Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Just a bit of knitting and sewing

For the past two weeks I was in BC visiting my eldest daughter and her family. Since I brought my knitting needles, I managed to get these done.

Five little hats. My daughter had the gray yarn and I brought the mauve yarn with me. I like to visit a little craft store when we go into town and I also like to support the local businesses so I found the variegated yarn there. It's nice and soft. My favourite hat is the top left one, the ribbed one. I plan on making more that style since they have so much 'give' and could fit several sized baby heads.

I also managed to finish this little sweater for Patric. It was in pieces and needed to be sewn up. I had to borrow knitting needles from my daughter's neighbour so I could knit the collar.

This is little Patric who is a year and a half. Time flies.

These are two little bears I made for Patric and big brother Luc.

Big brother Luc building a tower.

 I sewed this rag quilt at home and brought it along. It was a request from my daughter. I didn't clip the edges until I got to BC. It still wasn't finished by the time I left but my daughter knows where I left off. They are all novelty prints and hopefully, will amuse the boys when they use it.

I am hoping to sew something soon. I have been without my sewing machine for too long.

I will now link up with The Needle and Thread Network. Pop on over to see what other Canadians are up to this week.
Linking up with Esther's blog too for WIP Wednesday.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

More quilts

A couple of posts back I showed you quilts from a country fair. Here are more quilts that I saw at a show before I went to the country fair - which, by the way, was in Williams Lake, British Columbia. The quilts below were taken about three weeks ago in a church in Leaksdale, Ontario. The Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario holds a quilt show every second year and the quilters in the area offer their quilts to be hung. L. M.Montgomery's husband, Ewan Macdonald, was a Presbyterian minister there and Lucy Maud lived in Leaksdale from about 1911-1926.

 I really liked this quilt.

Only one leaf had a shadow.

Here's another view so you can see the pattern better.

Embroidered flowers mixed in with pieced blocks.

 I'm glad that they included some rag quilts too.

This was an interesting quilt because of the 3-D pieces.

A whole cloth quilt - hand quilted.

A close-up.

Sorry for the blurry photo.

This was an interesting quilt because the fabrics were extremely subtle. Both my friend Judy and I were taken aback since one doesn't normally see such a quilt. I quite like it.

And, downstairs, there were even more quilts - and a tea room.

 The little bunny and Easter egg quilt is cute.

Well, that's it, that's all.
There may be one or two more quilt shows this fall so stay tuned...