Friday, April 9, 2010

COTTAGE STUFF AND QUILTY THINGS!


I've never really followed a pattern to its exactness and probably won't do this one either, but I have the idea of what to do with one of my jellies that I received this week.
.
When doing a quilt, I do like to have a pattern in my head though so I'm thinking of maybe using the Happy camper with this one and doing a sashing of, say navy to really bring out the colours. Thinking this. I'm not a green person so, the navy (I'm not a blue person either) could just make the colours stand out.
.
I love the Chez Moi patterns, so ordered two of the same
although, I'm not sure what to do with either one. They were on sale which is why I ordered this one.
.
The small one is going to be easier to cut than the other.
Do you have a hard time cutting into new fabrics? I do.
It's that first cut with a new blade and then the anticipation of what it will all look like when finished.
It's the mystery of the "magic" that results in the work created by each of us.
.
Yesterday, I visited "Stichery Do" where I saw these
blocks which Shirley called "Beach Birds" I just loved
the simplicity of the blocks and the very calm look of
the work.
.
I'm thinking that there might be, just might be some colours in the Chez Moi that I might use, although Shirley's has a very subdued look to it. Oh listen, it's why we all do such different works isn't it?
.
I was happy to see that there were at least some instruction to cutting the large squares. It was surprising to see that this was included on the back of the board.
.
I know that lots of quilters have ordered so much that this is all old hat to them, but it's not for me. I am very thrifty when making quilts. It's my nature. I am always looking for bargains. I must say that the Green Fairy Quilts site was priced right up my alley, so I shall keep looking there in the future.
.
My granddaughter (the Olympic hopeful one) is wanting a Canadian Flag quilt. I think that she wants one with maple leaf pattern in the quilt. I think that her red and white colour idea might just work out ok for me. I know that Bronze Wombat aka Jennifer did a maple leaf quilt last year, so I will show this to Courtney to see if this is what she wants. That should do it for her birthday.
.
We are off to the cottage for the day tomorrow. Helen and I will tag along with the sweeties to make sure they are fed and that we don't stay too long at our precious little cottages. It is only going to be about 46 F. so I'm not inclined to linger over night.
.
This is the earliest that the ice has left our lake. Usually around the 23rd of April, but this year it was out in the first week...such crazy weather we are having. I think that we are due for some serious bad weather though so haven't thought of going there for the "season" as we say for the next couple of weeks.
.
Hummingbirds have been sighted in Ontario already. Honestly would they come this early if they didn't know that we are in for a long hot summer? I'm putting the feeders out in any event when we go. I can't help myself, I'm crazy about these little birds.
.
Have a great weekend all!




Post a Comment