Monday, October 20, 2014

Quilt Show Plans

If you are in the Toronto area on November 14th and 15th, perhaps you would like to attend a quilt show.

What is not mentioned is the admission which is $10.00 at the door or, if you know of anyone who will be attending the guild meeting tomorrow night, advance tickets are $7.00.

It is always a great show with many vendors.

Here's a link to the previous show.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Colourful Fall

Fall really is a wonderful season. I love watching the leaves turn colour.

I think the matching flowers are a nice touch.

Just the beginning of falling leaves and all the clean-up that comes with it.

Bright vibrant colours.

I consider these two little ones early birthday presents. Mackenzie and Severn, healthy little girls will be three weeks old tomorrow. The whole family (who live in town) came over for dinner today. We skyped and phoned the two who were missing. It was a very good day.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Another tail

This year's Hallowe'en theme for my little grandsons is dinosaur. I have already made Luc a green and yellow tail.

This fleece helmet is the inspiration for little Patric's tail

The fabric really is a navy blue.

All done and ready to be sent.
But first, I have to make one more tail.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Canada

Today is our Thanksgiving. Our family turkey meal took place yesterday for both the meat eaters and the vegetarians (tofurky.) Lots to eat and special time spent with the two new members of the family.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Back at it

 Last night was the second night that the Champagne Quilters got together. Last week we tweeked the quilt top and sewed the extra rows together. I say tweeked because Ann was not happy with the placement of some of the blocks. It seemed that there were some strips in the log cabin where the same fabrics were touching. It didn't bother Marg and it didn't bother me but Ann insisted and so we spent time taking some blocks out and moving them. Not a big deal really.

 This is sort of where we left off in June/July. If you look at the third row in from the right, you will see that the top two blocks have two of the same fabrics touching.

Things got shifted and moved and this was the final layout.

Last night we added the first border. It's wider at the top and bottom since we wanted to add length. We only had a limited amount of this purple and that's why we couldn't make it as wide as we wanted to.

This is the outer border that we settled on last week but now that the first purple border is on, Marg thinks that we should have another purple border instead. She did find a darker purple but there isn't much of it and Ann didn't much like it. This will be given away to a charity and I'm sure someone will love it so I really don't see what all the haggling is about but there you have it. Marg is 87 this month and has all her faculties whereas Ann is 82 and has Alzheimers. She can get feisty at times.

On the home front:

I made some flannel washcloths. My son and daughter-in-law requested them.

The purple flannel was hemmed to be used as burp cloths and the others are bigger flannel blankets.

 I also sewed up a dinosaur tail for little Luc.

He has the main costume but needed a tail.
Now I have to make a navy blue one for little  Patric.