Today is the day for updates on two QALs. First up is the Gwennie QAL. I decided to add a childhood memory of ice cream cones as my border. Often in the summer we would pack into the car and drive out to Peter Ice Cream on Spanish Banks in Vancouver. My pick would be black licorice. I free cut my triangle cones and used a cream on cream with a script similar but not the same as my charcoal grey background that was used for my tulip basket medallion.Next up was my first more Gwen inspired baskets with a checkerboard border. I used to love playing checkers with a childhood friend often outside under the fruit trees in her back yard.
Cynthia of Wab-sabi Quilts who chose the childhood theme for this month/ Then I'm off to Cathy at Big Lake Quilter to see what the next inspiration will be!
Addendum, Ethel just e-mailed me and said to add hers into the mix. She is calling it Sandcastles now and thought it had departed a bit from the theme; but after seeing some of the other blocks she decided to let me share it.
My second update is on the 366 project. I'm caught up on this project this month despite having not stitched any circles while away at my Mary Lou Weidman retreat earlier in the month.
Im linking up to Quilty Folk July 365 Linkup Party today.
Happy Canada Day to you all.