Friday, October 6, 2017

Palmateer Point, Etc.

Linking up with Lori at Humble Quilts for her Palmateer Point QAL.
If you read my last post, you know I made mine quite a bit smaller than the instructions indicated.
Mine finishes up at 7 1/2" square (kind of).


I had hoped to gift this, but I am just not real pleased with my workmanship. Maybe I was too tired, or not focused enough, or something.



This is named Stewart Pass, for the place near where my family is standing in the photo below. 
We hiked this with my Dad and some other family members 23 years ago, when my Dad was 70. This photo used to be in his home office, and when he passed away last year the photo came home with me. Our youngest child was 5 at the time, and he did a fair amount of riding on his Dad's shoulders. It is a steep hike, switchbacks notwithstanding. I don't know how hubby did it with a 5 year old on his shoulders!

The trail we took is in the mountains I am always showing you--the view from my sewing room window. We got up to the ridge line, but didn't make it to one of the highest peaks. The elevation was about 8500 ft.
I had hoped to hike those mountains again this year, but I have been in therapy for foot issues this summer. :(
You can see the Fall color at the base of the mountains. When we drove to Salt Lake City to take our daughter and granddaughter to the airport on Monday, we drove through colorful Sardine Canyon. Enjoy some of the sights and keep in mind these photos were all taken from the back seat of a moving car, so please excuse the blur here and there. Click to enlarge for a better view.












































I've been curious to see how my perpetual leader/ender project was coming along. Today I cleared off the design wall and proceeded to put up my blocks. This windmill project was begun 3 years ago this month, inspired by Kathie Holland, formerly of Inspired by Antique Quilts blog.
Poor lighting, but you get the idea. I will finish the two rows coming down the right side and then assess whether I want to continue working on this, or sew it up into a throw quilt. The blocks finish at about 4", and it is a fun, quick block to stitch. I have used many other things as leader/enders over those three years, but this is what I always come back to when nothing else is available.

Do you recall when I took another class with Miss Stacy a couple of years ago? We made this fun mat, that was sized to go in an oval metal tray that she was going to be carrying on her website. I don't see them there, and I really don't have a place to display it anyway, so I thought I would draw a name from any interested parties. If you are interested, let me know in your comment. If you don't mention it, I will take that to mean you are not.

It is a cool Fall day here. I have a pot of chili simmering on the stove and will soon be making some Gluten Free cornbread to go with it for a social at our church this evening. Hope you have a fun Friday evening planned!
Until next time,
Janet O.

48 comments:

  1. your little quit is beautiful......what gorgeous country side........goodluck with your walk...........

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  2. Your tiny Palmateer is darling. I don't know what you're unhappy about but know my accuracy would be poor with such tiny pieces. Pretty shots of fall color--some trees here turn by late November if we're lucky. I would love to have the wool piece you made. So cheerful! Have a great weekend--hope there will be additional leader/Enders finding a spot on the design wall.

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  3. Thank you for sharing the autumn colors with us. I grew up in the Finger Lakes region of NY and miss seeing the trees bursting into bloom in October. I recently moved and would love to display your mat in my new apt.

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  4. The little Palmateer is so cute. Your work is excellent.

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  5. I really love your miniature version of Palmateer Point, especially the colors. I guess those squares must finish at 1/2"? You have some beautiful foliage there.

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  6. I remember that mat very well--still love the red truck!

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  7. You know that mini-version makes my heart skip a beat! Oh, how I wish we could have stayed long enough to see the fall colors in CO. Enjoy your chili...it is 95 here in the desert tonight.

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  8. Your tiny Palmateer Point version will be perfect for a mug rug, and how wonderful that you have a cherished family memory to go along with your version. I love your red white and blue combination, and that goes wonderfully with all your other patriotic tiny quilts. Your fall colors are gorgeous, ours are just beginning, right after Barbara and Mike's visit of course!

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  9. Oh how tiny and your worksmanship looks just fine - anyone receiving it as a gift would be delighted! A heartfelt story about your hiking with family and the memories of your Dad - don’t they grow more precious with each passing day...

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  10. I guess we traded places Monday. We went up to Logan to get some cider from Zolligers and see the autumn color. The sun didn't come out much as we drove through so the colors weren't quite as vibrant as I hoped but it was beautiful all the same. Your pictures turned out great. I love the windmills. How can such an active quilt sooth me as it does? Maybe it's your choice of colors.

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  11. Your workmanship looks great! Hubby and I used to hike prior to his heart problems, don't know how anyone could hike that elevation carrying a child! The Buttermilk Basin project looks awesome--you are an angel for gifting it to someone

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  12. I think your SAL quilt is adorable. Love the colors. I enjoyed all your photos, too. Such beautiful country.

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  13. Your little Palmateer Point quilt is darling, I like the pretty colors! The leader/ender project is looking good, too. It will be a great patriotic quilt for the summer. It looks like a fun block to make, simple and easy. I love the Buttermilk Basin mat, love the red truck! Thanks for a chance to win it.

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  14. Love seeing your Mini QAL. Perfect name to go with your memory. Nice Fall colors in Sardine Canyon. I like the Red Truck stitchery. Put my name in the Hat, also. Have a great weekend. Glad you have your time to sew again. Take care of your foot.

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  15. I was wondering how small your Palmateer Point would end up! It is so cute!!
    I love your leader/ender project too. 4" blocks- must seem huge to you! LOL

    I'd love to win the wool mat, knowing you made it is what will make it special to me.

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  16. 148 tiny pieces plus the binding in a tiny 7.5" block? You surely must have been out of your mind when you got that finished (or was it before you started?)!! It truly is beautiful, and that binding fabric is the perfect ending! Thanks for sharing your sweet family memories and beautiful pictures! I love the Christmas piece, but like you, I don't know where I'd have a place to display it. ---"Love"

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  17. Your version of the Palmateer is beautifull ! We can almost consider it as a mug rug !
    Beautiful colors in mountains.... It's my favourite season !

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  18. Hi Janet, you sure do have some beautiful country & scenery around where you live. I just spent ages pouring over your photos!! Your work is always beautiful to me.
    I would love a chance to win your gorgeous wool felt mat ... thanks for the chance to enter. Happy creative Weekend to you Janet.

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  19. Your quilt is adorable and I love your windmill-project!
    I surely miss Kathie Holland's blog "Inspired by antique quilts"!
    Always admire the beautiful picture in your header, you live in a beautiful country.
    Best wishes!

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  20. Looks like you are really enjoying Fall....the colors are beautiful. Actually the mountains and country are beautiful too! Your latest mini belongs with that photo I think, just because of the story of the hike you shared. We all should of done those things like hikes, and trips, before the joints and muscles aged:)
    Also love the windmill leader and ender.....a perfect throw!

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  21. What a fabulous memory/story to go with your photo and new mini (I'm not surprised you mini-sized it!!). You've got gorgeous fall color in your area - ours is pretty lackluster so far this year. Your LE project is so close to being done!! Will you miss having a project to fall back on? Sometimes I just don't know what to do when I've finished a long term machine project (never happens with hexies - too many UFOs). Would love a chance on your wool mat - I don't own anything wool yet & your work is always impeccable 😀

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  22. I think we are our own worst critics...absolutely love that tiny Palmateer quilt! Thank you for sharing the pics of the autumn colors...I'm so much enjoying this time of year...just would be nicer if it cooled back down a bit. Would you believe 82 and humid today? Ick! Have a mahvelous weekend!

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  23. What a wonderful fall post! chili and cornbread - yum!
    Your SAL is awesome. I like the narrow color scheme as the contrast works really well. what a nice family photo.
    It is nice to see your Windmill blocks. I miss Kathy's blog.
    Beautiful fall colors!!! We don't have them here yet.
    I would love a chance to win the wool mat, can't believe you are willing to let it go.

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  24. Oh I love the little wool mat! Is the pattern available still? I'd be interested in where I could purchase or download it.

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    1. Trudi--You are a no-reply blogger, so I can't respond to you directly. If you will send me an email (click the link below the "About Me" paragraph and you will find the email link in my profile), and include your address, I will send you my pattern.

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  25. I think we tend to beat ourselves up far more than anyone else would...I think your mini-Palmateer is quite darling! And it looks perfectly at home with the picture. Perhaps that's where it was meant to be all along and you just didn't know it? Your view is quite stunning. The mountains call to you, don't they? Foot issues are NO fun; I'm so sorry you're having to deal with them. But a pot of chili and corn bread sound like fun!! I do love the cooler weather! :)

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  26. Oh my your mini is beautiful. Only you could make it so small. Such a wonderful view from your sewing room. When you look at it you are reminded of some wonderful memories. Hugs

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  27. I love your little quilt! It is so perfect in this size! I'm quite certain I could not be so accurate in this diminutive piece.

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  28. Your Palmateer looks lovely and a sweet reminder with that dear family picture. That must be quite a day to remember. The Autumn views are beautiful!
    Great work on your leader/ender. I seem to just stick with sewing 2" squares together for a 16 patch. I started cutting out hexies but only have 2 color choices so far and will need more variety.
    I love your Red Truck mat. Thank you so much for sharing it with someone!

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  29. Your tiny Palmateer Point is so adorable! I was shocked when you showed it with your hand--I didn't realize it was so small. I think I need to start a windmill quilt..I love how yours is coming along. Sure miss Kathie Holland's posts--she was always doing something interesting!

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  30. I did not have time to do Lori's sew-along. I like how you changed the name remembering a place you had visited. And I am wondering how "Sardine Canyon" got its name. It is a good thing you didn't name your quilt that!

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  31. I LOVE Sardine Canyon, although it has been many years since we have been by there in the Fall. We we're hoping to go ride the ski lift at Sundance this fall to see the colors but didn't make it. Dang! Love your mat and I'm sure I could find a place for it!

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  32. Love your little quilt! Mine finished at 14 1/2 inches. You should still gift your little quilt. I bet whoever receives it will love it! I'm definitely interested in your mat. It is beautiful! Love your leader/ender quilt.

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  33. i love those blocks and i miss her blog a lot...pretty wool mat but i've no place for it either...

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  34. Your Palmeteer Point is gorgeous - it really goes well with the inspiration photo. I think you are being too hard on yourself for this. The wool mat is beautiful too.

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  35. That mountain is beautiful!! How blessed you are to have this as your sewing room view! That little quilt in the first pic (in front of the little trunk) looks to be a nice size. And then.....next to your hand...omg....so tiny! I can't see where you wouldn't be happy with your workmanship...it's wonderful!!! Nice family photo too! You almost have a whole quilt with your leader/ended project; just gorgeous!!

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  36. The pictures are beautiful. I am a Autumn and Winter person. Being born in Nov..
    The Christmas mat is lovely. Would look nice on my old Oak Farm table..
    Hope you have a blessed day!

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  37. Look at all the pretty new postcards you found!! Lol!!!!!!

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  38. I love your Christmas wool applique. This is very generous of you and I am sure I could give it a good home.
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful fall colors.

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  39. Love your windmill blocks for leaders and enders, I have always wanted to make these blocks but couldnt figure out if you cut them wonky from pre sewn strips, or they were cut from a template? Love seeing your autumn photos, while it is nice to be in spring, I do prefer knowing it is getting cooler then hotter! Your little quilt looks fine from here. I wanted to join in but work is too busy and we have been away so not much sewing happening. Lovely photo of the family, lovely to have those memories.

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  40. Your mini Stewart Pass SAL quilt is super cute and you used up some 4 patches. I didn't get around to making one, but I've enjoyed seeing everyone's interpretations. Well, your perpetual leaders and Enders looks great. It might make the perfect throw size. I always enjoyed Kathie's blog and patterns.

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  41. Stewart Pass is so dang cute! Love that you made it from 'leftovers'! I was in Logan on Friday for Vintage Market Days at the fairgrounds, but I forgot my phone. Otherwise, I would have called you to see if I could stop by. I enjoyed seeing the colors as I drove through the canyon.....

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  42. Those fall colors are just gorgeous! They remind me of what we saw in Maine.
    I love the picture of your family from years ago and the mini that you made following Lori's pattern came out great. I don't know what you aren't happy about...
    Love the leaders and enders project. Too bad that Kathie disappeared from blog-land!
    Hope you are back to normal without the kids there!

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  43. Oh, how I love the glimpses (and personal asides) from your little corner of the world; just like a visit with a precious friend! The Pinwheel quilt (my favorite colors) is wonderful, a terrific L-E project.

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  44. I adore your tiny Palmateer! So so sweet!
    What gorgeous scenery you are enjoying... this is my favourite time of the year because of all the wonderful colours!

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  45. Hola, muchas gracias por tu visita. Me encanta tu Palmateer, no sé cuál es el motivo por el que no estás contenta? Las fotos que nos enseñas son preciosas y reflejan muy bien el colorido del otoño. Me encanta ese trabajo que estás haciendo hace tres años. Un saludo

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  46. Your little quilt is a gem. I love small ones like that - they look great in so many small spaces. Penny

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