Day 5: Red House on a Hill

Not a very original title, I know.  I wish I had more time to do something wonderful.  This one has some flaws, and I’m not too excited about it, but at least I am keeping up with the challenge!  Only 25 days to go.   Blue sky courtesy of Picmonkey.

by Pam Schoessow

by Pam Schoessow

Day 3 of 30 An Apple a Day

Even though there are no signs of Fall around here, September still makes me think of apples.  I’ve been eating some nice Gala ones recently.  Can’t tell you what variety this one is!

original watercolor by Pam Schoessow

original watercolor by Pam Schoessow

And I finally finished yesterday’s painting.  Color makes me happy!

Do What You Love original watercolor by Pam Schoessow

Do What You Love original watercolor by Pam Schoessow

Welcome to Music Class

I must confess that even though I didn’t teach music for several years, I was still collecting music themed fabric.  Most of the time I didn’t know what I would ever do with it.  But this was a no brainer.Music classYou know this HAD to go into a quilt.

I just love this print and was so pleased to finally use it.

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The kids will need a special quilt to great them the 1st day of school.schoolbus

The final quilt, that will fit nicely on my classroom door, will greet students through the end of Sept.  The red apple fabric for the border was a must.  These seasonal quilts are very fun!

original quilt by Pam Schoessow  pamelajeannestudio.com

original quilt by Pam Schoessow pamelajeannestudio.com

America the Beautiful

Every classroom needs a map.  I purchased the center panel years ago.  I added strips of fabric for the border and quilted it.  It will be a great addition to my music room. IMG_1197

I’m not sure who designed this, but they obviously didn’t use spell check.IMG_1198

It will be fun for my students to identify the spelling mistakes.IMG_1199 Nevertheless, I love the kitchy vibe of this print.  Though it has that 50’s look, It was printed by Moda fabrics just about 10 years ago. IMG_1201 IMG_1202

I’m trying to use up my vast stash of fabric, so I put another panel with similar colors on the back.IMG_1203

America the Beautiful quilt by Pam SchoessowCan’t wait to hang this one up.

A Cup of Flowers

I recently sold a number of paintings in my Etsy shop.  Yay!  So I need to paint some more.  This little teacup is just brimming with happy flowers.

4 x4 inch original watercolor by Pam Schoessow  $28 at BluePumpkinStudio.com

4 x4 inch original watercolor by Pam Schoessow $28 at BluePumpkinStudio.com

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Day 27: Sax Serenade

Something different today.  I needed to take a little break from the animals, but we are still making music!

Sax Serenade 8" x 8" watercolor on board by Pam Schoessow

Sax Serenade 8″ x 8″ watercolor on board by Pam Schoessow

Charity Quilts

This week I finished a couple of charity quilts.  These two were for the Quilts of Valor organization.ImageImage

The first one, in red,white and blue, I quilted with an over all pattern I call Loopy Stars.  It seemed appropriate.Image

 

The second was a little more whimsical in color and fabric choices so I used my Spirals pattern.Image

.Both of theses quilts were string pieced and used a variety of fabrics.  It looks like a great way to use up scraps.ImageImage

Unfortunately, I don’t know who pieced them, or I would give credit.  I sent them off.  The next person will bind them and then they will go to their recipients.  It’s a wonderful collaboration and I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to do my part.

Flag Day Memories

Whenever I think of Flag Day, I think of my Grandmother Griffiths.  June 14th was her birthday.  This year, I realized that she would have been 125!  She was already 70 when I was born, but luckily, she lived until 90 so I had a chance to know her well.   I love flags and the combination of red, white and blue.  It just says Summer.

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Red Roses and Purple Flowers

I just had to paint something today–it’s been so long.   I’ve been chained to my long arm for weeks it seems.  But I’m leaving on a trip today and am taking my paints.  No sewing!  That really surprises my Mom.  Usually when I go to visit her, I bring all sorts of piecing projects I want to finish.  I think she feels neglected.  I promised this would be a no sewing trip.  I hope she doesn’t mind if I paint all day.

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