Saturday, October 27, 2012

Scrapbag quilters, brown quilts and busy times

It has been a busy quilting week. The show was a tremendous success on all sides. And we had terrific coverage in the local press.
Then Wednesday our Scrapbag Quilters group met. Cathy did the project for us this time and I got a kit with manly browns, greens and some earthy prints. An easy block to put together. Her other kits were great and we will have some wonderful quilts once they have their borders and are quilted.
And finally my brown finish for this month. It all came from stash. The diamond pattern is from Mary's Quilts page. The strings are sewn on rectangles that start at 7" by 10". The big thing to remember is that half the strings must lean to the left and the other half must lean to the right. Then just sew.
Grandsons are visiting for the weekend so that accounts for the busy times. Piecefully, Joanne

Friday, October 19, 2012

Kincardine Sunset Quilters Show today and Saturday

Here are two photos taken after the set up was complete yesterday. The show starts today, Friday and continues tomorrow. I am on duty tomorrow. Join us if you can. Princes Street, Kincardine. Lots of construction, parking available at the former Foodland parking lot. Piecefully, Joanne 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Can Brown be beautiful?

Jeni Baker at In Color Order is running a Block of the Month on her blog this year showing different ways of using Half Square Triangles to make a block. These are the first 10, only two more to go and then I can assemble them. I had these "bonus" HST left from a Bonnie Hunter project and just hope I have enough left for the remaining two months. Dylan liked his quilt enough he wanted to take it to school for show and tell. His Mom convinced him that a picture of him with his quilt would be a better choice.
It is Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, so Happy Thanksgiving to those who might be celebrating.
I have a quilty week lined up with Kincardine Sunset Quilt Guild Wednesday and hopefully a shop hop Thursday and Friday. Piecefully, Joanne