Thursday, September 22, 2016

improv love and milo love



when this quilt outgrew my design wall i knew it was time to piece all the wonderful rows together and be done

i loved everything about  making this improv quilt

i am making this quilt for my son and his wife....almost all of the fabrics [corduroy, vintage , linen blends etc] were upcycled from value village and approved by lani xp

inspiration came mostly from  sherrri lynn woods and seaslabbom w seattlemqg ~ more of my posts are  here, here and and here
the spine block row second from the right was so inspired by this instagarm post from satterwhitequilts

working with the  corduroy and other unidentified fabrics was interesting... the colors in this quilt are so rich

i have my fingers crossed and hope for the best after it is quilted ...cuz it is a bit wonky sad looking now that it is all together
in other news and much more important...milo is almost sixteen months and recently started walking...he also had a ten day stay with us while his parents had a well deserved break..it was a very special time for this gramma xoxo
                                                                happy thursday xo pam

Friday, September 2, 2016

FINALLY fancy forest



i have been saving the AMAZING fancy forest by elizabeth hartman since last thanksgiving and now it is time




i have my fabrics all lined up and the first foxes are done...i am ready to take this baby on retreat later this month
this will be a big boy quilt for my grandson...and i know that i will LOVE making it
                                                                  happy friday xo pam

Sunday, August 21, 2016

special quilts for logan and rachel

i made some very special quilts for these two ` ~ they lost their mama to breast cancer in 2014


very inspired by sherri lynn wood's book improv handbook for the modern quilter and  her tutorial on passage / keepsake quilting gave me the confidence i needed to start this special project

i love how they came together so different

i know they will be loved


rachel said it is so soft and  she will keep it FOREVER
rachel's is made with her mama's shirts and comfy pants
logan's is made with his mama's  demin, comfy pants and a few shirts 




in loving memory of kelly ann wright
                                                                               xo pam

Saturday, August 6, 2016

home again



so nineteen hundred miles later we were home catching up with the mail and having a cold beer

i finished block six of my lollypop trees on this road trip

had a bit of fun w embroidery ~ nick likes to drive and i love to stitch

also finished the binding on my color map
and took photos

lots of photos ~ especially of that alberta sky

managed to catch this rainbow after driving thru a sun shower ... all my  photos are taken from the passengers side going seventy miles an hour by the way...

enjoyed a lot of good food

loved seeing both of my sisters gardens xo

got to spend a few days on this beautiful farm



attend a very special family wedding xoxox

 and visit alberta family


 i came home w lots of goodies too xoxo
good to be home...i am looking forward to sewing and i have most of august off to do that                                                               happy saturday xo pam

Saturday, July 23, 2016

summer sampler at quilting mayhem ~ week seven

i am loving this ~ so easy to sneak in an hour of fun sewing during the busy summer ~  a free block pattern each week at quiltingmayhem.com

block six is my favorite so far



and i have this thing now with photos on  clothes line 

rainy day yesterday so my newest block seven stands alone  xo



             

                                                              happy saturday xo pam

Sunday, July 17, 2016

my small world's GRAND finish



my small world  is a big finish ~ machine quilted w a zigzag

this is my second #mysmallworldquilt done with the pattern later published by jen kingwell  and as a class at quilting mayhem  
this is the  first mysmallworld ... it was improvized by following several #mysmallworldqal on instagram ~ the first quiltmania pattern was sold out and i could not find it anywhere...more about the first one here
seeing them side by side for the first time ~ definitely love my second the best and boohoo it is the one i will be gifting
however i do like the straight line quilting on the first one more ...

the binding possibilities were endless

the final choice was perfect with black fairy tales...the land that never was by lisa congdon cloud nine and then i also love the lecien fabric i chose for the back

and those flags xo
i am so celebrating this finish

cuz it really did take forever ~ over 100 happy hours went into this





                  last class coming up on thursday...looking forward to seeing everyone's finish

                                                             happy sunday xo pam

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

snohomish mqg ~ #quiltsforpulse ~ first one done


there will be hundreds of quilts made for orlando with LOVE  for families involved and first responders... more info here and here


and here in our little corner @quilting mayhem #loveislove #quiltsforpulse #snohomishmqg has made enough blocks for three...we are finishing up two heart quilts and one rainbow slab...thank you to everyone that helped make this happen ~ it was heartwarming to see all the blocks come pouring in ~ a special thanks to laura for keeping us organized xoxoxo



i machine quilted our first completed top w heart strings
and after some weekend binding...

we have our first #quiltsforpulse finish
love this heart block from cluckclucksew


we will be sending this along with two more soon to  orlando


                                                      happy tuesday xo pam
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