Saturday, 29 June 2013

Happy Canada Day!

The month of June has flown by!  We had a fantastic trip to Greece for two weeks!  Our friend, who is Greek-Canadian, has a home in a small village north of Athens.  He took us to some of the most beautiful and out-of-the-way places!  This is a picture of Porto Germano ( - one of the favorite places of our Greek hosts!

Clear blue waters at Porto Germano - the most beautiful beach in Greece according to some!

We came back to a disaster situation in Southern Alberta - heavy rains and melting snow caused massive flooding all around the area.  Fortunately we were not directly affected - and, as always, quilters have stepped up to the plate.  Quilts for Calgary (they have a FB page) will be collecting quilts and distributing to people who have lost their homes.  Local long-armers are donating their time to get the quilts ready for distribution - it's a massive job!  

I've been busy at the studio since returning - the quilts keep coming in! Here's a few that I've worked on since returning from Greece -

Danielle put together this scrappy top - it's a great way to cut into that stash!  Glide Thread; Antique Lace panto - Patricia Ritter  (one of my new faves!)

  Last time I spoke with Danielle, she was under evacuation and just waiting to hear when she could return home - and of course, assess the damage!  I wish her all the best under the circumstances.

Fran is one of the sweetest ladies you could ever meet - I love the way this quilt came together.

Fran's quilt hanging out with Freeda

Not the colours of fabric that I would chose - but put together like this it is just awesome!  When I was quilting it in the studio, I got many positive comments!  Glide Thread; Garden Frills panto - Jodi Beamish

My great-niece, Taylor, graduated from high school this week - and with Honours I have to add!  I made this quilt for her (requested by Grandma) so she can have it when she goes to university in the fall - I didn't have a lot of time to put it together, and the only thing I was told was that it had to be bright.  I used Urban Cabin pattern by Atkinson Designs with a selection of Laurel Burch fabrics - I love Laurel Burch fabrics!  Glide Thread; freehand "swirly hearts" . . .  Congratulations, Taylor - so proud of you!
Taylor's Urban Cabin

Urban Cabin - close up

Urban Cabin - backing - Laurel Burch fabrics

This is the Canada Day long weekend - Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends!

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