Tuesday, July 28, 2009

silly girls

Here are the next 2 blocks I made for my guild challenge quilt. In a couple months it will be my turn to choose a 12 inch block for everyone to make.

This next picture is of the lilies blooming in my backyard. 14 years ago, before we were married, my husband gave me a box with 2 lily bulbs in it. The name on the box was Silly Girls. I think he was trying to be funny and sentimental at the same time :0) Every year without fail they brighten the garden in July. We have moved twice in that time and with each move I dig up a clump and bring them with me.

Happy quilting!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

outdoor show

I have been working away on all the same projects I have posted about before so I'll post some pictures from an outdoor quilt show I went to the same weekend as the Little House party. It was a gorgeous day - a bit breezy and the quilts were wonderful. The show was out at Lorraine Stagness's farm in the country. The view across the prairie is wonderful from there!
I love these circles - I could study this quilt for a long time.
This one I just thought was so pretty.
These next 2 were made as mystery quilts - there was about 7-8 of them - all different - hanging on a clothes line with the prairie as the background.I hope next post to have something of my own share.
Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

little quilts

My three daughters and I were invited to a Little House on the Prairie party this past weekend. It was held out at an old ranch near the mountains. It was a lovely party with old fashioned food, games, crafts... The children looked so cute dressed up in their bonnets and dresses. Near the end the hostess talked a bit about quilting. She had these lovely little quilts displayed - she had made them all from the book Prairie Children and their Quilts.She then gave each child a quilt specially made for them! I have 3 daughters so we came home with 3 quilts!!!
This one was for my youngest. She's 18 months old and just loves dolls. This quilt is perfect for a doll quilt.
Daughter #2 received this one - we plan to make some checkers and play.
My oldest daughter received this one. What special and lovely gifts! The party itself was a gift. What a beautiful day to remember

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

back from holidays

I haven't posted for awhile because we went away on a family holiday. We went on a road trip to Seattle. We had beautiful weather and a wonderful time. I planned ahead for 2 quilt shop stops and enjoyed both very much. My family was very patient with me.
The first shop was The Buggy Barn. I was so pleased when I saw it was only 22 miles out of our way. The setting for this shop is wonderful - the countryside is so lovely there - it is surrounded by wheat fields and so much blue sky. It is a small building but they pack it full of wonderful fabric, patterns, and samples.
The second shop was in Des Moines just south of Seattle. I had seen this shop featured in APQ Quilt Sampler spring/summer 07. It was just like in the article. In addition to loads of lovely fabric they had wonderful books that you just don't see in Canada.
I just LOVE this book!!! Page after page of incredible antique quilts and stories about the women who made them. There is endless inspiration to be found here. Oh yeah - I bought some fabric too. :0)
This is the WIP project I brought along to work on - I didn't get much sewing done though. I posted the pattern for this on March 25. I'm not real happy with the orange or purple flowers so I will pick them off and try different fabrics. I am happy to be home now and eager to get sewing again.
Happy Quilting!!