Sunday, November 16, 2014

Escaping Town and a Quilt Top Finish

Last week the weather has been wretched!! It's been hovering around the - 17 C (1 F)  mark but with the winds it felt more like -22 C (-8F) or so. Trying to stay warm while walking to work has been a challenge. Thankfully we had a bit of a break as the weekend went on and I can report that it is currently a balmy -8 C (17).

Doesn't this picture just make you shiver a little?

Well, that's enough about the weather - not worth talking about.

I had a great weekend and I hope you did too!! 

My weekend started early as I took Friday off work and drove out to Vulcan to visit a friend. I am so fortunate that I have another dear friend who lives in High River which is on the way to Vulcan. So nice that she was free and we were able to have a good but quick visit. I truly have the best friends in the world!!

My friend Wendy got me started in quilting so it's always fun to visit and catch up on the latest projects. We both were working on place mats. I got the binding on one my modern place mats and half of another. Good progress!! 

You can find the post about making the place mats here.

Saturday found us making meat pies at another friend's house. Lots of work but enjoyed the company. Later on in the evening we started to sew again. Had a heck of a time trying to get the borders put on Graham's quilt. We measured, cut, pinned and then found out they were the wrong size. I'm not too sure what was wrong but it was not working well - probably too late and the old brain wasn't working well. Thankfully the next morning all went well and I was able to get the two borders sewn on before leaving for home.

Very happy with the results and that everything fit!!

I do hope that Graham likes his quilt.

Next step is to get some backing and get this quilt quilted up. I am planning to do it myself and have it finished in time for Christmas.

This is the view from my friend's place. You can actually see the mountains peeking through. What a lovely colourful sunset we saw.

Enjoy the coming week!!


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Little Offcuts

My Dad was a printer by trade and whenever he cut paper he used to get little offcuts of paper and would often let us kids have them. I always looked forward to grabbing them and using them for all kinds of projects. It's amazing what we came up with using those little pieces of paper.

I was reminded of that today as I pulled out my little fabric offcuts and started playing with them. Wonder what they will turn out to be? Watch for another post to see . . .

Have a beautiful weekend!