Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Quilting the Wedding Quilt

I am pleased with how the wedding quilt came together,  the pattern is really a simple one.   

I had to purchase the backing fabric, none of my pieces were big enough and there wasn’t a chance to find more in stock.

So I am going to do the quilting myself.     The border and hearts will be the easy part.  The background I will do an all over pattern kind of like a loopy lasso.     I have a way of working myself into corners and getting lost with all the concentrating.   I really   appreciate the talent of long arm quilters,  there work makes it look so easy.

If you have any suggestions please do comment,   I am certainly open here.


The blackbirds were feasting on one of my sunflowers the other day.   I really got tickled over there positions to get the seeds.   Upside down and everything.



I was so lucky to win a wonderful prim giveaway.     I will post  my pictures tomorrow.      Friday  I am going to participate in the recipe sharing.   My favorite apple cake, its so delicious.  

Its officially Fall, but it was 96 degrees today.     I am thankful the temperature cools off in the evening.      We have a couple fires here in Oregon and these temperatures are not helping get them under control.   The winds brought the smoke in tonight and it made it dark even earlier.     

Fall Blessings,


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sweet Treasures and Textures of the Garden

I found a cute pattern while shopping in a local shop.     The shop sample was in soft peachy, Fig Tree fabrics and I loved the texture from the small, close quilting.     I bought the pattern not really knowing when I might make it up.  

IMG_1221I have been thinking about an upcoming wedding and what to do for the gift.     While going through my fabrics for the IBOL  package I came across some flannels and  got inspired to sew them up using this pattern for their gift.

They both love the outdoors, hunt, ranch.     I really liked seeing the wildlife fabrics on hearts…..Joe helped me pick the center pieces,   it was way to busy so we chose two fabrics for the center squares alternating the colors.

Greens will go around the outer perimeter to make it look similar to the pictured quilt.     Its been fun making this quilt, the hearts are raw edges and it is sewing up fast.   I will do some of the quilting then take it to  a local quilter to do the background for me.



Here are a couple recent purchases,  Karen of Farmhouse Woolens had a sale and I got these little bowls.  Bunnyhill Anne had these spools on her website and I fell in love with them.


Put a couple on a tray with some of my ribbons, love them.      The chickens were a gift from my sister a few years ago.   The are blown glass,  I just love them,  they have some pretty fancy feathers in there hats. 



The garden is coming along, slow but it had to start over on June 15th after a freeze.    The zinnia’s are blooming.  Love them.    We have a few green tomatoes,  the deer are coming in and eating them,  now that’s a first,  even found one they  stepped on today.      Buggars!!

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The pumpkins are running over the garden and have very little pumpkins, so I started cutting the plants back to hopefully get the fruit growing.   After I took the pictures I went back out and carved three little names on pumpkins……….:))   wish they were coming to pick them with me.

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I took these pictures on macro setting on my little pocket camera,  I was having fun finding circles in the garden and little star shapes.     And big star shapes!

IMG_1260 The Schnibble pattern was revealed today and I spent way to long calling quilt shops and searching on line for the pattern.    So I finally found it and didn’t like the shipping amount so I ordered three patterns to justify the shipping…..LOL…..   I don’t know why that feels better,   I am gambling on those patterns may be used this year and I will have them on hand.  

Can you believe it is September 1st……I can’t  yikes where has this year gone……I love Fall,  I love Fall……I am going to keep saying that and maybe time will slow down a bit.

Late Summer blessing dear friends,