Friday, January 24, 2014

Tessellating Crosses

Last weekend was spent at a lodge outside of Caresland
with a group of sewing friends our annual January quilting retreat.

I think this has been my fourth year in a row that I have been able to go.

It's a lodge that is right on the Bow River and is in an idyllic setting.

The sad thing is that the current owners are not 
continuing with the running of the lodge themselves 
so it looks like this will be the last year.

There are other events planned with the some of the same group 
so that's good news.

Just last night I finished the center of my tessellating crosses quilt
that was started at the retreat.

I'm thinking of framing it with a very thin red, a wider cream 
and then perhaps a darker brown border.

I'm very happy with the fabric that I chose for this pattern as I think it suits it well.

What's not to love with a pink and brown combination?

Almost like a valentine theme?
mmm . . . crosses remind me of the ultimate sacrifice of love.

At this point in time, I'm not sure who it will be for.
I am trying to get a few lap size quilts done up this year.
I think they are just right size if you need a gift 
for someone going through a tough time 
or just nice to have on hand.  

We'll just have to see where this takes me. 

From my window tonight I can see this beautiful sunset.

Beautiful mountains peaking through.

Have a great weekend everyone!



  1. Isn't it pretty! I think the border ideas sound great. Enjoy finishing this up : )

  2. That really is gorgeous! Borders sound perfect maybe your brown will have a bit of the pink in it!!! It does sound like a valentine project. What ever you do with it some will be very lucky to receive it! What an inspiration! Hope your weekend is productive. Hugs,

  3. This is beautiful, I love the pinks with the browns!!! And the glass of wine while your piecing... you're my kind of quilter;-)