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.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016


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."


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!


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.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The T-shirt Quilt Summer

I'm still here. Not sure where the time goes. How about you?

I made 3 t-shirt quilts over the summer. I'll post about the other 2 later.

This one is Regan's. He has played baseball forever & his Mom, Ginger, saved all his jerseys & t-shirts from the beginning. Ginger was my neighbor in my previous Mrs. S life. The best neighbor you could ask for & funny. Her Thanksgiving turkey tried out for the Olympics one year. It did a full gainer as it came out of the oven.

I quilted something different in each square. It was fun to do.

I did this on the back of quilts I made for The Little Misters & like the personal touch it gives a quilt.

Here they are Ginger & Regan. 

I'm going to try & make appearances here more often. Life's been a bit of a roller coaster ride. I feel like I'm on the merry-go-round now, which is a good thing.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Lynn's Sampler, El's Kitchen

Lynn made this beautiful Eleanor Burns quilt, Quilts from El's Kitchen. It was so much fun to quilt. There will be buttons at the center of each of the flowers in the basket & on the borders. Something different in each block & a scalloped border.

It's been a busy summer here. A couple Little Mister visits.
Beach time.

Cama Beach craft time.

My Jurassic veggie containers.

Have lost track of how many times this yumminess has happened. So good.

I apologize for being the "absent blogger".
Looking forward to getting back on track.

See you soon.