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Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Next One

This is the second quilt using the same inner blocks but with different outer pieces and different sashing.
I haven't been in the studio much lately because the gorgeous autumn colours have been luring me outdoors.  Winter will soon be here and then, hopefully, the quilting will kick back in.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Rae Trail Hike

On Sunday I went for a hike with friends on the Rae Trail which is north of Holland, Manitoba and a couple of hours drive from my home.

It was supposed to be a 15 km (9.5 miles) so we packed a lunch which we devoured an hour and a half into the hike. What tastes better than food eaten outside!

The leaves are in full autumn colour right now.

From here we could see the Assiniboine River below us in the distance.

Some of the beautiful red foliage is Poison Ivy.

Taking a rest at about the 9th  mile. The trail was not well marked and there were lots of  ATV trails that confused us so we ended up walking in circles a bit.We did know that if we kept walking more or less east we'd end up at the highway and the car.  We eventually did but a mile south of where the car was parked.

It's very sandy country.  This was a long slide that we could have gone down but that would have meant climbing back up. Maybe if we had found it earlier in the day...
We ended up walking for about 18 km (11 miles) and enjoying every minute of it.  I do think a GPS might have been a good idea though.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


I put a dark brown border on this one and now it's finally ready to quilt as soon as I get some backing fabric.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012


It's pieced together but needs a wide border to make it big enough. The red is actually more of a rust colour. I'm happy with this one. Now to use the other half of the blocks to make a similar one but first I have to buy some fabric to use where I have the green on this one.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Sky and Free

I am making two similar quilt for Sky and Free (twins like similar but not identical it seems).  I made doubles of each block but the sashing and borders will be different. I'm thinking this one may get a wide border to make it a bit larger but haven't gotten the fabric for that yet. There is not enough of the green and I got it at Faye's Henhouse in Mayville which is quite a hike from here. I'll make a decision once I have all the blocks together.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Sacha's Quilt

Here is Sacha's quilt all finished and on her bed.  Her walls are more gray than it seems in the photo and the quilt looks perfect in the room.