Saturday, 18 July 2009


Today I finally finished Trevor's quilt top. I am very pleased with the quilt overall even though it did not turn out anything like I originally envisioned. That happens a lot.

It will be a lap quilt... 56" square.

The outside border is not black, but a dark, dark green. Nice and rich. Next step will be quilting, so I am off to get batting tomorrow. The binding will be the same brown stripe as in the two narrow borders.

I bought a new Husqvarna sewing machine on Thursday. It made the last few stages of this quilt much easier. I will be a more accurate sewer with the custom 1/4" stitch adjustor on the machine.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

A blog for Sam

This post is for Sam.

I have been away on a wonderful visit to family and friends in the Kootenays. We began with a lovely family memorial for my Grandma who passed away in April. We went on to Nelson and stayed with my husband's brother and his wife... had a good visit with parents and nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. We then spent three fun days with our good friends in Salmo. It was nice to get back to the mountains, but I did miss the big sky.

Now I am home again. Working on patterns, sewing, doing a little graphic design and planning for the next holiday to Vancouver Island.

Today I spent more time on Trevor's quilt top. I am pausing while I think of what to do with it next. So many possibilities, so hard to choose just one.