Sunday, August 31, 2014

August 2014 OPAM

It was a slow month, but a few things did get done.

Six dish cloths and 4 kitchen hand towels:
The item below doesn't count as OPAM because it does not fit the criteria, but how about this adorable fairy house that I painted and embellished:
Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Went to the Creek

Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto, Ontario for a quilt show on Aug. 17.  The day was perfect, the temperature not too hot.  It was an awesome venue for a quilt show.

Let's meander around the village ...

Quilts were everywhere!  We went early in the day and the crowds were not large.  Photos were easy to take.

 Modern quilts and people in period costume .... an interesting combination.
 We stopped at Town Hall for a trunk show by Sherri Hisey of Border Creek Station

After a light lunch and a bit of shopping at the vendors' venue, we continued on another path with more quilts.

The day was sunny, but there were lots of shady areas and, of course, more quilts.  I do like that quilt on the left!
There were lots of seating scattered throughout the village.  Perfect for when my back starts to hurt from all the standing around.
 There were gardens all around the village and one huge raspberry patch.
Now, this quilt below would be great for using up my solid fabrics that I bought while visiting Lancaster, Pennsylvania this past spring.  I just love that old log cabin behind the quilt. 
It was a perfect day and I had the perfect couple to go with.  Debra and her hubby.

Would I go again .... YES!   This was one of the best quilt shows that I have been to.

Once I arrived back home, guess what was found on our driveway?  This is much, much too early for this to be happening!  Horrors.
Have a great day!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Almost there ...

After spending more time at our cottage, my Oh Wonderful, Summer's Here is nearing the end and a couple of friends came along to give me a hand:

After their tremendous help, the section on the right has all the little pieces that need to be sewn together:
So, so, so close!

I am heading down to Toronto next weekend and this project just might be coming along with me to sew the remaining sections to the larger section.  I will be visiting Debra and attending this quilt show.

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Cottage Sewing

Hand sewing at the cottage this summer has been great.  A couple sections of Oh Wonderful, Summer's Here came with me and the last section is closer than ever before!

Below is Section A and B to be joined together:
Once that was done, then Section C was worked on and it is almost done.
Below, you can see what is left to do on the bottom right hand corner ..... not that much!   Oh my, I am getting so excited now.  This last section will get transferred onto a piece of cotton batting and it will be ready to travel to the cottage once again!  Oh, so, so close!!!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Used the back

Are you confused by the title?  Read on.

If I hadn't spent the last five days at the cottage, this top would be done by now.  However, you can see that a lot of progress has been made.  The diagonal rows have been sewn together and the setting triangles have almost been sewn together. 
I have to show you this block below:
Can you see what I did on purpose?  Reversed the brown fabric so that it was more muted looking.  This brown fabric was auditioned and it was just too strong.  So after looking at the back, I decided to use that side.  The things we quilters do to make our projects work.
Have a great day!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Final layout and July 2014 OPAM

This is the final layout for my Great Granny squares:
Setting square triangles and borders to do and this is a top!  Can we say 'happy, happy, happy'?!

For July 2014 OPAM (One Project A Month), the following got done:

Two neck pillow cases:
Have a great day!

Monday, July 28, 2014

After a couple of days ....

My quilt is growing and I'm loving it more and more with each block made.  After a bit of thought, this is the layout that I'm going with. 

Do you want to see my latest basket acquisition?  This beauty was found at Chapters on a shopping day to Sudbury, Ontario last week.  It was a bonus deal at 50% off.  I just couldn't leave it there!  :o)
Have a great day!