Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WIP Wed: Project Quilting

Here's where I am so far in the first round of 2013 Project Quilting!  The challenge this week is: Square within a Square. 

I found this quilt block pattern on my much-neglected EQ7 program.  I enlarged it to 15" by 15", before I printed it, then taped the pieces together.  Gosh was it a bear to work with such a large paper piecing "template", but I love the way it turned out.

I'm hoping to get it quilted today, with a different pattern in each color.  Any quilting suggestions?

I spent Saturday in Baker City, OR, watching my son's high school swim meet.  It's about an hour and a half East of us, and is situated along the old Oregon Trail, between the Elkhorn Mountains Range and the Eagle Cap Mountain Range.  Forgive the smudge on my camera that I didn't notice until I got home, but here's a few pics I thought I'd share:

I also have to share a conversation between my husband and I.  When I told him that I wanted to head over there an hour or so early, he said "There's a quilt store over there, isn't there?!"  Totally busted LOL!
 Elkhorn Mountains above, Baker City street below.


Waiting for the meet to start

 Always looking for patterns... pool deck detail. Eagle Caps Mountains below.


  1. Busted!! That is great. Glad everyone was in the spirit ;-)

  2. oh quilting ideas.....lovely block. To me, it looks like a pool of water and then a sunrise all around. Maybe that will inspire some quilting ideas.

  3. Love those bright colors. Great pics too!

  4. Your block is great. Nice work.

  5. The block is great, and don't you just want to jump into that pool?! That still water looks like it would be so welcoming.

  6. Love your Block, and your husband busting your quilt shop plan is too funny.