I love the look of snow on the wisteria.
It reminds me of Santa Claus and his beard!
All this snow means it's time to get out the toboggans for some winter fun! You and your friend climb to the top of the hill, get on the toboggan, take a deep breath and the guy on the back pushes off!
Whee! Down the hill we go! So much fun!
Today I've put up a new block of the month pattern. The featured artist is Frank Johnston, another member of a Canadian group of painters know as The Group of Seven. Unlike the others, Johnston's preferred medium was tempera. It is a flat paint so you don't see the texture that you get with oils. My father was a commercial artist (as were many of the Group of Seven) and he used tempera in his professional work. This paint has a unique smell to it and it evokes memories of my Dad. I've selected Johnston's painting Hubert Lake as my inspiration for the block. Hubert Lake is located in northern Ontario almost 100 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie.
The blocks are made of half square triangles and they can be arranged in all sorts of ways but the first one is how I envisioned the quilt. You will find the pattern here.
Until I post again, happy shovelling, tobogganing and sewing!
Loved your photos-I remember those days going down on a tobagan-indeed much fun that blue fabric is really prettyReplyDelete
Tobogganing was loads of fun when I was young. Somehow sliding down a hill at breakneck speed doesn't seem so appealing now that I'm older and wiser! Quilting with a cup of something steaming by my side is my speed!Delete
OOH I need to get the the fabric store! My Aunt has curtains rather like that large print fabric, but I don't think she'd appreciate me cutting squares, h.s.t and hexagons out of them. I have this image of her coming downstairs in the morning and her drapes looking like huge mice have been having a nibble ha haReplyDelete
Well just tell her when she's done with those curtains that they are yours!Delete
I have some friends just like yours but mine are hanging on the Christmas tree.ReplyDelete
I saw them today and they all look very happy on your tree!Delete