Monday, July 26, 2010

a wedding,a baby girl and a new project

A quilt  with a star Irish chain for Devon and Mellissa's wedding July 31rst , 2010 made special by my sisters Susan, Joyce and I....[Devon's  Mom and 2 Aunts].We have started a wonderful family tradition.
 I machine quilted it  with Feather Frond by Jodi Beamish of Willow Leaf.

A baby girl quilt  with the Lovebird print for Michelle and Dave's baby [ expected early September]  is complete.... machine quilted with Sweetness cupcake  by Benay Derr of Beeny Girl. This fun logcabin was inpired by Jacquie of Tallgrass Prairie Studio...Thankyou Jacquie......I love using up bits and pieces and pulling it all together with the solid.
We are Alberta bound for the wedding and some family visits....looking forward to seeing my Canadian family!

And last but not least.....I have a new project brewing....I have been admiring this Michael Miller  Woodland Collection  for awhile loving the blue/grey combo.....just recently decided that Strips and Bricks by Malka Dubrawsky as seen on Red Pepper Quilt Blog was a perfect fit! After some very fun fabric shopping at Keepsake Cottage, Fabric Crush and Pacific Fabric I am ready .....the challenge will be to find some time in August  and sneak it in among  many other great quilts that are waiting patiently......Pam

Monday, July 19, 2010

Portland

 Took a train for a crazy fun weekend to Portland celebrating Nick's 50th BD with our good friends Jamie and Sherry .... stayed at the Westin... slept in a heavenly bed.... had afternoon cocktails on Hotel Nines rooftop Departures lounge complete with  an elevator encounter with Emmanuel Adebayor of Man City soccer...dinner at  Andina's for amazing Peruvian food....delicious Eggs Benny with salmon at the Riverfront....a nice walk by the river ....enjoyed the river Saturday market on Sunday.... met a women who made beautiful jewelry and was working on an applique quilt block from Kim Diehl ...... wish I would have taken a photo and bought some of her jewels.... saw lots of other great treasures as well.
Beers at Deschutes Brewery.... lots of laughter with Elvis Presley's  very funky 24 hour Church.... another very lucky  encounter with  Man City player Craig Bellamy in town playing soccer with Portland Timbers.....this time Nick  requested a photo. 

 We finished our last night with a late dinner at  Southpark...... Early to rise this morning to catch our return train.  Now we  are back home,  a little tired  and a lot sad  to say goodbye to our  friends . We had such a nice time...love, love, love this city....  I actually took a 2 day break from quilting but  managed  to still miss it a wee  bit......Pam

Monday, July 12, 2010

BOM and Business Time


My Le Jardin block of the month at Keepsake Cottage with Moda "French General" fabric.

Block 1







Block 2









Block 3
I am currently assembling this block...just 20 more leaves to go then my favorite part, hand applique. I am a bit behind but no worries.

Mother / daughter customer quilts......daughter Margaret made this beautiful Pink Lemonade by Avis Shirer of Joined at the Hip. It is machine quilted with Oma's Garden by Sew-Phies Quilts. It is a wedding gift for a very lucky friend. Mother Katherine designed this beautiful blue/white batik and I machine qulited it with Blowing in the Wind by Timeless Quilting Design.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

My very first blog post ever

On a recent trip to visit my sisters in Alberta....sister Susan found this post ...we fell in love and before we knew it we were shopping rural Alberta for blues and greens ... many miles and seven quiltshops later.....the quilt quickly turned into queensize for Joyce and I....Susan deciding on 2 lapsize instead.....I named mine Irma Blue after our first fabric stop,Creative Klutter in Irma . Irma is complete and she had a couple of babies too ......made from her leftovers ..... this sweet little quilt on the left inspired by Red Pepper Quilts is for the sweet little boy next door who is expected very soon...along with a little doll quilt for his big sister and a little something extra on the right just for me....



I found this perfect green/blue stripe sheer for my bedroom window....and made these pillow shams to match...... the quilt was machine quilted on my long arm freemotion and the pillow shams were done with Dancing Daisy panto by Timeless Quilting Designs....I am having a love affair with this color combo....


And coming soon..... a sweet little baby girl quilt featuring this FreeSpirit Westminster Lovebirds fabric that I picked up yesterday from my favorite little quilt shop Keepsake Cottage in Country Village. Check out shop owner Julie Stewart's blog @ Quilts4Julie. The quilt will be for my niece Michelle who is expecting a baby girl in September.....


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