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


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


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]

 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

Sunday, October 23, 2016

love my job

                         here's what has been happening in my neck of the woods [thanks al roker]

zoom zoom says it all ~ i have been busy catching up in my sewing room ~ this is a #quilts4mainst ~ one of many quilts pieced and quilted by many ~ organized by julie from keepsake cottage  for the seventeen local bothell businesses lost in a fire recently

teri helped tori make this sweet quilt for her first baby ~ machine quilted w waterworld xo

julie's chloe's closet panel quilt is so cute ~ machine quilted w the very perfect sewing panto ~ this panel is available at keepsake

julie's thimble blossom's stars and stripes pattern is machine quilted w packerwave and also available @ keepsake

nancy's bargello is machine quilted w heartstrings

and fran made this graduation quilt for her grandaughter ~ i love how it is joined w pieced blocks of hst's and hearts ~ machine quilted w loop the loop

 diane finished up a bom from pacific fabric ~ machine quilted w popcorn

janie's orange and black halloween is done w tortoise
kay's quilt is finished up w belly bop

 kay's seahawks quilt done w loop the loop

mary's sweet baby boy quilt done w a simple meander

and kay's fatquartershop mystery quilt is done w waterworld

also available at keepsake soon ~  julie's sweet maywood panel is machine quilted w a new design called chain maille
so many quilts...never enough time to post about all of them but  i do keep my  keeping it simple flickr  up to date and there you will  find hundreds of awesome quilts xo  

                                                                    happy sunday      xo pam

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

all over the map

i did a first time secret swap with the seattlemqg ...i made my secret partner jackie a bracelet from lotta's every day style book...a key ring and a pixie basket from fabric mutt

and my very creative secret partner kristen made me this !  i love everything about it xo

i signed up for this

and i have made a bit of progress

my spider web quilt has resurfaced ... i hope to have another sewday with it soon...awesome tutorial from quiltville here
and i am struggling away with the block placement for my quilting mayhem summer sampler ~ it would have been much easier if i would have followed their instructions but it is too late for that xoxo
and i have been very busy with customer quilts...i finished up diane's quilt with gossamer from digitech  

            not much of a blogger lately but u can also find me on instagram where i post more often
                                                                  happy tuesday xo pam
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