Monday, June 30, 2014


Over the weekend we went to visit DH's brother and our DIL in central Oregon.  There was a parade and a rodeo, not to mention a quilt show!  On the way there we stopped in Sisters and I went into The Stitchin' Post.  Didn't buy anything, but it was fun to look around to see what they have.  I also didn't take any pictures in the quilt show.  Bad me.

The parade was on Saturday morning and we saw lots of Rodeo Princesses from different counties.

I didn't take any pictures at the rodeo - or I should say that the ones I took didn't turn out because we were in the last row of the stands, way up high.  But on the way home, we stopped to take a picture of Mount Washington.

Mount Washington
 Last week I was reading Kathie's blog (Inspired by Antique Quilts) and she asked if she had inspired anybody to make a postage stamp quilt.  I have a small basket overflowing with 1 1/2" strips and squares, so I got it out and decided to make some 4-patches.  I set them on point for either small doll quilts - or I might make them to hang on the back of some chairs.  Be sure to check out Kathie's June 24 post about the postage stamp quilt she is making.

What will I work on this week?  Maybe I'll make a couple more doll quilts or I could work on my Dear Jane blocks.  Wednesday is the inspection of the house we are buying.  I can't wait to see it again!


Beth said...

The parade looks like fun. I have onl been to one rodeo and I would love to go again.
Your little blue minis are sooo cute.
Good luck with the inspection.

Rebecca in AK said...

I love your two small quilts! So pretty! (I am very partial to blue) I have not been to a parade in years, The rodeo sounds like fun! I hope everything goes well on Wednesday!

Janet O. said...

Great little quilts, Ruth. So Kathie's quilt inspired you, but you just took a little different path. : )

Michelle said...

I was in bend this weekend too. Where was the quilt show? I know that Sisters is getting ready for theirs in two weeks.

Cathy Buel said...

I love your little 4 patch quilts. They are adorable. Hugs

R & E said...

It's fun to remember those parades of MY past. View of the mountain is amazing!!

Happy quilting!

---"Love" said...

Hmmmmm---Did the rodeo and parade remind you a little of Texas?
Loved the mountain picture, and your little quilt blocks too. Hope the house deal works out; you'll be in my mind Wednesday. ---"Love"

Lori said...

The parade looks so patriotic and fun! It is 95 here today so you came at a good time.

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I really like your small quilts with the postage stamp size blocks; made into a four patch. The color blue looks amazing.

antique quilter said...

oh I love your little quilt sI have made one similar , need to make more! I love your choice of border fabric in the second one, wow. The first one is just wonderful I really like the scrappy blocks and the use of blues, not what I would have chosen, I tend to stay away from blue! but I really love yours!!! I love 4 patches almost as much as 9 patches!!!! Isn't it good to use up those squares?scraps!
Rodeo parade looks like it was a lot of fun.

Jayden Eden said...

I bet my mom would love to work on quilts inside of a cabin. I'll have to show this to her and see how jealous she gets. I think it would be nice to retire in a cabin.
Jayden Eden |

Barb said...

great little doll quilts! The parade look like a great one. Love the horses. I've never been to a rodeo but I bet is fun