Friday, July 22, 2011


I started this quilt before we went away and I've been dying to get it finished. I'm in LOVE with this colour combination. I've always loved gray but hadn't used a lot of it in my quilts until lately. Now I can't get enough of it! This picture was taken in the little park across the street from our condo. I've been scouting out sites for a while. For some reason I never thought of it. We finished dinner and I grabbed my camera and a few quilts and set off, not sure where I was headed. Little did I know I would end up right across the street! This will definitely be my go to site from now on. For anyone who's interested, the Kona solids I used were Ash, Robins Egg, Snow, Cactus, and an unidentified pale aqua from my stash. I'm hoping to get this one finished this weekend (fingers crossed).

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Quilting By The Lake

We just returned from our annual trip to Osoyoos! I took a couple of quilts with me that just needed the binding hand stitched. Fortunately, it wasn't too hot this year so I was able to get them done. Sitting with a quilt on your lap in Osoyoos can be a bit of a challenge! I took the opportunity to practice my photography skills. There's definitely something to be said for natural light. I think these turned out great (thanks for your help and suggestions, Jeanette)!

This is my citrus squares baby quilt made from the Juice Boxes pattern by Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew (a definite favourite of mine)!

I finally decided to use my one and only Sherbet Pips charm pack and whipped up this little baby quilt! These two quilts will be headed to my shop in the next few days.

Lastly, this picture pretty much sums up the week. We had a great holiday this year. I can't believe it's already over. The week went by so quickly. The weather wasn't perfect - a few days of cloud and rain, but overall not bad at all. We all enjoyed the lack of wasps this year but it was made up for by an overabundance of mosquitos (I have nine bites on one leg)! I missed my sewing machine (a little) and I'm looking forward to lots of sewing over the next few weeks. We're STILL waiting for summer to arrive, so I'm going to take advantage of the cool weather!