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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!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Another Finish

I bought 24 fat quarters of material with dots...went a little crazy, I know.  I made 3 baby-sized quilt tops with that dotted material when I was in Florida 2 years ago and this is the second one I finished.  I forgot to take a picture of the other one as it was a rush to the finish because I was sending it to Australia with the grandfather-to-be so I didn't have to mail it.  It was a log cabin too, but a different setting.  I used yellow Minkee for the backing - I am really loving how Minkee shows off the quilting.  Without further ado, may I introduce Spotted Logs, finishing at 54x64:
 Minkee back
 One of the fancy feather corners
 The other fancy feather corner...wanted something a little different!
 Love the open swirls in the blocks.  I was able to do all the straight line and swirlies without stopping or tying off my threads - yippee!!!
The border quilting was inspired by Angela Walters, the straight line work in the blocks was because of what I learned from Lisa Calle (leave some space) and the swirlies were inspired by a class from Kim Stotsenberg.  I have taken three classes on longarm quilting in the past 9 months and got to combine all of them in this quilt!  Sweet!!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Quilts For New Granddaughter

I am very late posting these pictures since I sent the quilts off in early May and my granddaughter was born June 4th...but here they are:
Love this ABCs material and the border fabric is so much fun that I had a hard time quilting it because I was searching for all the animals!!
Isn't that just the cutest fabric!!!  This is a crib sized quilt that I hope M'Kayla will get lots of use out of.
Then I had to make her a car-sized quilt...you know they just need a draggy quilt and this is the perfect size.  My dad, M'Kayla's great-grandfather, is holding the quilt for me.  And I used Minkee with raised dots for the backing - really showed off the quilting well!

I am looking forward to getting pictures of M'Kayla with her quilts when I go to Texas in July!!

Monday, June 17, 2013


With a great deal of thanks to Amy of http://www.aquiltingsheep.com/ I now have the Bloglovin' button on my blog.  If you would like to continue to follow me (and I hope you will) with my sporadic posts, please click the Bloglovin' button to the left.  Fingers crossed, I did it right and it works!!  If it doesn't work, will someone please let me know and I'll have another go at it!  Blessings!!!

Google going away

If I knew how to put buttons on here, I'd do the Bloglovin thing, but I don't remember where to go to change my page like that AND I have never been able to get a button to attach to my page.  Of course, I probably have to go to Bloglovin and do something there as well.  I am so frustrated with my inability to figure out how to make this computer do what I want it to!!  I wish it understood plain English and I could just talk to it and tell it what to do :)  If someone knows what I need to do, I would certainly appreciate any guidance...or I will have to sign up for a computer class at the community college about 50 miles from me!  Why do "they" always have to fuss with things on the computer that I don't think are broken?  I do believe they do it just to show me how easily and quickly they can frustrate me!!!  Guess I need to go quilt and chill out!  Or, since it is almost 2:30 A.M., maybe bed would be a better choice!!