Photos and notes about quilting, hiking and drawing.
PSE9: The Journey Begins Lesson 4
This little hedgehog container is from the Royal Ontario Museum. It is one of a pair and is from 800-700 BC. I used Colour and the picker to choose a colour for one of the vignette backgrounds instead of black.
This butterfly was on a brightly coloured wall in a butterfly garden at the Museum of Natural History. Butterfly gardens are so fun although my sister's camera didn't like the humidity in this one.
Last weekend, I went to a guild retreat. There were 26 of us spending the weekend away enjoying stitching away and chatting. It was a wonderful weekend and I'm so pleased in everything I accomplished.
About five years ago I purchased some fabric to make a one block wonder quilt. About four years ago one of the guild workshops was a One Block Wonder class with Maggie Butterfield Dickenson. Two years ago, I finished making all the hexagons for the quilt. Last year I did very little quilting. This year I decided the top needed to be finished. I finally put it up on the design wall several months ago and start to move the blocks around. I didn't have enough of the original fabric to do a border so decided to include the original fabric in the center of the quilt. I spent last week sewing columns together then packed everything up to take to the retreat. I stopped at Len's Mills on the way to look for a fabric to look for a border and found a very nice batik to compl…
So the trail starts of very nicely
, then this comes into view. There are two ladders to climb down at the Hole in the Wall. I didn't see the warning sign until after I came down the ladders....
Then there was this path. Much easier.
A 100 years ago, there lime was produced here. This is one of the lime kilns. The wooden strapping is in place to help preserve the building. The area is fenced off while they figure out how to preserve the kilns.
Last Sunday I spent the day at Elaine’s for a sit ‘n sew day. I spent the morning and a bit of time after lunch making the 9 patch blocks for the flowers which are the round after the stars for this quilt. I had the half square triangles all prepared so it was a case of laying them out and stitching. In the end I ended up making a few extra half square triangles. I hadn’t used any of the blue ones and didn’t want just three of the 20 flowers with blue. I’m considering make some additional half square triangles as the next lot will be combine with a large triangle to be stylized leaves for the flowers. I’m not sure I want royal blue and sky blue leaves
After getting these done, I started to trace the appliqué pieces for the baskets. I trace onto freezer paper, cut them out and then press to the right side of the fabric. Sometimes I then trace around the freezer paper so that I don’t need to use it as I work. Some times I turn under the edges in advance but these are relatively…