On Friday I boarded a Greyhound bus to Toronto at 7:55 in the morning. You see Bernie from Needle and Foot was there celebrating her son's wedding and we arranged to meet each other! Leaving so early in the morning I forgot to bring my camera so no smiling photos of us, but there are some awesome photos of the wedding on instagram. We met in her hotel lobby and headed to a nearby coffee shop where we chatted for oh about an hour and a half about our families, our quilting plans, how we got into blogging..... What fun to meet another quilt blogging friend in person.
It was a beautiful day and after Bernie went back to her family I walked around the city for a bit and then I went to the Textile Museum which is one of my favourite places in Toronto. There were a couple of exhibits of woven textiles on display. One display was a on the works of weaver Sheila Hicks. I found her works to be very beautiful and inspirational. There was also lot's of inspiration to be found during the walk, in building design and furniture in shop windows. I have to say I'm finding the 2017 30 quilt design challenge to be a lot of fun. I'm starting to see designs everywhere and learning how to take the things I see and shift them into something I could possibly make into a quilt. I also find using coloured pencils to be very relaxing in the evening.
I stayed with my daughter overnight and Dwight came in to meet us for brunch in the morning. We went to a lovely little cafe called Cocoa Latte and from there we went to the local food market at the Wychwood Barns. Before we drove home Dwight and I visited my aunt and brought her a wing backed chair that he found for her. She is still doing fairly well and we are hoping that she can stay in her apartment for as long as possible.
I spent the rest of Saturday and most of Sunday working on my Allison Glass quilt. I managed to finish all the blocks and now I am putting the quilt top together. I'm hoping to quilt it by the end of the month, but I do need to find a backing fabric and some batting as well. Are you working on an Allison Glass project for the challenge link up. I'm really pleased that Yvonne decided to host this challenge as it encouraged me to actually make something with the "Hand Made" fabric that has been in my stash for quite some time. I'm linking up with Beth at Main Crush Monday and with Lorna at Let's Bee Social as well.