Saturday, October 06, 2007

Thanksgiving Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving to all us Canadians this weekend!!

I got together with my Friday stitch group yesterday. This is the first Friday that we have been all together (there are only 5 of us) since before the summer. So I came away with gifts from all the summer travelling of my stitch group.

It it not a great picture -- I got a piece of fabric from Dorothy from Prince Edward Island - which is actually purple not blue. Trudy brought us each a little "I love Quilting" broach from Arizona and the little Petruska dolls broach is from Russia, from Barbara - and from Dianne a Mouse pad Calendar. It was nice to finally get all together again. I have been not able to make many Fridays since I started this new job. And at the stitching group I started a DJ block.

Here are two more examples of what I did in the Curved Piecing workshop. I really like the curved log cabin blocks. They really make a nice looking quilt when it is all together.

This one is just a small four inch curved seam block. These blocks are actually much more tricky to put together than the long curves. These are done with freezer paper templates and adding a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Judy Morningstar gave us a great tip on how to cut the curved seams with a rotary cutter.

I am working tomorrow and Monday so there is no Turkey dinner in our house this weekend. I could have cooked a dinner tonight but that would have left Jim with all the clean up Sunday morning and then we are leaving to the Oregon coast on Tuesday morning. So I promised Eric (middle son who loves turkey dinners) that I would cook him a turkey when we got back from Oregon.

To everyone else --- A Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the holiday weekend.

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  1. The curved log cabin looks great. Wonder what the tric is to do them. I have made a table runner with curved lines and I guess it's probably the same way to do them.

  2. Your curved blocks looks great! How fun they must have been to stitch :o)

    Your goodies from your quilt group are yummy!

  3. Ohhh i love these!!! R u going to share the cutting trick??? lol

  4. ooo I love mail days! And the mouse pad is funny is great!!

  5. Have a great trip Pam!

  6. The curved log-cabins have a liberated look which I like very much. So many goodies to return to, how nice. Take care.

  7. Enjoy your trip!

    What a delightful day with friends!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Hi Pam,

    Your blocks are gorgeous and look like lots of fun..
    Your group sounds like a terrific group of people and they found you some really lovely gifts.
    Have a great trip to Oregon.

  9. Your gifts are awesome. Prince Edward that not when they filmed Anne of Green Gables?
    Your curved blocks are beautiful, though they fill me with fear.

  10. Happy Thanksgiving. Your gifts are lovely (especially the little matryoshka dolls pin)! You did a marvelous job on the curved blocks, they're going to be great all set together.

  11. Happy Thanksgiving!
    I am glad I can finally post. For some reason I havent been able to on a regular basis for weeks. Love all your goodies. And your blocks are very wonky and fun. Have a lovely trip.

  12. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and trip. Your curvy blocks are very nice...cant wait to see the whole quilt...Hope all is well..Toni

  13. I love the curved log cabin block. But I don't do curves.

  14. Ohhhhhhhhh, I like those curve blocks! They do look so sweet! Love you colour choices! Glad you were able to meet with your group. A chance of scenery is always great! Nice gifts! How sweet of them! Happy Thanksgiving! Yea, I'm behind! I get to celebrate it twice! Enjoy your trip! PS: where did you get your signature block? I want one! lol