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These were my favorite falls. (Not sure what kind of flower that it, but I had fun taking an "Arty" shot.
As I mentioned previously, most people only visit Multnomah Falls. This is at Horsetail falls, I know it kid of looks like a waterfall is growing out of jacob's head, but you could get right up to the water, so I sat him down and got down & dirty myself to capture this shot. (We used those wipes for more than a tushy after this stop!)
This pattern (I say that roughly as I appliqued instead of pieced & did not look at their measurements.) is by Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr in their book Modern Quilt Workshop. 1 of only a few quilt books that I would highly recommend & never part with!
The circles & binding fabric are by Paula Nadelstern & I knew that they would become this quilt as soon as I saw them!
The watery stipple in purple thread is the perfect quilting design for this pattern in my opinion & I had considered something "else" on the circles... (Something akin to spirograph patterns)
The quilting was done by Kristie at quiltingcowgirl.blogspot.com & I couldn't recommend her enough!
So I had this piece of fabric (That I got darn cheap at a quilter's yard sale!) that was a border print with the kitties only on the two selvages. I had no idea how to use this mostly floral fabric.
You know how to piece a back you occasionally cut a piece of fabric in half and seam up the selvage? That is what I did, only I cut the one of those two pieces in half and seamed up two sides keeping the most number of kitties possible for my quit!
Officially the only thing that my back has in common with the top is the purple in the flowers, but you know what - after I hand sew the bindings down it will be DONE!
Quilted by Kristie at quiltingcowgirl.blogspot.com & I love it! (Blogging from flickr, so no hyperlink...)
I liked this pattern in every iteration that I saw - you can see the edge of one that used a white on black print for the background without the pieced border...
The more I think about it, I like the simplicity & the black & bright colors.
I really like the "float" & the border on this version. But boy do you have to be or close to perfect for that border to work...
Since the main street in Sisters was going to close to car traffic at 6 a.m., we decided to get there at about 5:30, this is a photo that was taken close to that time. I think my husband "may" have finished his coffee, but we were no where near as chipper as Jacob!
BTW I saw quite a few "drive-up" coffee shops in Oregon, they reminded me of those circa 1970's foto-mats! Or a really nice sno-cone stand!
That is where we got our first coffee, after taking this photo & fiddling around on the computer (Sisters has free WiFi) we walked to a nice place (Ski Inn) for a very good breakfast.
One of the things that I wanted to do while in Portland was to drive through the Columbia River Gorge. We did that! This photo was taken at Shepperd's Dell. (I did not plan on buying the new jacket...) I thought that only a few of us were taking the journey at this point in the day. Apparently most people take the main highway & only see Multnomah Falls. We could have "sold" our parking spot after eating at the restaurant, but we had yet to see the falls.
Nothing to do with the photo, but I can almost be called a journeywoman electrician, I changed the ballast in our flourescent light fixture! That was my excitement for the day. (Oh & I baked a cake for a BBQ that we are going to tomorrow.)
The quilt has NOTHING to do with the post...
Do you EQ? Can you help me with 3 paper pieced blocks - I need the foundations to fit a very specific size... I don't EQ...
If you can hep in the right now time frame, I would be deeply indebted & appreciate it greatly!
Thanks in advance...
You've got to love technology! I am in the Denver Airport blogging (from flickr). We saw this quilt at an Interprative Center in Washington State after our drive to see the Columbia River Gorge & its falls. I figure a Spanish Galleon was pretty high tech in it's day... The gal who embroidered the block definitely knew what she was doing, the stitches were so tiny!
Looking always looking, that is my son, soaking it all in. We went for a walk around the lake on July 4th. We ended the day at CVS, we got soda & candy for our movie watching. (While watching the movie, I kept hearing "something" it took me a while to realize it was fireworks...By that time, Jacob was fast asleep.)
It will probably be for my son - or it might be a donation quilt for a boy, so blue seemed "right." (& it was 30% off...)
Thanks for all of the advice, I knew I could count on you guys!
Now to work on cutting the sashing strips - I am not thrilled with that idea...
Then I will blow the dust off of another oldie, so that I can then work on a "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?" quilt!
My current project! An I Spy coin quilt.
I am now soliciting advice on a color for the sashing.
This will end up being a twin sized quilt... I want the one fabric to not only be the sashing but also the border. I am sure that I am not interested in black or white - I want something "unusual."
The next two posts show close-ups to help you choose a color... Or at least to show you some of my novelty prints.
The pieces are 2.5 x 5 inches & were going to be something else when they grew up, but they had a change in major & are now a coin quilt.