Sunday, October 10, 2010

Strawberry Fields

I can’t remember why I called this quilt Strawberry Fields – I have a feeling the Bali Pops I bought were called that, but I’m not sure.  This pattern was a give away at a local Shop Hop a couple of years ago.  It was designed by Nancy Nigh who owned Gone To Pieces Quilt Shop. 

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I finished the top quite some time ago, and finally got it quilted.  I used the Vibrance panto on this one, and Superior’s King Tut variegated thread. 

Lee and I went to the Brant Heritage Quilt Show yesterday in Paris, Ontario.  Here are some of my favourites from the Show.

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There were a lot of bargello quilts – and there were a lot of stack n whacks – obviously a lot of people took the same class!

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I thought this thread painting was stunning.

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I loved this one and when I got closer, realized it was 100% silk – all made from ties!

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This jacket was also made from silk ties.

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This was one of my favourites.

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It reminded me of Nova Scotia which is one of my favourite places.

I have lots more pictures, but I’ll save some for another post.

After the quilt show, we went to Mary Maxim.  I’m sure it’s been at least 20 years since I was there and I had no idea they sold fabric (probably just as well I didn’t know!). 

It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada so tomorrow is a holiday.  I’m off to the Rockton Fair with Sandra & Darren.  I’m not sure if I’ll take my camera or not, but Sandra rarely leaves home without hers, so if there is anything picture worthy, I’m sure we’ll be covered.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends.


Vicki W said...

Your quilt is very pretty!

Betweens said...

Irene.. I was there too!! i wish I had seen you there. I loved that Lighthouse quilt and was able to meet the maker at the time.
We will have to time it and get to bump into each other next time. I loved all the wonderful quilts they had there and even bought some tickets to win one of their spectacular minis.
happy Thanksgiving

Deb Levy said...

Your Strawberry Fields looks great Irene!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rian said...

Love your Strawberry Fields! And the lighthouse is real special, too.

Joan said...

Strawberry Fields is beautiful! Your quilting, as always, is stunning. Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you had a great weekend.