Let’s Bee Social #121
Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social and thank you so much for making this party such a success!
On Monday I provided a Trunk Show for the Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild (EQG) and was able to bring along some of my very first professionally printed patterns to sell. It has taken me forever to find the motivation – and a printer who could offer me a decent price – but this is now happening!
You know I am a real country girl and literally live in the middle of nowhere.
|Looking North, East, South and West from my home|
Really we have no neighbours to speak of. Except maybe if you include these ladies.
So heading to Etobicoke was taking myself WAY outside of my comfort zone. Like on the outskirts of the largest metropolis in Ontario. Population one two many digits for me. The big TO. Toronto, Ontario.
After a quick car wash to remove the dirt road dirt from a long winter, I headed out. And thankfully made it to the Neilson Creative Arts Centre on time and in one piece. I learned that the Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild was formed in 1975 and has been the longest running guild in Canada. The show was a lot of fun and I enjoyed meeting all the members. Especially Judy, Karen, Janice and Chris. And I will be heading back to do a workshop in June.
I have not sewn a thing since finishing my KYSS Me by the Garden Wall. But have been working on revising and condensing patterns to prepare them for printing. And also working on new designs. The computer is, lately, more familiar to me than the sewing machine.
Thankfully, even though I have nothing of my own to show you today…
I do have another super sweet finish to share with you.
Christy sent me an email last week saying, “Just wanted to send a couple of pictures of the baby quilt I finished using the deer head and deer hooves patterns I purchased earlier this year. Love your patterns!”
When I replied to Christy’s email and asked for permission to share, I also asked her if she could tell us more about this cute quilt.
And she said, “It ended up about 44.5 x 44.5 when I finished. My former manager was an avid deer hunter- and that would be putting it mildly. When I found out that he and his wife were expecting their second child I knew I wanted to find something that had a hunting theme. Because they didn’t want to find out if it was a boy or girl, I decided to use Bonnie & Camille’s Daysail fat quarter set. It had lots of primary colors and came together well. ”
Christy went on to say, “I ran out of time when it came to finishing it so I ended up stitching it all in the ditch and then going back and adding some ribbon candy in the border and sashing. I would’ve like to have quilted it a little more, but just ran out of time!”
I don’t know about you…. But I think this quilt is perfect just the way it is. And there is going to be one little hunter who will be very pleased to be cuddled up under this sweet finish!
It’s your turn for Show and Tell!!!
What have you been working on?
- Click on at least a few of the others who have linked up.
- In your blog post, please include a link back to my blog.
- Grab the “Let’s Bee Social!” button from above and put it on your sidebar. This way others who visit your blog that week can join in the fun! Share the news of this new linky and Let’s Bee Social!
- Following Sew Fresh Quilts is not required. But it sure would BEE nice!
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Keep On Quilting On!