Spring by 2ndAveStudio
Spring, a photo by 2ndAveStudio on Flickr.

 This is a queen sized quilt I made using some of my favorite blue/green fabrics. I needed a simple top to try straight line quilting on, a simple top to use my linen batting with, a simple to top to compliment my mostly yellow/orange/pink vintage sheet quilt. being truly bed sized requires so much work and wrangling ... I just wanted simple fun and really, I didn't want to use linen batting and on a more complex quilt and regret it.  first time. 
I thought it looked flat so i thought what it needs is applique spring flowers... Im gonna learn the piece o' way.. so I order a book, started a little single block and decide "Im not needle turning nothing! lets try raw edge... 
I used the left over blocks to test out my raw edge ideas... I think it turned ut great but still alot of work and not gonna happen queen sized...  borders maybe? 
last night Nancy Stoval and I did a program on long arming. Nancy has a shop here in town Just Quilting and she is a professional quilter. Im just a hobby quilter really, I only have a few clients and they let me do whatever I want. 

Quilters Rock!

Quilts For Quake Survivors


Look at all these great Quilts!  
Our Mercy Corps donation page is right here, where each sale’s full price will be added to the total for Peace Winds Japan.
Looking at this mosiac I realize that I quilted 3 of the quilts chosen for the store. Im so happy that all of our efforts are going to  give a little comfort and help Mercy Corp do their work. Susan has such a knack for bringing folks together and getting things done! She's one of those gals that makes me feel like my efforts are not wasted or too minor to count.  
Building Community and Making a Difference! 
The Bees we had at SEW ON were so much fun and I met so many great ladies! 

  QfQ is teaming up with I Heart Art PDX, Etsy and the Museum of Contemporary Craft for an awesome fundraiser/quilting bee/craft party right here in Portland! Its June 10 and sounds like lots o' Fun!

Quilters Rock!