Monday, March 9, 2015


After making the doll quilt with the stars, I decided to get out my box containing some stars already made and fabric cut out to make more.  I found that I had some ready to stitch.  All these stars finish at 4".

Then I was looking through my other pieces and saw that I didn't have enough to make stars of all the same fabric, so I wondered how they would look if I just made some scrappy ones.

I used up the last of some of these fabrics.  I like them!  I think I'll alternate some with scrappy strip blocks.

Guess what!  My "Faithful" quilt is ready to baste!  Finally!!  I just have to sew on the yo yos that are going to be the flowers in the basket first.

I have 3 doll quilts ready for basting as well.

Saturday I went on an architectural tour of some historic buildings in McMinnville, OR with my DIL and DGD.  The first building was the Spanish Restaurant and we got to see the apartment on the second floor.  It was lived in by the owner, but now it's a vacation rental.

Spanish Restaurant building built in about 1894 - I took this picture right before Christmas.
 The following pictures are of the second floor of one of the buildings - it was built around 1911 I believe.  The owners live in the 9,000 sq. ft.  second floor and have restored it to the original design as much as possible.  Included in the apartment is a 1900 sq. ft. ball room as well as a couple large work shops.  Here are some of the items in the apartment.

The following few pictures are of the bathroom.  I love these clawfoot tubs!

A cute frog lives on the edge of the tub.

Dressing table is in the bathroom as well.  
 This Frank Lloyd Wright designed window is in the entry door to the apartment!


The Cozine House was built in the late 1800s and is now home to the McMinnville Downtown Association.

As you can see, we had a gorgeous day for the tour!  


  1. I love your scrappy stars - they'll look great all together. And your doll quilts are so much fun to see! Looks like you enjoyed a great home tour - that's one of my favorite things to do too! We used to have a claw foot tub - it was perfect for the kids to use - more like a swimming pool for them! LOL

  2. Love your little stars! Scrappy is good too!

  3. You always come up with the neatest quilt ideas! Your scrappy stars are really cute. I also love "traveling" with you through your pictures of all the fun places you go! ---"Love"

  4. I love your scrappy little stars. The doll quilts are adorable. Looks like you have been very busy sewing.
    I like the apartment pictures. Especially the bathroom. My Grandma had a clawfoot tub and I just love them. They really remind me of Grandma and all the warmth and love I felt from her. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh, your little stars are so cute and the scrappy ones are adorable. You have some beautiful fabrics, I'd use every scrap, too. The doll quilts are really cute, too. Have fun finishing them. The house tour looks very interesting and the day was beautiful! You find some wonderful things to see!

  6. Thanks for the tour - I love visiting heritage properties. Your scrappy stars are terrific and you always have so many nice projects on the go.

  7. I love the great background fabrics in your scrappy stars. Great tour photos too! What an "apartment"!!

  8. The scrappy stars are a nice addition to the pile. They will add more sparkle to the quilt. : )
    Wow, that is a huge "apartment". Looks very cool--I love things of that era.
    Grew up with a claw foot tub. Funny how for a while things are outdated and then suddenly they are antiques. : )

  9. great house tour. I love the tub and the stained glass.
    Your stars are so cute. I'm making 4" stars too.

  10. I love all the historical fabrics in your scrappy stars! They will just add authenticity to the project, won't they? The doll quilts are adorable.

  11. So enjoyed looking through your blog this afternoon & seeing here some of the projects that you talked about with me. Beautiful work! Looking forward to more quilt conversations! Pam