Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Sunday, July 10, 2011

It's running again...

What have I been up to?

I finished Yvelle (our oldest daughter) 's quilt. " Garden At The Cabin" by Cheryl Wall . It still needs to be quilted and I have not decided yet if it will be hand or machined quilted.
Remember this?

The "Two Bits" Schinnible I started hand quilting a few "24" hours ago?

It is finally done! Yippee....

I am so excited my fingers persevered the pricking of the needle. It makes this for a very special piece as it is my first hand quilting project so I just had to give it to a very special person...

In the winter months one of our special times together is when Gerald reads to me and I do some hand sewing. A fire in the fireplace, a good book and a lap quilt. We are all set but hopefully not too soon as it is a winter event!

I must say I really enjoyed hand quilting.

I decided to make another bed runner

"Turnabout Is Fair Play" by Kathy Brown

The cushion...

For our last meeting at the guild we had a pot luck supper and during dinner we all had a 10 inch block which we appliqu├ęd on, between courses. Then we were to do with it what we desired, so I choose to make a pillow to match my bed runner.

In Kim Dielh's book she has"Penny Mug Mats"

which are so much fun to make...Perfect project to pick up while enjoying the summer sun on the patio.

My computer is up and running again! I guess it was very very sick but then so was I without it ):

I have been working on the

I've ordered the embroidery unit for my Bernina so I am hoping use it to embroider

in the center of my blocks .

What's next on my agenda?

I have two more weeks before I'm on vacation for three weeks, at which time it will be the annual quilt show at our Church.

2010 Expo-Couvertes/ Quilt Show in Sacred-Heart Church Saulnierville N.S.

I have started making preparations for the 2011 . It is a fun event. I enjoy connecting with quilters in the region and showing off their talents through the beautiful quilts.

As for my next project.. uhmmmm? I have so many listed in my head I am never certain which one will be next until the fabric is actually cut.

So looking at my list I am thinking that having your computer break down is not a bad thing :)


  1. Hi Joan! I noticed you've been missing from blogland, but I see you've been very busy. Your hand quilting is beautiful. I think I'm going to try it soon. Keep on stitching!

  2. How beautiful the quilts look inside the church! Just lovely. Your hand-stitched quilt is beautiful too! I have a quilt my husbands grandma made us for our wedding present and she hand-stitched it. I've had it put away for a while now, but I think this fall it's time to put it on a bed again. It's very beautiful.

  3. I'm glad you persevered with hand quilting. It is so satisfying and relaxing. That quilt show looks marvelous. I wish I lived closer.

  4. You have been very busy! Such lovely quilts, Joan.

  5. Lovely,lovely finishes. Wow. So pretty.

  6. You have been up to lots! The hand quilted shnibble is fabulous!! And the bed runner - wow! Beautiful quilt top too!♥

  7. The quilt made from a Cheryl Wall pattern is so pretty. And I like the log cabin quilt in your header picture. That one could come live at my house.