BALI WEDDING STAR SET 3 & 4 – OSO HEIRLOOM QUILT PROJECT

Finished up the final sets of Judy Niemeyer’s Bali Wedding Star quilt blocks for the Oso Heirloom Quilt Project hosted by with Deb, owner of The Quiltmaker’s Shoppe in Arlington, WA.

Bali Wedding Star - Oso Heirloom Quilt project
Bali Wedding Star – Oso Heirloom Quilt project

 

The pattern required four extra curved end stars so I finished those as well for Deb.

Bali Wedding Star - Oso Heirloom Quilt project
Bali Wedding Star – Oso Heirloom Quilt project

 

Here’s the two sets combined, can’t wait to see them all blocked together!

Bali Wedding Star - Oso Heirloom Quilt project - combining sets
Bali Wedding Star – Oso Heirloom Quilt project – combining sets

 

Linking up with WiP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.  Happy Stitching!

Ladner Quilt Walk and Classic Car Show

Yesterday was the Ladner 2015 Quilt Walk and Classic Car show hosted by the Ladner Business Association. All of downtown was overrun with cars, quilts and people! I so did not take enough photos. One of our family members had a vehicle on display. I found a new quilt shop that I need to check out. Can’t wait until next year, wonder what the rules are for entering…

2015 Western Washington Quilt Shop Hop

It’s time once again for the Western Washington shop hop! Unfortunately due to scheduling I was only able to attend one day, so I only got the stores between Lynden and Mt Vernon. Best part of course is collecting the squares with my son, we really need to make a scrappy quilt out of those! Lots of neat stuff to see, hopefully next year my husband’s big EMP event won’t conflict with the weekend…

MGQ – Speaker Patricia Belyea

This month the Moonlight Quilters Guild had returning guest speaker Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts visit us in Bellingham, WA. Patricia is known for importing and quilting with Yukata cottons. If you ever get a chance to visit her studio/store in Seattle it is defiantly a treat!

I’ve meet Patricia a number of times over the year and I love how she combines Yukata fabrics with modern quilting cottons. This time she spoke on “When a Quilt is More Than a Quilt,” stories about her commissions experience creating quilts using clothing from loved ones. It chronicled the processes of designing the quilts, working with her clients and dealing with the failing health of her mother.

Photographed by Linda St Andre, Moonlight Quilters Guild
Photographed by Linda St Andre, Moonlight Quilters Guild

I was very pleased to have her speak at our guild. I always love her stories and humor, as well as her modern take on quilting. Hopefully one of these days I can make it out to one of her retreats or workshops!

This month I did have one lonely friendship block to turn in…

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Happy stitching!

Stumbled Upon a Quilt Show…

We were traveling through Oregon on our way to Mount Shasta in Northern California when of course I had stop SOMEWHERE at a quilt shop. I picked QuiltWorks in Bend (for the longest time I would miss type the URL and end up on their website instead of a certain pattern maker that I like…) as it was on our way and fit with the timing. Upstairs they had a small quit show, such a neat idea! So here are the photos from the one stop I managed to weasel out of my husband. Enjoy!

Bali Wedding Star – Oso Heirloom Quilt Project

I’ve been working with Deb, owner of The Quiltmaker’s Shoppe in Arlington, WA to create a Bali Wedding Star quilt as part of her Oso Heirloom Quilt Project. She’s been working on quilts for those in the Oso community who lost everything in the land slide last Spring.
She had never done a Judy Niemeyer pattern and was overwhelmed. I offered to help her kit out the pattern and fabrics into sections that people could take and work on. Here’s some of the blocks I’ve put together.

Bali Wedding Star Blocks – Oso Quilt
Bali Wedding Star Blocks – Oso Quilt

Glacier Star Journey – Month 4

This month’s technique is focused on the center snowflake star. I had most of my work prepped before class and just needed to assemble the sections together. Unfortunately Linda’s health has prevented her from attending class, Pam the shop owner stepped in for her. There was no real structure to the class as we were all at different stages, so I figured out how to put the pieces together on my own.

I also worked on some additional projects, and did some fabric shopping for my sister’s Compass Rose quilt that she misplaced her fabrics for to finish it.

Glacier Star TOM - Piecing Units for Technique #4
Glacier Star TOM – Piecing Units for Technique #4
Glacier Star TOM - Partial Units for Technique #4
Glacier Star TOM – Partial Units for Technique #4
Glacier Star TOM - Completed Units for Technique #4
Glacier Star TOM – Completed Units for Technique #4