Sunday, February 14, 2016


I have been busy quilting my E Pluribus Unum wall hanging.  I'll try to get it bound soon.

Close up of the quilting - Cross hatching inside the panel and feathers all over the bow tie blocks.

I also finished a top that I started 2 years ago when Barrister's Block had a Quilt-A-Long.  I made 43 blocks then, but didn't finish it.  Now, she is having another Bullseye Quilt-A-Long and I got my top done.

There's a "Snowflakes and Stitches Shop Hop" going on although I haven't seen any snowflakes lately.  A friend and I went to one shop yesterday - The Quilted Hill in Yamhill, OR.  This shop had gone out of business a few years ago, but recently has reopened and it is out in the beautiful countryside of Western Oregon - picture of countryside below is taken looking at the view from the front of the shop, which is on a farm.  The picture is taken with my cell phone, so it doesn't do the view justice.

After shopping at The Quilted Hill, we went to the Yamhill County Historical Society to help celebrate Oregon's 157th birthday.    Here are a few pictures taken in the museum.

Quilt brought in a covered wagon on the Oregon Trail.

Treadle and hand crank sewing machines.

A quilt top at the museum (no information available)
If you live in Western Oregon, are you going to the shop hop?  We plan to go to some more shops on Monday, but I doubt we will make it to all 15 of them.  


  1. Love seeing your quilting on the Eagle quilt! Very nice and yay! for finishing the bullseye.
    I'm too far away from any quilt shops to do a shop hop.

  2. The quilt you are quilting is beautiful!! I love how wonderfully scrappy your bulls eye is, and isn't it a good feeling to get an old UFO top finished. Your Shop hop sounds fun and takes you through such pretty countryside. Have fun visiting shops on Monday.

  3. Your patriotic quilt is wonderful, the quilting is perfect to show it off. You did a great job on it! The bullseye quilt is so scrappy and colorful. Glad you got it out to work on. Thanks for the quilt tour, it looks like the perfect way to spend the day!

  4. Ruth, I love your scrappy bullseye top! Not to mention the patriotic little quilt, all those bow-tie blocks are perfect with your medallion center. It's wonderful that the Quilted Hill has reopened, I really enjoyed visiting that shop when we were in Oregon. Don't know if the quilt shop in Astoria is on your list, but I really liked that little shop. Have fun on your shop hop.

  5. Your quilting on your wall hanging is beautiful! The quilt top will make a special quilt too. Looks like a fun Shop Hop; glad you and your friend got to go. Just don't spend all your money in one place! ---"Love"

  6. E Pluribus Unum looks really good, Ruth. Makes me want to dig in my patriotic stuff and see if I can come up with a panel that would work.
    Good thing Randy had a second SAL so you could catch up! : )
    What a gorgeous view from that quilt shop. I'd just want to hang around outside and enjoy it.
    Happy birthday to Oregon!

  7. Wonderful Ruth. The little bowties border is just perfect. Love the pictures of the shop hop too. Thanks for sharing. ;^)

  8. thanks for sharing the museum quilts~
    the quilting on the bow tie swap quilting looks beautiful! I like the feathers on the bow ties.
    that is a lovely view :)

  9. Love your eagle ! :)

    What a pretty scenic shot with the red building off in the distance...

    it's snowing here if you want some :)

  10. So much lovely eye candy! It's always good when a quilt show re-opens - even better in such lovely surroundings.