Tuesday, June 11, 2013

What's Happening?

It's been two weeks since my last blogpost.  I have had lots of quilty goodness going on.  I wasn't going to start any new projects but that went out the window very quickly.
My BQFF (Best Quilting Friend Forever) Miss Kathy B. from Saint John, New Brunswick arrived for a 10 day visit.  We do this every year.  The first few days of her visit we did our fabric shop hopping.  We went to Avonport Discount, Atlantic Fabrics in Dartmouth, It's Sew Time in Elmsdale and of course a day trip to Mahone Bay.

to Suttles and Seawinds. Of course, I bought a lot more new fabric. We always stop at Island View Restaurant in Gold River for fish and chips and an ice cream.  This year I had the fried clams which were totally awesome.  After a few days of running the roads, we sewed.

 First we used Darlene Zimmerman's Double Wedding Ring ruler to make  a table runner.  I love how mine turned out but didn't realize til I was all finished sewing that I had sewn the centre white piece in upside down.  Arrgh! 
This is my table runner 
Kathy used 30's for her table runner
Then we tried a Twister.  A fun project and I have plans to make a few more table runners for gifts.
This is Kathy's Twister - she had to wait until she returned home to add the borders.  She has the perfect fabric in her stash. 

My Twister - fun to make with batiks

Then we tried our hand at making potholders. We also made a pincushion and a postcard.  

It was a great visit Kathy!

I am linking up with The Needle and Thread Network.  Stop by and see what everyone is working on.  Lots of inspiration!     


  1. How great to have such a good quilting buddy and the time to spend together! You have created some beautiful new pieces! And a trip to Mahone Bay is simply good for the soul!

  2. What a time you had! Sounds like a perfect way to spend time with a friend. Your projects are all so wonderful!

  3. That is so wonderful!! You guys did a lot, I think the shopping part would be my fave.

  4. Isn't sewing together the best fun!! Your projects are all wonderful Linda

  5. Lovely way to spend time with a quilting friend! Love the cute potholder!

  6. Shopping and sewing...sounds perfect to me:) I love that photograph you posted of the churches reflected in the water.

  7. That sounds divine! I love Avonport Discount Fabric. Thanks for the tip abput Its Sew Time -- I'll have to check it out next time I'm in the area. Great projects, Linda!

  8. What great fun you had on your shopping and stitching tour. The table runners look fresh and fun. I wouldn't worry about the white fabric in backwards. Blind man, fast horse, 100 metres...you know the drill! :-)

  9. Oh what a fun time you had with your friend and such lovely projects to show , wonderful Linda !

  10. Even tho I really dislike snow, I am partial to snowmen! Love the potholder! The table runners are such a treat to do they make up so quickly and are totally satisfying to the maker!

  11. it's always a good day when you can sew with a friend.... have fun you two
    in stitches


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