Monday, September 30, 2013

Sunny Side Up

Here we are at the end of September and the weather the last weekend just confirmed that summer is long gone in my corner of the world. The wind was blowing, the rain was back in full force and summer is just a sweet memory now. To celebrate the beautiful summer that was, earlier this month I decided to dive into all the yellow fabrics I picked up during summer vacation and got to cutting.
All the lovely yellows cut into 2 1/2" strips
I have had this quilt in mind for at least a couple of years. Here's the photo inspiration I've had tacked to my bulletin board for a while. It's an ad for a luxury hotel somewhere but there's something about the tile pattern that I am just really drawn to. What's not to love about a log cabin variation?
Design inspiration - hotel advertisement from a magazine
First, I tried using a solid yellow and solid white just like the tile in the picture but it didn't do anything for me. Disappointed, I put it in the closet and it's been sitting there for a couple of years. Fast forward to this summer and my yellow fabric shopping spree while on vacation. I wasn't ready to give up on this quilt. Like everything else, I figured it just needed to be "scrapped up" for more interest. Now I am loving it! Not content with a little reasonable wall hanging, I went all out and went full bed-size. Big surprise. Going big and going down hard! Here's a sneak peek:

Work in process
Now that the Crock-Pot is back into Fall dinner rotation, I'll have time to get my new summer bed quilt ready! I think I'm going to call it "Sunny Side Up".

Happy end-of-summer stitching,


Friday, September 13, 2013

Quilt show weekend

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share some quilt show information if you're in my corner of the world. Today and tomorrow the members of Evergreen Quilters will be hosting their show in Bellingham. Here are the details and a pic of their lovely raffle quilt:

EverGreen Quilters
 2013 Quilt Show
Bountiful Baskets


    Friday,     September 13:  10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Saturday, September 14:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Birchwood Presbyterian Church
Family Life Center
400 Meadowbrook Court
Bellingham, WA  98226

Over 100 quilts by Evergreen Quilters Members,
Merchant tables
Raffle Quilt
Raffle Basket
White Elephant Sale
Quilting Demonstration

Admission:  $6,00

If you go to their website, you can print a page with a $1 off coupon for admission. Lots of really talented ladies in this group and I'm sure the show will be great. I'm looking forward to it. Hope to see you there!

Happy stitching,