|Outside shot in the shade|
|"a scant quarter inch Sandra!"|
|Then she got bored|
I love the pictures in the bright morning sunshine; these are true colour renditions. So, the fabric story. The navy two-tone blue is one of my all-time favourite fabrics, "Opalescence" for Grandma's Attic by SSI. South Sea Imports...are they even around anymore? It is the background fabric in a Stack 'n Whack quilt I made in 2003. Yep, more ancient fabric! I bought extra because I love it so much. I still have not quite 27" left. Maybe binding...or maybe another rendition of this one? What's that? You'd like to see that Stack 'n Whack? Okay, hang on, I'll go dig it out and take a pic...here you go:
The inspiration for this wallhanging came from one in a quilt shop in Lethbridge, a quilt that was not in Bethany's book, but designed, using two of her blocks, by someone who worked at the store. This was before cell phones and their handy cameras. So I mentally took a picture, bought the cloud fabric from the store, and recreated my own version. I was so happy with the result. It used to hang in our family room in our Alberta home. I need to find a spot for it here; rolled up and stacked with the other quilts in my closet is not good! I quilted it on my brand new Bernina in 2003:
|the leaf motif is in Bethany's first Stack 'n Whack book|
|might give away my construction secrets, lol|
This is on my Q2 FAL list, so I have 8 days left to get 'er done!
And the winner (thought I'd forgotten, right?) from Friday's post of the Grande Scrappy Tiles pattern by Meadow Mist Designs is (drum roll:
Thank you to all who visited and commented. I've replied to most of you, and I will get to the rest sometime today. I've emailed Jasmine to let her know. :-)
And she was right: this is the Detroit River, and because I am standing on the Canadian side, in Windsor, I am looking north towards to Detroit in the USA. This is the only place in Canada where you are south of the US. My little town, Kingsville, is even further south of Windsor. And Point Pelee National Park is the southernmost point on mainland Canada. We are on the same latitude down here as the northern border of California. Cool, huh?
|Note that Windsor is not named, but Tecumseh, Lakeshore and even little Kingsville all are... more evidence that, as is often said, Windsor is just south Detroit, forgotten by the rest of Canada...wry grin|
I'll be linking this post up to Patchwork Times' Design Wall Monday, and also (a bit late) for Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.