Thursday, June 26, 2014

carnaby street bunting , my featherweight esther and something very scrumptious



finished up a pat bravo carnaby street bunting kit that i got at the portland spring 2013 quilt market....not sure what i was waiting for cuz it was super easy and it is super cute xo

spent yesterday afternoon  at the  keepsake featherweight club  with the wonderful joyce teaching and my new/old friends including  nancy  who just so happens to be a featherweight  expert/queen ~ lucky for us we are learning a lot more  history on the fabulous featherweight ... nancy loves to restore and collect them, and she always does a project or two on each machine before selling them...my featherweight's name is esther and she was made in britain in 1959 and i love her xo



and we made this fun easy pillow project for july 4th xo
and i just finished machine quilting christi's beautiful bonnie and camille scrumptious quilt with rosie by jodi beamish


this fabric really is scrumptious right? and rosie really is perfect for it xo
happy thursday xo pam

Sunday, June 22, 2014

more heather ross macaroni love story improv

my quilt is SLOWLY growing into a subtle BEAUTY


loved the x's and o's for  #quiltforaneela so i made some for my macaroni love story that is turning more  into a combo improv /  sampler quilt

then yesterday i tried out the circus swirl from waterpenny that totally inspired and caught my eye

love it ! now i want to make a whole quilt cuz i am in sooo love with this block!  i see many possibilities xo
and i have been wanting to play around w modern half rectangle triangles  ~ i was inspired by redpepperquilts

somehow i ended up with a wonky kinda churndash??? so now i would love to play more with this block too
 that is what i love most about this very calm quilt...no rules ~  just lots of pleasant surprises and i get to try out new stuff xo more here and here

                                                               happy sunday xoxo pam

Monday, June 16, 2014

#quiltforaneela



took a few minutes to make these sweet  blocks and send them off in the mail  today...

chelsea from pinsandbobbins  is organizing a quilt for aneela hoey who has recently been diagnosed w breast cancer ...word travels fast on instagram  #quiltforaneela ~  quilts are ALWAYS  the BEST way to send LOVE and BEST WISHES  xoxox  i have been a follower and admirer of aneela  for a long time...here is a blast from my past inspired by her  
happy monday xo pam

Sunday, June 15, 2014

customer time , my time and father's day xo




i machine quilted loop the loop by patricia ritter on  diane's beautiful  american jane spool quilt 
love her pieced back too xo

and i machine quilted plumage by jody beamish on vada's gorgeous french general churndash for a traditional look ....love this xo


and i played improv with my special macaroni love story ~ heather ross fabric...more here

and what makes me laugh??? i was so happy to spend a bit of fun time making these for thebitchystitcher ~ she is making a LAUGHTER QUILT


                   and happy father's day to this guy and ALL the great dad's out there ~ we are CELEBRATING thirty years of having the best dad ever xoxox

Sunday, June 8, 2014

briar rose is all DONE




a SWEET briar rose finish....the pattern was totally inspired by redpepperquilts  and the fastest ever hst method is from here  and an easy tutorial here from missouri quilt company
the strawberries and the bees are my favorites from briar rose fat quarter tower xo

i machine quilted this w spring fling by patricia ritter ~ it was a perfect choice w the daisies and the bumble bees  ~  i was a bit worried about all that bias cutting but the hst's finish up so perfect and all the bias quilts up beautifully w a bit of steam  and my points are ALMOST perfect xo

i  made a scrappy binding with my teeny tiny leftovers ...
i made a stamp and selvage label xo

i started hand sewing the binding with the sweet afternoon sunshine and a corona

i love using the clover clips for binding ~ no more pins for me

moved onto more stitching w a glass of wine just before dinner ... cheers to selfish saturday sewing xo

and finished it up in the evening after a delicious dinner made by nick

i love everything about this quilt  ~  thank you to rita and eva for the inspiration xo

especially the back ~ i took a big chance on this recycled cotton/poly shower curtain cuz it was so very PERFECT and i am not disappointed xo

SO MANY PHOTOS but it is one of the sweetest quilts i have made xo

it was a GREAT saturday with a GREAT selfish sewing  finish...XOXO
 i started 3 quilts with the easy hst method  ~ more here  so i am very happy to have one completely done  ~ happy sunday xo pam

Thursday, June 5, 2014

i love june



i am loving the june sunshine in my sewing room

i decided on a perfect but unusual back [ a beautiful recycled cotton/poly print shower curtain ~ $4.99 from value village that i had in my linens stash ~ i was a bit nervous about the  tension  but was so drawn to how perfectly it  paired] with my heather ross briar rose half square triangle quilt more here

i  considered a lot of ideas for the machine quilting before deciding on SPRING FLING by patricia ritter ~ i love it....it is perfect with the daisies and bumble bees and tension is no problem xo

our little vegetable garden is thriving...kale [ in the last row] is the fastest growing by far...

and fushia flower is winning my heart AGAIN
and i am inspired to finish up an improv quilt that was set aside last summer  ... more here

i have decided to bring in some more color...inspired by chawne's  quilt ~  more here  ... after machine quilting hers i am EXCITED to proceed with mine...xo
 happy thursday xo pam

Sunday, June 1, 2014

crafting at moosehead

back from a weekend with these ladies ~ they  taught me a thing or two about card making at moosehead cabin in the key peninsula


we had this beautiful spot on bay lake near lake bay ...
       
PLUS i got some sewing done...this is the start of my spool quilt to be made with my special liberty stash

and i finished piecing my hst quilt with briar rose xo

and our weekend was complete w an eagle visit in the early evening
  awesome weekend with new and old friends ... hope to be invited again ... happy sunday xo pam
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