Block 35. Granny's Choice.
The colours are actually purple and green...
It was supposed to be Sunbonnet Sue,
but I made Jacob's Ladder instead.
I might have to make another nonsensical block. This block is a tad too small. Maybe I can fudge it to fit!
39. Endless Stairs
So I am certainly catching up! Barbara posts a new block every Saturday. Tomorrow will be block 42. There are 49 blocks in all, so we are quickly heading towards the finish line!
I also finished a flimsy this week! Last year I participated in the Bloggers BOM hosted by Jackie at Canton Village Quiltworks. Every month a different quilter would design their block for us with Jackie adding the 13th block so we could go with a medallion setting. For this quilt I definitely went out of my comfort zone, but it was sure a lot of fun to make and I do like the results. Brings a little sunshine into the house on these rainy days!
Many of the fabrics are from the fabric line, "Road to Marrakech" designed by B J Lantz for Studio E. Here is a better picture of the fabrics to give you an idea of some of the true colours of the fabrics I used, plus I added some from my stash. What would I do without my stash?
The quilt top measures about 60" x 60". The free QAL instructions for this BBOM are still available on Jackie's blog HERE. As to how this will be quilted, who knows. For now, I'll put it with a few other tops waiting to be quilted and decide later.
Guess where I'm going tomorrow?
Yep, to the Thistle Quilt Guild Show and Tea in Westville, Nova Scotia where Sheila, from Sheila's Quilt World, will be one of the participating quilters. Can't wait! I went last year as well. That is an extremely talented group of quilters so I intend to be very inspired. It's about an hour and a half from here and I will be travelling with a fellow blog friend and meeting up with Sheila and yet another blog friend. Pictures to come! Sheila et al, see you tomorrow!
Tomorrow is also the day of the Ocean Waves Quilt Society June meeting in Louisbourg but I just couldn't be in two places at the same time. Our guild is hosting the next Ocean Waves meeting in the fall, so I'll catch up then with all the news and quilts!
Oh, almost forgot...our shop opens on Monday! I am one of a group of 13 local artisans that sell hand-crafted items during the summer and early fall at the newly named "Artisans Collective" located at the Port Hastings Museum. We have the new name, we'll have a new sign, and we expect to fill the shop with everything you can imagine, including quilts and smaller quilted items to weaving, knitting, jewellery, wooden crafts, woolen applique, and so on and so on. We'll be open Monday- Friday from 9-5, and starting in July, we'll also open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4. We each work one day within a 2-week period so it's not too demanding a schedule and we always get to meet some wonderful people when we work a shift. So drop by, won't you?
It's a great day for quilting!