Monday, August 20, 2007


Well, I left my family behind and the other man and I went off to Victoria for the weekend. It was a quick little visit with my brother and sister in law. It was a fun visit but way too short. We went for a little tour of the harbour. Plus a tour of the quilt shop. Did a little shopping but didn't think to take any pictures. Here we are in the harbour.

This is my nephew Finley. Isn't he adorable!! I missed photos of Finley's favourite stop. We went to the marble slab ice cream shop. It was my first time and definately won't be my last.

These are the last of the gifts I'm finishing before heading across the pond. This table runner is for my granddad. The fabric in the rings is stylized trees and it reminds me of when my Nana and granddad used to come and visit us in Canada and we'd take them camping and fishing.

I also made a gross of notebook covers. These are for all the cousins.

I also made a SWAP deadline! I'm joining Donna's Christmas Swap. I've got a list of quilt shops to check out while on holidays and I'm hoping to find even more ideas while I'm over there. Though, I've got a couple already.... This will be so much fun! I can't wait!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Guild Meeting

In my guild we slow down for the summer but we still meet. As you can see, we take our quilting seriously. Here was our last meeting. (Coffee at Starbucks). Can you find Owloysious with the girls? He's such a flirt. :)

In the guild we're doing a border round robin. We each submit a centre block and then each group passes the blocks around and each person adds one border to what they receive. I'm in a group with 3 others so I get to do this for 4 blocks. This is my block.

This is the block I get to add the first border to. It's a lot of pressure, you can end up setting the tone for the quilt. I hope she likes the final product. Unfortunately, I can't show you it with my border, some of my guild members read this blog and we're supposed to keep the borders a secret, so I guess we'll all have to be in suspense until the unveiling.

I'm starting to prepare for our trip to see the relatives... So, the important things first. Any good quilt shops in England or Sweden?