Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Late Bloomers & Happy Chickens

Where does the time go? It keeps marching on! 

Susan made this first quilt. The pattern is "Late Bloomers" by Kim Diehl. If you want to make your own go here. I used some of the ideas from the original quilt & went from there.

Love a leaf wreath.

Aren't these flowers happy?

I treated some of the patchwork areas as one big square.

Sharon, Susan's sister, made this happy appliqué chicken quilt. The border quilting was inspired by a Sue Patten design. I used Signature Orange Craze variegated  thread. She asked for minimal quilting in the chickens, so each wing has a simple design.

If you've visited here before you know I love going to the beach at Camano Island State Park.

It was nice to see a long shadow.

I hope you all have a great week. It's going to be sunny here this weekend. Flower shopping on Friday, long arm quilting friends on Saturday & lunch with my Aunt & cousin on Sunday.

Be back soon!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Catch Up

I can't believe how time flies. This first quilt is from Mary Jayne. It's a Roxanne Carter pattern, 
Dream Keeper. I used Feathered Curls on it.

A lucky great niece/nephew will be getting this 30's quilt from Jean. I had to think for awhile to come up with the letters & numbers for the white spaces. Can we say Love the scalloped border?

TA DA! I finally quilted up one of my Quick Curve Ruler quilts, Urban Birthday. Jenny has used the double line quilting & I decided to give it a try.

I thought the flange binding was perfect for this quilt. And quick. Sewn on by machine.

Used my leftover blocks on the back.

Better get going. More quilts calling. I've been working on my Tula Pink Butterfly quilt. I'll post some pictures when I get more sections done.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Gardener's Alphabet

This is my favorite quilt so far this year. Dianne made this beauty in a class at The Quiltmaker's Shoppe in Arlington WA with Cathy Callan. A Gardener's Alphabet pattern can be found here or at many of your favorite quilt shops.
Let the show begin!

Best way to see the border quilting is from the back.

Dianne said this quilt took her a year to make & that she embroidered a part of it almost every day. Truly a labor of love. And she's keeping it to enjoy!

This was last night's sunset. The clouds were amazing. I think I'll go again tonight. The frogs are singing for Spring!

More quilts calling. I do have more to show you. The Hero Quilters meet on Saturday too. 
Just have to remember my camera!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Did You Look?

Hope you remembered to look this week. You never know what you will see.
A beach walk on a warm winter night.

I think this was someones bulkhead. Love the color.

Not a lot of color, but great reflection.

I scoured the flower beds for some color. So anxious for Spring here.

Note to self. Have your glasses on when taking pictures. I accidentally erased a camera card before I got the latest quilt pics on the computer. It was similar to this quilt, Bitsy Buttons & Friends. Guess I'll have to wait for another quilt to get done.

Feeling rested after my trip to Nanaland. Hope all is well in your world too.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Modern & Pretty

Customer Jennifer made both of these lovely quilts. The first one is modern & to the moon & back out of her box. Love it when quilters go for it! The quilt is pieced in the triangle sections so it seemed natural to highlight them.


This quilt has quite a story. She worked on the Grandmother's Flower Garden pieces & wasn't quite sure what to do with them. What she did is wonderful. She treated them as a whole cloth and appliqued them onto a background adding the beautiful applique around the outside edge.

I think she was going to scallop the outside edge so I did an allover feathery design. 
 I really like how it came out.

Love when a back sings.
Nanaland has been way too busy. D has been sick. He has a slight case of pneumonia. Envision wrestling a resistant 2 year old around twice a day to give him, not one, but 2 different inhalers.
Not fun for anyone.
Thank goodness he's getting better.
Tomorrow I say goodbye to the 70 degree weather & head home. Hopefully it will have warmed up a bit by the time I get home.
Have a great week & I'll be back soon.
Nana Sharon

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sailboats & More-Do You Feel Lucky?

Do You Feel Lucky? 
 Keepsake Quilting has the contest for you. 
Easy to enter. Just click on the link. 
You Could win Fabric For Life. Woohoo!

Phyllis' great quilt for a new baby. So Sweet.
Sailor's Fantasy quilt by Betz. Don't you love this one?
I had a lot of fun with the border on this one.

I'm in Nanaland right now. 60 degree weather is wonderful.
I haven't gotten into too much trouble yet.
Going to bed very early though.
The Little Misters are up & running by 6.
 Happy Nana Sharon