If you have been reading my blog long you would have met Laurie HERE. I think we were all inspired by her quilts and fun decorating sense. I got to see it all over again when I stayed with her this last week.
I got to sleep under this beauty!
The way the light was falling on this quilt in the evening the quilting showed up so well. Look at that!
I have a pattern for this difficult block. It is so sweet. I think Laurie said her sister made that for her.
This adorable little jacket is in her sewing room.
This is just a fraction of her stash.
This is an evening photo so not very good, but I was so inspired by this on my last visit, I changed a few things around at my house. Her little quilts are so adorable!
If you do not have a blog but would like to showcase your quilt decor or antiques, I'd love to see them and show your photos on my blog. Let me know!
Remember this post a few days back? I had an afternoon of sewing time this weekend. It felt great!
Look at the detail of this fabric by P&B Textiles. It really was a joy to work with.
The medium value was difficult to work with. I took the lightest print and used that consistently while making the Puss in the Corner blocks. I could tell right away it wasn't going to make the pattern I thought it would. I feared less and moved ahead with my plan.
It seems the center is a bit of a jumble, but it is growing on me. It begs for a closer look, which is good since it is the fabric that steals the show. I fussy cut to make the border, which I think helps define it. Overall I'm happy with it.
Lizzy suggested a market bag, so I found an online pattern and whipped up this hobo bag. When my husband came home from work he said, "You don't make bags" LOL I do now! I didn't have enough P&B fabric for the lining so I added a neutral stripe.
I couldn't resist. He wasn't happy about it though.
This week is starting out with a BANG and I haven't had a chance to do any sewing. I thought I'd show you a few up close photos of the quilts we bought from the antique quilt booth in Sisters at the show.
One tradition we have is to spread them out and take a nice long look once we are back in Sunriver. It's fun to see the different fabrics and quilting. Sometimes we find a few surprises. These three quilts are Randys.
This is a lightweight summer spread. I love this style of quilt, but have difficulty myself making the exact same block over and over.
This is my favorite of Randy's.
What a fun quilt with such a variety of fun fabrics!
The quilting steals the show on this quilt. The heavy quilting is what is holding this together.
I was asked if I would like to help promote P&B Textiles. They have a great reputation but a little quiet on the social scene. A few of us have decided we'd like to be in on waking up their online presence!
Look at these great fabrics. The line is called Love More by Susan Black. (from the saying, "Fear Less, Love More")
This is perfect for me, because I have committed to going on a mission trip to Guatemala this fall. I don't have a lot of fears in life, but have found myself lately feeling the need to Love More so I was thrilled when this line was an option for me to work with.
There isn't a lot of contrast so that was a challenge as well.
I was so excited to see the FULL piece that I didn't bother to iron it. This one is my favorite!
I will start cutting soon, but my machine is set up for quilting and I will get that project finished first.
Have you taken on a quilting challenge lately? I'd love to hear about it.
I don't think I showed you how many of these I made while sewing before the Sisters Show.
I'm using two lines of fabric (that's unheard of with me!) Crossroads by Jan Patek and Hope Chest prints by Edyta Sitar. I am really loving it. This is a Lori Smith pattern with a busy appliqued border.
Claire made my these wonderful potholders and brought them to Sunriver. I burn a lot of things in the kitchen, including my potholders, so I'm a little worries about using them. :) Thanks again Claire!