My dear friend Lori (humblequilts) came to stay at the cabin for a couple of days this week now that the roads were safer for her to drive! And it really was great fun. I got so much done; Lori, of course, put me to shame.
You probably don't know this about her: when she comes to sew, she brings along many projects, most of which are about 95% done! Then she quickly finishes her projects and exclaims with glee that she has finished another project.!! Don't you just hate when someone does that??!! ;-)
You know I'm kidding, of course. Lori and I have been friends for about as long as I've known Bonnie (maybe 20 yrs!). We are sometimes the Three Muskateers, truth be told. So you know I'm telling you about Lori's successes out of total love and admiration!
Anyway, she got so much done and I kind of piddled along! I did get another Triangle Gatherings block finished:
And I got into the binding mood and put on a few bindings:
This started as kit that I bought at Country Sampler in Spring Green, Wisconsin. I added more fabrics and more pieced blocks to the French General theme. I doubt you can tell that many of the fabrics are actually textured which adds to the overall interest in the quilt.
I got the binding sewn on and down (by machine) to my little snowman quilt. This is a Bird Brain design, which took me several years to complete. If you look closely, you'll see that my blue thread is not consistently the same throughout. Story of my life!!
My friend Sandy Lachowski in Bend did a fabulous job on the quilting. I took a close up so you could see the little snow flakes she quilted! Don't look too closely at my embroidery. It's pretty rudimentary! Nonetheless, I love the little quilt. It's perfect for our cabin in Oregon, where it snows for about 6 months!
Did I ask anyone if they wanted the pattern? I'm definitely not going to make it again. If you think you'd like to make it, let me know. I'm assuming I can find it when I get back to California!
After sewing away for a couple of days and nights, Lori and I went into Bend for First Friday (a great way to get people into town and out to mingle!) which is always celebrated at Quilt Works, the quilt store I love in Bend. You may remember that they have a different show every month. This month, one side of their display area was devoted to New York Beauty quilts (they obviously didn't consult with Bill V, who could've filled the place to the rafters!). The quilts were just wonderful.
This was a Judy Neimeyer pattern sewn by Anna (I'm sorry that I didn't take a picture of her info). I just love it. And she was there so I was able to tell her how much I loved it!
Kevin H--how would this be for a quilt of valor??? Amazing!
The colors are so vibrant in this quilts! If only I could perfect the art of curved piecing!!
My dh and I went into Bend for dinner after Lori went back in her direction home. We went into a fabulous little shop that sold this adorable pillow. I have made a quilt with the bullseye (as have many of you, via my sew alongs!). What a great idea for a pillow. Don't you think??
I did buy a couple of pillows for my couch, which needed a little color. This is one. It's made of wool loops, and I'm sure it's all by hand. Skiing is a big thing in this part of Oregon, even though we don't downhill ski. I'm more of a snow-shoe kind of girl.
Hope you have a great weekend with lots of time for sewing!