Saturday, August 31, 2013
I was luck to win a charm pack of 24 10" squares from Lila Tueller that designed the "Priscilla" fabric for Riley Blake. I decided to make a "Priscilla" quilt by adapting a pattern from Fons and Porter Quilting Quickly called Easy Breezy Beautiful. I used Anne Bright design called Alex and Superior Thread Tiny Tuts. I love the "Priscilla" fabric and have brought more online since I can't find in our quilt stores. Here are pictures of my quilt.
Monday, August 26, 2013
The Oregon State Fair started on August 23- Sept 2. I have been working with the quilting committee which consisted of 6 quilters from the Mid Valley Quilt Guild since Nov. We meet with State Fair organizers for Creative Living to establish the Quilt Walk again. The fair last year was run into the ground due to budget cuts. This year after hard work the Quilt Walk is back and about 200 quilts entered to the fair. Here are a few pictures of the Oregon State Fair 2013:
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I finished my 1st King size quilt for my friend, Paige. She made it as a wedding quilt for her daughter and son-in-law. It was a challenge to do that big of a quilt, piecing of the quilt and material. I had looked thru Anne Bright designs and found 2 that I liked. One of them was Alex which I liked and showed it to Paige. She loved it. I used Superior thread King Tut Sandstorm. The quilt turned out beautiful with this design on it. I posted a few pictures of the quilt. I wanted to take pictures outside but the quilt was to heavy.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Last week I finished Paige's Cowboy Quilt which she giving to her husband, Lee. I used an Open Meander with Superior Thread King Tut Sandstorm. It turned out great with her pattern called Rail Fence by Karla Alexander. Here are a few pictures of the quilt.
It is hard to believe that this is the first weekend in August. Last weekend, I had my college girlfriend come for a 3 day visit. She went to Angelo State University with me from 1972-1974. Her name is Jan and her husband, Darrell and son Travis are from Houston. This was the first time for them to visit Oregon and Washington. They were here a week and used Portland as the home base. They came to our house on Fri-Sun. I have stayed with them when I went to Houston after the Quilt Show in 2008 and 2011. This was the first time to meet Wayne. We had a great time showing them the coast last Sat. We drove over to Lincoln City, Depoe Bay and Newport. It was a perfect day with sunny skies and temp in the 60's. Here are a few pictures of their visit with us.