Wednesday, June 19, 2019

At last, May mini

you know... better late than never, right??  I also am a huge fan of being able to finish off a UFO that's been waiting for attention!  I pieced this at least 4 years ago but never quilted it.  This is my meager attempt at baptist fans...  I should probably stick to stippling!  vbg

On the drive up to the cabin, I worked on the summer block of the week from last year (Primitive Gatherings).  This project will take a while (there are 12 blocks)--lots of long drives.  I'm almost done with this one block.  The red is much more burgundy than it appears in this picture.  I need to also embroider the leaves (and sew the rest of them down) and add more berries.  

I brought along another block and started prepping it.  You know that the prep takes as long as the actual sewing (well, not exactly).

Yesterday I tried out my new inflatable kayak for the first time.  Some friends and I went out at the marina in Sunriver and floated down the Deschutes River.  I think it's one of the most serene places I've ever been to!


  1. Nice looking min, Randy! Did you use a stencil for the Baptist Fans? I am trying to decide if I will quilt my Circa 1880 quilt that way. I'm kind of chicken to try, but my rows aren't assembled yet, so I have a while to worry about it still. :)
    The P.G. SBOW looks really involved. Kudos to you for doing it.
    Oh, I could use a serene ride down a river like that about now! Looks amazing. Maybe if I just stare at the photos it will feel like I've been there. I've never been kayaking, but have done my share of canoeing, and I love it! These photos remind me of when I worked at a place along the Snake River in Idaho one summer when I was in college. We often went out on the river in our spare time.

  2. Sweet May mini done! I've gotten behind. No way I can catch up. I'll just start in when I can. I think we all need a serene river to enjoy once in a while. Glad you had the chance.

  3. I so love your May Mini. Gorgeous fabric especially the last border. Fabulous! And the color is just perfect for my decor, wink! :^D
    I love Primitive Gatherings' designs. Good luck with that project. I know you can do it. I have faith in you. ;^)

  4. your fans look great to me! there's no way you can go wrong with them.
    See you next week!

  5. Love your little mini--great use of that border print. I don't see a thing bad about your fans--my favorite quilting design, for sure. The PG wool applique is beautiful--that will be one lovely quilt! I think you are right about setting up the block taking as long as the stitching. I'm working on setting up a little stash of kits and it's pretty time consuming!


  6. شركة شام للخدمات المنزليه تقدم افضل خدمات المنازل بالدمام والمنطقة الشرقيه وذلك بافضل الاسعار واعلي معايير الجوده والاتقان ، ولمزيد من المعلومات عن كافة الخدمات التي تقدمها الشركه الرجاء زيارة الرابط التالي
    شركة تنظيف منازل بالدمام
    او هذا الرابط
    شركة تنظيف مجالس بالدمام شركة شام
    اخيرا اعزائي العملاء وليس اخرا يسعد جميع العاملين بشركة شام المثاليه للخدمات المنزليه الحصول علي شرف خدمتكم لذا لا تتردد واتصل بنا الان واحجز خدمتك المرجوه ونحن بخدمتك .

  7. Love your mini, for some reason the old song Silver Threads and Golden Needles popped into my head as I was studying it. No doubt the gold accents in your fabric choices. Serenity, a beautiful feeling, hoping for some this next week, as these past few days have been utter chaos.