Wednesday, February 8, 2017

it is a new year 2017




the new year has zoomed in...and machine quilting for my business is always the  main focus but  i am easily distracted to MAKE by everyone and everything !


this happened with the leftovers from my wedge tree skirt that i made at christmas...i love it and hope to finish up something great b4 next xmas



and i got another heart quilt pieced for dawson place ~ snohomishmqg


i love this heart variation ~ the lay out and block variation was inspired by crimsontate and the heart block tutorial is from cluckclucksew


and i happily made  this 8 1/2" block with the teeny tiny triangles left from the heart quilt ~ i have a plan for  this idea  to grow BIG


and  this was also an instagram inspiration from @laurie i love this topsy turvy layout and such a good use of novelty scraps

hopping on this a year late but this #quilty365 got started because it is such an easy carry along applique project  and i was totally inspired by the red on  @maryse's instagram xo
and my experimenting led to a smaller size and hopes for a big fun red quilt


and my lolipop trees is moving along slowly ~ recently finished block seven

i started this pattern by kim mclean march 25  2014

and i just  got started on block eight of sixteen ...at this rate it might be done in 2020


most exciting of all ~ i am going to #quiltcon2017 in savannah, ga. in fourteen sleeps!! this a sneak peek of  a very special finish for my quiltcon friend xo  i am soooo directionally challenged with bag making i could NEVER have made this without the pattern  kidgiddy badgeholders  xo

  this special guy will be two in may ~ love when he comes to visit xoxo

                                    cheers to many finishes in 2017 ~ happy wednesday xo pam

Monday, February 6, 2017

still here keeping it simple

i machine quilted diane's sweetwater table topper with matchstick quilting ~ i am not sure who thought of matchstick  but i thank them cuz it really does look great


this sweetwater backing is perfect for a special valentine project xo
i machine quilted diane's paisley park with a paisley design


joyce's bom star quilt finished up beautiful with swirl and twirl

and so fun to do joyce's bunnyhill halloween in january

instead of prairie points joyce used a big fat ricrac

janie loves bunnyhill too

  raining cats and dogs is very sweet ~ so many fun details to stitch with bunnyhill

and i used waterworld on janie's crabapple winter wonderland ~ i love the way an edge to edge works on this quilt

and janie's wool applique finished up great with a few continuous curves



   happily sewing away ... still love my job machine quilting for others and being inspired by so many.
i am not much of a blogger these days...i share more of my every day here on instagram  


 happy snowy monday  from the PNW xoxo




Sunday, January 15, 2017

a big improv finish

it started w a few favorite fabrics...i found the vintage corduroy and orange floral yardage at value village

i found improv handbook for modern quilters so helpful and inspiring ~ i also follow @sherrilynnwood and love her #makedochallenge





row by row i made this queensize quilt for sam and lani... following along w @seattlemqg seaslabbom and i was completely influenced by satterwhitequilts to make the spine block

 
over the space of a year i improvised and and loved all the support , encouragement and inspiration i found through books and social media


when i finished piecing  i was a bit disappointed with how wrinkled and wonky it looked


a view from behind

but i  pieced the back w a linen plus leftovers from the quilt top
and i machine quilted it with the pattern modern textures

i stamped it with value vintage because the most important fabrics in this quilt were found there at different times but were meant for each other

i am very happy with this finish... and it really did QUILT OUT  nicely

I LOVE IMPROV and i love that it is completely ready for it's new home xoxo
                                                                  happy sunday xo pam

Saturday, December 31, 2016

the many quilts of 2016




goodbye 2016, a big thank you to everyone that supported me and my business in 2016
happy new year xo pam

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

a new tree skirt just in time




a last minute tree skirt just happened...i pulled all my favorites from my stash


i used my 15 degree ruler from creative grid cutting 24 wedges to = 360 degrees ~ and although it was a super easy project i really appreciated this free pattern from fabricrelish on craftsy to finish it up...  i found her directions very helpful and as a bonus i am now signed up for craftsy xo

i love how my final fabric choices are mostly low volume

even the binding...

and i love my new tree skirt...that i have been wanting to make for several years now
                                                                     happy holidays xo pam

Monday, December 5, 2016

lately




making these sweet needle minders this year as little gifts...all you need is a covered button kit along w some mini STRONG magnets...super easy super cute xo

and hotpad/mugmats are my favorite go to handmade and i used all my little scrap binding triangles for the bottom piece

and i am so happy with my very first tunic...made with the esme pattern from lotta jansdotter's everyday style book...i used a very inexpensive shirting from joanns for this one but i will be making more now that i know it is a perfect fit and i LOVE it

also worth mentioning...these kelmscott embroidery scissors... i am in love and bought several for gifts from snugglymonkey


and for that special someone at an elephant gift exchange...i did a simple stamp and stitch with a vintage hankie

also got an early christmas present at costco this week...this is a metal / wood workshop table that is so nice we have it in our living room with our tv on top and just a few quilts snuggled in xoxo
                        tis the very busy season...trying to stay caught up and be in the moment
                                                                 happy holiday xo pam


Friday, November 18, 2016

#qmsummersampler

i have a finished #quiltingmayhemsummersampler 

i took it to one of my favorite places in the woods  and nick helped me w these photos


i decided to make it bigger and then i struggled w my layout and i am sort of happy w the end result but mostly i just loved making a solid colors every week during the summer [thank you quilting mayhem.com]

 i am in love with my solid scrappy binding

and i even  used my bias binding triangle scraps to make this little something ~ i hope to quilt them both this weekend


  keeping busy machine quilting for others, loving my job and being thankful for all that i have in  these crazy times.
 head over to my flickr if you would like to see recent customer quilts with lots of great all over  quilting ideas.

                                                  happy friday xoxo pam
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