Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Oregon, Airports, and Quilt Planning


Polly and I were on the Oregon coast last week for a little relaxation and some intensive sewing.
A great time was had by all (we stitched with some Moda colleagues) and we lucked out on the January weather.  We actually had a few clear days of watching the surf.  Just don't ask about the flights home.  Can you say "Delta Computer Outage"?
I worked on a couple of projects. I am sliding into home on the Star A Day quilt.  I am on my last block and I need to only make about 20 more stars.  

This wasn't my project - it was Jennifer's.  We applaud her choice of fabric!

These blocks were on my design wall for a few days and I quickly stitched them into a top.  This is a homage (brazen copy) of an antique Amish quilt from 140 years ago.  I used Bella solids, 2 Grunges, and 1 cross weave to "texture up" the traditional Amish look.  Why did I make it? Just because.  I had a picture of the original on my bulletin board for years.  It was time to seal the deal.  I sent it off yesterday to Kari to baste.  I will hand quilt this one - at my leisure.  

I've had a few good productive days getting ready for new fabric to land on my doorstop (new quilts to make!!) and planning for our trip to France in April.

We're wishing you some happy, productive days in this short, yet sun challenged month.  To help you achieve that - we have a sale in our Etsy shop until this weekend (February 6th) for 30% off.  Just use the coupon code WINTER to get your discount.




Robin said...

Isn't it fun to make things just because you can? Have fun hand quilting (one of my favorite things).

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I was flying the day before the Delta thing - so glad!!

Yvonne said...

That must have been a nice getaway to the westcoast! Too bad about the return flight though!
Love the Amish quilt! I am looking forward to my trip to the United States in March, we will visit the Lancaster Quiltshow and Amish with 8 ladies from the Netherlands ( If Trump will let us in :)

Hildy said...

I love your star blocks and your modern take on the Amish quilt.

Sinta Renee said...

Has it already been a year since you started your star-a-day goal? It went by fast! They look beautiful! I'm sure the Oregon Retreat with Moda friends was full of fun and laughter!

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