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Monday, July 30, 2012


Here I am with four of my five granddaughters. How lucky am I!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sacha's Quilt


Sacha and I have been working on this quilt for her bed. It is about 53x75 but we are thinking we'll add another row to the side and bottom to make it large enough  for a double bed. That means we'll have to invest in a few more purple fabrics. Sigh.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Cooling neckerchiefs

I have been making these cooling scarves lately.  The little bio gel beads grow to the size of marbles when soaked for a few hours. I then insert them into the neckerchief which you can wrap around your neck to keep cool. I tried the wrist bands this morning.  We'll see who they fit.

I may have enough blocks pieced together for this quilt. I'm not sure about  the final arrangement. I could have the light borders in the middle and dark toward the edges or vice versa. Right now it is totally random except that I tried to have light against dark and no matching middle touching. It will probably be about a double bed size, although I have lots of fabric left so you never know.

Saturday, July 07, 2012


The photo is kind  of dark but you get the idea. I'll post a better one when I can take a picture in daylight.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

This morning I pulled out my Kaffe Fasset fabrics and started playing around with them. I only have three of them but there are a lot of possibilities with just the three. I may look for a few more to add variety. I decided that large pieces would showcase the beautiful big designs.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

My friend, Harold, thought I should make a piece that says "Take this job and shove it, I quilt", from the song.  I thought it sounded too negative but my son, Sandy thought "You can't fire me, I quit" was better. Then Lori said it would sound better without the You.  I agreed. Three less letters and no Y! My friend, Jenn gave me the border fabric some time ago and it is just perfect for these words.  How can  you go wrong with friends like that!

Monday, July 02, 2012


These two pieces are on my design wall waiting to be quilted. I thought the one on the left lacked contrast so I made the brighter one on the right.  The orange and blue have enough contrast to dazzle the eyes when seen in a good light.
I had a wonderful Canada Day attending our traditional family gathering that has been going on for well over 50 years. Did you know that it never rains on July 1 around here? The party is always outside and has never yet been cancelled because of rain.