There’s a new baby joining our family in a few months. I’m trying something new in how I’m quilting this blanket.
I’m quilting overlapping circles.
The idea for quilting this pattern can be attributed to Tim Latimer from Timquilts.com. I saw a quilt he was working on with a pattern like this, and thought I would give it a try. I like how it is looking.
I’ll keep you posted on the progress of this quilt.
Hope you’re having a great day!
A barn on the back roads of Oregon. Happy Memorial Day!
Hope it’s been a good one!
The Dresdan Plate pieces on the right were done by another person and given to me from a friend. To hold the Dresdan Plate pieced circle in place on the white square, I used an Elmer’s Glue Stick on the back. The Elmer’s Glue Stick is water soluble and will come out in the wash. Over the last few weeks, here and there, as I have had time, I’ve been working on the button hole stitch to place each Dresdan Plate on an individual block.
I placed each 16.25″ square on the flannel board in my sewing cabin, made a 3″ sashing, and began sewing this top together this weekend.
This is what the top looks like so far. I plan on adding a border or two…or maybe even three…to finish the sewing for what will be a cute single bed quilt.
Hope you’re having a good Memorial Day Weekend!
On a walk today, I found a unique strawberry garden growing in vases on a fence. The slugs are a problem in gardens in this part of Oregon. Drip lines and vases hung on a fence is one way to keep the slugs away from the berries.
This looks like a cool way to grow strawberries.
I hope you’re having a great day!
My son, Wes, put my camera to use the other day. I was so happy to see the world through his eyes. With his permission, I wanted to share a few of his pictures with you.
This picture of the Schreiner’s Iris Gardens looks beautiful to me!
Pictures by Wesley, May 2016
It’s picture day for this wall hanging. This hand pieced wall hanging was given to me by a friend in Oregon!
I’m glad to have the binding in place, and I’m happy to say this quilt is finally finished!
The look and feel of this 45″ x 42.5″ antique hand quilted wall hanging is wonderful!
This little quilt will be for sale on my Etsy account…just go to the heading on this web page and click store to find it.
I enjoyed working on this quilt, but I am happy it is finished!
Hope the pieces of your life are coming together for you!
Spring flowers are in bloom around my sewing cabin. Spring in Oregon is simply stunning the way plants grow in the Willamette Valley.
I hope you have a great weekend!
I found this egg shell in the garden, and I wondered if it came from this nest…
made in the crook of the quilt room window.
Spring has its own unique advantages, because I love all of the new things sprouting and coming into being all around the yard!
I hope the pieces of your life come together today!
I found this house on the back roads of Marion County, Oregon.
Hope you’re having a great day!
The Quilt of Many Colors is finally done!
I love how the quilting came out and the bright colors of this little child’s blanket.
I, also, love the texture and feel of a hand quilted blanket after it has been washed and it has shriveled (or shrunk) around the quilting!
A close up of the back of the quilt.
I’m so glad this quilt has a good home!
Even though putting this quilt top together was not the easiest process, I can say this is one of my favorite quilts I’ve made yet.
I hope all is well in your neck of the woods!
The Schreiner Iris Gardens in Marion County, Oregon are in bloom!
I love all of the different colors and sizes of Irises on display!
A patchwork display of beautiful flowers!
Have a great day!