Thursday, January 22, 2015

Quilt Update

Juanita here.  This will be brief.  I finished up a couple of quilts late last year that were intended as gifts.  One for my sister and one for my granddaughter.  Also a small Christmas ornament project which I didn't start until about the 19th of December. Crazy, right?  Anyway, just wanted to show off a little.

The quilt for my sister is a variation on a log cabin and I named it Gail's Log Cabin. This was small enough for me to quilt on my own machine.

The quilt for my granddaughter is a project that really started about maybe 2 and 1/2 years ago when I found some fabric I really liked at a little quilt store up in Long Beach, Washington called Boardwalk Quilts.  I purchased 5 fat quarters.  I then proceeded to supplement those with about 12-15 additional fabrics.  I wanted it to be "scrappy" and I think it definitely is that. It is a big quilt, measuring about 72 wide by 92 long so I enlisted a very good Long-Arm Quilter here in Port Orford to do that quilting for me.  I was able to give it to Livie in person at Christmas. That is what makes all the effort worthwhile.

Those Christmas ornaments were a last minute little project I found on YouTube and were a lot of fun.  I played around with different buttons, beads and charms for embellishment.  I want to try to make a few more later this year.

Here is Gail's quilt being shown at a small quilt show up in Bandon.

I quilted this one myself.

This is Livie's quilt. Very scrappy with lots of pretty fabrics.

The Christmas ornaments. My fav is the one with the ladybug. I'll be on the lookout this year for special buttons and charms to embellish these.  Fun stuff and they are really a lot easier than they look!


  1. Juanita, your quilts are all works of art! I'm interested in quilting lately, but need to take classes when I get back from my road trip to NY this summer. I just want to have a little fun at it - my eyes aren't good enough to get too serious about anything.

    I hope you write the blog more often, and of course give us pictures of your latest efforts.

  2. Your craft skills are still very much intact.... Beautiful and ingenious....

  3. Hi folks
    As usual we enjoy any photos and in my case, just love, love, love the quilts Juanita.
    Bob is in love with Gordon's quadcopter. He says he can just imagine the fun he would have at our log cabin this summer but since he decided last summer he wanted a huge tractor, I think he can just go on thinking about it. LOL
    Enjoy your posts as always