Wednesday, 9 August 2017


     One Whale:

Two Whales:

Yellow Whales, Blue Whale:

     This is the progress I've made so far on Eli's quilt.  I have one more medium whale to make and I think eight or nine little ones.

     In addition to this I have been preparing quilt sandwiches  for a two day workshop with Jacquie Gering at Hyggeligt  Fabrics in St Mary's this weekend. There are a lot of quilt sandwiches and I seem to be taking forever to get them done. I'm looking forward to the workshop. I am badly in need of some me time.

      I'm also looking forward to spending some time with my friend Deborah from the Toronto Modern Guild.  I met Deborah when she sat beside me at the January meeting and I ran into her at the airport when we were both going to Quilt Con in February.  We kept running into each other throughout Quilt Con and it was there that we decided to take this class together.

     We thought we would see each other lots of times at the Toronto Modern Guild meetings but that hasn't happened so we'll be seeing each other for the first time since February when she picks me up on the way.  I think we will have a lot of fun.  We are both stressing about those quilt sandwiches now and planning where to have dinner on Saturday night.

So I'm back to the quilt sandwiches now after I link up with Let's Bee Social.


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

August Goal

     I woke up this morning thinking about my grandson's and this made me very happy and wistful so I thought I would share the small amount of progress I have made on Eli's quilt.  I am making him the Preppy Pod small quilt by Elizabeth Hartman although I will be adding one extra row of small whales to make the quilt a bit longer.  This way it will be about the same size as Gabriel's quilt ( Dog Gone by Lorna McMahon) which you can see here.

     I started with the one large whale and I am glad that I did because it gave me a great feeling of accomplishment getting a third of the quilt done so quickly.  There is a lot more sewing in the rest of the quilt so it won't go as quickly.

     I kept my feet in the photo so you get a sense of the size of the block. I also think my sandals go nicely with this block. I really love the two fabrics I used in this block.  They are both designed by Rashida Coleman who is pretty much my favourite fabric designer.  Here's a close up.

     And here's  a photo of the beautiful boy who will use this quilt one day.

     I anticipate being quite busy this month, so I've chosen to making all the blocks for this quilt as my goal for August.  They do make up rather quickly.

     For those of you who have been following along with news on my aunt.  She's doing a lot better and I'll be meeting her at the hospital on Friday and taking her home.  So we will be pretty much back where we started which is o.k. I've enlisted the help of my kid's and my niece and nephews to each take a day of the week to phone her going into the future and we will once again try to initiate a discussion on long term care.  Unfortunately she doesn't have insight into how vulnerable she is and she is the one who has to make the decision about entering the process to go on the lists.

     I'm linking the post up to Let's Bee Social and to the OMG linkup for August.