Thursday, 13 September 2012

Raise your glasses . . . once again!

Beautiful Bride and Groom
We just came back from 8 days in British Columbia - most was spent on Vancouver Island . . . couldn't have asked for better weather for my niece's wedding.  This time was spent visiting with family and friends - old and new.  The quilt was commissioned as a wedding gift for the lovely couple - it's made from a pattern called "Smokey River" by Whirlygig Designs using Northcott Stonehenge fabrics.  The first picture below is BEFORE quilting . . . so you can see what a difference quilting makes. 

Smokey River - before quilting

Smokey River - close up (folded)

Smokey River - close up

Smokey River - close up

Smokey River - back - using up all those strips!

Smokey River
I didn't get a picture of Smokey River with any "hang time" as it was pretty windy before we left for the wedding, but I'm betting someone  ("hint, hint" ) will send me some photos from the Island and I'll post later.  The colors in this quilt are so perfect for an outside autumn photo shoot . . . so I'll post when I have more.  (Free-hand design, Glide Thread, Quilter's Dream 70/30 batting).

I'll leave you with some photos of Beautiful British Columbia . . .

Heading over on the ferry . . .

Beautiful homes and gardens . . .

Wedding centerpieces - totally "Island"

Heading back to the mainland . . .

Fall is in the air - we have had frost here in Water Valley so this weekend will be spend cleaning up the garden - it just feels too soon!  Next up in the quilting room is a lap quilt for my colleague who is heading into cancer treatments - how could I NOT make her a quilt to keep her comfy and to remind her that her friends and coworkers are walking this journey with her?  

Until next time from the Little House . . .
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