Sunday, May 29, 2011

love this crazy ninepatch ...

Ruth made this quilt for her daughter Soleil's school teacher....you can find this fun pattern from Oh, Frannson! here ....Ruth sends her quilts to me form Minnesota...I love opening up  her parcels to see what fun quilt I get to do for her next!!!

Ruth decided on  Sunny Days by Gali Design ...it connected so well with  Soleil's name...


pretty much a perfect design for this quilt
look real close for the teacher's name....

I love Ruth's labels and pieced backs...

Thanks Ruth....I love to work with you....
Hope everyone is having a wonderful long weekend...I am off to do the stairs and plant a few veggies in my garden today.....

this is my new love...I have been doing several sets of these stairs a few days a week with  friends...208 stairs x 8 is our best so far....I am really noticing a difference in strength and positive attitude....

mostly carrots this year...my favorite red sail lettuce.... some happy sunflowers and my absolute favorite cosmo flower

Friday, May 27, 2011

Celebrating Gerry's 90th Birthday

Eva [who teaches quilting at Lake Washington College] organized a very special surprise heart quilt for Gerry's 90th Birthday and along with Gerry's daughter a birthday party was planned.
I volunteered to machine quilt this very special gift....over 90 hearts were made by friends and family....it was wonderful to be a part of all this LOVE !
The heart quilt was hanging in the entrance when Gerry arrived and she was so surprised by the quilt and how many people came to celebrate...she is so very sweet and loved by many !!
Gerry was a Home Ec teacher...she made a lot of clothes and home dec but did not start quilting until 1985....she displayed several of her quilts at her party.....and served a delicious lunch of petit sandwiches, fresh fruit and yummy desserts...

Gerry surrounded by LOVE

a very special label was made

totally connected by quilting

there were so many heart blocks made...well over the 90 desired that another quilt was made!!  Gerry face blends into this sea of hearts...

Gerry's 90th BD quilt
A close up of the quilting...

Gerry had some of her beautiful work on display....hundreds of french knots for the falling snow...

my very favorite....Gerry reproduced this quilt from one her Gramma had made 100 years ago...anyone know the pattern name??? or is it possibly her Gramma's own design??

so very pretty

I think Gerry loves flowers...

love the movement in this quilt

hand quilted...oolala

love the color and the radiance

another beauty

love the contrast of the black...
this one is teeny tiny



these were as delicious as they look....

little petit sandwiches

fresh friut

ooey gooey chocolate...

love the memories in this quilt....HAPPY BIRTHDAY GERRY !!! Seems to me a that all this quilting has made for one very sweet , happy lady.....I hope to celebrate my 90th just the same!! Hope you all have a wonderful May Long... ~ Pam ~



Monday, May 23, 2011

loving it...


Another customer quilt that loves having it's picture taken....


this is Lindy's beautiful quilt made for her daughter's college grad...

love the pieced back

machine quilted with bubbles by lorien....

 Hope you r all having a productive Monday.....of coarse if you are in Canada I hope you are enjoying Victoria Day !!  ~ Pam ~

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I am working it!!

I have had a productive work week....it was definitely payback time for my wonderful 5 day getaway to Salt Lake  for Spring Quilt Market....

Ruth's tufted tweets quilt done with Patricia Ritter's paperdolls

this fabric makes you happy

this is a teachers gift...love the label on the back

can't say to much about this one yet except it is so sweet and it is quilted with bloomin stars by Beany Girls

yes, that is one of my favorite pantos....rosie by Willowleaf

 Marie's garden twist fabric by In the Beginning


looks similar...has some of the same fabric but this one belongs to Nancy...love the thin stripe in this print

blue and white is always so romantic...quilted with the same rosie panto cuz it was so perfect for both....


Happy Happy weekend to all   xoxoxox  Pam















Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Amy's Quilt Blogger Festival

It is blog festival time.....Amy organized this festival ....hundreds of bloggers participate.... if you are looking for inspiration this is where it is happening......you can follow the link below....Thank you Amy for all your effort!
 Here is my story.....I am making quadruple graduation quilts this year.....for Lily, Livi, Savannah and Elizabeth.... Lily is my girl...she is the baby in our family....the other 3 girls are her bff's since kindergarten..... All tops are ready to go but this is the first one to be machine quilted ,bound  and DONE!!!

Savannah's quilt

machine quilted w Dancing Daisy

feels like summer....
I have a tutorial for this quilt......http://quiltingsquareone.blogspot.com/2011/04/pretty-in-pink.htm  it is a super easy foundation block...so fun to use bits and pieces and it is so GIRLY GIRLY !!

Amy's Creative Side

Monday, May 16, 2011

Salt Lake fabric finds and business of the day....

we shopped at Deseret  Mormon Handicraft quilt shop....a great selection of fabric and I managed to finally collect a bit of Barbara Jones Quilt Soup....

I WON this sweet bundle  from a Jean Wells class about solids

Jenny and I found this collection of  mostly Amy Butler, Heather Bailey and  Tula Pink at Elaine's Quilt Shop and we shared the sweet bundle....

I think this is one of my most favorite finds...

I was hypnotized by this one....

PINK LOVE

found this in the sale bin....

reminds me of ticker tape quilts....

todays business....using a Patricia Ritter pattern called cutouts.....

a sneak peak of Savannah's quilt....I am going to blog about this quilt tomorrow and submit it to the BLogger's Festival....
I am  a very tired girl already.....but it was a good day... back to reality.....lots of good thoughts about Quilt Market..... ~Pam ~
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