Sunday, October 24, 2010

New Stuff


Recently, I received this dreamy book from Jennifer. She lives close to Nundle (which I have heard so much about from Aussie girls)and she bought this book for me from Kerry Swain's quilt shop. A year ago this month, Jennifer and her DH visited their son in Toronto and we met up and the rest is history. We had a few lovely outings around Toronto. Thank you, my friend, for this lovely book.
Snow has already showed up in places just north of the city. Autumn is definitely here and winter is soon to follow. The temps. are getting colder (mind you we are to have a few nice days this week). So, the question remains: 'will we have a white Christmas?'

On Friday, I visited the Creative Festival here in Toronto. Besides picking up backing fabrics and some FQ's and a scallop ruler and books, this new ruler was on my list to buy.

So, to check out this ruler to see if it lives up to the hype, I had to start cutting fabrics and started on this new pattern. These fabrics were already laying out in my studio and since pumpkins are my favourite autumn items .... well I just had to start this pattern that I also bought at the Festival. More to follow on the ruler and this pattern.

Have a great day!

14 comments:

Cathi said...

I was at the Festival on Friday night and saw that ruler. I'm going to be really interested to read what you think of it!

Sherry said...

I can't wait to see how you like your ruler. I have seen them but wondeing what there like.

Mary-Kay said...

I'd be interested to see if that ruler lives up to its claims. Keep us posted.

Cindy N. said...

I have the pumpkin pattern as well. Can't wait to see your finished quilt....its looking great!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You will love the book, it has full of lots of fantastic projects and recipes...Kerry is an amazing person Rose Marie you would love her...

Julie Fukuda said...

Nice way to test your new tool. I wonder how many quilts you have to cut to get a good edge on your tool. I'll be interested to see how it works. Keep us all posted.

hetty said...

Good way to test that new ruler. Thanks for putting the idea into my head of taking the GO train downtown. Almost all of the stations are now wheelchair accessible! It was a fast and easy way to get to the Creative Festival. They didn't even charge my husband for a return fare because he was pushing me in my wheelchair and they have a 'travel free' policy for wheelchair assistants. How cool is that?

Teresa said...

Cute start on your quilt - but how can those rulers sharpen your blade? You are going to have to let us know if they really work.

Teresa said...

Oh...I am liking those scrappy setting blocks for your applique and thank you for showing the back to your Blessings block. That is going to be such a beautiful, unique quilt!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Joyce said...

Let us know what you think. It could be big saving on rotary blades...if it really works.

Chookyblue...... said...

oh it is a great book.......esp the date slice and I want to make the quilt in there too........saw it in other colours and it looks great......

Barb said...

can't wait to hear what you think of the ruler.
the pumpkins and patches look great.

*karendianne. said...

New ruler looks really interesting. I can see how that really might work!

Jennifer said...

That ruler looks very interesting - wonder how it works? Does it have something along the edge to sharpen the blade? I'm intrigued! Love the pumpkin pattern, it has given me an idea.