Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Sunday, May 29, 2011

It has a name...

Yes, my table runner was given a nameJoan's Stepping Stones and the winner with the most vote for the name submitted was Alisa♥♥♥ Love it~!

Oh~! there is an excitement in the air... Karen will be doing another workshop at the

Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival in October in Amherst Nova Scotia.......
and my sister, Simone, and I are all booked... I am singing the "Happy Song"

Speaking of Simone, she was visiting on the week-end and she brought me a surprise, as usual...

She made me this beautiful bag.... Side #1Side #2

And the inside... with lots of pockets .. I l o v e it and I have already packed it for my next guild meeting..

The week-end was fun with Simone... even if we never made it to the sewing room... Oh! but we did shop for sewing goodies most of Saturday afternoon... FUN! FUN! FUN! ♥Sisters are forever♥

What is my next project? The next guild workshop will be a Bed runner

.. and I choose to make it in

"Wild Rose" by Blackbird....

It will be the guild's last workshop for the summer and then off to planning the Quilt Show at our church. Running from August the 1st to the 5th...

Of course there will be thoughts around projects for the guild to work on when we resume in the fall....and the planning of workshops and special events.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Garden Party .....

All done:) It is made with fabric from my stash but mostly "Portabello Market" by 3 Sisters. One (of many) of my favourite line. I really enjoyed making this quilt and had all intentions of having the project last all summer. The appliqué was perfect to do on the patio(if we get warmer weather). Of course once I got some blocks put together I couldn't wait to to see it all done.
I guess I just have to find another lap project to work on, on the patio:)

"Quilting Wisdom" comes primarily from two sources--- one's own experience and the other quilters. (Taken from Rachel T. Pellman's book " Tips for Quilters" )

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Where is spring?

We are not experiencing the full sense of spring here yet but we are not as unfortunate like some other Canadian provinces. The low temperatures is the only thing affecting our spring growth.

The members of "La Guilde Acadienne de Clare" were very excited to make the "Braid" Table runner because it is a quilt-as-you-go, so I decided to put another such project together and came up with this one.......

I did not give it a name and I challenged the Guilde members to come up with a name for our new project. They have until the end of the month to submit their ideas.. and a draw will determine the name of the runner... It is almost long enough to make it into a bed scarf so I may make another one and add a another block for that purpose.

The May workshop at the "guilde" ( spelled with an "e" in french) will be given by one of our members.. Debra Howard, and this is the project she will be teaching...

A scrappy Lone Star... This is the quilt in its entirety....A B S O L U T E L Y gorgeous...I know everyone will enjoy working on this project♥♥♥

As for me; I finished my "Garden Party" and it is at Agnes' being quilted. As soon as I have the binding sewn on I will post it.. It is one of my favourite project .

My grand-daugthers are growing and soooo very special...:)
Ariane 8, Amy 22, Émile 2, and Laurène 10. This was taken at Easter . No grand-sons yet....

Have a good week.. Canada has been in the election mode for a while now and tomorrow we vote!

Yes, Canadians lets do it! Go Vote.....