Wednesday, February 23, 2011

February days...

The Portland Modern Quilt Guild meeting last week was so much fun. Barbara and I rode together, it’s so nice to have somebody to drive with! We saw a lot of gorgeous quilts, learned all about color, and had a good tutorial using glue basting, which I am going to try soon with my Single Girl Quilt. It is always great to go to these meetings, so those of you who live in the Portland area should really come to them!

In other news, Jessie and I are working on an “I-Spy” quilt for her little cousin. I bought a package of 6” novelty squares from The Center Diamond in Cannon Beach about 3 years ago, and they have just been sitting in my stash waiting patiently. Jessie laid out the squares by herself, and pieced and ironed everything, look at her go! I am going to quilt it for her, she said she wants it to have the squiggly quilting with rainbow thread on top. How cute is she? So, we basted it the other day, here she is hard at work.

I started working on a new quilt, I always like having a dozen things going on at once to be creatively happy. So, I pulled out my Martinique Jelly Roll and started the pattern Garden Trellis in the Jelly Roll Quilts book. It’s the first time I am actually using this book, I’ve been drooling over the patterns for a long time now.

Martinique is an amazing fabric line, the colors are gorgeous. There are aquas, pinks, reds and a nice gray color. It was fun putting this together. I am halfway done getting the blocks sewn together.

It is supposed to snow today, you know Portland, it just rains most of the time, so snow would be fun.

9 comments:

Loraine said...

Your quilts are just fabulous. I've missed looking at your blog! Sorry I have to play catch up.
How are you liking the Jelly Roll book. I have that one too, and I haven't made anything yet. I just love the Martinique fabric line. It's looking great.

Kathy A. said...

How cute to see Jessie in the midst of pinning. Love the Eye Spy designs.
Have the fabric ready for Eye Spy quilts for the two grandsons. Now I just need to find the time lol.

randi said...

your little seamstress is adorable!

the quilts are lovely. at first glance i thought the bottom one was BLISS. love those colors in Martinique!

loulee said...

Another little quilter in the making. :-) She's done a great job.

Katrina said...

Sweet picture of Jessie at work, love the quilt too and the Martinique is gorgeous!!!!

Denise in PA said...

I have some Martinique stash away too - isn't it gorgeous? I love what you've done with it. I, too, am happy when I have multiple projects going. Jessie's quilt is going to be so cute!

bluebonnet said...

I have that book....I've been drooling also...I have everything ready to start the Starry Log Cabin on pg. 24
I wish I had been interested in quilting when my daughter was that age....I was only able to teach her to sew and hope she will become interested in quilting later.
Marilyn in San Antonio, TX

Brigitte said...

I have that book, too but haven't started at any of the quilts yet. They are gorgeous but I'm still looking for a jelly roll that I can get here.
Isn't it great that your daughter is following in your footsteps?

Vicki said...

Jessie's quilt is going to be awesome!
The martinique quilt is beautiful. :)