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Monday, December 19, 2011
Anyway, here's where I'm at:
On another note, we finally had a nice day that coincided with my having a quilt holder available to get a picture of the new Christmas quilt with free pieced words in the border. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to take pictures of a 96" square quilt when your house is really small and you live in the Pacific Northwest where it rains 2/3 of the year?!?
I also attempted to get some Christmas pictures of a certain Spotted One. This time without help. Note to self, don't hold the cheese in the same hand with the camera!
Ah well...maybe next year I might start thinking about these things sooner. But then again, knowing me, I doubt it. But now I must go make some cookies for the Quilting Broads Christmas party and challenge reveal tomorrow.....
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Just two more weeks of voting--please help me out.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
VOTE here. Here's another picture of my entry just in case you don't remember which one is mine. It really is so stinkin' cute--but sheesh, those 3" pineapples have 37 pieces each!
And now I'm going back to my red strings.........
Monday, December 12, 2011
So, here's the link to vote. Just remember, you need to vote EVERY day! I need all the votes I can get.
Monday, December 05, 2011
I caved--I joined Bonnie's Orca Bay mystery. I didn't really NEED another new project but I love Bonnie Hunter's quilts and I didn't do last year's mystery but wished I had. Besides, I always seem to actually get things done quicker when I'm doings mystery. It must be the anticipation of awaiting the next step or something....
So, despite joining the party a little late, I managed to get everything done. I finished step two on Wednesday which actually gave me time to start a baby quilt that needs to be completed before April.
Despite having to make 350 units in step three, I completed it by Saturday afternoon. Here are all my pieces for the three steps so far.
I can't wait to see what we will do with the red. I'm hoping the next step uses red.
And now I'm going back to working on that baby quilt.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
On the quilting front, I've been busy--yup, another new project. This one i can even share here. A new Christmas quilt is in the works. There was an unfortunate laundry adventure with the Christmas quilt that was completed last year. subsequent efforts to fixture problem only made it worse. Lesson learned, NEVER, EVER use a solid red flannel for backing fabric. No matter how many times it is washed, won't be enough.
So, here's the new quilt, orat least the center. Forgive the bad lighting but my quilt holder was not available. I'm currently working on the next border, free pieced words. Here are a few of the completed ones.
There are several more words that haven't been photographed yet---I'll save those for the final reveal.
We snuck in one last camping trip, and despite the drizzle on Saturday, it was a great weekend. The weather on Sunday was beyond spectacular, as in an unexpected gloriously sunny autumn day. When you get days like this in November in the Pacific Northwest, you savor every last morsel of them because they are few and far between. Seeing much of the sun after Labor Day is a rare occurrence.
And then there was this while we were attempting to pack.
What you don't see in this picture is the 11" of folded up mattress toppers he is perched on? He was most indignant that we had filled HIS spot up with stuff. Never mind the fact that his crate with a nice soft cushion was sitting on the floor of the bus.
Monday, October 24, 2011
First off, there's been a LOT of this:
From the Washington coast to Walla Walla, Boise, eastern Oregon and Leavenworth. The weather actually cooperated on all accounts, something most unusual for these parts.
At the biggest campout of the season this quilt was presented to some very special friends. If you click the picture, you can see all the VW buses.
I've also been working on these blocks in between The Farmer's Wife blocks and finishing up my QB Christmas Challenge.
Yes folks, the challenge has been done for a couple weeks now. More specifically, since the middle of October, more than 2 months before it's due. Hooray for me. Unfortunately for all of you reading this, you will have to wait until the Tuesday before Christmas to see it --sorry. But, as a consolation I can show you the lovely pack of fat quarters I won from Quiltmaker's Quilty Pleasures blog.
Oh yeah, in between all this my 81 y.o. Dad had a minor heart attack. The long and the short of it is that he now has a new doctor that we actually like and I'm hoping will be more responsive. His previous doctor told him to continue taking tylenol and to call back in two days when he would be back in the office if Dad was still feeling bad......Don't EVEN get me started, arrrgghh. You can see why Dad now has a new doctor along with a cardiologist. It's been a long month.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Here is Janet's Round Robin. (Note: I neglected to take a picture of just her center square, or if I did, it's probably on the laptop and I'm too lazy to turn it on and hunt for it.)
Her main fabric was a companion floral to the fabric I used in the corner squares. I used a floral stripe from the line to make the four patch posey squares. I worked on this shortly after receiving it in March and then put it away while pondering what to do with mine.
This is mine. I sent Janet the center square, out to the green. She added the flying geese. After a lot of wavering, I happened on a link to some really cool foundation pieced blocks. Sorry, I don't have the link handy right now.
After procrastinating way longer than I should have , and a few false starts due to not having enough fabric for my first few attempts, I finally ended up with this.
So, when I pulled Janet's back out to send off to her, I didn't like it. I think it needs something more, maybe some appliqué or something. But, time was against me so I sent it off anyway. When it comes back to me in March I will probably add some appliqué to those big gold areas.
Meanwhile, I have some serious catching up to do on the Farmer's Wife. Unfortunately it isn't going to be happening anytime soon. I've been doing some non-fun sewing in prep for our big, upcoming camping trip. Things like window screens for the bus. Door screen for the slider, porta-potty cover and an insulated cooler cover. I'd much rather have been quilting.
Happy Birthday Janet.
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Friday, July 22, 2011
I won't bore you with individual pictures but if you are so inclined you can find them on Flickr if you search for lizquiltz.
Meanwhile, I really do need to get back to that Birthday Round Robin...Ms. J's birthday is approaching much swifter than I realized....
And, just because it's been a whole month since I posted a picture of the Spotted One, here ya' go.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Four wonderful, relaxing days in this paradise made for one of our better campouts. Even better was all the wonderful food. Our friend and camphost is a most excellent dutch oven cook and we feasted all weekend. As Mrs. G. would say, "Life is Good".
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
July 4th weekend saw us traveling to the tiny town of Fossil, Oregon for the Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival with about 20 other VW's from the WetWesties. This was the first time I've been to this part of Oregon and the scenery was fascinating. Lots of rolling hills with just a tint of green, canyons, wheat fields and windmill farms.
Oh yeah, the music was great. Besides stuff going on in town all day long, the entire camping area was filled with lots of people doing impromptu jam sessions. The music literally surrounded us. Saturday there was a great car show which had all the guys drooling. And, true to our tradition, there was a great potluck. VW folks sure know how to eat.
Stay tuned for pt. 2 -- Mt. Rainier.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
As you can see, The Spotted One is celebrating by snoozing in the sun, on MY pillows. He NEVER snoozes on my pillows, he always prefers The Bearded One's pillows.
On to FWQAL (Farmer's Wife Quilt Along). I have six more blocks completed, bringing my total to12.
Block #7 - Birds in the Air
This block contains 40 pieces! Whew! Those little half square triangle units finish at 1".
Block #8 - Bouquet
Block #9 - Box
Block #10 - Bowtie
Block #11 - Broken Dishes
Block #12 - Broken Sugar Bowl
I know it looks like I've been super productive but I have to admit, the last five shown here were all precut and assembled at my weekly Tuesday quilting group.
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