Sunday, September 26, 2010

Disappearing 9 Patch

Today, I spent all afternoon making 9 patches for two disappearing 9 patch quilts which I am making for my twin 11 year old nieces for Christmas. The fabrics are almost all flannel leftovers from the pyjamas that I have made for them for their birthdays each year. I have a huge basket overflowing with flannel pieces and it doesn't look like much of a dent has been made in the flannel stash so far...but I have plans to piece the backs of these quilts with the larger chunks of fabric. That should help to contain the pile a bit better!

This block is not sewn yet...I was demonstrating to my husband how I was going to make these blocks.
These quilts will be very cozy and will be full of memories of their warm pj's from Auntie Gail!

I have finally finished all of the sleeves on my quilts for the quilt show next weekend. Just a couple more labels and I am ready!

Yesterday was the last day of the International Plowing Match and my husband and I went to the match for the morning and early afternoon. I wanted to see the Square Dancing Tractors!  The show was put on by a group of male farmers from Teeswater. They have Farmall antique tractors and practice their square dancing moves once a week in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Believe it or not, I actually took square dancing lessons when I was younger so I knew what the caller was talking about as she orchestrated the dance of the tractors.

The "female" and male partners wore the same shirts but the "females" wore lovely skirts, and pantaloons with workboots. And, no, they did not shave their legs before the big show! This one kept "her" makeup in "her" purse and powdered "her" nose during a break in the action.

I wonder if any of them are quilters???

If you would like to see the Square Dancing Tractors, Rick Mercer was there on Saturday afternoon to take a spin on a tractor and this will be on one of his upcoming shows on CBC.  You can watch the show online at the link above after it has been on TV.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you had a great time. I'll have to keep my eyes open for the Rick Mercer Report. He's pretty funny when reporting on all things Canadian.