Friday, July 29, 2016

Painted Forest

Painted Forest
First 3 blocks
Pattern by Scott Hansen 

I am having so much fun with this quilt! Modern, urban folk, whimsical, scrappy and just plain fun! ... and another quilt out of my box! I started this quilt at Sisters, OR at A Quilter's Affair when I took one of Scott's classes. Wow! Love :0) Finished blocks one and two in class and made block three today. These first blocks are symmetrical. Now on for more fun because the rest are not!!! Yea! 

Thank you Scott for a wonderful and fun class! 
Check out Scott's website and blog
for some of the new patterns and projects Scott is working on. 
If you ever have a chance to take a workshop with Scott... sign up! 

 Scott has more patterns available as well. During the class at Sisters quilters stopped by with the quilts they made in classes. I saw Painted Forest quilted plus another... Twister...
and took pix of Scott's Christmas 1964 in the Instructor's tent at Sisters...

(The sun is shining thru from the back)
This looks like as much fun as Painted Forest :0) 

Enjoy your weekend 
Stay cool, forecast is low 100s this weekend 
and back into the 90s next week. Oh boy!
You know you live in Chico when the 90s sounds cool!!! 
Tot ziens, Jo

Rows of Toes!

Toes in the Sand

Making good progress with my quilting projects this week! One reason... the summer temps :0( it's been triple digits all this week... yuck! Too hot to run my longarm computer except in the early early mornings. It's not even 6 am and it's 80 degrees outside already :0( The studio hitting 90 by late afternoon. Sew, I've been spending the afternoons working on my Toes in the Sand and Gypsy Wife, sewing in the house (my studio is not air conditioned) or, as I have the last two days, with friends sewing at Cathy's/Honey Run Quilters classroom. Thank you Dan for keeping us nice and cool! Plus, Dan came in and helped me get my Singer Featherweight running. Yea! 

In June a herd of us started Toes in the Sand with Kelly at Honey Run Quilters. Toes is a quilt from Jaybird using the Hex and More ruler designed by Julie @ Jaybird Quilts. As a very traditional quilter, this has been a really fun project to make new shapes... allot of them! Hexies, triangles, half hexies and jewels. We are getting close to finishing our tops, a few like Linda with two finished! I'm getting close with this one :0) and a second in batiks that will be finished during the August meets. Here are a few of the 'blocks' in progress...

with a little fussy cutting going on :0) 

Allot of fun working out of my box both with shapes and color! Texture too :0) Still keeping my hands busy with Civil War fabrics! This month Karen, Barb and I started Gypsy Wife, mine in CW. That is quite the project! Right now we are working on the 'filler' blocks, more on that later. For now, off to get longarm work done before it gets too hot. Have the whole house fans on trying to pull as much of the cool air into my studio as possible before the sun is up. Happy Friday! Tot ziens, Jo

Friday, July 22, 2016

Civil War at Sisters 2016

A few of the quilts displayed at Sisters 
made with Civil War reproduction fabrics... 

It was very windy by the afternoon which required 
taking turns holding corners in order to take pix! 

A nice Civil War Sampler 

This one was part of an exhibit by Moda 
featuring Eliza's Indigo by Betsy Chutchian

I like the alternate quilting with feathers and crosshatch

Wonderful fabrics!!! 

Hope you had a quilty week. 
Besides making progress longarm quilting with the cooler weather, 
worked on my Toes in the Sand this week. 
We met Wednesday evening with Kelly to finish the last blocks. 
Some of us got started on the background blocks and layout. 
Sew much fun to see our work coming together! 
Looking forward to meeting for Gypsy Wife on Sunday 
and laying out Pacific Crest with Pam B.

We are headed for triple digits coming up for at least a week... Arrrrg! 
Enjoy your weekend, stay cool! 
Tot ziens, Jo

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Seeing Stars at Sisters

A collection of Star Quilts 
  displayed at 2016 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 

Lone Stars to Feathered Stars 
and variations thereof

This feathered star is the center of this medallion quilt
which btw is beautifully quilted by Geri Davidson!

another beautifully quilted!

Paper pieced Stars

and more...

 These last three were interesting, love the design of the one above. 
This one below is different set in hexies!

and of course...
love this lone star

 Tot ziens, Jo

Monday, July 18, 2016

GTW Show & Tell

Show & Tell from Goldie's Good Times Weekend

Karen's Farm Girl
and below her Pluses 


Bev with her beautiful machine quilting!

Nancy who finished 4 quilts put this is the only pic that wasn't as blurry

Sandy's Bargello
and a second one for Sandy

 Two made by Barbara
 Two by Goldie
 Two by Phoebe
Sue's little houses and a great block that starts as one big pinwheel, 
 gets sliced and the pieces are rearranged into a churn dash 
with a pinwheel center. It's great! 

and Beth's gorgeous machine quilting!

Great weekend, good friends and wonderful quilters!!!  Made good progress on our Gypsy Wife quilts. Barb, Karen and I each made at least a dozen blocks, no pix :0( Oops, next time. Leslie was working on a 30's repro print quilt with lots of HSTs! We were all so busy with our projects we were the quiet table! (That's unusual for us ;0)

Enjoy your week
I'll post more quilt pix from Sisters during the week
Tot Ziens, Jo

Friday, July 15, 2016

Good Times Weekend

Headed for Friday Night Live and Good Times Weekend! 
Yipee! Three of us are starting Gypsy Wife.
Just to wet our whistle... 

Here are a couple Gypsy Wife quilts presented at 
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show last weekend 
The beauty above is done in batiks

Loved the quilting on this one made by Elizabeth Woo
quilted by Valori Wells :0)  

The light background strips are great! 
and show off the quilting 

Sisters, A Quilter's Affair and the Quilt Show were amazing. It was sensory overload! We have a pile of mail, email, laundry and allot of pix to sort thru. Will share more soon!
Michael had a great time too! 
Enjoy your weekend!
Tot ziens, Jo