Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Is that yellow with blue or blue with yellow?

I love the simple geometry of the bento box pattern. There are so many different ways to combine the blocks. This one is approximately 30" by 42" and will be for Project Linus. I used 1 1/2" strips for this one. I think I have finally used up the baggie of 1 1/2" pieces that were given to me at a Kincardine Sunset Quilters Guild meeting. As the saying goes, so many scraps so little time. Piecefully, Joanne

Monday, June 9, 2014

A beautiful day in the neighbourhood

this weekend the boys were taking advantage of what Grandpa could save from their old swing set. We had a nice visit and they are coming back again next weekend. Grandpa has also constructed some new paths through the garden that are good for running. The fenced area is an attempt to keep the rabbits at bay and is working so far.
On the quilting and sewing front I have attached a couple of bindings to Scrapbag quilts and done some machine quilting. Friday I hope to get my regular piecing machine back and will (barring the unforeseen) buy myself a new machine. Piecefully, Joanne

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hands to Help final check in for 2014

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict (here) runs an amazing charity quilt drive each year. She puts a tremendous amount of work in behind the scenes, selecting the recipient charities and explaining them via her blog. To encourage international participants she offers the option of making a donation locally. Canadian postage has gone through the roof this year so I opted for the donate locally choice. The little quilt on the left went to Project Linus and the quilt below went to our local Scrapbag group. Having this little "competition" forced (or should I say encouraged) me to finish a couple of tops. I still have a huge line up of tops waiting to be quilts.
My piecing sewing machine decided to have issues just over a week ago so it is at the repair shop. No idea when it will return or if it was terminal. So I have put a deposit down on a new machine, the first new machine in 40+ years and hope to get to the city next week to complete the deal.  Meanwhile back in the sewing room I am taking this as a glorious opportunity to do some major scrap reorganization. Piecefully, Joanne