Monday, June 22, 2015

Ballerina Quilt


This is Terry’s Ballerina quilt and it is a pattern by Jaybird Designs.    The fabrics are all Cotton and Steel which have quite a variety of patterns from arrows, flowers to horses.  Quite an eclectic collection and the oversized blocks in this pattern really highlight the fabrics well.  I used the panto Fascination, a light green So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.


Terry used an aqua flannel backing which really suits the quilt as there is a lot of aqua in the fabrics.


Well yesterday was the summer solstice and the sun rises here at 5:10 am and sets at 10:30pm.   It finally feels like summer now so Tim and I enjoyed a long kayak on the lake.  We are very lucky to live on a lake that has so much shoreline as the lake has four main channels, ranging  from 6 to 14 km long, so lots of shoreline to explore.


schist lake

We had stopped to watch the fish swim under the kayaks in a shallow area and Tim noticed something on the shoreline outcrop.  On close investigation we discovered it was a survey marker.


It says “Dominion Lands Surveys, Seven Years Imprisonment for Removal, 1919”.    We left it right there, not that we could take it as it is drilled and cemented into the rock.  Cool piece of history of our area though, I really enjoy those discoveries.


Hope you are enjoying your summer (or winter) so far and that is it filled with discoveries of your own.    Only two more quilts to go and then I take my two month summer break!


  1. What a neat find! Glad you left that marker alone, LOL!! Lovely quilts, I have that panto too and it always does great to soften a lot of hard angles. Perfect choice for this quilt.

  2. What a cool thing to discover. Glad you had a great day.

  3. Love the quilt and the stitching motif is so perfect for the "feel'! Lovely outdoor photos......I can almost hear the sounds of the water off your kayak/paddles!!!