Yes, it's Spring apparently........ Not seeing much evidence here other than strong sunshine. It's still quite cold with lots of snow left on the ground and still ice on Lake Huron. Oh well, more time to quilt!
It's been a busy time here. I had the opportunity in February to go to Mexico for a week with my daughter. We had a wonderful time together. When your children become adults with their own lives sometimes it's hard to have one-on-one time. To have a week together was just so much fun!!!
It seems I am partial to Mango Tangos......enough said.
|Valentin Imperial Maya Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico.|
I was also playing around with quick ways to come up with fun quilts using layer cakes or 10" squares. Here's what I came up with. The quilt is the traditional "Puss in the Corner" block quilt but the method is fun and easy to do. It would make a good mystery workshop where the students could trade 10" squares to get variety into their quilts.
I spent about a week cutting out all the pieces for a new Log Cabin quilt. It will be a large queen size quilt when I'm finished. When I get busy teaching, I like to have a project on the go that I can just do a block here and there chipping away at the quilt in between trips.
|The test block.|
|Dark strips cut and placed in cutlery tray. Dark trays for dark fabrics.|
|Light strips in light cutlery trays labelled for size.|
Keeping the cut strips in cutlery trays keeps them from distorting and they are easy to transport if I'm going to a retreat out to quilt. It's a little Type A but it works!
I had a great visit with the New Millennium Quilt Guild this week in Walkerton, Ontario. What a lovely group of quilters! They had me present the "Tips and Tricks for Quilters lecture and the Angles and Squares workshop. A big thank you to Helen and Mike for allowing me to stay with them during my visit. I will be returning to work with this group doing Colour Studies.
|The Walkerton Quilters|
THE BIG NEWS!!!!!! My quilt entitled "Faith", the angel was juried into the National Juried Show!!
Here are some photos sent to me from the Mahone Bay Quilters Guild of two completed Fireside Log Cabin Quilts. I just love it when I get to see the finished quilts!!!
I'll be teaching my Colour for Quilters workshop tomorrow in London, ON to the London Embroiderers' Guild. I hope to see some of you there.