Thursday, April 26, 2007

Bowl of Strawberries


Life is like a bowl of strawberries. You never know who might come in to your life. Or was that cherries... Anyway, I've met so many wonderful friends since I started blogging. I just wanted to say you are all fantastic and I thoroughly enjoy your friendship and sharing.




My 4 patch quilt has been sitting for a month waiting for me to add the border. I did it! This quilt came out bigger than planned, it will fit nicely on my queen size bed. This method of 4 patches was from the first Nickel Quilt book, two 4 patch blocks are done at the same time. I couldn't stop making them and it got bigger and bigger...

Today I'm getting ready for my retreat this weekend. I will bring my double wedding ring blocks since I've neglected it for about a year. I'll head over to pick up my DF Arleen tomorrow afternoon. We'll make 2 important stops on the way. One to pick up my basket quilt which is at the machine quilters. And the second stop to pick up any last minute fabric at Quiltopia. The retreat is a Loon Lake, University of British Columbia Research and Education Centre. It has recently been built and looks like a nice place. Can't wait I'm sooooo excited.

14 comments:

Greenmare said...

Yup a bowl of strawberries! Our counters match! I did the same thing last night and thought it would make a great wallhanging, now if I just had my mothers old blue spackled colander.........

Kim said...

I really like your 4-patch quilt--Very nice!

Carole said...

Have a wonderful retreat! Your quilt looks lovely! Congrads on completing the top! Have a safe drive!

swooze said...

Awwww thanks....love your quilt! Please pass a strawberry!

Randi said...

I love your strawberries picture!

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Carol said...

Have a wonderful time at your retreat! Love your quilt.

Darlene said...

"Life is like a Chair of Bowlies" teehee!

It shouldn't surprise you that I absolutely love your four patch quilt.

I just got a new bright yellow colander in the mail - had it personalized with word FRESH. It's still in the box so I'll have to post a picture later.

Have lots of fun - take lots of pictures and notes - we will want to hear ALL about it. Be safe!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

That's a nice quilt. It will look great on a bed.

Kathy Wagner said...

Beautiful scrap quilt...love it!
Enjoy your retreat!

Leigh said...

Lucky you. I hope you have the BEST time at your retreat :-)

Nadine said...

Your four-patch quilt is terrific, Wendy ! It's certainly going to haunt my mind, until I have a try !
Enjoy your trip !

Hugs & smiles ,
Nadine

Screen Door said...

Maybe it was a box of chocolates?!?!? I don't know ...but I do know that the 4 patch quilt is beautiful. Have fun on the retreat. I just dying to make a double wedding ring tablecloth...

Libby said...

Love that 4 patch - good old 4 patches make some really great quilts. Have a wonderful time on your retreat.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Love your 4patch. The colours are great and I love the setting.