We expect to have over 100 quilts for sale, with the church hall filled to the rafters with smaller hand crafted items. Because it is our 10th anniversary, we will be open for 10 days, from 10-4 each and every day.You'll also be able to enjoy refreshments with us, see some of us quilt on a traditional quilt frame, and perhaps enjoy a tune or two of local entertainment if you drop in on Sunday, August 9th at 2:00 pm.
I have a few quilty items for sale this year and just this past week put the finish on a few more. If you recall, the Maine Quilt Show inspired me to make a project I saw on display, the Modern Hexie Table runner. I used a tutorial to help me on my way, but when I went to the page earlier, it was no longer there. I think if you look at my pictures, you may be able to figure out how I made it. I loved using my Pedal Pushers mini-charm pack. The fabric line is a "nod to the 1950's and this gal is a baby of the 50's so the fabric called my name!
I also managed to finish a little quilt, Charming Stars, a Moda Bake Shop pattern. I was looking for a pattern to use up some charm sqaures that were taking space in my cupboards so combined Simply Color and Road 15 with a bright white for a "structured" scrappy quilt. The quilt finishes at about 48" x 64", perfect to use as a lap quilt or for the bottom of a bed. It started off as a sandwich...
but it didn't take long to quilt it. I chose to keep it soft and simple, echo quilting around the stars and stitching 1/4 " away from the sashing lines.
I decided to use the rest of the charms to add a little interest to the back.
Today I am madly trying to finish a few Christmas table toppers.
I bought the "Santa's on his Way" panel and fabrics at the Maine Quilt Show...so cute...and am making the One Big Star pattern with each of the four Santa's I have. I did my FMQ yesterday and will work on the bindings today.
The final preparations start tomorrow when all the quilters head to the church to register their items. Friday morning is show time! Are you coming for a visit? I plan to stay pretty close to the church for the full 10 days, but if you are planning to visit the show, email me and I'll make sure I'm there to see hello. We have a Facebook page for the church show so please visit it HERE and share with any friends who might be interested.
Before I go, a huge hug and thank you to my fellow Nova Scotia Quilt Bloggers Quartet. We had a fabulous time last weekend at the quilt show in Pictou. We shared hugs, stories, were inspired, received some awesome gifts from each other, and I, for one, inhaled the fabulous cookies that Karen made. Visit each of their blogs to see pics from the show and have the chance to get to know them a little better...they are awesome gals...Linda at Scrapmaster, Sheila at Sheila's Quilt World, and Karen at KaHolly. We hope to connect again at the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival
It's a great day for quilting!