Thursday, July 12, 2012

Grey-Bruce Home Economics group

What a tremendous day! We created a quilt top for the Habitat for Humanity build in Hanover. The sun was very bright when we took the picture so it is a little washed out. The pattern is from a Turn Twenty book. I think it was Turn Twenty Times Four. The quilt took 20 fat quarters and then two borders. The colours we used were in the purple/royal family with a few hints of green. An analagous colour scheme for sure. The organizers had the plan well in hand. I was a sewer for the day. We had pressers, cutters, design wall people. Everyone had a job. The day was not as frantic this year as last so there was more time for visiting. We enjoyed a lovely pot luck lunch. Our host's cottage is right on the shore at Big Bay so when we weren't doing our designated task we had a beautiful view out the many windows. Piecefully, Joanne

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Am I blue?

July's colour for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is blue. I just finished this blue bento box for my brother. It is a lap size quilt approximately 45" square. It was started at a workshop in May so it did not take long to complete.
As to what else I have been doing. I am able to cross an event off my bucket list. I went on a bus trip with the Kincardine Sunset Quilt Guild to the Vermont Quilt Festival. No it was not a bus trip on my list, it was the Vermont Festival. The timing has always been an issue. So this year I made it. We had a great trip with stops at Keepsake Quilting in New Hampshire and an overnight stay and dinner in Scholarie New York,  where I met blogger Sharon Vrooman of Vrooman's Quilts. Her Mom gave an after dinner trunk show that was wonderful. Sharon did a blog post on our visit. Piecefully, Joanne