Sunday, July 19, 2015

good old summertime 2015

i have a great stack of books this summer...with great intentions...

just got back from another camping trip...

we were in southern washington at maryhill state park  on the great columbia river gorge

i LOVE our little trailer ~ i made the lotta jansdotter curtains and quilt  in 2012 ~ the special hang onto my heart is made by dottie angel

some amazing vantage points and history here xo

one of  the petroglyphs that were saved back when the columbia river was dammed in 1957

love  our good camping friends
and we enjoyed  being in wine country ~ many vineyards to choose from ~ we had a few great wine tastings xo

we celebrated nick's 55th when we got back from camping...his first as a milo slept through it all xo

this girl made a lemon meringue pie for her dad xoxo

and this has been my summer is jen kingwell ~ my small world ~ verykerryberry is doing a quiltalong that caught my attention...i was not able to find the spring quiltmania with this pattern but with the help of kerry berry [thankyou] i am getting along and loving the challenge and  inspiration xo

and this is our  garden gone wild with the  pacific northwest heat wave ...we will have PUMPKINS this year...lots of them...these seeds came from isaac and ani's  special home grown pumpkins last halloween...and i am thinking free pumpkins all around this year xo
                                                                happy sunday xo pam

Sunday, July 5, 2015

mother / daughter quilts xo

daughter margaret made this wonderful quilt ~ i LOVE the colors xo

and all the open space xo

machine quilted with loop the loop ~ it is a definite all time favorite panto w my quilt customers

mother katherine made this two color beauty ~ it  was pieced and  designed by her ~ i love the arrows that pop out  everywhere

she also chose loop the loop ~ i love how this design works well for so many quilts xo
                                                            love my job xo pam

Thursday, July 2, 2015

gramma's quilt for milo

i finished piecing this sweet baby boy quilt back in march at wild rose retreat     totally inspired way back in 2011  by redpepperquilts xo originally thinking i would make a larger quilt but then decided not cuz it is a bit fussy  ~  these blocks measure 7 1/2 " finished making each square 1 1/2 "  ~  i put  it away knowing it could be   a great baby boy quilt ~but  i did not realize it would be for my first granbaby xo

i machine quilted it w cathedral windows
and i pieced the back with gramma fleece cuz  this is the quilt that will stay at gramma's house xoxo
decided on a white ALL machine stitched binding ~it makes a more durable quilt~  i am getting pretty good at this...i machine stitch the binding to the back side of the quilt first and press to the front  ~ no pinning required when u sew and i always using the same color thread  xo

so happy to celebrate our father's day as a GRAMMA this year with these three
                                                         happy thursday xo pam

Friday, June 26, 2015

way back in april i made a surprise wedding quilt xo

in april i started a super special custom order surprise wedding quilt

mother of the bride requested fabric from friends and family all over the world and she got a great response 
we were inspired by scrapper's delight from one of my very favorite books ~ sunday morning quilts

 and i loved having my new extra large ironing board for this fun project
and a new design wall to play with the placement xo

i love how this wide range of fabric came together beautifully to make a very special quilt ~ i had so much enjoyment creating this

i was able to use the extras for a scrappy binding and i slipped a piece of me in here too

i chose the brides favorite color flannel for back and  pieced it  w a special heart that was tie dyed  for the couple xo

it finished up PERFECT with all over spiral panto

i don't do  a lot of custom work so it was a nice break from machine quilting before i machine quilted it xo

it was a june wedding in israel and i was so happy to receive this fabulous  photo of the bride and groom with their quilt xoxo

                                                          happy friday xo pam

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

a grand finish for the proverbial quilt

WOOHOO i finished my proverbial quilt by denyse schmidt mostly done w her fabric and kona bone ~ this quilt measures 100 X 104

finished up perfectly w cream thread and a simple panto called route 66 by dave hudson from digitech patterns

i love the pattern for this quilt ~ complete w requirements for all sizes and full size templates for every letter if needed  ~ i made my letters improv style
using a favorite book  for inspiration

this quilt was long in the making ~ mostly done on away retreats ~ started way  back here and finished piecing here

complete w a hope valley selvedge and a stamped label...i am loving this finished quilt on our summer bed  ~ it is super light weight with 80/20 hobbs and a muslin back xoxo
                                                            happy wednesday  xo pam

Friday, June 19, 2015

another baby quilt with the jelly roll race and a small project from featherweight class xo

i made my own jelly roll from my lovely  pink  stash ~  i do love to make a PINK quilt

i started sewing at about 4:20 ~  here is a  great tutorial at the missouri quilt company with jenny for the one hour jelly roll race

 i love  me  a stack of pink wof''s so i took lots of  pretty in pink photos 
finished piecing this jelly roll race quilt in less than 2 hours...

went with a striped binding

and modern twist for the machine quilting...a nice little finish all from my stash xo
also finished up this cute little project with a sweetwater mini charm pack at featherweight class on wednesday

it was our last class w joyce [boo hoo] at keepsake  
featherweight class should start up again in the fall ~ so fun to sew little projects w our beloved machines xo
                                                               happy friday xo pam

Monday, June 8, 2015

orange crush the second

this sweet top was started long ago after falling in love  with the  ms raffle quilt that i made in 2010 [photo below of orange crush the first]   later  my sister helped me finish  piecing the second one  and then i added some corner borders...and then once again it sat waiting [ ahhh, the life of a quilt]
orange crush number one was  done with hour glass blocks and  quilted w spring fling 

and since my summer quilting  schedule is lighter i had some time  this week to  quilt it.... i chose the panto lilac from digitech

and i had this awesome orange polka dot binding picked out long ago...

and this perfect little bit of fabric ~ from aunty cookie  for my pieced chevron flannel back ~ together it all makes the PERFECT quilt xo
in love

the pieced back


definitely another happy finish
this quilt was pieced w  6" pinwheels and a 6" border finishing up at  approximately 65 by 76"  
happy monday xo pam
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