Saturday, July 6, 2019

June mini and more Vermont pictures

First, let me share a picture of the four of us together at the Vermont quilt show.  The picture was on Barb's camera and I needed to get it from her before I could save it and post it.  This is Wendy, Barb, Claire and I on our lunch break!  We sure had a fun time.  

Speaking of Wendy Reed (constantquilter), let me share some of the photos I took in her sewing room.  Here is a box with one of her projects in process!  Note that they are all done using her potholder method and are all hand-quilted!  Gorgeous! Also don't miss one of her many ribbons in the background!!

Here are her string blocks for Lori's challenge.
I love how she used scrap blocks for her center line in the blocks.  Aren't they awesome??!!

This is a quilt she made as a challenge with a friend of hers:  they each had the same LOUD background fabric and challenged each other to make a quilt:

Here's a close-up where you can see Wendy's hand quilting and her beautiful appliqué up close.

Claire and I stopped at Keepsake Quilting on our way to Burlington and I felt that I had to share the wall of rulers!!  I've never seen so many rulers!

I finished my June mini in June but never got a chance to post a picture.  I also want to share some more pictures from my trip to Vermont.

This is an Amish quilt that I made many years ago and even hand-quilted it in purple thread.  I found it in a pile awaiting the binding!  Lesson learned:  don't leave something that's almost finished to be completed at a later date.  Get 'er done!!

I still have more show pictures to share as well as quilts from the Shelburne Museum.  

All our family and friends are leaving our cabin tomorrow so I'm expecting that I'll do lots of sewing to compensate for the great kid company we've had all week.  Hope you had a great 4th.  I have to share a couple of pictures from the 4th of July in Bend.

They have a pet parade every year where people display their pets (and I mean all kinds of pets...dogs, pigs, snakes, roosters and horses!)

Our 7 yr old granddaughter has been going to a horseback riding camp the past two summers here in Bend and the camp participated in the parade so she got to be in the parade on her horse!  That's a big deal for a girl who has been raised in San Francisco!


  1. Wendy is very talented. I love what she does. That cheddar! So beautiful; so rich! Love it! Your June mini is beautiful too. Why do we leave something when it is so close to the finish line? I'm guilty too and will probably do it again. The expression on your granddaughter's face is priceless. This is the "best day ever" for her I bet. ;^)

  2. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us!!

  3. Looks like such a fun time in New England!
    Wendy's work leaves me with my jaw on the floor!
    I would like to see Keepsake again since it changed hands.
    A beautiful, colorful little quilt for June, Randy. Thanks for making me NOT the last one to post, LOL
    Your little granddaughter looks SO happy to be on a horse in a parade. Great that she has been able to have that experience there in the summer.

  4. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures about Wendy !! I love her work and she is very talented !!
    I adore the picture of your granddaugter Emma ! She is a sweet little happy girl on her horse !

  5. I have been following Wendy's blog and know about the potholder method, but seeing that box of potholders is quite amazing! I am going to make a hexagon quilt using the potholder method at some point. Just trying to get some other quilts done first!

  6. What a fun peek at Wendy's sewing room and her lovely projects. I've been intrigued by the potholder method, but haven't had a chance to give it a try yet. Looks like another awesome trip!

  7. What a talented foursome. Thanks for sharing your peek into Wendy's sewing space. She's has a wonderful style. Your June mini is great. Love the zing of bright colors with the black. And it's done!

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  9. Your little Amish quilt only had to have binding?? It's super cute!!
    Wendy is so talented- thanks for sharing a sneak peak of her quilts and projects!!

    Emma! That smile says it all!!!

  10. Wow! I loved seeing those quilts of Wendy's and seeing her box. She is such an amazing talent and how lucky to see her sewing space and quilts.
    what a fun spin on an Amish style quilts.
    Loved the pet parade! how fun

  11. Oh wow, I didn't know Emma liked horses! I thought of nothing but horses for most of my childhood. You must have been beaming to see her in the parade! We surely did have a great time in the brief time you were here. We will just have to do it again soon. Thanks for sharing the photos of my sewing room. It's funny, but that yellow ribbon on the wall behind me is from my horse show days! I have been so behind in posting and blog reading. Have to find some time this week!