Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Summer's End

The Quilt Show is all over and it was a great success.. in part thanks to the many wonderful women who volunteered their time to helping out at the show. Here we see Elaine and Jacqueline greeting the many visitors to the show and there were many. Everyday there were at least 200 people who registered to see the quilts. We sold eleven large quilts and many smaller projects... Tree skirts, place mats, bed runner, pillows etc. Thank you to all of you who came to visit contributing to its success.

As you know the ..

is all over... I finished all my blocks but as previously mentioned on another post I decided I would make my 12 blocks into 12 place mats instead of a quilt and here are six all done...

I used the left over fabric to enlarge the blocks I had no problem finding some fabric.. Kim http://www.fatquartershop.com/ is very generous with her fabric in the kits....

All of them are different ... The wreath is still my favouriteI choose stippling for the quilting. And all the backings are the same... I have six more to do..

It will be interesting to see which place mat these cuties

Ariane and Laurène

will pick for the Christmas dinner at Grand-mère's.
I titled this post Summer's End because that is how I feel. August weather has not been the best in fact it is very cool, and there is also the fact that my vacation is all done. It is back to work Monday ...

Gerald and I did get away .. with no agenda and no schedule..
First stop....


August 8th....the birthday boy......


at Anne Murray's Centre, in Springhill Nova Scotia. What an interesting museum. She is quite the artist ....

We had a very relaxing trip and what was most enjoyable, there were no time limits or schedules. We planned as we went♥♥ Ate too much, shopped a lot and of course sew along the way. I sewed the binding on the place mats as well as cut out some appliqué for another project while Gerald drove.

Now I feel ready to go back to a schedule and "work" will do just that....


  1. I love the kind of vacation with no plans, no agenda, and no timetable. Glad you enjoyed it. I love your placemats! What a great idea, instead of the quilt. So sorry you have to go back to work.

  2. what a wonderful summer Joan! Your placemats are beautiful, as are your grandaughters!

  3. What a lovely post! The girls are just growing up!!! I love what you've done with your BOMs! Please tell Gerald I said 'Happy Birthday!'.

    Big Hug,

  4. Summer on Cape Breton hasn't been the greatest, either! I'm still waiting!! The blueberries are just about ready, a few days of sun and I'll be in blueberry heaven. Really enjoyed your placemats. They are beautiful. The quilt show looked super. I love how the little churches host these events. We have one in progress right now in Port Hastings. Have a nice weekend. ~karen

  5. Perfect getaway...no plans, I love it. Your placemats are wonderful...what a great idea!

  6. Looks like you had a great time. Love the placemats! And sure wish I could have attended that quilt show!