In The Good Old Summertime


Hello Friends.  Summer is in full swing here in Northern Ontario.  I am trying my best to enjoy every lovely day.  I has been really hard to get into the studio these days, and I have used weeding the garden as a priority excuse.  Today, however is about 28C with a humidex near 39C, so I am inside and in the studio.



I have been doing a fair amount of online research with regards to my new obsession with mini quilts.  I stumbled upon this great little timesaving technique for hanging your mini quilts.  I wish I would have known this earlier, but you can be sure my mini's will have these corners instead of full hanging sleeves.  These are not recommended for larger wall-hangings as there is not enough centre support to prevent the middle from sagging.  You know, I have several table toppers that could double as wall hangings and by applying these little folded corners it seems quite doable, and would not add bulk when used as a topper.  To watch a video of this technique by Sherri McConnell and Kimberly Jolly of the Fat Quarter Shop  click here. 

I know that summer has just begun to settle in but I have had a few inquirers as to what this years fall workshop will be and when.   There were numerous requests to bring back an old favourite of mine, Storm at Sea.  Since I first taught this in 2000, it remains a quilt that keeps on giving.  With its endless design possibilities and the ability to strip piece the block, this workshop is an invitation to try it for the first time or revisit an old friend.  For more detailed information click here.  

In a week or so, the family and I will be going to "Camp" for summer holidays.  I will be absent from posting as there is no internet in the bush! LOL  I would like to take this time to wish everyone a safe and happy summer season.  Enjoy the sunshine, because you know that it wont be long before we are complaining about the cold!

Thanks for dropping by.  Until next time, stay safe, enjoy friends and family, and wear sun screen!