Monday, May 2, 2016

Fly Away Home Quilt

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This is Heather’s Fly Away Home quilt and it is a pattern designed by the owner of Tiger Lily Quilts in Wolseley, SK.  The pattern is originally a 40” x 45” size but they changed it to 84” x92”.  I love the teal and browns as those are my favorite ‘beachy’ colours.   Heather picked a few pantographs that she liked and I chose Plush from her list.  Batting is Quilters Dream Blend and the thread is a medium teal So Fine.

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As you can see most of our snow is gone and in the last two days the ice has been disappearing fast off the lake.  This morning I was playing with the ice that has ‘candled” which means it is very brittle and ready to move.

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I was having fun scooping up the ice and playing with the thin pieces the size of pencils.  

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If feels like we have gone from winter to summer overnight as we are now getting 20’c temperatures and the ice is disappearing fast.  I took this first pictures this morning…

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…and this picture tonight. The main lake is now open water and the ice in our bay is moving out to the open lake very quickly.  I don’t expect to see any ice when I wake up tomorrow.

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8 comments:

  1. Love that quilt!!!! And glad the ice is going away for a while!!!!

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  2. Very nice quilt...I am planning one with flying geese now. It is called snow geese, but very similar idea.

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  3. I love the modern look of this quilt. Also love the colours.
    What a difference between pictures eh?

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  4. Beautiful quilt. Always love FG. The colors are also perfect.

    I, too, have been watching similar lake water scenes. Though we have the same temps a lot of ice blew back into the bay overnight. Fascinating time of year.

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  5. Such a nice quilt!!
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR FAITHFUL-BEAUTIFUL-INSPIRATIONAL WEBSITE... :-)

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  6. What an eye catching design! That ice means I won't see much snow on your blog for a few months :-(

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  7. Nice quilt! And I just have to tell you that when you post pictures of your beautiful surroundings, you make me appreciate nature again - even all the cold and ice. you make it look beautiful and we should all learn to appreciate what it has to offer, good and bad. (even the cold!)

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