July 4, 2014
Four years ago, a friend who works at
Superstore gave me her work shirts. I cut
them up, put in a bag, put them away for
another day. June 16, 2014, I dug them
out. I had four 9 1/2” x 12’ and all the rest
were 5 inch squares. Fortunately every
fabric I needed was in my old stash. The
shirt fabrics were knit, polyester, vinyl
decals, and my cotton. I had no idea
how this would turn out, I didn’t have a
pattern. I did the math, put the pieces on
the floor, moved them around, this is the
The Fabrics. Red and white from Circle of
Friends. Black from The Quilters Stash, a
Christmas gift from Matthew Holmwood,
and the light grey Fairy Frost. Fusible
stabilizer, backing and the moss green
sashing came from Fabricland. This is a
Thunder Bay Quilt.
The new colours for The Real Canadian
Superstore are white and light blue. This
quilt took two weeks to complete. I enjoyedmaking it because it was challenge.
I like the children's charity block. I couldn't sew on the vinyl, the colour was rubbing off.
For you, my dear friend Denise. Love you,
June 2014 Baby Isbel's Quilt
February I bought a panel for a baby quilt. I had planned to practice free motion quilting, but the ‘A’ board blew in my Janome Horizon machine. I was making this for Isabel Hawryluk’s grand daughter, Isabel, and she was getting old fast. So here is what I did. First, I made a quilt sandwich, using spray adhesive to baste the layers together. Next I quilted on the grid, following the lines I made with chalk and a ruler.I made a pillow case with the left over fabrics. When I was finished it was one on the few times I didn’t have any fabrics left over. This quilt is for Grandma to have at her house when Little Isabel comes to visit.