Thursday, October 31, 2013

happy halloween / anniversary xo


we r also celebrating 28 years of marriage today xo spider block info here

lily left behind a beautiful handmade card


w beautiful words xo


and we shared a delicious lunch at barking frog...
tonight we will dine in on seared scallops[ our favorite]and hope for a few trick or treaters...just like the evening we were married so many years ago xo pam

Friday, October 25, 2013

i heart my equilateral triangle quilt ~ BQF FALL 2013

welcome to amy's fall BQF 2013 

i love equilateral triangles

finished piecing this quilt at my yearly hen party quilt retreat with a little help from corona xo....  the final design was so inspired by blue elephant stitches
machine quilted w figure eight by dave hudson from digitech

this quilt was made mostly with art gallery fabric [LOVE] and finished up queen size

with a special stamped label [MORE LOVE]
this will be a FOREVER favorite xo

definitely loving all the  PURPLE in this pieced back xo

i LOVE this quilt very very much! makes me happy to share it here on the bloggers quilt festival ~ i love the endless inspiration that can be found online...a good example of that is here kristie from OCD and i were both inspired to make a triangle quilt by blue elephant stitches BUT our finished quilts are completely different...

i entered another quilt also here in the scrappy quilt category 
thank you to AMY  for organizing this wonderful quilt fest every spring and fall...xo pam

AmysCreativeSide
 

i believe in the colour wheel ~ i believe in ME ~ AMY'S BQF fall 2013


WELCOME to the BLOGGERS QUILT FESTIVAL hosted by amy ellis from amy's creative side

my quilt was inspired by by cheryl  i organized my scraps by color to make a few colorful charity blocks for the flooding in southern alberta this year...and i fell in  love with this block xo
the slab pattern and inspiration came from one of my favorite improv books ~ sunday morning quilts

one block led to another and oops i accidently started another quilt
 i machine quilted it with cathedral windows by j. schick from digitech and finished it perfectly with a striped binding




i used a recycled duvet and appliqued " i believe in the color wheel ~  i believe in me" with pieced  lakehouse letters


 each block measures 15 " ~  i made 20 blocks in total and  pieced them 4 across 5 down ~ finished quilt measures 60 by 75" more here


i love my canadian block xo


one big happy cuddle scrap quilt FINISH just for ME xo


i quilt a lot....mostly for others with my long arm business BUT i love to make my own quilts too...and most of those are given away to someone special SO i love that this one and this one are for ME !

OODLES OF MORE QUILTS HERE AT THE  BLOGGERS QUILT FESTIVAL~ CHECK OUT THE AMAZING COMMUNITY OF ONLINE QUILTERS...every spring and every fall i am super inspired and ALWAYS find new and exciting blogs to follow.  thank you to amy for organizing xo pam

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

this one is for BARB xoxo

our good friend barb has moved from her long time family home in redmond to live close to her son in gig harbor xo gina got the idea to make her a going away quilt...using this signature block

these blocks came together from friends near and far ... xo

i met barb in 1995 at the " going to pieces " quilt group at redmond pacific fabric store...[no longer there but now meets at the bellevue store]  barb had recently joined the group too ...barb bought a long arm soon after ...she made many quilts and many friends along the way...even inspired me to buy a long arm...

the blocks were  pieced by many...and put together by judy, carey and patty...the backing was done by susan...quilting by me [loop the loop by barbara becker from digitech]...label by gina...binding by kay ...gotta love how many friends came together on this one

and last night we gave her this special memory quilt made with so much love by so many ... it was her first time receiving a finished quilt !  we love barb! and we are so happy that she plans on visiting often xo xoxo
    happy wednesday xo pam

Sunday, October 20, 2013

grampa's birthday and some fairy magic on the stairs xo

we drove to vancouver yesterday to celebrate grampa nat's 80 th birthday...we had a wonderful lunch at seasons in the park xo
so LOVE family photos xoxo

all five of ours were able to join us...so SPECIAL ~ everything has to line up just right for this to happen xo
nick and i did the stairs today...what a beautiful fall day xo

complete w some fairy door magic... xo inspired by ~ if you believe the world could use more magic  the tiny door project
if you look close ...

there are quite a few in our neighbourhood xo
                                happy sunday xo pam

Friday, October 18, 2013

in the sewing room...and our kitchen xo


finished up lindy's lovely moda quilt w loop the loop by barbara becker from digitech ~ love it xo

finished up lindy's jelly roll quilt w a new panto ~ cool beans by apricot moon ~ perfect for this retro look xo

and i finished up vada's xmas jelly roll w bows by dave hudson from digitech...i love this zigzag pattern and this sweet fabric

and tiffany made the sweetest little baby quilt ...i used dancing daisy by timeless treasure
i love this grey/green combo on the back xo

 i found these mini forelle pears at safeway ~ they are half the size of a regular pear...waiting patiently for them to ripen...

dinner with pam ...thank you nick xo
love my job xoxo
 heading out to the airport to pick up lily tonight ~ so HAPPY our youngest will be  home this week  for a visit xo pam

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

i BELieVE iN thE COloUR WhEEL iS dONe



i love this quilt and it is ALL mine

had a beautiful fall day to photograph it too xo

finishing it up on canadian thanksgiving was a BONUS

color slab love it all started here

more info here

so happy with the recycled duvet on the back too xoxoxo
happy tuesday!!

i have a super busy week ahead of me and lily will be home for a visit in 3 more sleeps! xo pam

Saturday, October 12, 2013

MQX PORTLAND



drove from seattle  to the machine quilters trade show in portland this week with my sister
we stayed at the red lion right across the street from the convention center

we rode the light rail three times...
sisters are quite brave together xo

and we ate at the famous food trucks with judy xo

we shopped a bit...visited the famous powel book store ...had pizza ...

went into a city target for the first time

downtown is very old and beautiful
with so much color xo

the convention center is pretty amazing

we took a dot to dot kind of class w angela walters ~ she is so fun

afterwards i asked her to"get down" so we could see her quilting in the photo and she did xo



lots to see at the show....i bought my superior threads and anne bright pantos and got a bolt of batting from wanda [best customer service ever] at heartbeat quilting and then we toured the juried quilt show...




this was a favorite ~ i am such a tree lover xo

also impressed that this was done on a home machine xo


and this is another favorite

w a well deserved ribbon


big blue was a hit w me

we have come a long way with quilting baby xo

another one that is done on a regular sewing machine ~ AMAZING

WOW WOW and WOW

these were just a few of my favorites...there were many wonderful quilts in this juried show...check out the MQX winners here and more here 



had such a fast and furiously good week with my quilting sister...only thing missing was our other quilting sister...
        boo hoo ~ so sad to goodbye at the airport today xo
        happy saturday ....  xo pam
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