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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Sew and Tell

This Maritime Beauty was stitched by Sheila Smith from Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Sheila was part of a spirited vanload of quilters from Shelburne County who attended my workshop at the Fibre Arts Festival in October. Her guild worked on a foundation pieced project last month and that was enough to get Sheila in gear to try her Beauty. The group intends to do more foundation projects in the new year, so we will watch to see the results. Great job on the Maritime Beauty, Sheila, and with the machine quilting. Impressive indeed! I really like when the colours are placed to allow the centre square to stand out; in my eye, it makes a nice foil for the curves and spikes. Please click on "comments" at the end of this post to tell Sheila you stopped by to admire her lovely work.

For the second Sew and Tell, you'll have to skip over to Gail's blog to see her latest Yuletide Jewel.

Edit: 10 am This picture just in from a friend's iPhone, taken at the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry in Stellarton, N.S. It is very cool to see Canadian Heritage Quilting sharing shelf space with two other Maritime quilt classics. How wonderful!


  1. Outstanding job, Sheila. I also love the impact of the gold center. I must try 1 of these in the new year.
    Mary in Amherst

  2. Wonderful Sheila! Isnt foundation piecing fun. You can become addicted!

  3. Great job Sheila! Can't wait to see mine finished.

  4. Thanks for the show and tells. I love to see finished projects. Very inspiring. I posted pics of some finished today and then back to the machine to sew up some pillow cases.

  5. Wow! Sheila that is gorgeous! Maybe our new guild in Clare NS and your guild can connect sometime for a "sew event" South Shore and French Shore come together.
    Merry Christmas!

  6. I also like the gold in the makes it stand out more. I like the colors of the spikes as they really stand out too.
    Great job Sheila....I think I will try my hand at making one :))

  7. Hey, Sheila! That is a fantastic job, I am looking forward to seeing it in person sometime. Love your choice in colours!

    Merry Christmas! Judy (Gaile's friend!)

  8. Sheila,Congratulations. Your beauty is eyecatching and surely provides us with inspiration