Monday, May 18, 2015

Winner! Peace By Piece


I started this quilt, Tula Pink's Butterfly, with Kristi Willard. We both wanted to make one.
We met once a month & worked on blocks. Pam & Kay cleaned out their fabric stashes & gave be a big bag of great blues, greens, & purples. Thank you quilting friends. A great start!

I goofed up on the first set of blocks. Check out the big picture of the quilt &
 see if you can see what I did.

Not just the first one, but several. A little "reverse sewing" was in my future.


More blocks. The colors are not traditional, like me.


Somewhere in the middle of making this quilt the OSO landslide happened. So many loved ones missing. So I threw myself into piecing this quilt. Thus the name Peace by Piece.


Sections coming together.



Finally together.



Now for the quilting. so it can be hung in our Camano Island Quilters quilt show.

 





Surprise, a blue ribbon! 


A very happy quilter.


A very special Thank You to my family & friends for your support.

Two of my customer's quilts also got ribbons. On was Best of Show, the viewer's choice favorite. I'll do a post & show you them soon.

I am almost done with the stupid cold/cough. The doctor said to expect the cough to last 2 months, great.

Have a great week. It's sunny here in western WA.
Be back soon.
Sharon




Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rising From The Sick Bed

Where did April go? I coughed up a lung & had no or little voice. Thankfully my voice is mostly back.
Here are some of the quilts I have been having fun with.

Jonne wanted something with medium quilting. I like how this one came out.


Norada made this Kaffe beauty. Danced with swirly leaf curls. 



JoAnne's daughter made this "Follow Your Dreams" quilt. You can't go wrong with leaves. 



Tammy made this cute Seahawk quilt for a Para-educator at her school. 
Complete with student signatures. 



Sally's SIL Doris helped her decide to buy this lovely set of Dresden Plate blocks. She did a great job of sashing them together for this quilt. A traditional baptist fan worked out great and some one's Grandma in heaven is happy these blocks were rescued.



Believe it or not, lots more quilts to show you.

Countdown to a Little Mister visit this weekend. Miss J & Sam are celebrating their 11 year wedding anniversary. The boys are hoping for some beach time. 
Keeping my fingers crossed the weather cooperates.   

Be back sooner than last time!
Sharon

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Long Time, No Blog

So where does the time go? If you find out let me know. I'll try & do better.

This first quilt was made by Linda for her granddaughter Katherine. Katherine obviously likes sunflowers.

I outlined the sunflowers & did e's & l's in the brown sashing.


It was easier to see on the back.


Sandy is a prolific quilter. The next 2 quilts are Sandy's. 
 Had fun quilting this one.



Yum, minkee back.


Words, butterflies & dragonflies & hearts.



This was one of the BIG quilts. JoAnne's daughter made this one. 



Norada made this cute baby quilt.


The back was cute too.


Be back soon.
Sharon

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Thanks For Double Love

I got a nice surprise in the mail today. Thank you Secret Pal. I hope you know how much it means to me to get nice surprises. And ice cream, yum.

I got a nice bouquet. I think it's from Mr. S. "You are awesome & deserve to have a great day." No signature or who it's from. Must be him. Hope it's him.
*Confirmed, it was him!


Thanks for the love!
Sharon

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

December Quilting Part 2

Where does the time go? December was a busy month for me. January proved to be challenging. The mother board on my Gammill went out! 1 week without her was torture! Thanks to Kristi Willard for letting me use her machine for a couple days so I didn't get too far behind.

Back to December finishes. Elaine made this cute tree panel quilt.

Peggy made this cross quilt as a gift for a friend. 





This is Dawn's BIG Irish Chain. 


Leaves always work.


Filling on big borders can be a challenge. Using the piecing as my guide made it much easier.


Jessie made this super cute Owl quilt using Sarah's pattern. Very happy, bright colors.




I've always spend time at the beach near my house. It's a great place to unwind.
Here's what you are missing.

I watched these 2 play forever. They even came up underneath the dock & had a little snack.
Don't forget to take time to look. 

Be back soon.
Sharon

Monday, January 19, 2015

December Quilts Part 1

Jennifer made this modern baby quilt. Some straight line quilting was perfect.

Cindy made this cute baby quilt using some Hungry Caterpillar fabric. 


Dawn made this pretty Shakespeare in the Park quilt. Her daughter is the lucky one.


Minke backs can pull through to the front. So dark I used dark thread on the light fabrics.



This is Mary Cee's Asian panel quilt. 






Some lucky person in Mary K's family got these quilts for Christmas.


The full moon at the beginning of December put on quite a show. Took this picture on one of my sunset walks at Camano Island State Park.


Busy quilting here. More soon.
Sharon