Thursday, May 26, 2016

so much PRETTY and so much BUSY



i have such  a PRETTY  workplace



i machine quilted joyce's farm girl vintage w figure eight by dave hudson...and i love it

i followed that with joyce's civil war quilt done w those teeny tiny  4" blocks ~ finished up perfect w continuous cathedral windows
and then there was kay's sweet jelly roll race machine quilted w a new pattern called star light by babrbara becker from digitech

followed by  kay's other quilt done w bloomin stars  by barbara becker

kay's  pretty pair belong together xo xo

and then this happened ... NBD nick and isaac took out  a fireplace and a wall that divided our dining room from our living room

a few finishing touches are still needed but the results are AMAZING ~ we have more  room for our large family dinners 
and then this guy had his first birthday xoxo

                                                           happy thursday xo pam

Monday, May 16, 2016

section four ~ my small world




one two three four

section four came together easily and fits so well beside the rest


i did spend the whole rainy weekend on it but i am so ready for tuesday's class

house block four has  some clam shell applique

 i mixed up the 14 by 8 sky a bit ~ the fifty eight[from ikea fabric] represents my golden year...

 these tiny 2 1/2 " blocks have more of the 60 degree roof tops

house block five ~ super cute and easy
and my clothesline does make me so happy...these clothespins are from daiso and i love them
last but not least i am jumping ahead a bit with some easy hexies...i discovered that the largest circle from perfect circles makes the correct size hexie for hill block four [section seven] you don't need these til section seven but they are super easy and can be made ahead of time while watching tv etc.  ps they are super addictive xo easy tutorial here

                                                         happy monday xo pam

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

seaslabbom update


i found more fabric and that makes me happy ~ i especially love the vintage gold roses with the black ~ it is a perfect late addition to this quilt found just in time cuz i was getting low on yardage xox





since my last post about this quilt i have made a few more foundation string blocks, a spine block and a curvy pieced row...
i love making these improv string blocks


the spine block is completely inspired by skfiberworks but the rest is mostly guided by sherri lynn wood and her book the improv handbook for modern quilters and i am also following the seaslabbom w matt hosting

seaslabbom@seattlemqg is keeping me inspired and with a monthly focus


this is going to be a big quilt and i don't need much more for a happy finish ~ i love  the surprises that improv always brings xoo

                                                       happy tuesday xo pam


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

burlap and liberty


i made a few sweet burlap and liberty flags with my friend kay...the rugged burlap with the delicate liberty print ...i am in LOVE   xo

they have been on my  fast ,easy and beautiful to do list ever since seeing these beautiful liberty heartstrings from faithessenburg


i experimented w a stabilizer underneath

 but ended up preferring the raw look with just a simple stay stitch around the edge and heart xo


then i finished them up with a simple string basted through the top edge

these little heart flags are simply addictive and such a great gift ~ thank you for the inspiration faith xoxo

                                                       happy wednesday xo pam

Friday, April 29, 2016

my small world section three

section three is complete

section three has house block 1 and 2, flying geese, an arrow, a pinwheel , 2 fabric panels and  the sky along w a few other bits and pieces

house block 1 involves a set in seam
i made a second house to demo a set in seam...my poor brain struggles with this...

FYI  if you have jen kingwell's pattern....and you prefer paper piecing  you can contact sarah [ who has spent a lot of time converting]  for free templates @ sewwhatsherlock 
     thank you sarah for being so generous with your talents and thank you susan [ from our class] for sharing sarah's blog with us ~ personally i am really going to appreciate these templates in section seven !  xo

Next - "My small world section 4"

                                                              happy friday xo pam
 



Friday, April 15, 2016

my small world section two




section two is smaller and easier , has a few repeat blocks and a bit more applique ~  i switched the bottom apartments cuz i liked the placement better 

and i still have a lovely pile of mess/ possibilities on my cutting table

having a design wall is so appreciated with this project...i am keeping all the repeats to the left along with future possibilities

loving the middle eastern block houses and the teeny tiny 2" churn dash blocks...again i used the spray starch method for the applique and the quilt in a day triangle square up ruler for the churn dash blocks~ i also found an easy tutorial to make perfect flying geese here

and i really tried to let my crooked city block from section one go...
but i just couldn't...it took about an hour to pick out and fix ~ and i am much happier 

looking forward to tuesday's class xo pam

Thursday, April 7, 2016

in and out of the sewing room this week



machine quilted diane's super cute pencil crayon quilt w dave hudson's abc panto



and lorraine's beautiful moda christmas quilt with the very popular and perfect loop the loop


and i am finishing up iris's cute baby quilt w a new panto called fluent ~ love the flower in this design

and i rescued another under appreciated  crochet blanket from value village for $3.19...can't stop buying these...and i  am not sure why ??

must be the color in this one

and look who was napping with her sister up high in the maple tree all afternoon yesterday xo
and these blossoms are blooming all over our neighborhood ~ favorite time of year for walking xo
                                                              happy thursday xo pam
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