Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Neutral Twin Quilts

Two posts in one week, I'm on a roll!  My birthday was yesterday, July 29th.  I am trying to set some fitness goals, but I personally really dislike exercise.  With my foot issue I can't run, but I have been walking so I I did my morning walk.  I got to spend quite a bit of the day in my quilt room.  It is so much cooler in my basement room than the rest of the house.  Harvest started Monday so Doug had a long day in the field cutting wheat.  I LOVE to go out to dinner, but that won't happen until there is a break so I made potato salad and BBQ chicken.  Can I say food allergies are the pits?  I would love to eat dairy and eggs, but they are not good on my sinuses.  I ended up sewing the last borders on one quilt today. Both quilts were supposedly cut out for my retreat last weekend, but I didn't have all the pieces nor the extra fabric!  Both quilts are twin size and will go in my basement rec room, aka old sewing room.  I need to liven up that room a bit.
Mocha Meringue Fabric, pattern was free from Marcus Fabrics to go with the line.

Pattern is "It's Good to be Square" but I made double the amount of blocks.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Scattered Thoughts and Quilts

I had good intentions of getting back to blogging after posting about my son but the best laid plans get interrupted by just simply being too busy or too lazy!  I am going to try this for the first time linking up to Judy L.'s blog for "Design Wall Monday".  These are blocks I worked on at a quilt retreat I went on this past weekend at Rather Be's Quilt Shop near Pomeroy, WA.  Eight of us had a great time quilting, eating and laughing. I made half of these blocks, but didn't have the rest of the pieces cut so I finished them today.  It will have two borders.  I am making another quilt of these "Mocha Meringue" fabrics and they will go on the twin beds in my basement.  They are WAY different than my usual colorways.

I had these two quilts already pin basted for quilting and I got them quilted at the retreat and bound.  The 30's one has a story.  A couple of weeks ago I stopped in at Material Girls Quilt Shop in Orofino, ID and they had 20 luscious new 30's prints.  I have a bin of 30's and they aren't my favorite fabric choice, but they were so soft and lovely and other women were making dresden plate quilts out of them.  I bought all 20 prints and background and came home and used my Dresden ruler (I can't find that style available online, it was on clearance years ago) and made 20 pointed dresden blocks.  I was contacted by someone wanted to buy a wall quilt and she loves 30's.  I sent her a picture of a couple blocks and 2 other quilts and she wanted the dresden.  So I set together 9 of them and have that quilt ready to go as shown. I made one more block so I now have 12 to go in to a twin size quilt the way I designed the next one.
I bought this quilt kit at Wild Hare Quilt Shop in Orofino, ID (yes, there are two great quilt shops in one little town).  I purchased the kit on a shop hop and got it pieced together at a retreat in April.  It's all finished, yes another UFO bites the dust!