Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Buggy Barn Convoy

Jennifer does it again with this  cute Buggy Barn Quilt. I love the colors she uses.

I really tried to vary the quilting. Pebbles, swirls & geometric. 

Finally starting to feel human again. Whatever that bug was that I got, well it was a bad one. Don't let it get you!

Quilts are calling. Be back soon.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Quiet On The Home Front

Sorry it's been so quiet here. I didn't run fast enough & a nasty  flu bug caught me last weekend. I think(cross your  fingers) that I'm finally on the mend. It sure was a quick start to a weight loss program!

This beauty is from Lynn. I think it was a block of the month from a local quilt store. Leaves & I get along well & it seemed like the perfect way to fill the big open spaces.

She did beautiful machine embroidery between the blocks.

If you want to see it in person head out the the Stanwood-Camano Fair next weekend. 

Don't forget about Quilts on the Beach tomorrow. This retro World's Fair quilt will be available through silent auction.

Here's a link to my previous post. I'll be sure & take my camera so you don't miss out on the fun.

Be back soon. 


 If you 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Camano Sunset

It was such a beautiful evening I just had to go to the park & watch the sunset. I was hoping for a few clouds & a little more color. Took the first one as soon as I got out of the car.

The very last peek a few minutes later.

I see this bunny often. I'm usually not fast enough to get his picture.

One of the many "Flintstone " forts.

If you go be prepared to be carried away by the mosquitos. They were awful!

I have been quilting away this week. I'll have a big one to show you soon.

Keeping my fingers crossed for no more thunderstorms. The last 2 days have been crazy!


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Save The Date- Quilts on the Beach

Quilts on the Beach #3

The Cama Beach Quilters will hold their third open-air quilt show on the beach at Cama Beach State Park at 1880 S. West Camano Drive. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, rain or shine.  This year’s show will feature a new group of 50 of the more than 160 quilts the group has made since 2002 for the cabins at the park.  In addition to the bed-size quilts, most of which will be for sale, there will be a number of small quilts made by group members.  Proceeds from these sales will be used to professionally quilt the new bed-size tops that have been made by the group in the past year.  Another new feature this year will be a “studio sale” of quilt-related items and cookbooks in the Cama Center.  Also in the Cama Center there will be quilt-related activities for all ages, including some sewing of quilt blocks, flower pounding, and a bed-turning of antique quilts.  The Cama CafĂ© will also be open during the show for brunch or lunch.  This year’s queen-size raffle quilt, Cama Beach Stars, will be shown and tickets will be available.  All proceeds from this quilt will be used by the Cama Beach Foundation to support educational activities in the Camano state parks.  The show and other events are free, but a Discover Pass (available at the Cama Welcome Center) is required for parking.  Shuttles will be available between the parking lots and the beach.  If you have questions, call Pam at 360-387-4550.

This has been a great show. Car pool with someone. You can always park here, Camano Island Coffee Roasters , or Del Fox (great place to grab a bbq something for lunch). They are both at Terry's Corner, go right at the first stop light on Camano Island. 

Outside to enjoy the sunshine today for me. How about you?


Monday, July 2, 2012

Still Here

So where does the time go? You'll see at the end of this post.
First up is a cute Christmas Quilt from Betz. 
All the unquilted cream half square triangles are 3d & can be flipped back to make an arch. Had to be careful moving the machine back across the quilt. Just a little bit of holly for that Christmas flair.

This is the annual Spee-ba-da 4th of July raffle quilt. I've done a few for them. Really like how whimsical this one is & appreciate the challenges of piecing blocks from 20 different people. The person who put it all together did a great job. They gave me the pattern with the quilting designs as a jumping off point for the quilting.

Kim & Jennifer brought me this cute circus quilt. Wouldn't you love to get this for a baby quilt?

The picture really shows the quilting.

Here's the reason it's been quiet on blogland lately. The Little Misters are on vacation & staying at Nana's house. We went to Leavenworth one night & down to Cama Beach the next night.  Trust me they are hardly ever this still, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.

The Stanwood -Camano Hero Quilters will be at the Floyd in Stanwood on the 4th with 30 or so American Hero Quilts. We'll be there from 9:30-2.

Better hit the sack. The boys are early risers!

Nana Sharon