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Thursday 17 April 2014


Last week I (Mary) attended a 2 day workshop with other guild members from the North Hastings Quilt Club.There were 14 of us attending the 2 day event under the direction of Jen Houlden. You can see her in the first picture in a blue top overseeing the work of one of the other ladies.

We were working on a Twisted Log Cabin block. Here is an  example of a couple squares from one of the participants. 

Here is Jen's own example. Check out her blog for a story on her visit with us, as well as a lot of other neat things Jen does.

Here is my block. I still have to finish the border. I am calling it Fire and Ice. 

I managed to complete this fun baby quilt for a friend of Leanne's this week. Leanne selected the fabric and design idea, helped cut, iron and place the triangles. I was left to finish the front and work out the back. 

This week we will finish  up our windowsills. I have the mudding to finish, and then the painting. 

Then another sewing project to complete before next Sunday.....shhhh a surprise for wee Owen who turns 2 this Friday! 


  1. Oh Mary your quilts, your quilting ideas and your quilt names are fantastic. I am so glad you are getting the time to do all these wonderful things. Can't wait to get together soon I hope. I figure our snow should be gone in about 2 weeks and by then the watery basement will be only a bad memory.