Monday, July 25, 2011

Amy Walsh's In and Out Pattern

was one of my Stitchin Post purchases.  They had a finished quilt hanging in the shop, and I thought it would go with the rock on our fireplace and our yellow furniture, although I considered designing something else for the fabric kit.  I decided to make Amy's pattern, because it would be quick and easy, so I can get the quilt finished asap!  Last weekend I cut it out , and this weekend made the blocks (a three day weekend helped:-))  Some of the blocks might get re-arranged before I start sewing them together, but here's an idea of how it looks so far:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fun with Friends

This is the third year I was able to meet up with friends in Sisters, OR during the Quilter's Affair and Sisters Quilt Show.  This year, all my friends couldn't fit into one house, so there were two houses, but we were able to get together for dinner at each house to visit while we were there.  During the quilt show, my housemates and I posed for a few pictures together:

They close off the main street during the show, so everyone can wander around looking at all the quilts safely.  Many buildings have quilts hung on more than one side and at the end of the day, I always hear about something I missed from one of my housemates.

There were other interesting things to see like this old truck (can you tell I have boys?):

Pictures of poppies from my trip three years ago became the poppy quilt on my book cover, so I made sure I took more flower pictures:-)

And look at this old basket:

We saw lots more  beautiful quilts, spent time looking through many shops and booths, which were only there for the show and had lots of fun!  Of course, I did some shopping, even finished a couple projects, but I'll save those for another post.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Quilters by the River

One of my trunk shows came home while I was in Sisters, Oregon, so today I took them down to my local quilt shop, Gathering Fabric for a short visit before they leave for the next stop on their trunk show tour.  While Susan, the owner was hanging the quilts, a group of quilters that belong to Quilters by the River in Sedro-Wooley, came in and were surprised to find me there.  It was nice chatting with them, signing books and we even had our picture taken to remember the event!

Cause for Celebration!!!!!!!

OMG, I just received a package from Martingale / That Patchwork Place and inside was a copy of my book, along with a note that said it had been reprinted - again!!!  That means it's on it's fourth printing!!!!!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

I'm on YouTube!

Not long ago, my friend recorded me doing a short quilting demo with her Grip & Stitch Quilting Disks. These are the disks I quilt with all the time - I've got 3 pair, because I really hate the idea of quilting without them!

If you can't see the video below,  you can also see it on the YouTube website HERE.