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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

A Piece of Home

On a recent trip to Five Islands, we went for a walk on the beach and I picked up a small piece of driftwood.  It made me think of all the times my friend Betty and I spent scouring the beach there for treasures when we were young. We couldn't wait for the snow to leave in the spring so that we could see what the harsh winter tides had washed up. Often there was amethyst;  I still have this rather sizeable chunk we found!
 The driftwood made a perfect hanger for this little beach scene.
All kinds of weights and types of thread were used in the quilting, including a silver holographic which added the sparkle of sun dancing on the waves.  Rather than binding the edges, I "faced" them for a clean edge finish. (You can find directions for this in my book, Quilting Beauties.)
This will go with me as a sample for my curved strips class at Fibre Arts Festival, and then hang here in my work room as a reminder of home.


  1. Oh, my goodness, Karen, it's absolutely beautiful!

  2. Beautiful, the fabric, the design, and the driftwood hangar. I can see it hanging where the sun sends sparkles and it waves gently in a wee breeze.

  3. Oh, that is gorgeous.....and the driftwood sets it off so well!