Even when I am on vacation, I can always find time to stitch. My husband, Paul, and I are taking a much needed vacation in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Visiting Cape Breton, especially the Cabot Trail, should be on everyone’s Bucket List. The scenery is nothing short of breathtaking!
Of course, I take my applique with me everywhere I go!
Whenever I travel, “being packed” means having my prepped block, my thread, my scissors, and my thimble….oh and some clean clothes!
Before we left for holidays, we finally hung my quilt, Reminiscence, a pattern by Lydia Quigley, in the front entrance.
Notice how some of the nine-patches in the sashing are a darker blue? Most people think that was done on purpose! But here is what really happened…but remember…mum’s the word! I carefully cut, stitched and counted the many, many, nine-patch units. When it came time to put the quilt together, I was short 15 nine-patch units. Of course, the fabric was discontinued and I could not get any more. I decided to make the missing nine-patches out of navy blue fabric and then place them strategically in the sashing. I am sure one day I will find a baggie full of the missing nine-patches!
Here is a close up. The machine quilting was expertly done by Rose at Elite Quilting. Rose brings all my quilts to life!!
Til next time…..