Monday, June 27, 2011

four girls and four quilts

 Four special graduation quilts for four very special girls....
 Lily met these girls in kindergarten and here they are 13 years later ...The ceremonies and the parties  are over...each quilt has been given and so well received...
 I love making quilts and I love giving quilts cuz they are the best gift in the whole world !!!!!!
 I express myself so much better in quilts than I do in words!!!!

 Lily's quilt is made with anna marie horners innocent sisters and I were loosely inspired by a denyse schmidt quilt called not so charcoal...there is no pattern ....every block is different ...we had fun...
 more photos here

Lilvi's quilt is the well loved zigzag.... I think I have made 4 now!! Livi picked her colors....Kay helped me piece this is  the tutorial from crazymomquilts blog............ and here is my very first blogpost and first zigzag here

 Savannah loves pink....and I love foundation strip piecing......I made my first tutorial and blogged about it here

 Elizabeth's favorite color is blue and I decided to add a bit of green.... I love all 4 quilts but this is actually my favorite...and it was the easiest by far...I used bone solid by kona and had all these prints in my stash..... inspired by this cherryhouse post and blogged about here

missing Elizabeth in this shot....she came later to Lilvi's party and Savannah and Lily had to leave early to go to work....

   beautiful quilts for beautiful girls and I love how each quilt has a personality to match .....happy Monday to all....xoxoxox Pam

Sunday, June 26, 2011

sunday's quilt

Just finished this quilt up for my friend is a wedding quilt for her these this pattern and I love how this panto geometric path by Kristin Hoftyzer from finishes it up!

love love love

sugar pop fabric by moda

machine quilted w geometric path by kristin hoftyzer

love this fabric

pattern is urban cabins by atkinson designs

looks so good

patty ..... it looks so pretty!!

The sun is shining today....I am going to celebrate Livi's graduation today...yesterday we celebrated Savannah's....Happy Sunday to all...xoxoxoxo Pam

Thursday, June 23, 2011

a garden is a lovesome thing....

I am loving our june garden...

 mother nature is pretty much perfect in the garden..... xxoxoxo  ~ pam ~

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

last but not least

Finished machine quilting and putting the binding on last night at 6pm....just have to hand sew the binding down...finish up some labels and I am ready for the graduation parties on the weekend..

machine quilted a few squiggly lines and a simple feather

love the pieced back with the very soft flannel

love this before shot.....
happy wednesday   ~pam~    still planning on getting photos of each special graduation girl with their special quilt.....

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Livi's graduation quilt

I have Livi's quilt ready to machine quilt today....

looks so good

pieced the back with blue flannel  and left over blocks [pacific fabric has the nicest robert kaufman solid flannels @$5.99 ]

gotta love the friend Kay helped me out with this one...thanks Kay!!!

zigzag tutorial and inspiration found here 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday's Words

May today bring peace within, may you trust that you are exactly where you are supposed to be, may you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born in faith of yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received and PASS on the LOVE that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones...allow your freedom to  SING, DANCE , PRAISE and LOVE !

I am not sure who wrote this...I received it by email from my sweet friend Danette and passed it on to some of my friends....and because I love it so much I am  also passing it on to you....Have a wonderful Monday...
~ Pam ~

Monday, June 13, 2011

three down one more to go....

elizabeth's quilt is this is my favorite !!!  LOVE LOVE LOVE this simple and in my current favorite colors !!! I was inspired by this  cherryhouse post . I made my strips 4 1/2 "...did a lot of strip sewing...finished this quilt top in an afternoon....

machine quilted w jacob's ladder by dave hudson from digitech designs

love the color combo and the finished look of this panto

looks right at home on my will be sad to say goodbye and now I want to make another.....

loving  my ticker tape labels from Etsy Inked...still not sure how well they will hold up in the wash???

sooooo pretty right?????
 Ok that was #3 grad quilt...still have one more to quilt and then I hope to have photos of the girls w their quilts and could i actually be so organized as to do a post about all 4?....sounds too crazy but I am going to try....

last but not least....livi's zigzag is next....well ....after I get some customer stuff done that is.....her party is on the 26th so I still have time

3 more to go...I am actually going to be able to finish all the quilts....i love how each quilt suits the girls personalities.....Lily ,Livi, Savannah and Elizabeth have gone to school together since  kindergarten... their grad ceremony is tomorrow....there will be tears and then let the grad parties begin!!!!!

I am off for my morning walk...happy Monday to all.... ~ pam ~

Sunday, June 12, 2011

somewhere over the rainbow on the way to karin's house

I had a very fun Saturday..... Sharon organized a visit to on our way to Karin's house for our longarm meeting on Camano Island....think I will let all the photos do the talking.....

My very bad on the rainbow link....I removed "the" so it no longer takes you to a online gay dating site!!!! So sorry about that...that will teach me to always test my links!!!!

this is the view from over the rainbow....this was my first visit...definitely not my last

overtherainbow has been in business for 26 yes 26 years....

they are an online fabric store but call ahead and they welcome your visit....SO MUCH FABRIC

love their bags and love my new fabric....little bit of amy butler...alexander henry june bug...castlepeeps....robert kaufman cherries....

then we continued onto Karin's home and sewing room...thankyou Karin for having us!!

she has an awesome sewing studio...with a kitchen and a fridge full of fabric

Karin's beautiful home is on the right and that is her amazing studio on the left.....

and her beautiful view

walk through her pretty garden....

and have a seat here....

happy longarmers....

Karin's cupboard is full of kitty fabric!!

this one is for you Jenny.....

Our longarm group is a casual affair....we meet every couple of months....most of us live north of Kirkland / Bothell ....we all take turns hosting ...we always do a potluck lunch....a show and tell and chat...if any one is interested please let me know ...all  longarmers are welcome....Happy Sunday to all... ~Pam ~
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