Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Girls Getaway!




Being a born and bred Prairie girl, my fascination with the close proximity to water that Vancouver offers, still hasn't lost its novelty for me. A recent ferry ride to Victoria on Vancouver Island provided a fantastic view as well as a good time with good friends.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Hearts to You!


A little cookie "trapunto" on Valentines Day!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Second Chances!



This little lady is the first of my recently unearthered treasures to be given a new lease on life. It's time for her to take a deep breath and look alive. "She", is of course, a "Baltimore Bouquet" quilt, taken from a pattern by Mimi Dietrich. First started in the year 2000(ish), she was hand appliqued at the time using 3D techniques such as ruching, fabric folding, padding, embroidery, etc.. A few years later, the centre was hand quilted in time for a local quilt show. Alas... the border did not get completed at the time, and she was lovingly folded, wrapped in acid free tissue paper, stored and forgotten about until a few weeks ago.


The task set out before me is to complete the border quilting within the next few weeks, bind her up, and set her free. Wish me luck!