Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Quilt Binding Finish, AHIQ # 19 Coin Challenge progress

The sun's back in Rancho Palos Verdes.

The binding is on and this quilt is done!

Another row added to my coins quilt.

Closer view, the turquoise and orange are the wow element to me.

The sun is out in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA and the wind has quieted, gorgeous today.

I was out of town for a week, we were in Kirkland, WA where it is cooler. I came back with a cold but that's cleared up. I'm recovered and rested now back to business!

 I'm linking up with
Ann @ fretnotyourself and Kaja @ sewslowly they are hosting AHIQ # 19.
My coin improv small quilt now has another row. I've been working on smaller projects because I've been on vacation for a while now and I don't have room to work on bigger projects.
Stop in and take a look at the beautiful, fun projects going on there.

I've finished the binding on my 'liberated' log cabin done in batik. My daughter-in-law suggested I name it 'Amalfi' after the gorgeous Amalfi coast of Italy. Many of the houses there along the coast are terraced and painted knockout tropical colors. The water and sky on a sunny day are a lovely turquoise. The backing on my quilt is mostly turquoise, the log cabin blocks look very much like stacked houses. So 'Amalfi in Batik' is the name.

Enjoy your day and share a smile, it always comes back.
I'll be by to visit!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring Travel, Circa 15 Fabric Studio in Kirkland, WA

Daffodils in Kirkland, WA.

Spring flowers, in a row.

Book by Mary Fons, that's the copy I bought.

Quilt shop in Kirkland, WA, 'Circa 15', very cool fabric.

It's spring time in Kirkland, Washington. We stayed with our son and his wife and got to enjoy our 9 month old grandson, so much fun!

It rained and then cleared up off and on, perfect, not too much of either.
We saw old friends and got caught up .

I found time to visit the local quilt shop Circa 15 Fabric Studio .
There was a free 'Disappearing Nine Patch' tutorial going on so of course I sat in on that. Very well 
done. I got a 20% off coupon for being in the class and used it to buy a quilt book.
If you're in Kirkland stop into Circa 15 Fabric Studio, you won't be disappointed.

Enjoy your weekend coming up and celebrate spring time.
I'll be by to visit!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Quilt Binding Sewn Down, Fog, North CA Dam News.

Foggy this morning and has been the last few days in Rancho Palos Verdes.

I went with a white binding, actually Kona 'snow', on my small red/white quilt.

I'm sewing binding on my liberated log cabin, then I'll press it and hand sew down.

Looking south on Rancho Palos Verdes coast, foggy.

North view and fog again.

A break in the fog now and then.

Hello from foggy Rancho Palos Verdes!!

My son tells me it's a Marine Layer. It's been foggy for about 3 or 4 days, very mysterious and quiet.

I've had time to sew bindings on two quilts and press that down ready to hand sew onto the back.
We have to travel to the Seattle area for a week as a friend just passed away.
I'll have down time to hand sew there.

If you've been aware of or watching information on the Nor Cal Oroville Dam situation here is some of the most clear and accurate information to be found, Oroville Dam 12th March update.
I have family living in Nor Cal and I've lived there in the past so this interests me.
I'm amazed how this 50 yr. old important infrastructure has been so carelessly neglected.

Hope you have a great Monday!
I'll be by to visit and share your project adventures.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hand Quilting Finish, Simple Machine Quilting Finish

I finished hand quilting my liberated log cabin quilt in batiks.

It looks good on this table.

My small red and white quilt got machine quilted.

I'm still arranging and making decisions on my coin quilt.

Hello! From Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
Sunny and windy here. We often see whales and dolphins on our walks along the coast.
It's that time of the year.

I finally finished hand quilting my 3 block x 4 block liberated log cabin quilt. The front is pieced in batiks and it's backed in batiks with Warm and Natural batting. That makes for some tough hand quilting. That's why I took so long. I'll bind it with a turquoise batik.

I also had time to machine quilt my small red and white liberated butterfly quilt with saw tooth border. It will have red binding. It was an experiment I wanted to do using only two colors.

My coin quilt is still being arranged and rearranged. I find if I think too much about color placement things get muddled. So I remember to use contrast then everything mostly falls into place.

If you want to get lost in an adventure go here.

I'll be by to visit and share in your projects and progress.
Enjoy the Process! Share a smile.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Mariposa Meadow Charms, March Butterfly 2017

March 2017 butterfly, Red-spotted Purple.

Coin quilt in progress, fabric from Mariposa Meadow is included.

This is progress on my small 'Liberated' butterfly quilt in red/white.

Happy Weekend!!
March already!! St. Patrick's Day is almost here.

I'm linking up with Ann @ Fret Not Yourself 
for Kaleidoscope of Butterflies, celebrating butterflies. 

I've posted photos of two quilts I'm working on that have butterflies on them. The 'Liberated' red butterflies are pieced to resemble butterflies in the liberated style. I've added a saw tooth border and will probably finish it with red binding.

My coin quilt is being pieced with fabric that has butterflies printed on it, the Mariposa Meadow line by Elizabeth Isle; which can be found here at Missouri Star Quilt Company.

The butterfly for March, the Red-spotted Purple is brush-footed and lives mostly on the east coast and south into Mexico. 
Here around Rancho Palos Verdes the last couple of days have been warm and I've seen Monarchs flying around the flowering shrubs. 

Hope you take time to enjoy butterflies today.
I'll be by to visit!