Thursday, July 24, 2014

I've Been a Little Busy This Week

Soaking up the sun at my sister's cottage...





From the deck, I can see the Northumberland Strait with Prince Edward Island in the background and the causeway to the island on the right. Life is a beach...

Just to let you know I am still a little immersed in the quilt world. This is what I am working on.



It is a fabric painting of a lighthouse that I purchased from textile artist Eileen Gidman in 2012 at Quilt Canada when it was held in Halifax. I have used Eileen's gorgeous art as the centre of a wall hanging I am making. I framed the piece with some borders, both solid and pieced. You may not be able to tell from the picture, but I am handquilting around the lighthouse, clouds, shed, fences, etc. When I am finished handquilting, I plan to machine quilt the rest of the quilt to give it some more texture, maybe using some wavy lines to represent the waves in the ocean?




It is a great day for quilting!

25 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous view! And a gorgeous quilt! Ah, to sit with that view and hand quilt - absolutely heavenly! Enjoy. ~Jeanne

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  2. I could totally kick back and relax from that view! Hope you had a wonderful visit! Lovely wall hanging - I love the colors and fabrics you chose for the border!

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  3. With a view like that, how can you take your eyes away from it? Wonderful lighthouse quilt....great border.

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  4. OMG! What a beautiful view to gaze upon while working on your gorgeous lighthouse quilt!! Have lots of fun during your visit!

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  5. What a gorgeous place to take a refreshing break. I love the lighthouse piece. That is going to be stunning.

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  6. Wow, what a beautiful spit , a great place to relax , soak up some rays and quilt to your hearts content :-)

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  7. What a view! The lighthouse is lovely. You have another beautiful project in the works.

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  8. That is very pretty. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  9. Love the view and the quilt! Oh how I love a cottage by the sea. It is pure happiness.

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  10. Looks so peaceful!! Great for creativity and you are showing that with your beautiful wall hanging!

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  11. Glad you are enjoying yourself at the cottage, love the lighthouse!

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  12. What a beautiful place to sit and quietly sew.

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  13. What a gorgeous setting. I'd never want to come home. And how appropriate that you were stitching on your lighthouse project. It looks awesome!

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  14. Lovely place to vacation, love the lighthouse, enjoy the rest of your stay!

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  15. Oh my goodness! What a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by . . . absolutely beautiful. Then there is your quilt . . . you are amazingly creative. Gorgeous!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  16. I don't think I could leave there, Lesley! You've really added some wonderful touches to the lighthouse!
    Cheers!

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  17. Enjoy your time with your sister:):) I am with mine too...really having fun in Florida:):) Much love my friend.

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  18. What a beautiful location! A lovely way to spend time with your sister. Love the work you are doing on the wall hanging.

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  19. Golly, and we were just watching Anne of Green Gables and Avonlea! Is there such a house on PEI?

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  20. Beautiful spot to do some stitching. Your lighthouse is just wonderful. Love it! See you Saturday!

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  21. Wow what a great spot for some inspiration! Your photo of the cabin landscape is the same color scheme of your quilt, awesome.

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  22. What a delight to see you using one of the light house pieces I created for Quilt Canada in Halifax, NS. I like what you have done.

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