Friday, May 27, 2011

2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi, Russia

SochiThe "patchwork quilt" is the concept design for the 2014 Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi, Russia. The design was created from motifs of ornaments of the most famous Russian national crafts.
One such craft is Gzhel Ceramics, a pottery made of burnt white clay, covered with painted glaze. This pottery is traditionally blue on white. (see photo below)

Check out a few more of Russia's national crafts:
Palekh Miniatures
Trihedral Champleve Enamelling

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happy Victoria Day Canada!

This is the Victoria Day long weekend! It is a public holiday observed across Canada on the Monday before May 25th to celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday on May 24. As Canada is still a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, of which the Queen is head, we have a holiday. In Newfoundland, this weekend starts off the camping / fishing season (if you are brave enough to venture out into the cold weather). Typically, the weather here in the middle of the cold North Atlantic, at this time of year, is not really suitable for camping. But there are lots of brave souls out there (I'm not one of them)!
This photo is one of my decorative book covers.
2010 Victoria Day post.

To celebrate this holiday, here are some quilt related sites to visit:
Ocean quilts to see
Spool of Fish Designs (paper piecing) blog
Red Fish Quilts
Mary Quilts fish pattern  
Fish Bowl
Tessellating Fish
Fish & Quilts
Three Fish
Fantasy Fish Quilts
Fireworks Quilt Pattern   
Fireworks Table Runner 
Marilyn Rose Journal Quilt: Fireworks
Birthday Bling Art Quilt
Tea Cosy with fish
Pisci Fantasticus
The Deep

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Puzzled - again!!

I just posted to the blog. When viewed in Internet Explorer, all the photos are shown. However, Firefox just shows a few! Go figure! So if you want to see them all, switch to Internet Explorer as your browser.

Cabot Quilt Guild - Show & Tell

Here are some of the quilts shown at guild last evening.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tale Town

Tale Town: A Facebook Game for readers just reached their goal and then some. Check out this Face Book game.  Play the video! Who knows, you just might like it!

Congratulations to the team!!


Saturday, May 14, 2011


Something is going on with Firefox, the browser I use for posting to this blog. The photo is missing from yesterday's post however when I view it with Internet Explorer everything is as it should be. Just thought I'd let you know!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Spring 2011

Today we had sunshine! I took a quick look around my back garden. Armed with my camera, I captured some of the bright greens of early spring! The first photo will eventually grow into soft orange Day Lilies. The Periwinkle are just beginning to bloom. Soon there will be a carpet of these flowers underneath the Globe Cedar. I can't wait for the tulips to bloom as I don't remember their colour. These haven't bloomed in a couple of years and I have no idea why.

Well, here are some flowers that will bloom all year long (if you make them):
Blooming Lovely
Spring Posies Quilt Block Tutorial
Spring Buttercup Block
Dandelion Quilt
Scrappy Spring Tulips Baby Quilt
A Freshness of Spring (for inspiration)
A Spring Scene (applique)
Flower Power
Leaves of Green    
Many Thanks Quilt
Circle of Violets (this site has lots of small projects)
Spring Tulip Place Mat   
Tulip Garden


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Show & Tell - Eastern Edge Quilt Guild

The Eastern Edge Quilt Guild meets the first Tuesday of each month. Here's some of the quilts shown this month:

The last two mini quilts were part of the program. Two of the quilters presented curved piecing from Judy Dales book, Curves in Motion. It was an excellent presentation!