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August 30, 2019
Humble Quilts Stringalong Month 8 from Humble Quilts

If you remember from last month I had fallen behind on both string quilts. I decided to race ahead with the basket weave quilt top and then I'll continue on my zig zag for the final months. 

My friend gave me a pile of her blocks while cleaning out her sewing room last year. Thank you Linda!! I will not be adding any borders to this one.
It is 61x70" and was difficult to get a photo of the completed top.
The best photo includes Elsa's head and her ball! LOL Does anybody else notice the darker blocks ...

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August 19, 2019
Off Grid and You Find Quilters Everywhere! from Humble Quilts

After a terrific quilt guild meeting in Gresham, I turned back around and landed in Washington state for an epic 3 night backpacking trip. 

Our trailhead and first 4.7 miles were on the Pacific Crest Trail. 

We entered the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area. 

This was our 2nd alpine lake, Josephine.

 The first of the Chain Lakes.
 Bull's Tooth. 
 Doelle lake

Chain Lakes. I'm part of a women's American hiking group.

 We stayed 2 nights in the dense forest. It was so quiet and peaceful. Staying here made it so we didn't have to haul our ...

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July 10, 2019
Double Four-Patch from Humble Quilts

The double 4 patch went together pretty quickly, but deciding on a border did not!

Medium blue, dark blue....
Okay, neither!I liked pink but couldn't make it work.

So I went with cheddar and brown! Weird combination, but one that said quirky and humble. I have one other quilt with a border like this and it was an accident, this one was on purpose. 
As I mentioned before a double 4 patch is an old pattern but this setting is from Red Crinoline, called Wilderness Road. It was a fun one to swap with friends and ...

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June 5, 2019
Workin' Wednesday from Humble Quilts

I picked this up at my local thrift store and have really enjoyed it! Stories of women and their quilts- right up my alley! There are patterns too with variations. A lot of history and research has gone into this book and I recommend it highly! (available used on amazon for next to nothing)

**** If anyone knows of someone who can help update my aging blog, please let me know! I'm willing to pay!!

Upcoming lectures:

Mt Bachelor Quilter's Guild
Bend, Oregon
June 10th
  • 6:15-6:45 pm - refreshments are served 
  • 6:45-9:00 pm - guild business/event ...

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