Friday, May 31, 2013

More Fun Portland Quilt Market Photos

I just think this table runner is too cute.  What a fun table decoration for a birthday party.
Love this hexi project from Camille's booth too.
These little birds in Valori Wells booth are just so fun.  

Monday, May 27, 2013

Simply Retro

This wonderful book arrived this weekend.  Camille was at Market too.  I just love her ideas, and can't wait to start a quilt or even two from this new book.
This quilt is available as a pattern from Camille, called Niner.  I started it with my Happy Go Lucky   fabric that I purchased at the beginning of May.  I have 110 of these little nine patches done.  Now to get it together with the Kona Snow solid white blocks.  I took this picture of Camille's at Market in display in her booth.
This quilt was also on display in Camille's booth.  What a great way to use up all those little scraps.  This pattern is in her new book.  There just isn't enough time to have this much fun.  

Saturday, May 25, 2013

More favorites from Market

I fell in love with this quilt.  They used 12 inch squares of linen, then the leaves were appliqu├ęd on with a small zig zag stitch, and those vine ends were sewn right into the seams that joined the blocks.  The finished quilt was 60 inches square.  I am thinking of doing a smaller version for a wall hanging for myself.
These little birds were so cute.  Notice the little pockets.  Can't you just see these little guys done in red Christmas fabrics and those little pockets used to hold Christmas cards?  Again they used linen for the background in two different color ways.                                 

Favorites from Market

We saw hexes used in many of the displays.  

These little items used a 60 Degree ruler to make them.  Notices they are just a little off sized.
Saw lots of linen backgrounds and linen looks.

Monday, May 20, 2013

My Favorite Booth at Market

This was my favorite booth at Market.  Love the fabrics.  The booth won second prize too.

One of the quilts that was featured in the booth.  
This Amanda Herring, she is the designer for all this wonderful fabric in the booth.  Love her newest line called Madhuri.

Just Back From Portland Quilt Market

Just arrived home from the Portland Quilt Market.  Had a wonderful time with nine great friends.
 On Thursday night eight of us went to Sample Spree.  Love what I found especially the threads.

Saturday, May 4, 2013


I am really pleased with this wall hanging for my hallway.  I really like the linen used for the background.  The linen thread that I used to quilt it with came out really nice too.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Lucky Penny and Linen

I purchased a line of fabric called Lucky Penny late last year by Alison Glass.  I recently dug it out of my stash and decided to pair it with one of the new linen fabrics that I happened upon a couple weeks ago.  I have a picture of a larger quilt with basically this design idea.  I have scaled it down to fit in my hallway.  It will end up being 17 inches wide by about 60 inches long.  MORE UPDATES LATER!

Neutral Territory Runners Done

After making a runner for my new entertainment cabinet I found I still had lots of leftover fabric.  I decided I would make a couple of table runners for birthday gifts during the year.  These two, however, have been sold to a co-worker.  She has two Chinese International Students living with her, and wanted to send home a gift with them for their mothers.