Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I got to spend the day with my Mom on her 95th birthday. She held the quilt for me while I attached the binding by machine and talked about how nice it will be for an injured servicemember to receive this quilt. It was cold in Oregon -5 in the morning but all the roads were clear for driving. Notice the Birthday Banner behind us, Adele received this for her 70th birthday and she takes it with her to help celebrate other people's birthdays. There are some grandmother's flower garden blocks from our Grandma in the banner.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Niece's Graduation Quilts # 150 & 151
50 x 60
Our families next generation is starting to graduate from high school. The BQ Pattern is a fun and quick pattern to make into functional quilts, one has minky on the back and the other one has flannel. These quilts are for the girls to use while studying at college. Congratulations
S and B. The girls names and their graduation year are quilted into their quilts. Hope they keep you warm.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
We had 2 very productive days at the American Hero Quilt Sew In at Pacific Beach. WA last weekend. Ended up with 9 quilts turned in, 5 of which still needed binding sewn on. Then we made 1 - 9 Patch/Hour Glass Quilt and pieces for almost another one.
Below is one of 2 Log Cabin Quilt Tops that were made with almost enough blocks made for another one.
Make plans to join us in 2010 at Pacific Beach Conference Center for more American Hero Quilt Sew Ins:
- Posted by Ione
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
12" x 18" 2009
This simple wall hanging is a class sample for a class I will be teaching at Tacoma Community College - Gig Harbor Branch. Four techniques to make the Flying Geese Pattern will be taught and the students will have a small wall hanging when finished. Then I will show several different ways to use the Flying Geese blocks to make other items, including the Folded Flying Geese Tree I designed. So far there are 2 prototypes, of course both different and now a third one is in the works. You may get to see all of them shortly!
- posted by Ione
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
50 X 50
This is the 4th year we have made a quilt to go with a picture that has been donated for the Gig Harbor Quilt Festival Silent Auction. At first glance, the quilt in the picture looked like a Feathered Star, but upon closer examination we realized it was a painted picture that kind of looked like a Feathered Star. So out came the paper and Karen drafted the pattern to be like the painted Feathered Star in the picture. She finished putting on the borders while out at Pacific Beach, WA. We went for an afternoon American Hero Quilt sew in but stayed a couple of days to work on our own projects. As usual we were very productive: 17 projects many finished and a few new projects started.
When it came to the quilting part of this quilt we realized that the painting was only a quilt top. No one but me thought it would be great to just present the quilt top as shown in the picture. I resized many feathers and just wasn't happy with any of them. Then in the morning, when I said I needed to get this quilt finished, I thought of the square feathers. I pulled out different size lids for the center circles and blue painter's tape for the grid work and away I went. This was a fun quilt to quilt and it felt good to be enjoying quilting again.
I think this is another "winner quilt" for this Mother and Daughter team. The quilt brought many bids and the auction was a success. It's always nice to be part of this project that gives the money from the auction to local breast cancer programs in the area.
- posted by Ione
Saturday, October 10, 2009
50" x 65"
This comfort quilt was made for a friend's mother. We used calicos in pinks, greens and blues for the front with green dot Minky on the back. Nice and cozy! Mom used a loose all-over pattern for the front. Just perfect for the irregular pattern of the disappearing nine patch. (Sorry the color in the picture is not great, but you get the idea!)
Monday, October 5, 2009
String Scrap Quilt
50" X 76"
When you do something 2 years in a row people think it should be a tradition. We were given a puzzle that was framed to make a companion quilt for the Gig Harbor Quilt Festival (http://www.gigharborquiltfestival.org/) auction this year. The puzzle has a Singer sewing machine and a string quilt in it. After finding blue fabric with white polka dots Adele went to work making string scrap blocks.
The blocks were sashed and corner stones were added like the picture. The quilting was a Baptist Fan quilting pattern so on the way out to Pacific Beach, WA for an American Hero Quilt Sewing Day(http://www.americanheroquilts.com/) we stopped in Ocean Shores. Our friend Jean had a Groovey Board with the Baptist Fan design so we quilted the quilt there. Thanks, Jean! The quilt was bound while at the ocean so it is ready for the auction.
Monday, August 24, 2009
August 20-22, 2009
Mom, Adele, and I, along with a few of our friends, had a great time at the 2009 Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar. It was two and a half days with more ideas than we can even remember! Above was one of the techniques we learned. This is a set in circle! Yes, that's correct! I cut a circle and cut a hole in the other fabric and sewed the circle in by machine! We'll be posting more as we get them done!
Thanks to everyone who came with us and made it a fun and amazing weekend!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
60 x 60"
I started this quilt on a Birthday Trip to Chelan to visit my brother and sister-in-law. It was supposed to have been a no quilting trip, BUT the quilt store was having a sale on fat quarters. Luckily Andrea had a cutting table and supplies, and Mom packed the sewing machine "just in case". One of many quilts I've made using the Disappearing Nine Patch technique, but only one of two that I've actually finished! Imagine starting and completing a quilt in the same year! Maybe I've turned a new leaf...
The colors remind me of the different seasons in Chelan: the blue of the sky and water, the green of the orchards and the white of the snow. I put a fluffy back on it, so it would be nice and cozy. Mom used an all over design in the middle and followed the flowers in the border.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
This is Armed Forces Appreciation Weekend. We post this Patriotic Quilt as a reminder to thank all of our Armed Forces Members for their service. This is a pattern I designed to use up fabric that is donated to the different charities that I am involved with. We use this pattern "From Scraps to 12" often in the making of quilts for the "American Hero Quilts" project. Please check out the website www.americanheroquilts.com and if you can, please help with this project. The quilts are greatly appreciated by the wounded service members who return from Iraq and Afghanistan through Madigan Hospital in Tacoma, WA. My azalea is blooming a bit late but it sure was worth the wait.
- Posted by Ione
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Mom and I took a VERY short walk on the beach tonight. Was a little colder than yesterday, and with our sandals on it felt even colder! Now for some freshly baked cookies and a movie!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
45" x 65"
When I posted the quilt I had received from my Grandma (Quilt #130), I mentioned that it got too worn to use so my Mom made me a replacement quilt. This is it! I was going through a pink and gray phase, and we had purchased this satin finish fabric to use in my room. I had a valance, a bed skirt and this quilt out of the same fabric.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
9 Patch Heart Comfort Quilt
This comfort quilt was made for me in 2005 by my niece, Karla. She presented it to me at our family reunion at Diamond Lake. My chemo sessions worked out that I was able to recoup for a week, then go to the reunion and was allowed to drive myself back home for the next treatment. I was so fortunate to be able to handle all the treatments so well. It is wonderful to look back and say still "All clear".
The back of this quilt is covered with well wishes from family and friends. Thanks again, Karla. As with all quilts that have been given to me, I love them. There are never too many quilts in a home.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Another of my special comfort quilts to keep me warm while I had my chemo
treatments. Thelma and Elsa are friends I made through West Sound Quilters Guild.
It is a bright cheery quilt that still makes me smile when I look at it today.
- posted by Ione