Monday, July 1, 2013

Finishing.......Finally!

This week has been a week of FINISHES.  I celebrate that as there aren't many of those!!!
I finished hooking my Locker Hooked Rug.  This took me about 2 years but I didn't work on the rug continuously.  It's one of those projects that I would put away for awhile then drag out again.  I'm sure you know all about those.....

I'm thrilled with this rug and can't wait to start another.  Mary Maxim's sell the 1/4" canvas.  This has been ordered along with the product that you paint on the back of the rug to keep it from slipping.  This solution also helps to "glue" the fibres on the back.  Apparently you apply the rubberized backing solution with a paint brush and let it dry.  It's completely washable.  I have the feeling that this rug is going to be around forever.  It weighs a ton!  Best of all it lies perfectly flat.  I used up some truly ugly fabric in this project by cutting it into one inch widths.

The North Lambton Quilters Guild show was held at the Lambton Heritage Museum this weekend.  Thanks to all of you that made the effort to attend.  We are very pleased with the attendance as it broke the last show's attendance by a huge amount.  Personally, I think the desserts offered in the tea room were responsible for bringing lots of people in.....YUM!  

Below is my challenge quilt entry for the show.  We were to make a doll quilt that had a childhood memory.  The quilt needed to have one stuffed element, used 3 different types of fabric and had to have an activity built in.  A tall order!  


My quilt depicts the rabbit I had at age 12 named "Pepsodent".  For those of you too young to know, Pepsodent was the name of a whitening toothpaste at the time.   The rabbit is made of white paisley minke fabric.  The little bunny (took me 4 hours to make!!!) comes off by untying the ribbon so you can play with her.  There is a pocket on the back of the quilt to put the little bunny in to sleep.  The carrots are made of flannel.  My friend Nancy donated that fabric from a backing she was putting on her quilt.  I left the freezer paper in the carrots so they crackle for another activity.   Anyway, I won Viewers Choice for my challenge and won............


Batik strips and fat quarters as well as $20.00 in gift certificates from the quilt shop Ye Olde Fabric Shoppe in Stratford.  


This is my polar bear quilt top.  I need to get it quilted but need a few more threads in order to have everything I need.  I'm having trouble with the bobbin thread coming to the surface so I have some technical work to do with stitch balance etc.

HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!