Saturday, September 29, 2012

Addicted to Half-Square Triangles

It's true. I'm addicted to half-square triangles. So when I ended up with the pile of tiny leftover triangles seen above, after making some hut blocks, I began playing with how to put them together. The possibilities are endless. But above is the start of one quilt top. Still not sure where it's taking me - the idea I tried out last night for the quilt above didn't work, so it's back to the "drawing board" again this morning - but I'm having a lot of fun playing in the process.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Home Again, Home Again . . .

I am home again, home again . . . after a beautiful summer filled with two kayak trips - one in the Broken Group and one in Desolation Sound - time with friends and family on Hornby Island, a family reunion in Hudson, Quebec, and visits to Nora and her parents in Victoria. And there was time for quilting too, although less than in the cooler months of the year, I must say. One thing that did get finished is my Kilimanjaro Quilt - a commission quilt now winging its way to an amazing woman who climbed Uhuro Peak in August last year, and who decided to commemorate this achievement by having a quilt made for her, using batiks she collected while in Tanzania. I'm very happy with the result, and hope that she is too. These African collage-type quilts continue to delight me. Sort of like doing a jigsaw puzzle, only much more fun.
And I am home again to this blog as well, after too long an absence. I hope to reconnect with any and all of you who have been keeping in touch and who are interested in my quilting. I promise I'll be back again soon.