It took three weeks of getting together with Christine to get my 600 HST's done...But here they are--all sewn, just waiting to be pressed. The other 200 are already pressed and ready for the next step. I hope to get the pressing done later today. Christine finished putting the borders on her 30's spin blocks. I love the fabrics she is using--so bright and cheery. They remind me of my grandmother's quilts.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Christine continued to work on her 30's spin quilt from a workshop we both took last October. For a picture of mine, go here. She has just about finished putting borders on all her blocks.
Every Saturday morning, my husband and I go to our local farmers' market. In order to sell produce at our market, the vendors must grow it themselves. I always come home with lots of wonderful fruits and vegetables--some are quite unusual like purple beans, pink and white beets, yellow watermelon, etc. This past weekend, I bought an interesting gourd and a stand to display it.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
We had our first London Friendship Quilters' guild meeting this past Thursday. Our speaker was Glenda Spencer from http://www.stonecottagecrafts.ca/. This past year, she did a mystery quilt for some quilters in her area. This year, she is offering a new mystery quilt for members of our guild and I signed up for it because we all know I need another UFO! The quilt will start with a 12" block in October and each month, we will receive a pattern for a border to add. This will go on for 6 months and the goal is to have the quilts done for our quilt show next October. I have to go and dig into my stash to see what fabrics I will use. I want to try to avoid purchasing any new fabric for this project. You can see a picture of last year's mystery quilt here. I also signed up for our annual November Quilt Til You Wilt day and plan on attending the workshop being offered in November as well. It looks like an exciting year ahead!
I wandered through my garden today and took some pictures of the flowers. I did not notice the spider in the middle of this picture until I looked at the picture on my computer. If you click on the picture, you will get a better view.