The guild speaker and workshop teacher this month was Al Cote. The class was on making a quilted rug. On Saturday we layered up the fabrics and trimmed it down to the size of the batting. Did some doodling then stitched lines and started removing fabric. I meant to take a photo before I started the removal process but forgot. So this is taken after the first round of removing fabrics and part way through the second round.
Near the end of the afternoon he had everyone put their project down on the floor for admiring. It was a fun day and we certainly had a great collection of rugs in progress. It was a really fun day. Karen came too so it was even better because I got to stitch with my sister.
The next day I continued removing fabric stopping every once in a while to throw it on the floor and look at it to see how it was looking.
By the end of Sunday, this is how it looked. I still have a few pieces to remove before continuing with the quilting and final steps.
Today I went for a hike on the Bruce Trail following the Spencer Creek Gorge trail. It took about 3 hours to walk around the loop (6.2KM). Filled the drinking bladder which worked really well but ran out near the end of the trail.
The trail starts with a view of Tews Falls. The falls are 41m high -- Niagara Falls are 50m high. The current here is no where near what the current at Niagara is though as I saw a family wading at the top of the falls only a few feet from the edge!
Found this little guy crawling along the side of some steps so played with the macro setting on the camera:
This is the first of many sets of stairs on the walk...
The trail is really well marked. The white blazes are the main trail and the blue ones are a side trail. This pole says the main trail goes straight forward and a side trail turns left.
I went down the side trail. There were a number of little butterflies enjoying the flowers. I'm still playing with the macro setting on the camera.…
Decembers One Monthly Goal Link up is open at Elm Street Quilts and the three quilts I was binding this month are completed.
First up is the Guild Mystery from 2006. Its bound and a label sewn on. I'm still debating keeping or donating. Its an odd size but long enough to cover me well for an afternoon nap. I'll try it on one of the twin beds and see how it works. If it works well, I'll probably give it a wash and send it to the guilds community outreach.
Next is the string quilt Mom made. Its binding is on and its labelled. Its even on a bed being slept under.
And finally, the last quilt Mom was working on. It has its binding, label and sleeve. Its also on a bed being slept under. This is Judy Laquidara's Note to Self quilt.
Dad was watching the binding on the last two and after a quick lesson, he worked on the bindings. He finished all of one side of the string quilt and part of another and finished the last three feet or so of the Last Quilt. He even he…