Sunday, February 21, 2016

Something New for Me

Appliqué! I've never done it, but want to try it.

I've prepared some orange peels to sew while on a trip to sunshine. I'll be relaxing in Palm Springs for a week, so I'll take these along.

They may come home in the same condition as now, but who knows?

I used a method you can find here:

Stitching in sunshine sounds good. Especially since we have had the wettest 2 months EVER here in the Pacific Northwest!



Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Happy Progress

This latest quilt is basted. I crawled around on the floor to get it done. My least favorite part of the quilting process. . . .

But these knee pads made it much more comfortable.

I like the colors, with all the shades of white adding a bit of sparkle.

The back uses a sheet with sea gulls from The Company Store that I got on sale a while ago. Sea gulls and initials of the happy couple . . M + ME.


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Economy Blocks

A special wedding is coming up; my sisters in laws are making their long term relationship legal! They have been together 35 years, had a ceremony in another state when it was legal there, then had it rejected when outlawed. Our state has said yes to gay marriage by vote, so now they will have another wedding.

Whew! Hard stuff. M and ME have been a big part of my family, so a wedding quilt is in order.

Here's the start. I'm liking the colors. I seem to do a lot of turquoise, my stash is full of it. I'm adding a dark green, yellow gold and reds. The colors come from a kale print from Kaffe Fassett.

Top is finished, so I'll make a pieced back, then "quilt as desired!"

Linking up with CrazyMomQuilts for Finish it Up Friday.



Saturday, February 6, 2016

Library Quilt Display

Last Monday my granddaughter and I set up the display in our local library featuring quilts. I didn't think I had enough for the large cabinet, but I was wrong! I tried to color coordinate the different window areas.

A few large quilts folded, some unfinished blocks, place mats, wall hangings, table runner, quilted apron, pot holder, and a pillow. We added quilting books to connect it to the library. I'm happy that I volunteered to do this.

As I was photographing this morning, I watched and noticed that pretty much no one looked at the display! Oh well, what can you do? You can lead a horse to quilts, but you can't make them see.