Monday, April 26, 2010

Trail Mix

Seems like all my spare time lately has been spent trying to clear out my Mum’s house to get it ready to go on the market. It certainly has made me think twice about the things around here that I keep.

I have been stealing a little time to work on this Trail Mix Quilt from Better Homes & Gardens Scrap-Lovers’ Quilts.

Trail Mix 009

So far, I’ve made 32 of these:

Trail Mix 002

and 38 of these:

Trail Mix 004

and 44 of these:

Trail Mix 005

I still have 24 Double Nine-Patch blocks and 42 Nine Patch blocks to do. Nothing like a quick little quilt to whip up – NOT!

I love other people’s scrap quilts, but I’m not sure how this is going to turn out. No matter what anyone says, I think the nicest scrap quilts are controlled to a certain extent – whether it be by colour or fabric period, etc. This one is a little bit of everything, so we’ll see what it looks like when I start to put it together.

Lee and I did a not so local Shop Hop a couple of weeks ago and this was one of the stores on the tour. It’s called Quilt Junction and is located in the very small town of Waterford, Ontario.

Quilt Junction

The store is located in the old railway station and had one of the nicest selections of fabric that I’ve seen in a while. I’d never been there before, in fact, I hadn’t been to any of the stores on the tour. I’m not sure why, but I have a feeling this area might have been near Dorothy’s old stomping grounds.

I also wanted to give a shout out to Fiskars! I bought these snips quite a few years ago and they weren’t cutting as well as they used to. Since I’d heard they had a lifetime guarantee, I followed the instructions on their website and sent them a picture of my snips.

Snips 003

A week later, a brand new pair arrived in my mailbox. Now that’s service!


free indeed said...

I do like that Trail Mix quilt pattern. I really should start one with my scrap bin contents and try to use some of it up. Just a little here and a little there will get you to the end eventually!

Dorothy said...

Hey! I'm FROM Waterford (well, outside Waterford, but that's where I went to high school) My mom lives there. :o)

That old train station has some history too. And the senior's home that's just up the street used to be a hotel. One of the Black Donnelly boys (from Lucan, Ontario was shot by those tracks...

I have a question about that quilt - why is it called Trail Mix? And is there a meaning to that white "trail"?

Rian said...

Believe me, I know what you mean about thinking twice about what you keep! I like the trail mix pattern, it's gonna make a verra spiffy quilt!