Dog Gone Cute

Quite a while ago, I asked Donna her thoughts on a really cute quilt pattern I thought of making for my nieces, her granddaughters.  She gave a thumbs up and I ordered the pattern from Sew Fresh Quilts.

Before my trip to Portland, I cut out all the blocks hoping that there would be a free day that Donna and I could work on them together.

Aren’t they adorable!  We got half of them done!  They are all a little different.  I used the same fabric on two of them and another two have a similar color.

This week I was able to finish it.  Jeanette will quilt it this fall and then I will just have to remember to get it in the mail on time.  I think that is kind of the most exciting part.  I have a Christmas gift almost done and it is August 1st!!  That is not normal in my life!

A few more quilt pictures

Hard to choose favorites as each quilt seems to have its own beauty, whether it is design, color, quilting, etc.  I didn’t take the time to read all the identifying tags – just too much to see!

Cherrywood challenge had an exhibit of the Van Gogh quilts.  Amazing work!  In the picture on the right, Van Gogh’s picture is from the quilting.

At the Minnesota State Quilt Show I saw a quilt of 365 challenge.  In Sisters I saw another one.  They are amazing!  Someday I hope I will make one.

Last, I really need to thank Donna for planning a great trip!img_2201-1

Sisters Quilt Show

So many quilts to see and not enough time to give them all the attention they deserve.  It was such a hot day, but Donna and I persevered.  Primarily modern quilts were on display.  All of them beautiful.  The following are a few of my favorites.

There were a few standouts.  I love the way color is used in contrast, the light and the dark.

More next time….



The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton


Thanks to Brad, I now have a place to record my projects and creations! Today I learned how to download pictures and perhaps add text. Fun process so far!

Heading to Sisters today for the quilt show. Always a place of great inspiration!