We are living in a smoke filled hazy these days from all the forest fires in Canada right now. Nothing close to cause concern but I noticed we are now getting fine ash bits on our deck and patio furniture! The smoke smell is quite strong today so I’m hoping we will get rain soon. Since it is not very enjoyable outside I found time to quilt up a simple batik quilt I pieced at one of our guild UFO days a few months ago. I used a Bali Pop called River Rock and mixed in an neutral Island Batiks jelly roll to give it this colour way. The pattern is called Popsicle Sticks.
I also tried a new panto called Northwinds and I really like it. Beige So Fine thread, Quilters Dream Blend batting and Stonehenge wide backing.
You can really see the smoke in this next photo….cough, cough!
The sun has been a red glow in the sky all week.
I found a great online source to track the forest fires, it is called Canadian Wildlands Fire Information System, here is the link.
You can zoom in on the map in the link and find out the conditions in your area.