Wednesday, September 14, 2011


After a week long Alaska Cruise on NCL with my husband's family (first extended time together in years) and my parents (their 49th wedding anniversary celebrated on Friday), it is time to get back to work. Serious work--I made it through to the FINAL round of the McCall's Quilt Design Star 2011 contest!!! Thank you to all of you who were voting! I'm now trying to get inspired with the FINAL challenge--"the quilt must be inspired by the lyrics to any well-recognized song". Song ideas welcome!
An extension has been given for the discount on the Trip to Ireland during the Int'l Quilt Festival of Ireland in June 2012. Sign up by November 1 and pay in full to get a 3% discount!! 

And now for this week's WIP report...

I finished quilting Jinny's Garden! Just need to add the binding, but I needed to move on to something else that needs to be in the mail tomorrow.... Stop by on Monday and I should have a photo.
Washington State Quilter's show is coming up in October. The Inland Northwest Machine Quilter's group issued a challenge with a kit so that all tops have the same design, but the quilting is judged. INMQ's meeting to choose a brochure cover is this Saturday, so I quickly made the top up and will be quilting it today.

Awaiting Attention:
  • McCall's Challenge #1 --1892 Rondure (quilting in progress)
  • EQ7 2011 BOM- on track
  • Lonestar wall hanging - missed the deadline that I was trying to we'll see when I get back to this idea
  • Oddie's Wild Nature
  • One-fabric re-pieced table cloth - target October --am wondering if this is ready to quilt. Need to get it out and look at it.
Completed Tops awaiting Quilting
  • McCall's Challenge #2 (Pulsed Illumination) - target September
  • 2006 Basket BOM - target August--not going to happen.
  • Tulip wall hanging --this is a redo of the quilting - target November
  • Colorwash Heart Duvet Cover -- this is to salvage an old duvet - target December

Completed:  7
  • Starlight-Flutterbright - designed for Highland Quilts, Athena, OR
  • View from the old cellar - SOLD
  • Supernova - on display @ Patit Creek Cellars, Walla Walla, WA
  • Psychedelic America - on display @ Patit Creek Cellars, Walla Walla, WA
  • WWU baby - star theme - given to Becky St. Clair's daughter
  • WWU baby - spring theme - given to Donny Veverka's daughter
  • My First Journey - commission for Teacher Tammy's twin granddaughters

In Progress: 11


  1. Congratulations on making it to the finals! You deserve it!

  2. Song lyrics from a well known song... of course I think of the obvious-- "K(nights)in White Satin", or "Starry Starry Night". I am dating myself, but a lot of the Beatles music and Simon & Garfunkle had very "image evocative lyrics"... Paul Simon's "KodaChrome" .. anyway that should trigger something in your creative mind! Can't wait to see what you come up with.