Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Bag for Alicia's Quilt

One of my Niece's is in town with her daughter for a hockey tournament, so I am sending Alicia's baby quilt back with her to Kenora.  I quickly made a bag for it to go in so that I could take it out to the hockey game and give it to her.  It was a rush job but it will save a great deal on postage so it was something that had to be done.

I love Care Bears.

Instead of a zipper I put a button and small flap to close it.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Home from Lake Tahoe and Genoa Nevada

We left Reno at noon on the 15th of November and arrived home around 11am on the 16th.  It took three plane rides and an overnight in Toronto but I finally made it.

We visited 2 quilt shops and would have gone to the third one in Truckee, CA but it had closed. 

The first place we went to was to Fabrics Unlimited in South Lake Tahoe.  This was a very large shop which was overloaded with fabric.  I had a ball looking around here.  I did buy some batik fabric and I thought I might make a Hunter Star quilt with it.

Three colours of blue,

Lynda likes to wander through quilt shops to find Rooster fabric.  Every shop has different fabric and Lynda found some new ones that we hadn't seen before.

After she found these panel squares,
we started to look for something
that would go with it
to make placemats.

This is what she chose.
The black polka dots for borders and
the stripped for backing.

I also bought a pattern for a bag.  I couldn't resist it.  It is called "Tahoe Tote" by Pink Sand Beach Designs

When we got to Gardnerville we found "The Quilt House" and I purchased some fabric to make the tote.  I wanted to purchase fabric in or around Lake Tahoe to truly make it A Tahoe Tote.

I chose 2 blues and a pale green.

I also bought a second tote pattern and fabric
to make it.

This is Carmel
Their website says that this pattern
is one of their best sellers.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Genoa, Nevada

We are in a little town in Nevada at Walley's hot spring and Resort. It is mineral hot spring with 7 hot tubs all set to different temperatures. We came here after the wedding in Lake Tahoe. We had a wonderful time visiting with my nephew and his family. It has been too long since we last saw them.

As a true Quilter I have already visited one quilt shop and hope to visit one tomorrow in Gardnerville, it was closed today when we stopped by.