Thursday, August 18, 2016


Lately, my days are spent working on putting sleeves onto all these quilts.  Why?  They are going into our local quilt show:  Quilts by the Bay on September 10-11, 2016.  I have entered 15 items of which 13 are hand quilted.  Most of these quilts do have sleeves, but not the right size.  So, I will have to add another piece of fabric to the existing sleeve to make them large enough.  The chances of finding the matching fabric in my stash is slim, so just another piece of fabric will have to do.

This is what one of my sleeves that was done with a different fabric.  

The other thing that  has to be completed is my wall hanging made from these challenge fabrics that were donated by Northcott Fabrics.
This is my wall hanging and I want to hand quilt this.  Nothing like leaving this task to the last minute, eh!  We only had one year to make something!  :o)
So, time is a wasting away and they just need to be done soon.

Proceeds from the quilt show goes to our Mammography and CAMU departments at the North Bay Regional Health Centre.  A good cause, for sure.  So, if you are in the area and want to see fantastic quilts, GO TO OUR SHOW:  Quilts by the Bay

I'm linking up to Needle and Thread Network.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Summer days

I have been away at the cottage for the the past few weeks.  Summer days at the cottage .... bliss.

Early mornings were misty mornings.

The quietness was broken by a neighbour taking off in his float plane.
Then landing a few days later.
This is typical of our sunsets.  Our cottage is on the wrong side of the lake to enjoy more.
During the week, the lake was quiet for little ones learning to kayak.  This was also a good time to go out on a paddle board.  
Amongst all family members coming and going, a bit of sewing did get done.  This is a new project.  Almost Amish is the name.  Enough leaves have been prepped to make another 14 of these blocks.   
Two more sections got sewn together for my split apple core.
Oh yes, summer days at the cottage .....

Before taking off to the cottage, I did spend a few days in Toronto with Debra.  We went to the quilt show at Black Creek Village.  The village is my favourite venue to see a quilt show.  I'm going again next year.  Red and white quilts will be the theme and how special that will be to help celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.

To see some of the quilts that were at the show this year and previous years, go here.

I'm linking to Needle and Thread Network.

Have a great day!