One of the recent Connecting Threads catalogues that arrived at my door had a quilt featured that called my name-Licorice and Strawberries. It will finish at about 53" x 63" becoming a delightful cuddle quilt, picnic quilt, or "just because" quilt. There was a sale on at the time, and with the exchange and shipping, the kit still arrived at a very reasonable price.
After starting some of the blocks, I can already see that there will be a fair bit of fabric left over, so a few mini-quilts may be on the horizon. The instructions are very easy to follow. You can see the kit HERE and I see there is still 30% off at this time of writing.
I had a wonderful time last weekend at a quilt retreat hosted by the Baddeck Quilters and held at the Gaelic College in St. Anne's, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. You can't beat that stone fireplace in MacKenzie Hall on a brisk Fall day!
I attended the retreat with 2 of my quilt friends from town. What a great time we had sewing, eating, and relaxing with about 30 others. The workshop we took was presented by Bill Locke of Montreal who did a terrific job of guiding 14 of us through his paper-pieced pattern called Once Upon a Christmas.
Of course, I shook mine up a bit by using a delightful polkadot bundle called Gardenvale by Jen Kingwell Designs for Moda. Who said trees have to be green?
We're having a rainy day today so I have lots to play with in my sewing room. It's a great day to quilt!