Sunday, September 30, 2018
Monday, September 10, 2018
In the meantime, I wanted to show you the mat I made.....well, not just newly made...it was actually a bag that I had made at the Villa Madonna retreat a couple of years ago and never, ever used. I hated to have it just hanging in the furnace room(that's where things that go to wait execution or retrieval...whichever comes first...you should see the yarn.....but, I digress).
So I took it out, de-constructed it and realized it was exactly what you did for the jelly roll rugs without joining the strips . Super! Waste not, want not, right?
I put this lovely flat mat in the spare bedroom and DD # 2 came for a visit and decided it would look great in her bathroom. Guess where it is. Oh well, I could always make another one.
Monday, July 30, 2018
Monday, July 9, 2018
I stood on a chair for this picture...read somewhere that if you get up higher you get a better picture. Not so sure about that.
Friday, July 6, 2018
I bound it this week, deciding it was big enough without another border. I had it quilted by Agathe Klingenberg..a local long arm quilter and a good one. You really can't see but it is quilted with big maple leaves.....appropriate, no?
The heart square is for my Mother...she was truly a great influence in my life and I still miss her. The four corners and the centre flag were my contribution as they were not in the patterns. It was a great challenge at a time when I needed to get back to basic piecing, especially with small pieces. Plus it is an appropriate memorial both for Canada's 150th birthday and for amazing women that had and have great influence.