Tuesday, 12 February 2013


I love to sew.  Some days I just want to sit in front of my machine and sew for hours.  Yesterday, I took those hours  to put together a quilt top for the Outreach Program for the Halton Hills Quilters' Guild.  I was given squares of black and white fabric.  As I laid the pieces out to find a pleasing arrangement, I noticed that as much as the black and white was lovely, it did lack some spark.  I chose to add a few strips of green to liven it up.  What do you think?

Monday, 11 February 2013


I took last Friday off work because of a huge snow storm.  I travel quite a distance and didn't want to get stuck somewhere.  This is my back yard. This was a great day to get a quilt started - and finished.

A couple weeks ago I started a signature quilt for a friend at work that will be leaving Canada in a few weeks to go home to Germany.  I asked co-workers to sign 5.5" squares of fabric with  their farewell wishes.  It took a few weeks to have them returned, and here are a few.  

Since the quilt is for a guy, it was made using only 49 different shades of grey, representing the suits that he wore to work.   His shirts and ties (yes, these exact colours) were always colourful so a small square of green and purple was added to represent this part of him.  

Here is the finished quilt.

Finally, a stylized Maple Leaf label, representing Canada, was added to the back.    

The quilt will be presented during  a farewell party in the next couple weeks.  I hope our friend will get a kick out of reading all the comments and will be reminded of us when he is back home.

Monday, 4 February 2013


January's post card exchange theme was "at the sea shore".  I was thrilled to receive these cards from around the world:

Every sea shore needs a lighthouse.

Stripped fabrics used creatively.

Lots of collaged fabric pieces.

Wow, look at that thread painting.

Annual rubber duck race in Georgetown, embellished with plastic grass.

This postcard is from a local exchange group.  It is paper pieced and appliqued to the background.

It's only February and I've already received a postcard for the March theme "Purple" - love it!

Everything is better with PURPLE.