"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Sunday, September 7, 2014

FNWF results

I had a busy night Friday night, ironing, cutting, and sewing.  The results are not exactly pretty.


Because this is what our Saturday kayaking adventure looked like this weekend, I was able to do more sewing.


Click on pictures if you can’t see the rain.  And the lovely rain was part of a cold front that passed through, breaking our heat wave and leaving lovely temperatures today


By the time I went to bed on Saturday night, those not-so-beautiful strips turned into this.


When we went to Lancaster County (Amish country) last month to pick up a few Row by Row patterns, I bought a fat quarter bundle of solid colored fabrics and some black yardage to play around with, and this is what I came up with.  I was thinking that I might actually hand quilt it, but I’m not sure how successful I would be with the black.  Could it be quilted with a thread other than black?  I’m most proud of the second block in the second row.  My first block with partial seams!

The coming week will be spent preparing for vacation!    We’re heading for Nova Scotia, so if you have any tips, please share.  Any must-see or must-do stops?  We’re going to Cape Breton, Halifax, and I’m hoping to meet up with Sheila of Sheila’s Quilt World. We’ll visit Peggy’s Cove, and as many other sites as we can fit into a week.  Beware, many pictures will be coming…..




  1. Wow! Those non descript pieces of sewing from Friday night certainly went together to make something outstanding! Love the colours; they go together so well :-)

  2. Lovely end result with those strips. Looking great.
    Have fun planning your trip.

  3. Beautiful outcome from your strips. Wow Lancaster county!!! I can but dream.

  4. Love what your strips turned into...what a great flimsy.
    How wonderful to be going to Nova Scoita and meet Sheila.

  5. love what your strips ended up as and wow sounds like a great holiday,when you said where you were going the first peron i thought of was Sheila,how nice to meet her,have fun.xx

  6. Wishing you safe travels and a wonderful time. We will be on the road about the same time you will be ... we leave Friday.

  7. You do fast work!!! Thank goodness for rainy sewing days. The colors are wonderful in your top.

    Have a terrific vacation.

  8. Love love love your Amish quilt, black thread would look so lovely! You did an awesome job! Have fun!

  9. Gorgeous quilt , wow ! Looking forward to meeting up with you sometime next week , be sure to let me know when you think you will arrive .

  10. Thank God for rainy days--think this has been your first all summer though?????
    Love your new quilt--
    keep packing and don't forget to stop and pick me up on your way north!!!
    hugs, di and miss gracie

  11. Wow! You've been doing great on your sewing and having fun adventures on the river and running here and there. The rain looking so welcoming and inviting. Love all the blocks in the quilt it's very pretty.

  12. Wow! I love that spool quilt! I've never seen one like that. Just marvelous!

  13. I hope you enjoy your trip to Canada! Safe travels to you!

  14. well I would say you sewed up a storm. Love that top.
    We got some of the same weather and I am lovin' the cool down.
    Say hi to Sheila for me. I read her blog.

  15. I really like how you spent your rainy day time. Enjoy your trip.

  16. I love what you did with the Amish colors bundle! A sampler is such a perfect way to use it. I'm no help with the quilting suggestions. That's always my biggest question mark in the process. Hope you have a memorable adventure!!!!

  17. Love that quilt! Gorgeous fabrics! Make sure you drop into the quilt shop at the museum when you cross the causeway to Cape Breton. It is directly across from the Visitor Information Centre which you can get to by driving around the rotary.


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