Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day!

I have had a very happy Canada Day! The weather has been unsettled, rainy one moment, sunny the next, cloudy and then sunny again all day long. I have spent the entire day sewing blissfully!

My quilty friend, Karen, came over for most of the day. She finished cutting out the pieces for her latest project using the Dusky Meadows pattern from the most recent Quiltmaker magazine. She had fun laying out all of the blocks for her quilt and now will spend some time sewing them together, perhaps at the next QNIC on Friday night.

After packing up all of the pieces for her quilt, she helped me to lay out some small HST's that I made using the corners I cut off when making this quilt a few months ago...
Each HST measured 1 1/2 inches square.

We tried out several types of blocks but settled on the pinwheel blocks. I made 24 pinwheel blocks.
Here are the pinwheels, some sewn together and some not sewn.
After playing around with several layout ideas, I decided to go down to my sewing room to see if there was any more fabric leftover from the original quilt. I found some of the two dark blue fabrics as well as a good chunk of the yellow background fabric. Visions of a table topper with this 10 x10" block in the middle are swirling around in my head. If any of you have any ideas to share, let me know. I have not decided how to do the next part yet.

Oh, I just about forgot...I also finished sewing my daughter's university quilt together...

This was a very productive day! Happy Canada Day!


  1. Happy Canada Day to you as well. We spent a gorgeous day at the beach in Sarnia with a parade, entertainment and no rain.....fabulous!
    The "University" quilt looks terrific I really like the layout you chose.

  2. The projects are looking good! I've been unpacking today after spending a good chunk of the day taking my Mom to the doctor...good reports there, so that's wonderful. Hope to do some sewing yet this week!

  3. Happy Canada Day to you as well. Are you a member of the LFQG? I am trying to figure out if I know you or not - just curious.

  4. YAY! Looks like a fun Canada Day!!! (see you tomorrow for QNIC!!)


  5. ohhhh...I like this one, too!