Sew Karen-ly Created...

If you have arrived here via a link (such as to a tutorial) click on "Sew Karen-ly Created" to return to the latest blog post. I invite you to my website to see a gallery of quilts and patterns available for purchase. The picture above shows "Log Canada", photographed at the Public Gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

My Niece The Quilter

I am happy to share this picture of Allyson Ross' first quilt, made to welcome a friend's new baby.
Word is, the quilt was received with delight! I hope it's the first of many for you, Allyson!

Monday, 26 October 2015

Visiting The Northern Lights

This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the Northern Lights Quilt Guild in O'Leary, Prince Edward Island.  It was overcast and very grey when we crossed the Confederation Bridge;  sky and water were practically indistinguishable.
 The Island, however, was beautifully clad in fall colours.

 Our accommodations were as beautiful inside as they were outside.
Friday night's Trunk Show and Saturday's workshop were both held in a lovely room at the Community Centre. The guild is very fortunate to have such a terrific space, with attached kitchen facilities, and wi-fi in the building. We had a full class working on Maritime Beauties.
These pictures are of the beginning of the projects;  I *know* the students will send along pictures of their finished pieces! :)


 Lillian brought her lovely little Featherweight, a perfect machine for foundation piecing.
 It's always so fun to see the different colour combinations.  There were lots of batiks being used.
 A couple of the students chose to use Christmas prints.

 How gorgeous is this, with the blocks all laid out and ready to join.








It was a lovely trip, and I look forward to seeing pictures of the finished Beauties. A sincere thank you to the Northern Lights Guild for your welcoming hospitality!

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

A Slew Of Maritime Beauties

I know you are all wanting to see pictures of our fabulous Fibre Arts Festival and hear how things went...and I'd love to show you, but the truth is... I was too busy to take pictures! It was an incredible week, as it always is, with so many fibre enthusiasts visiting our small town. Many have attended all eight years of the festival, which makes it a bit like Homecoming to greet these now familiar faces. You'll just have to come next year and see for yourselves!

With hardly time to catch my breath, I am off to the Island (PEI) for a couple of days to do a trunk show and workshop.  For the Island gals, here is a sampling of pictures of Maritime Beauty so you can get inspiration for your colours.
I do apologize to the makers for not adding their names here - please feel free to shout out if you see yours posted. They've all been identified in past posts.





 (Chris - this one of your cat still cracks me up!!! :)





This totally scrappy one of Gail's is one of my favourites.















 This is a new picture in today from Myrna Allison;  you may recall Myrna recently shared her Roundabout Again .The directions for this placemat are included in the Maritime Beauty pattern, which Myrna made this weekend on retreat: Love the colours!
See you Friday, Northern Lights!