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Enjoy your stay under the variable skies of Eastern Washington and watch the seasons change, from planting to harvest here on the farm...be sure to wrap up in a quilt during the winter, it's cold!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

As I pause in my preparations for Thanksgiving, I want to take a minute and wish you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving, filled with family, friends, food, and love!  Four of our kids plus one husband, one fiance and one girlfriend are joining us tomorrow for Thanksgiving.  We will all be heading to my husband's Aunt and Uncle's for our big family dinner.  There are usually between 30 and 40 people...I'm so glad his dear Aunt is willing to play hostess for all of us!  Then all the kids will come home with us...still haven't figured out where everyone will sleep, but that's all right, we'll have a wonderful time!  I am squeezing some quilting time in on a customer's quilt...it's a lovely break from cleaning house and I have to get it finished this weekend so I can mail it off in time for Joan to put the binding and label on for this lovely Christmas gift!!!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Respect for Pattern Designers

I am so thrilled with the response to the Two Hearts in Love quilt (pictured below), but someone asked me for the pattern I used for the border.  Big problem.  I didn't use a pattern, just had an idea in my head, put it on graph paper, applied crayons then went for it.  Yes, I made mistakes and enjoyed some quality time with my seam ripper.  But how to describe what I did and how I did it???  Mercy me, what a trial it was...sure hope the poor lady can figure out what I was talking about!  I did send her pictures, so I hope she can figure it out.  My respect for designers who publish their patterns has skyrocketed!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Testing a Quilt Pattern

I had the wonderful opportunity to test a quilt pattern for Jenel Looney called Two Hearts in Love.  Her pattern was inspired by the romance author Susan Mallery.  She is Susan's assistant and she created this pattern as a gift for Susan.  She has submitted her pattern to a quilting magazine but said I could share a picture with you before the magazine came out with it.  I will admit, she designed the heart portion of the quilt, but finished her pattern with a solid border...well, I like pieced borders and wanted the finished quilt to be larger (I will still be adding more borders to get it queen-sized), so I came up with the woven ribbons border.  Currently it is 57"x73".  I LOVE this pattern and it has become my go-to pattern for wedding quilts!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

HOPES and DREAMS Quilt Challenge for ALS

Angela Walters of Quilting Is My Therapy http://www.quiltingismytherapy.com/2012/11/08/hopes-and-dreams-quilt-challenge-for-als/#comment-14334 is teaming up with Quilters Dream Batting http://www.facebook.com/pages/Quilters-Dream-Batting-sponsoring-Hopes-and-Dreams-Quilt-Challenge-for-ALS/150913912237?ref=ts&fref=ts with a Quilt Challenge for ALS.  Please check out their pages and join all of us in the fight to find a cure for ALS.  You might win a really great prize while helping those with ALS.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Taking Action, want to help?

Erin at http://vesuviusmama.blogspot.ca/2012/11/taking-action-wanna-help.html is asking for help making Disappearing Four Patch blocks which she is going to put together into quilts for those suffering from Hurricane Sandy.  If you can help, it would certainly be a blessing to many!!

Friday, November 2, 2012


Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe: 25 Days of Christmas and 25 giveaways! Enter Now!...:      NANCY AT VICTORIAN MOTTO SAMPLER SHOPPE wanted to do something very special for the Christmas giveaways and I want to make sure my faithful followers will receive prizes.

She has Cross-stitching and you will find other items like Ric-Rac or hand dyed linen and aida. 
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