I enjoyed another fun sew day yesterday and managed to get the bindings sewn on the remaining circus quilts. This is the one I used the Lava thread on:
I used Robison Anton cotton on this one. I've never had a problem with this thread, but I do prefer quilting with the poly as it's less linty.
Now for something spectacular. Louise has a son who is going to Montreal for the Olympic tryouts next week for swimming. She made this quilt to honour the occasion and we were all just in awe of it. The block on the top left represents Canada and the top right is China - going from Canada to China and vise versa at the bottom. She incorporated the Olympic rings, swimming emblems and finally fussy cut all those maple leaves from leaf fabric.
When she brought the quilt yesterday, the leaves weren't attached and someone suggested we each take some and just scatter them on the quilt - no placing was allowed - they had to fall, just like they were falling off the tree. She then freemotion quilted the spines on all the leaves so eventually the edges will curl, just like real leaves. Totally inspired and an amazing remembrance of the event for her son.
One of the highlights of the day for me was Doreen brought her little dog Jake. He is a 5 pound ball of fluff and jumps like he's on springs. I don't know where my head was as I didn't get a picture of him! Just picture cute, adorable, fluffy and full of energy and you'll get a good idea what Jake looks like. We'll have to set up a play date for Jake & Ben, but my baby doesn't always play well with others - he's very shy around other dogs - might be because he doesn't realize he's really a dog and not just a little person with fur.