Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Stars and Dresses

We are shorthanded at our business and I'm having to fill in. Boy this is really cutting into my sewing time!! LOL I'm hoping for a new employee soon. I see a lot of help wanted signs, but unemployment numbers are still up. Do people not want to work? 

 Later turkey reds, I think.  This is an old print.
 More dresses received! Thank you Ruth and Barb,  
 Sharon and Nancy.  (If you see your dress and I have not acknowledged you, kindly let me know. I've lost my paper with last weeks names)
This is a tall suitcase almost full! I am going to put them in space bags but not until a few days before I leave .

Thank you all! Love to you on a lovely fall feeling kind of day.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Quiltworks Exhibit

Unfortunately I haven't made it to a First Friday event at Quiltworks all summer. But I asked Randy if we could meet here before lunch because I wanted to see the quilts.  Ruth Golden Ingham, talented quilter from Black Butte Ranch, was the featured quilter. She lived in Saudi Arabia for 16 years and has traveled extensively. The quilts she shred here are all inspired by those travels.

 This one was inspired by a fire that came very close to her home a few years ago.
The group exhibit was from the Redding Sew-ciety guild from CA.  depicting CA state parks. The quilts are nothing short of amazing and I didn't mind seeing them again. (I saw them at a quilt show in Portland previously) 

These are just a small sampling of quilts from the exhibit. If you are ever in Bend I'd encourage you to stop by and check out the quilts on display at Quiltworks.

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, August 28, 2015

House Party

I know the setting I'd like these to be, but I do not have a pattern. I sashed them first with 1 1/2" strips. Then I needed to add the tan to the top of some blocks in a row to make them even with the taller blocks. (each row is not the same height, though) 

 Then I needed to add to the sides to make them the same length, then I added borders to the top, bottom and sides.
I just noticed that this black strip is supposed to go all the way across the top. 
Here's the model I am using. i had a blast taking a class from Tonye and making the houses, but she only had a photo, no directions, so I'm winging it.
Here's my top roof part. It almost seems easier to applique this block down.
A few weeks ago you saw a pile of fabrics I was choosing from for the fall quiltalong. Well, this is what I chose. Very amoeba-ish. I love it! It is more of a golden cheddar than true cheddar. Will you be ready to start in 2 weeks?

Instagram feed for the week. The photo of my mom and her friend at the Luau party was text to me from the workers while I was on my way to go camping. She was having fun.

Have an excellent weekend.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Stars and Dresses

Just in time for today's Stars in a Time Warp. 
 The fabric is a bit washed out in the photo but I was going for the dun color in the light. Faded synthetic dyes was last weeks. Looks like trailing vines too!
 Adorable dresses in a row.....
    Thank you Synthia, Carline, Martha.......
Betsy and Joan! The dresses are amazing and will make some little girls happy. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you to those who have sent money as well. It is all going to help the poor of the poor! Please don't feel any pressure to send money when you send dresses though.

I've been under tremendous stresses with my mom's situation. Hospice was a nightmare and after 6 weeks of ineptitude I was able to change to a different hospice. I leave for France and the European Patchwork in Alsace in 17 days and didn't want to be fretting and worrying about her care the whole time. I still may worry a bit but not as much. Thank you all for your kind and encouraging words.

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, August 24, 2015

A Simple Monday Post

After the little doll quilt swap this spring, Wendy, The Constant Quilter, sent me a cute little kit to make this quilt, similar to the one she made her swap partner.

 I finished the binding while out camping and thought I'd do a photo shoot. My kids were giving me a hard time about it!

It's a humble little quilt, but I love it!
What a great center!! Thank you Wendy!



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