Blogathon Canada is visiting Atlantic Canada today! Thanks so much to Sew Sisters for choosing me to be the host blogger for Nova Scotia, along with Linda from Stitch Lines who is your host for New Brunswick, P.E.I and Newfoundland.
Hello from Nova Scotia, Canada's Ocean Playground! Halifax to be exact. I could go on and on about my beautiful province but for today I am going to stick to where I grew up and where I live now.
I grew up in a small seaside village called Prospect. about 25 minute drive south west of Halifax. My ancestors grew up here too. My parents still live there, in the white house.
We have been married for 37 years. I have a daughter, 35 and twin sons , 31. Still waiting for grandkids!
I started quilting over 20 years ago and haven't stopped. I started my blog back in February of 2008. I have made many pieced bed quilts, all hand quilted and hand appliqued too. I have a ton of UFOs. Scrappy quilting is my main love.
A few years ago I fell in love with the new style of quilting, the modern quilting, improvisational piecing and free motion quilting, and just last year I joined the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild and have been even more inspired to create.
I even had my first pattern published recently, in the Fall issue of the Canadian quilting magazine, "Quilter's Connection"
What an amazing experience it was and who knows, it may not be the last.
The tabs under my header will take you to pages that show some of my quilts from over the past years, but for now I will show you my favourites.
|"Roll, roll Cotton Boll" from a Bonnie Hunter design. machine pieced and free motion quilted by me and now lives in Qatar with my Quilty Sister|
|Spring Morning - handquilted by me and adorns the wall in my front entry|
|My Improv Quilt - an original design by Me , freemotion quilted by me|
|"Wonky Pegs" and original design by Me, freemotion quilted by Me|
|Made for my husband on his retirement in 2009. An original design by Me and handquilted by Me|
NOVA SCOTIA BLOGGERS
Chezzetcook Modern Quilts
Sheila's Quilt World
On the Tide
Maritime Modern Quilt Guild
Mahone Bay Quilt Guild
A Quarter Inch from the Edge
The Running Thimble
Jada's Quilting Adventures
Candy Coated Quilts
The Cuddle Quilter
Remember to enter the giveaway from Camelot Fabrics on the Sew Sisters Blog
Sew Sisters has kindly offered up this wonderful fat quarter pack of Kona Cotton Solids for me to giveaway. Sweet!
Honeysuckle, Watermelon, Creamsicle, Grellow, Cabbage, Pickle,
Malibu, Geranium, Jamaica, Dahlia
and all you need to do is leave me a comment, any comment. Make sure, if you are a no-reply or Wordpress blogger, to leave your email address in your comment or there will be no way to get in touch with you should you be the winner. Here's a great post about how to check to see if you are a no-reply blogger, just in case you aren't sure.
The giveaway is open until Nov 23 and the winner will be announced Nov 24.
The giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered
Here's the schedule for the Blogathon with giveaways every day
The Host Bloggers:
|Thanks for stopping by my little blog and have fun visiting Atlantic Canada.|
Have a quilty day!