Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Wheels on the Cart!

A lot of work has been happening over the past few weeks at our cottage.  One bedroom that had dark panelling was transformed with a couple coats of white paint.  A new floor was also installed.  What a change.  Plus the outside of our cottage went from beige to Wedgwood Blue.  Sorry no photos, but we are happy with the changes.

While driving to and fro from home to the cottage, the fall foliage showed us its' glory.  This section of the gravel road to our cottage is mostly yellows.  Other sections are beautiful reds and oranges but we didn't stop to take photos of those trees.  We didn't want to linger on the roads too long as it is hunting season and we weren't wearing orange vests.

This was taken at our lake.
I've been admiring this cedar tree for many years.  It is over 50 yrs. old and was already there when my parents bought the property.  How beautiful those cedar trees have grown.  It would be perfect to take photos of one of my quilts hanging from a branch.

Here is my latest finish!  Whooohooo ....

The breeze was blowing and I had to quickly take my photos as the quilt danced in the breeze. 

Quilt Details:

I started making hourglass blocks in October 2020 during a sew along with Cluck Cluck Sew.  All my blocks were made using charm squares.  Yippee ..... that stash was greatly reduced along the way!

Then, I started playing with EQ7 to see what interesting design I could come up with to use all those hourglass blocks and viola "Wheels on the Cart" was born.

Started:  October 2020

Top finished:  January 2021

Quilt finished:  October 2021

Quilt size:  74-1/2" x 93-1/2" (top size before quilting, washing and drying:  76-1/4" x 94-3/4")

Batting:  Hobbs poly on a roll

Machine quilted by:  Kathy Wareham

Another quilt is done and the top was finished during the start of a long covid lock-down!  What can I say except how happy I am to have this quilt finished and ready to enjoy this winter.

This past weekend was Thanksgiving here in Canada.  This year, it was decided to spend the holiday at our cottage.  It has been over 25 yrs. since we last did that.  The weather was perfect and the temperature was warm and that is something we haven't seen in many years.  The younger generation hit the trails and roads on their atv's and what fun they had. 

Cherish your day, cherish your life!


karenbbsnow said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

Love the cottage pictures. We were up near Haliburton a week ago and the colours were stunning. Here in the London On area we only have a touch of colour so far.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful fall colours, in time for Thanksgiving. Ah, memories...... Love the cedar tree and yes, it's a great spot to hang a quilt - and what a quilt, well done on the finish!

kathiquilts said...

Your quilt is simply gorgeous! Lovely colors and a beautifully balanced design!

Frog Quilter said...

Beautiful finish on the newest quilt. Enjoy!

eloidastitches said...

Beautiful finish! Love the colours you chose for the border and sashing. It highlights without competing with the hourglass blocks and the wheels, beautifully. I love your cedar tree as well. Wonderful that you could spend some time with family. (Happy Thanksgiving. Much to be Thankful for.)

Kyle said...

Autumn is such a beautiful time of the year. Your Wheels on the Cart quilt is fabulous. All those colors and fabrics having fun together. Well done.

Kleine Vingers said...

Your hourglass quilt is beautifull, I love the design with the bands with stars/wheels

Wendy Caton Reed said...

What a gorgeous finish! It looks great hanging on that wonderful tree. Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

wheels on the cart is gorgeous and what a wonderful setting!! Wasn't it great to get together for Thanksgiving. We really enjoyed seeing the family. And hasn't October been wonderful with all the warm weather. Some of my flowers have rebloomed and I don't know if that will hurt them for next spring or not but it sure is pretty.