Good morning and welcome to day two of Blogathon Canada, a week-long celebration of Canadian Quilting Bloggers brought to you by Sew Sisters Quilt Shop and their sponsors. This year Sew Sisters has teamed up with Aurifil, Northcott and Robert Kaufman to bring you some fantastic giveaways. Check out their blog for a chance to win some great prizes.
You can also win some great prizes by visiting the twelve host bloggers who will introduce themselves and their work on their blogs. They will also include links to more bloggers from their province so you can visit those blogs as well.This is where I come in...I live in Nova Scotia, one of the three Maritime provinces, and am "on the list" of Maritime bloggers who are participating. Our hosts today are Adrienne who blogs at Chezzetcook Modern Quilts and Marjorie who blogs at Marjorie's Busy Corner. Thanks, gals, for hosting us today. These ladies both have giveaways today so check them out and let them know I sent you over!
If you are new to my blog, welcome and thanks so much for visiting. If you have been here before, welcome back...you know how much I appreciate my friends!
I have been sewing and quilting since I started in the early 80's using the Eleanor Burns method of tearing fabric to make log cabin quilts. It's been a great ride ever since, especially with the invention of so many tools to help us in our craft. I have been blogging for a couple of years and retired for almost the same amount of time. My days are filled with family, friends, and fabric...can't get much better than that!
For today's post, I thought I'd feature a few projects that I've been working on. I recently finished hand quilting my Nabby Dowry quilt, a free QAL offered by Pam Buda at Heartspun Quilts. I stitched in the ditch and used some straight line quilting on the borders, so it is a little hard to see in the picture. I'll send the picture along to Pam by December 1 because she is having a parade of Nabby Dowrys and I love parades!
I recently finished a bed-sized Christmas Dresden Plate quilt and I just received it back from Quilting on the Mira who put their special touch on the quilt. I still have the binding to sew on but wanted to share a picture or two so I put it on the dining room table. I hope you can see the quilting...it is wonderful, thanks to Ange's edge to edge skills. I chose a brilliant red print for the backing. Don't worry...I'll move the quilt before supper!
This week I also pulled out my Schnibbles Hat Trick flimsy that I had finished awhile back. The pattern was designed by Carrie Nelson at Miss Rosies Quilt Co. Carrie's pattern was beautiful but I had used orphan nine-patches for mine and as time went on, I found that my little quilt top just looked too plain. So I added some hexies and some wool leaves and now I am very happy with it. This will be my next hand-quilting project!
So there you have it. Another week in the life of The Cuddle Quilter. Hope you'll be back!
Here is the schedule for Blogathon Canada
|Monday, November 18||BC||Holly||Holly's Red Bike|
|Monday, November 18||BC||Heather||Winding Bobbins|
|Maritimes||Adrienne||Chezzetcook Modern Quilts|
|Maritimes||Marjorie||Marjorie's Busy Corner|
|AB||Katherine||Sew Me Something Good|
|AB||Andrea||Urban Quilt Works|
|Territories||Danielle||A Geeky Crafty Life|
|ON||Jackie||Jackie's Art Quilts|
It's a great day for quilting!