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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, October 5, 2011

Soldier Quilts

As my daughter was heading off to Afghanistan in March, she said that it would be cool if I could make RW&B quilts for everyone.  Lovely idea, but all my RW&B material was home in Washington and I was in Florida to house and pet sit for her while she was gone!  I asked members of the Yahoo group, Stashbusters, and members of the quiltingboard.com if they would donate a 12" block so I could make these quilts.  Well, 38 quilters from Maine to California, Washington to Florida, England and Australia sent me blocks, yardage, flimsies, and complete quilts!  My Sew What Bee group here in Florida helped me put the blocks together, quilt and hand bind the quilts.  Last week we delivered the quilts to 7 of the 9 service members deployed with my daughter (she is third from the left in the back row).

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Will the Wolf Survive?

My guild's challenge this year was to quilt a song.  I knew I wanted to use the pattern by Toni Whitney, Winter Wolf, in my quilt.  I found the song, Will the Wolf Survive?, by Los Lobos and the whole quilt just came together in my head.  This is the first time my execution of a quilt matched the picture in my head.  Never made a round quilt before either, nor have I ever matched the binding around a quilt to the material on he quilt.  Everything was fused to the background and I used Texture Magic to create the bushes.  I quilted it on my Innova 18" using King Tut (13 colors) and Bottom Line threads from Superior Threads.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Gail's Sunflower Quilt

This is Gail's Sunflower Quilt - just off the longarm.

 The sunflower created in the large blocks.

Center block - I outlined the flowers with metallic thread, outlined some of the leaves in green.
 Corner block I outlined the flower petals in gold metallic.
Another corner block - I outlined these petals with bronze metallic.
Center of inner border - I quilted a sunflower with pebbling in the center with leaves going out to the corner blocks.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dresden Plate

This is June's completed Dresden Plate quilt

 This is one of the 30 blocks - each of the blocks took an hour to quilt

 And a little closer picture of the detail of the block
This is a picture of the sashing intersection

This was a fun quilt to quilt.  I love the orange peel look of the quilting on the plates and the "leafy feathers" in the sashing was fun to do.  I did alternate the direction of the feathers so the quilt looks the same no matter which direction it is on the bed.  The feathers look like they go around the blocks....love how it turned out!  June is very happy with it too!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011


The Eastern Washington Eagles pulled off a stunning victory over Delaware to attain their first National Championship ever!!!  In no small part, this victory is due to their trainers' dedication...especially my DSD Carla!  Payoff for all those long days, evenings and weekends tending to those players owies!!!  We are so proud of her and really enjoyed seeing her on national TV!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wedding quilt

I made this quilt for my friend Lindsay (she also cuts my hair!) as a wedding gift.  OK, her wedding was this past summer but life got in the way!  It was a fun mixture to quilt, using rulers, feathers and ribbon swirls with some stippling thrown in.