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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, May 18, 2016

Pets on Quilts Time Again

It is that time of year again!!  Snoodles at Lily Pad Quilting is starting to talk about it so it is time for everyone to go through their pictures from the last year to find that darling picture of your "baby" with one (or more) of your quilts!  If you are like me and can't find any, time to start putting those quilts out where your "baby" can find them to snuggle up with or if your "baby" is well trained, stage that perfect shot!!  The prizes are always great and I always enjoy looking at everyone's quilts and "babies"!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Quilt Top Finished!

I just finished making the pattern Prism, which was created by Linda Pearl - what a blast to get to play with flying geese in a different way!!  My daughter and her husband were over to return the car they borrowed while they were in town so I got them to hold the quilt outside for me to take a picture!

I used my hoarded ombre fabric and had fun figuring out where to put the colors.  I chose to make it a cool to warm/light to dark.  I also changed the sashing between the columns - the pattern called for 2.5" strips, I started with 1.25" and went up 1/4" with every new sashing I cut, ending up with the widest sashing being 4.75".  I also made a few too many geese and so I made up the borders.  All the geese were made with the one-seam flying geese method as demonstrated on youtube by Ricky Tims.  I'll be doing some more work on the geese, but it is nice to have a new quilt top.

I'm torn between calling the quilt "Which Way is South?" or "Escaped" for the geese in the top and bottom borders that look like they have escaped from the masses!!  Which would you go with?

Friday, May 13, 2016

I'm Baaaacccckkkkk with a GIVEAWAY!!

I feel as though I've been gone forever!!  I spent 6 weeks with my daughter in Oahu where she is living now - can I just say I had a wonderful time and enjoyed the warm so very much!!!  I got back to my dad's house the Friday before Easter and the Monday after Easter we woke up to 6-8 inches of snow.  Talk about a shock!!  Not complaining...the west is in desperate need of water in any form, so we'll take it!

I have been spending 3 weeks a month with my dad (he'll be 95 next month) in his home and a week with my husband at home 750 miles away.  Putting lots of miles on my car, that's for sure!!  I planned it so that I was home for my local guild's quilt show where I won 3 door prizes!!  Since I never win anything, I was thrilled!!!  I decided I was going to share the wealth with you and offer up 4 patterns and 3 gift certificates for you go win.  Since I don't do anything fancy here, just leave a comment with what you would like to receive and make sure that I have your email address so I can get in touch with you for your mailing address if you win.

 Two gift certificates are for Appliques, Quilts and More for $10.00 each and one is for Quiltworx.com for 10% off your order.

 A purse pattern from my friend Kathie Donahue at Prairie Cottage Corner.
Hawaiian Sue pattern from my friend Kathie Donahue at Prairie Cottage Corner - I quilted this quilt for Kathie when I was a new quilter!!
Thanksgiving Sue and Sam pattern from my friend Kathie Donahue at Prairie Cottage Corner.  Do you see a theme here??  Yes, Kathie is actually the president of my guild this year!!
The "Martha" Quilt pattern from KimberBell - layer cake and fat quarter friendly pattern!!

There you go - comment on which one you would like or I'll ship everything off to Kevin the Quilter!!  I'll draw winners at the end of the month.

I am finally playing with fabric again after 2 months without touching fabric or going into a quilt shop!!  This is what I am working on:
I hope spring has sprung or autumn has relieved you of the heat in your world!!