Sunday, July 12, 2009


I love working with plaids!!! I especially like the way that plaids work together in a quilt to give it a warm, worn, homey look. I have accumulated lots of plaids, and have a couple of ideas started for additional plaid quilts, but this is one I made for my younger brother. I worked off a sketch I drew up at a quilt show for the 9 patch settings. All those flying geese went together relatively quickly using Quilt in a Day flying geese ruler.
I do my own machine quilting on my Juki at home. Since marking the quilting takes so much time, I am trying to improve my techniques of quilting without spending hours marking quilts. This quilt I did by following the edge of my ruler, and doing stitch in the ditch.
I'm hoping that Alan enjoys it for many years.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Vacation fun

We've been gone for 10 days now. Heading back towards home tomorrow. As much as I love to get out and see the sights, and visit with friends and family.... I'll be glad to get home.
We stayed at a quaint little campground, right on the lake, outside of Spokane Washington. This was the view from just outside out motorhome. Isn't it beautiful?
I've been able to stop at quilt stores and a scrapbooking store here in Helena. scored some great fabric at Walmart. (they've closed the fabric depts. at the Walmarts near home).