Monday, October 20, 2014

River Cruise and Quilts

Hello Quilters!
Hubby and I have returned from an amazing river boat cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam.
The scenery is truly breathtaking.  Castles, trees, wineries and beautiful towns and cities.
With health issues, the tornado and Mom's death, we were ready for a vacation and Viking Cruises certainly knows how to put on an amazing cruise.  The food was very good and the accommodations were tight but very well designed.  We really liked the informality of the river cruises as opposed to the ocean cruises.  We will certainly do another river cruise.
Here are some photos of our trip.  Since Hubby is an amazing photographer, I didn't take too many photos.  I really should be showing you some of his instead..... but here they are nevertheless.
Castle and steam train on the Rhine.
Spectacular mosaic floor in the Cologne Cathedral.
I have actually managed to finish two lap quilts.  We'll......except for the bindings.

The quilt above is a kit that I purchased from the AQS Show in Grand Rapids.  The pattern is from Modern Quilt Studio called Party of Four.  It was very fast and simple to make but I loved the fabric choices.  This is a Christmas gift for my daughter's boyfriend.  Hope he likes it!

This quilt is from American Patchwork and Quilting October 2013.  The pattern is called Light the Way designed by Jinny Beyer.  I think I would do the construction a little differently if I were to make another one but I love the finished quilt.  Shirley did a wonderful job of quilting it for me.  This quilt still needs a home so I'll put it in the pile until I find it one.  The fabrics for this quilt were purchased at Cherished Pieces in Tillsonburg.

I will be presenting my "Tips and Tricks for Quilters" lecture at the North Lambton Quilters Guild in Port Franks on Wednesday night.  Guests are always welcome.

Kalidoscope of Quilts is having me come on Saturday, October 25th to teach my Colour Studies workshop.  There are a couple of spots left if you are interested in coming.  It wouldn't take long to get the supplies together and it's a great workshop to learn how to put fabric palettes together.  This is the method that I use for most of my quilts these days.

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