Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt

I have the binding sewn on one side of Roll roll cotton boll, finally. Should be able to finish tomorrow night and then start digging through for fabrics for Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt. I have done a few of her mystery's:
                                             Double Delight (which I would like to do again);
 Carolina Christmas - I need to find a picture to share
 Roll roll cotton boll  - I will post a picture as soon as binding is done.
And Orca Bay - I changed the colors dramatically and need to take a better picture.

They all turned out beautiful so I am looking forward to the new mystery.                                                                                                                                                                                             Fabric requirements come out tomorrow but no rush to pick them as the first clue isn't for 3 weeks so hopefully I can get a few more finishes in.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Quilt Finish

Finally got the binding on and a quilt completed.
Here is Kitty Frenzy which was started more years ago than I want to mention but it is now done......and this one's for me.

                                          Close up of the funky cats - I love these cats and the picture does not do them justice. I started with the centre panel and just kept adding things until I knew I was done :). It is probably twin size and not sure what I'm doing with it but should be great to cuddle under as the days get cooler.
This is the back pieced from leftovers from the front.

Here's hoping I can get some more finishes this week. Bonnie Hunter has a new Mystery starting soon and I'm sure I will not be able to resist. I have done the last four(I think) and they are totally addictive and have all turned out great. The next one I'm binding is one of her past mysteries so hope to have a picture in a couple of days.

 I have 2 more large quilts to put binding on next and then a couple of comfort quilts almost completed for Victoria Hospice (a project taken on by Westshore Quilt Guild). I hope to get them done this week. I got the binding strips cut today before company arrived so hopefully sewn together tomorrow evening and start sewing on to quilt.

Back to Normal.......whatever normal is !!!!!

I seem to have been very busy since my last post with working & camping throughout the summer.
Have been back home for 2 weeks after being gone for just over a month but it has taken that long to unpack, sort and get back into any kind of routine.
We left Sooke Sep 13 and drove to Innisfail for a short visit with Scott. He then kindly took us to the Calgary airport before he went to work Monday morning where we headed for Frankfurt, Germany with a short stop in Toronto. Here is the motorhome we spent the week in.

We first visited the town in Germany where I was born while my family was stationed when my Dad was in the Royal Canadian Armed Forces. It was so cool to see as I was only 6 months old when we left. I had seen lots of pictures but certainly didn't remember anything.

We spent the rest of the week driving through some amazing and beautiful countryside across the south end of Germany arriving in Munich just in time for Oktoberfest(not planned). Who knew Oktoberfest started the 23rd of September?

We had a great tour of the BMW Welt and museum which is an amazing building. It displays all their new cars. This was followed by a City tour (chauffeured in vintage BMW's) and a tour of their collection of classics which is only available on this tour(not open to the public).
                                            The cars we did the tour in.....................

                                                      BMW Museum
                                                    Our driver
We took over 1000 pictures which still need to be severely edited but this is a few.
Then we were off to Dublin and touring in Ireland for almost 2 weeks. I will have to do another post for that.