Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

road trip embellishments and celebrating seventy -nine years old xoxox

we took a very rainy road trip to vancouver yesterday to celebrate nick's dad's 79th birthday...

i got to be a passenger on our road trip....so i got a few hours of embellishment time...love these teeny tiny buttons xoxo

so fun to embellish my finished le jardin quilt top


and soon it will be quilting time xoxox


we celebrated grampa nat's 79th

this was our amazing view from fraishe  restaurant in west vancouver

halibut w a coconut cream sauce xoxo
it was a great lunch xoxo



and the girls did pumpkins today...xoxox
the rain is here...the leaves are beautiful...it is almost halloween....happy sunday xoxox pam



Friday, October 26, 2012

amy's blogger quilt festival

wooo hoooo!!! it is that time again......and i want to share my first ever rescue quilt...

i found this vintage hexagon star quilt top on ebay for $45....the red star is easily my favorite xoxo

it was completely hand pieced  with an unfinished edge

i matched the backround fabric almost perfectly and hand appliqued the edges down xoxo

i  machine quilted  this treasure on my long arm with an easy continuous curve and written history of the quilt in the borders....

i know that this quilt was made by an eighty-nine year old woman from sparta il. and that she parted with it when she moved into an old folks center ... i know that i love every print and every orange center  ...wish i knew more .....xoxo

i LOVE this vintage scrap quilt...there are so many wonderful old prints ...


i used double batt and a flannel back ....and it washed up into a beautiful snuggly quilt that i will treasure forever xoxox
thanks for stopping by .....i LOVE amy's quilt festival...it is loaded with fabulous inspiration....i have participated for a few years now and can hardly wait to start bloghopping!!! a BIG THANK YOU TO AMY for all her EFFORTS .

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
"rescue me"
Finished quilt measures :72 x 82
Special techniques used :hand pieced by a sparta il. woman /hand appliqued border by me
Quilted by : Me and my long arm xoxox
Best Category :scrap quilt



Amy's Creative Side


Monday, October 22, 2012

le jardin and le shed

i started this bunnyhill le jardin block of the month back in 2009 with my sister....it was a very detailed applique project that took FOREVER!!!!

 susan recently finished appliqueing and piecing hers and while she was visiting she helped put my finished blocks together xoxoxo

the embellishments were my favorite part....looking forward to machine quilting both of them xoxoxo

and le shed put together by nick on the weekend.....we have been needing one of these for years...xoxoxo

happy monday xoxo pam

Sunday, October 21, 2012

mostly unplugged

had a great week mostly unplugged with my sister here from alberta for a sewing visit....we shopped ...we sewed...we ate ....we walked...we went on a road trip to island quilter on vashon island with our friend kay...we enjoyed the fall xoxoxo

kay went straight to the kaffe wall and hugged it xoxoxo

susan and i wandered around very overwhelmed but kay got right to it xoxo
this is her very lovely pile xoxo

island quilter on vashon island is a very large quilt shop
with this amazing classroom / gallery currently showing


and i finished up sister joy's flying geese  quilt that she made for her daughter's wedding

machine quilted w dave hudson's stipple....i love the even scale [ something i don't get when i do my own stipple]
and finished up 10 ric rac tie backs for the trailer curtains...looks so simple but there was screws and snaps involved xoxo

and i have been cleaning out my sewing room...all the fabric that i am keeping is neatly organized....i gave away 4 bags of fabric i no longer want xoxo


and this lovely leaf has been clinging to this window for days...i do love the leaf part of fall xoxox
happy sunday...the sun is shining and calling my name xoxox pam

Sunday, October 14, 2012

sunday scraps xoxo

this is what happens when i am WIDE awake at 530 am ....

inspired to do a little something with all my curtain scraps xoxo

think this might turn into a small runner???

and i am making a pair of shades for the trailer doors....i am quilting as i go  and using insul-bright batting...perfect for reflecting hot or cold xo
this might be my favorite kind of sewing...no rules...make it up as you go plus using up favorite scraps....you just never know what you will end up with....

happy sunday xoxox pam

Friday, October 12, 2012

family girl power xoxox

me and my girls had a 24 hour getaway

lunch at the calling down at english bay was our first stop....lily is bc legal now so there was BEER

LOVE my girls

we stayed at the century plaza and went to the comedy show....HILARIOUS

our 22nd floor hotel view of the wild west end

the girls in our vancouver family joined us for the evening and we had a blast ...
 i lived in the vancouver west end a lifetime ago back in 1984...so fun to wander around and remember...also sooo fun to have a very fun day with the girls and create new memories!!!

xoxox pam

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

all washed up xoxo

this old quilt washed up beautifully...i bought this quilt for $45 on ebay...it was acquired by the seller from an 89 year old sparta illinois woman who went into a nursing home
it was  completely handpieced and in need of borders and quilting xoxo

it was beautifully pieced so pressing the edges under was easy peasy

i appliqued the points down to a border fabric that was perfectly matched in color xoxo

and machine quilted it....the red star is one of my favorite blocks xoxo

so nice to rescue this old quilt...i stitched the history into the borders xoxoxo
rescue me for winifred

old meets new

hexagon star

at home out in the trailer with the new curtains

double batt ... bright orange flannel ... and  the same border fabric for the binding xoxox


my pile of vintage goodness xoxox

me and my 3 girls are on an adventure to vancouver canada ...we will be spending the night and going to a comedy club .... celebrating some birthdays xoxoxox  happy wednesday xoxox

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