Sunday, July 17, 2016

Missing Quilter

I have quilted several quilts for Kathi O this past year. All hand pieced, all using a border print to make a secondary design for the blocks. This one was 100" x 100"!  





This one looks so much different in the picture than it did in person. Lots of "quilting opportunities" in the blue spaces. it's hard to see but I tried to follow some of the lines in the kaleidoscope blocks. 
They definitely challenge me.











Sunsets this summer are wonderful. This was taken looking North from our deck. Love when the color wraps around us.


Busy here with the usual. Gardening, quilting & The Little Misters.

Hope you are having a great summer!
Sharon


Monday, April 18, 2016

Vintage Spin-The tale of 2 Quilts

It isn't very often that I quilt 2 of the same quilt in one week.

Sheila & Barbara made these beautiful Vintage Spin quilts.


Sheila wanted custom quilting.



The minkee back is perfect.


Barbara had me do a panto, Pretty Paisley by Beany Girl Quilts.



We are enjoying record high temperatures here in the PNW. My lilac is almost done blooming & the lily of the valley are starting to pop. Very early for both.

Guess I'd better go enjoy the sunshine. 
Hope all is well in your corner of the world.

Sharon

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Archives


Found this draft of a post from last summer. Oops!

This lone star is amazing. Will credit the maker as soon as I can remember their name.
It was very fun to quilt. Loved the colors!




This was the Spee-bi-dah summer raffle quilt. I used camel Signature thread & the Flurry snowflake panel.



We've had crazy weather here. Thursday & Sunday brought back to back wind storms with 66 mph gusts.  Not fun.

Mother Nature extended the gravel beach area to include part of the normally grassy walking path at Camano Island State Park.


There's driftwood logs everywhere. At one point I suspect there were even floating picnic tables. This picture was taken looking south. You can see Hat Island between the tips of 
Whidbey & Camano Islands.


Our back yard looks like a war zone from all the blown down branches.
Here's hoping March "goes out like a lamb."

Sharon


Sunday, February 21, 2016

The T-shirt Quilts

It's' been the year of the t-shirt quilt around here. Either quilting them or making them. I've already shown you one here.
My friend Sally made this for her daughter Sara. Isn't it great?



I like doing quilting something different in each block.







My niece Kendall gave me some of her favorite t-shirts to work with.


I've been having a lot of fun with backs of quilts. Had to put a couple of her extra t-shirts on the back!



I think she liked it.


This morning's sunrise was incredible. 360 degrees of color.


Clouds at sunset from last week at Camano Island State Park.


Little Misters & the beach.


Mom's snowbells. ( I took some bulbs from the house in Granite when Dad sold it).


Winter is flying by. Waiting for Spring!

Sharon





Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Custom for Jennifer

Jennifer sent me these 2 quilts that had lots of wide open spaces or "quilting opportunities" as I like to call them.


To help break it up I quilted circles around the little stars.





This Lone Star was a UFO that had been in her to do stack for awhile. It was a "divide & conquer" kind of quilt.


I love quilting leaves & this quilt gave me plenty of opportunities to leaf away.







Taking time to do my 2 favorite things. 

Enjoy time with The Little Misters at , in D's words, "the Camano Ocean."
No, that's not snow on the logs it's ice.

Sunrise & sunset are always a joy in my little corner of the world. I'm not always up to see the sunrise. Here's one from October that reminds me I am living a very blessed life. The Cascade mountain range is a perfect backdrop!



Be back soon.
Sharon