Sunday, March 17, 2013


Progress here has slowed while we had a house guest. I've only managed to work on my paper piecing project these last couple of weeks.

I am enjoying  your posts on the various projects keeping you all busy. Such wonderful things everyone is making. Such a diversity of styles and designs.

I'm so glad I took those first tentative steps way back when to join the world of blogging. I am so much the richer for it; for your friendship; for your advice; and for your interest in what I sew.

Thank you bloggy friends!

Sunday, March 3, 2013


What I'm doing now....
Binding is one of my favourite tasks in quilt making. I suspect the same pleasure is derived from hand quilting.
Yesterday I visited an antique quilt exhibition at Avalon Uniting Church. Thanks to Cherry Pie Designs for posting the notice about it. Avalon is a beach side village.
The quilts ranged from the late 1800s to the 1950s and the variety of designs was very interesting. Once again, no pictures were allowed but I'm sure you've seen plenty of antique quilts.
I'm always struck by the bold colours in the fabrics, now faded. My favourites were a Carolina Lily in pink and green; a Carpenter's Wheel in what looked like Minick & Simpson fabrics (I suppose they too have been inspired by antique quilts); and two indigo and white quilts.
A delightful way to spend the afternoon.