Thursday, November 28, 2013


As always, I've been busy swapping lately.

I joined the Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap. My partner, Filomena, loves everything red & aqua, so I purchased Camille's new Mini Puddle Jumping pattern, and dug out some of my favourite fabrics.

Mini Puddle Jumping Quilt
Mini Puddle Jumping Quilt - Pattern by Camille Roskelley, Sewn and quilted by Quilting Barbie

These blocks are teeny. They measure 3.5" unfinished!

Tiny block. #schnitzelandboominiquiltswap @thimbleblossoms
Teeny Quilt Block - only 3.5"!

Mini Puddle Jumping Quilt
Mini Puddle Jumping Quilt - Pattern by Camille Roskelley, Sewn and quilted by Quilting Barbie

I also received a lovely quilt from Nikol. She's an aqua lover too, so she used tiny pieces to make a ticker-tape quilt. She even added a touch of orange - my favourite colour scheme. (Nikol, if you are reading this, can you say hello, so I can follow you on flickr/instragram and say a proper thank you?)

Aqua Tinker Tape Mini Quilt
Mini Ticker Tape Quilt. I'm calling it Aqua Love!

Don't you just love that orange?

Mini Tinker Tape Quilt
Cute little orange rectangle hiding in the sea of aqua.

I'm working on some other swaps too, so hopefully I'll blog about them soon. Things are pretty crazy here. Last month, we found out that the mill that my husband works for is closing in March. Thankfully, it doesn't mean that we'll be out on the street, but it does mean that we're most likely going to have to move sometime next year. That will be 3 moves in 4 years. Yikes. I am starting to hate moving. As of right now, we don't know where it will be, but likely further north. I am just hoping that we can move to a town big enough to have French Immersion and Highland Dancing. Apparently, those two things are extremely important to me. Two of my kids are in French Immersion (Grade 2 and Kindergarten) and I teach FI Kindergarten part-time too. And, my daughter is an extremely talented Highland Dancer. I'd hate for her to have to give it up. I Highland Dance here too, but I've accepted my fate that I'll have to give it up when we move. There aren't many places with recreational adult Highland Dancing. Don't you hate it when you have weird hobbies?

Sorry for the rant. And Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American quilty friends.


Holly said...

Wow, what a beautiful mini you made! Those blocks are indeed teeny tiny!

Sorry to hear about the upcoming move, three moves in four years is indeed stressful. Fingers crossed you'll find somewhere with highland dancing and French Immersion. Perhaps a French-speaking Highland dance troupe?

My new goal: finish the Farmer's Wife blocks for you before you have a new address!

Carla said...

So cute! I love minis

Alisa said...

Love the mini you made. So sorry about the upcoming move. I really hope you find the place you are looking for. Though I'd think the farther north the harder that will be. At least you can take your quilting and sewing wherever you go.

Jilly said...

oh no, not another move! I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope you find someplace fabulous and not too isolated.

Cute quilt, though.

Kath said...

I just found you blog and I'm having fun playing catch up! Your mini quilt is just darling and I really love the prints you used. Would you mind sharing the name of the fabric collection you used?