Archive for October, 2014

PDX Carpet Quilt at PDX

October 28, 2014

Last month, our PMQG president traveled and facebooked about the PDX carpet’s popularity.  Immediately, I got to work creating a quilt.  It’s not a copyright infringement since I inadvertently added an extra blue square.  At the last meeting, I gave Mary Anne one (binding not complete) and the other I finished for a photo session at midnight when I retrieved my daughter from the airport.  Both measure 43″ x 46″ and are quilted with straight lines.

PDX Quilt w sign

PDX Quilt back

PDX Quilt by feet

PDX Quilt with me

Here is a link to the history of the PDX carpet.

Houndstooth or Bat Quilt Finished

October 26, 2014

My daughter spotted this quilt and asked me to make it for her sister-in-law’s birthday.  She and her husband chose the fabric and I got to work.  It finishes at 65″ x 86″ and is quilted with a bat pantograph.  Melissa is a big Batman fan.

Melissa Bat

Melissa Bat back

I machine bound the binding and this is something I haven’t done in many years.  It turned out ok, but I sure like the look of hand stitching better.

Melissa Bat close

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!


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.