September 2013 Blog Posts (34)


Linda we have had several rainy days have broke the record for rain in September 5 inches by this morning and we had a small tornado that just doesn't happen in Oregon. trees have fallen and people have been without nieces husband is gone deer hunting and she had a tree fall over in their backyard and their patio cover blew away. I just stay in my little cocoon warm and toasty quilting away . looked at quilt books  all  afternoon .took picture of my halfsquare baskets and looked for…


Added by DOROTHY DAVIS on September 30, 2013 at 10:31pm — 4 Comments

The schedule is made, all I need is stamina!

Well, tomorrow is October first and the year is quickly drawing to a close.  I have a heightened sense of things needing to get done.  This morning at breakfast, I told my dear, sweet husband that things may get a little crazy on the quilt side of life these next two months to which he replied:  "You mean crazier than they are now?  I thought they were pretty crazy already!"  Nevertheless, I told him, I appreciated his support.

Keeping this in mind, I have made out the…


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on September 30, 2013 at 4:31pm — 3 Comments

Losing myself in my blocks!

I have been creating a wall hanging for my bathroom. I intend to paint the walls a medium shade of lavender and  thought it would be nice to make a wall hanging to compliment it. I had a stack of old shirts my husband used to wear to work, but are too small for him. The colors are coral, yellow, sky blue, turquoise, lavender, peach, & light green.  I found four patterns for pinwheels that are a little more complicated and decided to make the center of the wall hanging out of these,…


Added by Linda Smothers on September 30, 2013 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments


It is storming so here buckets of rain.went to church got wet and cold. I have one more basket to do for my quilt by the time I have them all done I figured out a way to make them faster on well maybe I will make a quilt out of all these orphaned pieces I have left. So back to my little brown bird quilt.and all those millions of little leaves. and stuffed berries. Think I will put on a pot of soup and watch it rain

I have seen some pretty amazing quilts on here the last couple of days…


Added by DOROTHY DAVIS on September 29, 2013 at 9:15pm — 2 Comments

tulip quilt

I finaly found the pattern to the tulip quilt. anyone who wants it just email me at I will email it to you.It is just a little 2 page thing hope you can make it out from the pattern just look at the quilt and work it outI will email a pic.  it is storming here in Oregon very unusual for Oregon this time of year. Uor Indian summer is gone.the street outside is flooding.

A hot cup of coffee and back to my quilt.

Added by DOROTHY DAVIS on September 28, 2013 at 9:16pm — 1 Comment

tents of cairo

Rouge  this was at the end of Alex Andersons new show on her new book of scrap quilts. on The Quilt Show there is a man who is making a documentary and has been doing it for 2 years is suppose to be out in December. those guys were appliquing sitting right on the side of the street. they were beautiful he was doing needle turn but taking pretty large stitches. the canvas must be pretty stiff they marked it by stabbing holes in it with a big needle. send me your email address and I will send…


Added by DOROTHY DAVIS on September 27, 2013 at 9:42pm — No Comments

The end of two weeks of Quilting Craziness

My husband has been away for the past two weeks, doing some research in Weimar, Germany so I have been using this time to get as many of the Christmas quilts done as I humanly can. This has been my daily routine: Quilt, go to work, eat, quilt, sleep, quilt, repeat.

I am proud to note that I did not play hooky from work to stay home and quilt, not even one day, although I was very tempted this morning.  And I have been very productive.  The day he left, I had six quilts quilted.  As of…


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on September 27, 2013 at 3:02pm — 3 Comments


I just watched a short film on the quilt makers of Cairo> I am so inspired how wonderful. and they applique on canvas. they are spectacular. It makes you want to quilt more but oh where oh where do we find the time to do all the quilts in our heads?

then you look at all the quilts on here and you get so inspired all the artists out there who just think they are just making a quilt,everyone of these quilts is a piece of art in the making from the simple scrap quilt to the most…


Added by DOROTHY DAVIS on September 27, 2013 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment

little pieces

I have been making half square triangles all day. I am so greatful for the paper patterns to sew them they are not so daunting now they all come out so nice and neat and everyone is the same size. I am making 10 inch baskets  with them  of them I got tired so came in here to see what everyone else is doing. Love to read about everyone and their quilts. It is cold here tonight winter is here. snow on Mt. Hood yesterday the skiers are probably praying for it to start and stick. extra quilt on…


Added by DOROTHY DAVIS on September 27, 2013 at 4:21am — 2 Comments

Today I Pieced

Today I began piecing a bear paw. She will end up as a queen size. It is colonial Williamsburg fabric I purchased years ago a Hancocks of Paducah. I had cut the pieces last year and got busy with the Paradise Chili Co. banner. Speaking of the banner, I just need a break from it. Brain freeze on creativity! Next week I will work on it again. For now, its bear paw time! Happy quilting to everyone. Work on what makes you happy. Nancy Heinrich


Added by nancy heinrich on September 26, 2013 at 8:36pm — 5 Comments

What I'm Working On


This is Snow Business by Geralyn Powers on my design wall today.  
I went to a quilt retreat last week and this was one of the projects I worked on.  I took projects/kits that I had stashed away in my closet.  You know....those ones that you want to make but somehow they…

Added by Jana Anderson on September 23, 2013 at 12:52pm — 1 Comment

Lazy Sunday

My daughter's delicious home-made lasagna for dinner today.   The seven of us pretty much wiped out a huge pan of it.   Now home again.   Ready for my feet up,  a cup of good hot tea, and the last couple chapters of the book I've been reading.   Tomorrow back to reality, but today, sublime.

Added by sue brigle on September 22, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments

home from vacation

We made it home from vacation on Tuesday after a awful plane ride from Atlantic City Airport to Fort Lauderdale. The flight attendant dropped a hot, hot, hot cup of coffee on a passenger a few rows behind us. She began screaming and everyone on the plane thought the worst was happening! Then, we circled the airport due to a bad thunderstorm. When we finally landed, the tarmac was flooded. It was like landing on a lake! Boy am I glad to be home. So are my husband and Sandy the cat. It has…


Added by nancy heinrich on September 20, 2013 at 6:38pm — 3 Comments

Quilt for Ironman

Can't say I've thought much about Ironman, and/or his need for a quilt.

My grandson, Blane, not only thought about it, but he also did something about it.  I received this today - his first e-mail to me, with help from his mommy, I suspect.  He's almost 6. He and Ironman were looking for something to do on "their" sick day - so quilting came to mind. (Both of Blane's grandmas are quilters - it was sent to both of us!)

"Grandma, I thought you would like the quilt I made…


Added by Lemmah on September 20, 2013 at 4:25pm — 7 Comments

Another mini quilt weekend - this time at my house

It has been a busy summer since I last wrote in June.  After returning from Texas, July was full of quilting on the Christmas project.  By the end of the month I had five quilts completely finished (or so I thought).  August brought lots of company - Daughter Jamie with hubby Jeff and our grandson Wyatt from August 1 - 12, a visit that took place at our house, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and in Tacoma Park, Maryland and my Mom from California, a visit that also took us to West Virginia for…


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on September 20, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Thanks to All

Hi Everyone,

   WOW!  I came home from grocery shopping (arghhhhh!) and found no less than 9 responses to my UFO & FMQ posts.  Terrific ideas and support.  Thanks!!!  Namaste', Linda

Added by Linda Weaver on September 19, 2013 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Quilt Endeavors

Since last years quest to finish up UFOs, it left me with around 30 or so at the beginning of this year.  I have since then finished up quite a few more.  I do have around 10 to 12 left, we have them hidden in corners still.  With that said, my next adventure has been to do a whole cloth quilt.  Now those are a challenge.  I am to design it and quilt it using only rulers and stencils, no patterns or copying any other wholecloth quilt.  As one would notice, drawing is not an easy task.  Even…


Added by Beth A. North on September 18, 2013 at 1:29pm — 3 Comments


I love my sewing room.   It's just a small, cluttered out-of-the-way room downstairs, but it's mine.  I never have to worry about picking up anything if I don't want to, I don't have to worry about anyone seeing the clutter, I can just shut the door.   It's tiny, and it's cramped, but I love it.   I can sit in the rocker and contemplate what I've been working on, or I can sew, play w/fabric, or even watch a movie on the DVD player. It's perfect and I am blessed to have this room.

Added by sue brigle on September 17, 2013 at 7:28pm — 3 Comments

Inspirational workshop

Just returned from a workshop by Page Johnson. She was a very good presenter with a wealth of information that challenges you to get out of your box and try new things. Hope I can put her ideas to use in my own quilts and those of my customers. It's always a good time when our group of long arm quilters get together - they never fail to get me in a good place and bring balance into an otherwise too busy world. 

Added by Jan Blixt on September 14, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Summershill Embroidery and Quilts is on Facebook

Hi everyone, Thought I would put a couple cents in here. My little quilt biz has started on Facebook.

I invite you to check it out. Quilts tops are soon to come. I am afraid I have not been keeping up with things on this blog, been too busy doing my embroidered quilts. Trying to get the family and friends Christmas out of the way before biz takes off again for the season.…


Added by Leann Summers on September 14, 2013 at 1:06am — No Comments

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