Monday, July 21, 2014

A Happy Girl

 We had an amazing sunset last Sunday night when I got home from Sisters.  However, the sun sets behind Tims' house so we rarely enjoy them.  On this particular night, the sunset was reflecting off the clouds and mountains, the water was painted with amazing colors, and we sat on the bench, mesmerized by Mother Nature at her finest.  I hope you have enjoyed some of what the outdoors has to offer in your area this summer.

Birch Bay, WA with Mt Baker in the distance.












It was the perfect night for Tim to give me this.  *VBG*  It was his mothers and we had it reset for me.

We have set a date, Sept 21, 2043  That will be when my 30 year mortgage runs out on him.  :-)

I couldn't be happier!

Sharon

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Why Not........WhatNots

Kim Diehl has a wonderful line of fabrics out called Vintage Farmhouse.  With this collection comes 6 fabulous little quilt patterns, released each month, called What Nots.

My LQS, Fabric Etc is kitting up each of these little quilts so if you want to join in the fun, just give them a call and Carol will be happy to add you to the list.  If you are living in the Bellingham, WA area, then you can partake in a free demo the first Sat of the month starting in September, all part of the What Nots.  Each month I will showcase a method that I used to piece that particular quilt.  Kim also is including recipes, tips and tricks.

Here is the first one, called Meandering, and it contains every print in the collection.  I'm still hand quilting it, but it is very cute.  Disregard the orange basting threads while I do the quilting. Using YLI 003 brown to quilt this one.

 There will be a variety of tops, but all will be small.  I think the biggest one is 24 x24 so very doable in a month.  Join in the fun, I'll be posting along the way.

Sharon

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sisters, Final Chapter

Here is the last of my Sisters photos. I hope you have enjoyed the show.







 WAY too cute!

 Loved these wedge quilts.


 Very interesting piece.  The lime background was striking.





 One of my favorites of the whole show.  With 1401 quilts on display, its amazing how some just stand out and sing to me.


 Vintage quilts, would have loved to see this spread out.  The pink is fabulous with the blue and white.


 Me and Lori from Humble Quilts.  We met up in NYC and now in Sisters. 


 Lori, Claire and Randy.


 Cow quilts.  Thought this was a fun section.




 Vintage quilts............ No I didn't buy one.






That's all folks,
Sharon

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sisters - Part 3




This was very cute.  I liked the stars falling from the sky and in the trees


Maker of this next piece was from New Zealand.  Hand appliqued.




This one was inspired by two MQG challenges, the Ohio star was stamped on this fabric.


A lot of open space for quilting on this one, I did like the colors the maker used for the stars. 




A couple of street shots....



This one was really striking, I had to walk over to it, the colors just drew me in. 


Inside City Hall,


One orange block, and a TON of matchstick quilting on this piece.


This was one of the best displays, the house and gardens were the perfect setting for these quilts.


A wonderful showcase of western fabrics.  Loved all the FG on this piece.


I hope you are enjoying my view of Sisters Quilt show.  Next year is their 40th show, is it in your travel plans?

Sharon