Saturday, October 25, 2014

Crazy Week!

We have had so much going on here on Moose Bay, so I am amazed at how much I managed to get accomplished in the sewing room this week. We had windows replaced and a new dishwasher installed, sold an old boat on Craig's list, and I even did some cleaning--ha-ha! 
Caught up on the latest Temecula Little Letters blocks

Caught up on the Austen Family Album blocks
This on is block 27 Kings Crown

Block 28 Crossroads

Block 29 Lend and Borrow

And I remade a new block 24 in the correct size this time: Wheel of Change

Finished stitching the sixth block for Susie's World.

And sewed up the pieced fillers to connect the blocks.
 I can't wait for the next issue of Simply Vintage to see what will go in the empty area
And, if you can believe it, I quilted and bound my October UFO! It looks like a beautiful day for some outdoor photos, so I will post photos of my completed UFO soon!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Little Quilt Parade!

I just got this in the mail from my friend Julierose--she had a drawing on her blog and I won this awesome pattern! She also sent along the French General candy bar packet--a sweet surprise! Thanks again, Julie!
(Again, I need to apologize for my blurry photos taken at quilt camp --battery issues! Some I had to trash as there wasn't much more than a big blur.)

 Our fearless leader asked us to bring a small quilt, new or old, to quilt camp for a fun show and tell. On with the show....

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tiny tiny log cabins

cute monkey pillowcase

Notice the tiny shots of color pieced into the binding

The tiny stars have string pieced centers.

binding almost finished

in process....

Yep, they're tiny!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Stitching in Susie's World

I got my hands on the latest Simply Vintage magazine just before I left for quilt camp. I have been stitching up the blocks of a four part mystery by Bonnie Sullivan in the magazine. I'm always excited to see what will be happening in Susie's World--part three is in the new Autumn issue. 
Each month there have been two blocks. These are from parts one and two. 

One of the blocks from part three.

I love Bonnie's designs and a few weeks ago, the Simply Vintage blog had a challenge--
I was thrilled to be one of the three lucky winners of this beautiful Quiltmania book by Bonnie Sullivan direct from France!
I love the cover quilt, as well as several other wooly projects I may need to make....
more birds and cats--along with other adorable critters!

Later today I hope to get a face on this sweet kitty--the second block from part three.
I can't wait for the next issue and part four!

See what others are stitching today for Slow Stitching Sunday
at Kathy's Quilts

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Retreat Show and Tell

The voting has opened for the Red and White Show It! You Made It! You Designed It! at the SewCalGal site HERE. You can vote once for your favorite quilt shown at the bottom of the blog post by clicking on the little heart in the upper right hand corner of the quilt photo.
Just a reminder: my quilt Hidden Hearts--haha!
I recently lost/misplaced my spare camera battery, so I need to apologize for my photos taken at Quilt Camp. Wouldn't you know that my battery would start to go dead during our show and tell event??
As a result, some of my photos are very blurry and several were a total loss ;-(
Never the less, there is still a lot of eye candy to be seen:
Sharyn sent me a couple photos, so I have my show and tell to post!
Hidden Hearts

and my Paper Dolls

 and the rest of the show:

Fraternal Twins!

Again, sorry about the blurs...

I wanted to show this even though very blurred--it covers a window in a camper.

and this one hangs behind the two front seats in the camper for privacy 

this is the back of the above quilt


and the back...



an antique quilt find

A quilt for Nancy--we all made blocks.
 And there is more....
The small quilts next time!!