Friday, September 30, 2011

BOM bloggers

Hey have you made your block yet?
Looks like lots of fun with 12 different designers from bloggers and
only having to make one block a month.....come on you know you want to!

Check out all the info on Jackies's blog!

Happy Sewing, Kim

Monday, September 26, 2011

Scrap Squad

My first Quiltmaker Scrap Squad quilt: Rhapsody in Bloom designed by Doug Leko.
Here are my quilts made for the Scrap Squad, ( all machine quilted by Debby Brown) you can go and see what the other Scrap Squad members have created too!  Just click on .Quilty Pleasures blog. and have a peek...oh grab some coffee first :0).  Happy Sewing, Kim
Back of "Rhapsody in Bloom".

"Raspberry Dessert" designed by Julie Herman
9-27 update......I'm the featured scrap squad member
on the Quilty Pleasures blog today.

"Spinout" designed by Barbara Cline.

"Linkin' Logs" designed by June Dudley

Back of Linkin' Logs

Friday, September 23, 2011

At the beach

Quin trying to figure out kite flying

The beautiful beach in York, Maine

The joy in spending time with a little two year old.
This is my dear friends grandchild, Quin, I recently spent a week in Maine helping take care of him while his Mom recovered from an abdominal injury.  What FUN for me!
(and Mom was feeling much better when I left too.)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Paper piecing

Paper piecing my next Quiltmaker assignment while up in Maine.  Everything goes faster with chain piecing.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I'm a winner!

Look what I won from the generous Pat Sloan!  A book by Kari M. Carr " Just around the Corner Quilts with Easy mitered Borders" and a template for making miters.  Thanks so much Pat!  I hope you all get a cup of coffee and sit down at Pat's is just a wealth of information and quilting FUN! (PAT's blog)

Friday, September 16, 2011

New blog

My friend Norma and I have been volunteer gardening together for over 12 years,
but Norma really knows about what to do with what comes from the gardens!
Please stop by and give her a welcome to the blogging world.

 If you like to cook, check out Norma's new blog!

Happy Sewing, Kim

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

And the Winner is..........

all the names are in the vase

DH pulls the name!

And the winner is....
I put all your names into this beautiful vase and pulled out...................Jeannie!  Congratulations!
The wrap from Chile is on the way.  thanks everyone for entering and Happy Sewing, Kim

Monday, September 12, 2011

Student protest in Santiago

View of Andes from our hotel room, looks like a good day to see the city.

Police spraying tear gas on the students.

students running from tear gas

running through the streets

Here comes the water guns to spray the students.

water cannon

water cannons spraying the students and I can hear the screaming up on the 16th floor.

Now the police move in for arrests.

I had to go down for a look and here  are protesters in front of the university

more police vehicles on the street

students on the street

no traffic on the streets due to protesters

Friday, September 9, 2011


The opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 reduced commerce to the thriving port of Valparaiso which went into a sudden decline.  Along with World War I all trade was nearly eliminated with  Great Britain and Germany which left Chile on its own.
Looking down the hill towards the ocean from the hills.

Pelican on the  Pacific Ocean

The new modern part of Valparaiso on the coast

One of the 45 steep hills each  a dense jumble of winding streets lined with colorful houses. 

Built in 1910, used for city mayors, presidential summer home, and regional  governors then home off the Chile's navy since 1970's.

Close up view of the port.

Gift from Swizterland

An original moai, one of the few on mainland Chile,  stands outside the Museum Franciso Fonck.

The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and much of its rich architecture is beautifully preserved.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Art museum in Santiago

A large mural done with photos.  I thought it looked  like a quilt.
A large overview

A little closer view of the individual photos

An overview of the outside setting

a few close up views
simple pictures turn different ways just like quilt blocks.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tile floors

On the floor  in front of a kiosk

Quilt patterns are everywhere!

this was the only baby block square I could find in the church....was it used to replace a broken HST?

borders and blocks

HST around a design

painted tiles come together to form new patterns

HST forming large squares within squares

combining blocks

An outdoor "quilt" made of tiles

Blue and white favorite!