ~~ that was an experience in itself.
In an attempt to maximize our Washington State Discovery Pass that expires soon, we chose a destination that we hadn’t hiked that required this pass. In addition to the view of the Columbia River, we saw Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood. We finished with over nine miles.
Looking back the trail we just hiked towards Mt. Hood. The man climbing up behind us was the only person we saw until the junction a mile back. Then it was later in the morning and there were lots of hikers out.
That is me in the distance hiking up the ridge.
My niece turned 30 yesterday. Since her room is shades of grey, my sister suggested that I make a runner for a dresser. Getting the measurements from her sister and roommate proved to be a bit of a challenge. After hanging up from a conversation where she was heading into the house to measure, I waited quite a while. Trying to jar her memory, I text, “Are you still looing for a ruler?” She responded, “I had to download an app! How sad is that? It’s roughly 44 x 18.”
My process for making this was to cut 30 pieces of grey fabric at different lengths by 1.75″ I cut several strips of white WOF at 1.75″. For each piece of grey, I cut whatever length would equal 20″ of the white and then split it unevenly. I arranged them, added one extra 3″ x 20″ length at each side, sewed them together, then trimmed to 18″ x 43″. I used my “go to” straight line quilting with grey thread.
Once again, Quiltcon was a lot of great energy in Austin! I have been lucky to go twice for a day each time. There are so many photos of the quilts on the Internet and Instagram, check here.
A highlight was meeting Alison Glass and getting a photo with her. I sat in on one of her demos and enjoyed listening and practicing stitches.
Here is the Best of Show winner, Kathy York. I didn’t take the photo, but think it’s fabulous!
Here is the Hillsboro carpool group (well, Jessica moved away) that made it to Austin.
Burger Fi has “farm to tray” with handmade buns.
Today, I began cutting and sewing my Pantone quilt. Look how good that old, old Ginny Beyer fabric looks with the Marcala color. Yuck!
And the maps Kevin ordered while I was gone came in ~~ with a free pen. We have until March 15th to figure out a plan because that’s the first day we can request a permit.
At NW Quilt Expo back in September, I purchased a kit from Violet Craft for her Flying Falcons quilt. What a deal because there was enough to make two quilts other than about four fabrics that were duplicated and the background. I wanted to use something other than white, so Violet suggested using Michael Miller’s Cotton Couture “Toffee” for the background and I did and like it. They finish at 60″ square and the white one is a gift to my friend and former running partner who I’ll be staying with in Austin this weekend.
I also squeeked out nine potholders to give as gifts to my aunt and cousins who I’ll be visiting.