Friday, 22 July 2016

The Road Home North and Stash Report.

Monday Morning I headed back north first stopping in Portland at A Common Thread where they had two rows for the row by row experience.  They are drawn and coloured with fabric markers.
 For this one they coloured the design then cut it out and put it on a black print background so I'm sure you could do it out of regular fabrics if you don't want to do the colouring.
 The bridge was their row from last year.
 Loved this whimsical Christmas trees.
 Lime green with black and whites.
 Lovely paper pieced leaf hanging.
 Another lovely piece I think the fabric in the centre makes this piece.
 A quick stop in Fabric Depot where I forgot to pick up their row on the way down.  Sweet hangar for the row.
 Then I headed north to Seattle and two stops at their SoDo location and Northgate for two of the four rows.  They used to have five shops but closed one during the row by row experience last year.  As they are independently owned they each do their own row which looks good as a single quilt.
 Northgate is the second to bottom and SoDo the bottom depicting the Seattle area.
 Then up to Aunt Mary's Quilt Shop for their row.  Carrol wasn't in the shop but I did get her row.
 A closer look at her American Gothic couple with Aunt Mary's logo gal substituting for the wife.
 Love the barn quilt and old pickup truck.  Carrol designs and colours these each year.
 Now a stash report...I stopped in Chehalis at Sisters' Fabrics to pick up these two pieces of wool.  They are clearing their wool out for 50% off and decided I needed a quick trip to pick these up.
 From A Common Thread I got this cute America states fabric and turquoise, pink and lime green twill tape.
 This was an unexpected gift!
 From Stacy West, a jelly roll of her Humble Beginnings fabric line.  Thanks so much Stacy.
 I made a second trip to QuiltWorks and got these fun fabrics and here is how their pattern looks.
 I got these from B.J.'s fabrics the first visit.
 These two were from Pieceful Expressions in Sisters.
 Sew Many Quilts had the black and white star fabric on clearance and I'm using it in my Sarah Fielke Happy Days quilt so I had to finish the bolt on that one.  The birdcages were also clearance and will probably find their way to my bird quilt.
 From the Glassworks I got the fused glass Christmas ornament, tin and key chain designs by Kathy Diggendorfer.  Love the bee on the paper bag someone drew.
 A closer look at the angel.
 Mint tin.
 Key ring.
 I also got several of her gift cards.  Reminds me of our 22' trailer we used to haul.
 Love the attitude of these chickens.
 An the one that drew me in.
 A better look at the fish fabric I got from Piece by Piece in Eugene.
Anna picked up this licence plate for me on her trip earlier in June.  I've been to this lovely shop.
 Another gift from Anna, we both love that song.
 I also got the license plate from Fabric Depot and these two fabrics on my return trip.  Fabric on the left says so much about the Pacific Northwest.
 I didn't share the fabric I got at Something to Crow about.
 My wee purchase at Sisters Stitchin' Post some of the Aurifil embroidery thread.
 Pins from BJ's Quilt Basket.
Don't remember where I found this but I've got it in several colour ways now.
 An remember I said I would revisit the Ghana Basket display.  Well this one came home with me.  In 1977 I visited friends in Kenya and always regretted not bring home one of the Kenya baskets, not knowing you can smash them down and then reform them by wetting them and straightening them out!  So now I have something new to carry my projects in.
Hope you enjoyed my trip, now back to some stitching.  Have a great day.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Post Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show Visit to Redmond and Bend.

I mention I left the quilt show to head over to Redmond to visit their shop Material Girls Fabric.  It is located in a cute little house with a cousin's coffee shop right across the street.  Behind her sales desk was this cute rooster in the window.  Love his shape and that he is crowing loud and clear.
 Is this not a cute row?  The red trim along the roof line and fence is rick rack.  It represents the house nicely.
 She always has a small Paris themed quilt in this corner.  I guess she sold out of all the other fabrics and made a new one.
 Love this bicycle.
 Cute whimsical house and flower quilt.
 Some of the fabrics in the entry room of the house.
 Next stop was Sew Many Quilts in Bend.  I'd dropped in on Friday when I arrived but the shop was filled.  They had four buses arrive almost at the same time.  So I walked through and decided to come back during the show.  I think there were maybe a dozen or so shoppers so I could look at my leisure and take pictures.  But I was warned a bus would be showing up soon.  Here is their row quilt.  Love the mason jar with the spools of thread in it.
 This quilt reminds me of the creature in Pac-man.
 Sweet trio of trees made into a cushion.
 Some wool samples, they have some great patterns.
 Some more of their wool patterns.
 Love this pattern, it may soon be added to my to do list.
 Even more wool, I spy Buttermilk Basin's crow and strawberry piece.
 I've got this digital feature fabric and love how they cut it up and added other digital prints to make this quilt.
 Lovely mix of piecing and applique I think this is a Piece O'Cake pattern.
 Another sewing machine and spool themed quilt.
 Another cute use of rick rack around the edges of the flowers.
 Love the rainbow effect of the centre quilt.
 Baptist fan quilting softens the angular design.
 Can't decide which I like more the stitched or the wool version.
 Lovely selection of stitchery patterns.
 Love this Kathy Schmitz pattern.
 But then I couldn't decide which one to get.
 I'm not a big fan of fabric bowls but these pumpkin and leaf ones were tempting.  When I checked out I got to meet Anne of Cottons 'n Wool blog. She recognized me as Anna's friend from Canada! You can check out her blog here.
 Sunday morning Anna invited me to join her, Robin on her right, Lori on her left and Stacy West from Buttermilk Basin on the far left for breakfast.  Robin made us a great baked oatmeal with fruit underneath.  We had a lovely breakfast and then headed off to see the quilts in the garden.  Unfortunately the time on the ticket was incorrect and it was threatening rain so they missed it.  I had hoped to get a last minute ticket.
 Lovely quilt in the foyer of the hotel.
 But we managed to get inside the conference room  and take a few pictures of the quilts displayed.  They were by Kathy Doughty and they were trying to empty the room for the next show and tell.
 I love how she mixes prints and scale of design.  There were two quilts here the red and white and the print underneath.
 She taught a class of people in the woods based on the centre quilt.
 How amazing this walk would have been with the quilts hanging between the trees.
 Love the applique on that polka dot fabric.
 Solids beside a print quilt.
 A mix of prints and solids, throw in a few polka dots and stripes to make it interesting.
 This one has a very vintage feel to it.
 Oh to have seen this opened up.
 It was starting to rain as we went back into the hotel foyer to view the quilts on display.
 Another Gypsy Wife.
 Bright Primary colours.
 I think these were Cathy Woods quilts.  I've seen her Mary Lou Weidman story quilt about opening your purse to receive money during the full moon.
 Some more contemporary quilts.
A few more pictures to share of the drive home but it was a lovely time filled with some great memories.