Thursday, July 17, 2014

THIS AND THAT THURSDAY

Bee blocks keep me busy at the beginning of every month. For July I had a nice variety to sew.

  Sandra asked for these Trellis Crossroad blocks for the Humility group of do.good Stitches


Susan wanted any star block on a black background so I made her a 'twice upon a star' block


In June, Linda asked for string diamonds with a little orange in each one.   I mailed late but she does have them now : )


I got my hands on a few fat quarters of the new Cotton and Steel after a little road trip to Summerland  and Cherry Tree Quilts.  Hi Barb!  I pictured them made up into arrow blocks and I really like how they turned out


I used the selvedge for one of the arrows.  Love it.



One of my boys has been taking a lot of pictures lately and putting them on Instagram. I thought just for a change of pace I would post a few of my favourites here.  Canada is such a beautiful country.
This is basically our playground here in British Columbia   : )
Enjoy

@nathanfawcett

@nathanfawcett

@nathanfawcett

Want to come visit?

32 comments:

Debbie said...

Terrific bee blocks - seeing your arrows makes me want to make some! And great photos from your son!

Ladyquiltsalot said...

nice collection of blocks and photos!

Karen McIsaac said...

Wow beautiful blocks and pictures you are both very talented !

cockney blonde said...

I defo want to come to visit. Canada is on hubby and mine's to do list.
Love all those blocks, x

nerospost said...

Hi Carla! I need to make 'once upon a star'! All your blocks are beautiful and the photos your son has taken, just amazing! I would love to visit your beautiful country which has so similar nature with my home country Finland. x Teje

quiltmania said...

Your Cotton + Steel blocks are done already? My goodness! Nathan's photography is amazing.

Alisa said...

Lovely blocks and beautiful photos. I don't need to visit cause I live here. What lake is it in the first photo?

Katherine said...

Gorgeous blocks! Especially those arrows with the clever use of Cotton+Steel.

Beautiful British Columbia. This is exactly why my family and I want to move back. ;o) Miss this so much. Your son captured some amazing scenes. Thanks for sharing them!

Kate said...

Love it all. Especially the star block and using selvage for your arrow shaft was a great idea.

Linda said...

Awesome blocks!

Kim said...

Oh my your playground is gobsmackingly beautiful!! Lovely blocks...again. The selvedge arrow is very cool!!

DIane Warburton said...

Boy, you don't waste any time! Cotton & Steel blocks already is going some! I really love the way you used the selvedge - very clever and effective :-)

Thank your son for providing such stunning photos of your local area.

NickiJ said...

You have some great inspiring ideas, love your placement, especially the star in a star.

Grace and Peace Quilting said...

I definitely want to come, after seeing your quilt blocks and your son's photos!!!

Donna quilts said...

Great photos! Your son is quite the gifted photographer. BC is a beautiful province. I really like those trellis crossroad blocks - great fabric in them.

Barb said...

Yes, I want to come!!! Just beautiful! Enjoyed the blocks!

Duluth Girl said...

Beautiful blocks and beautiful photos! Glad I found your blog!

Fran said...

How funny, just read this after I replied to your message. What a beautiful place you live in, I'm sure I can persuade my husband to have a holiday based around Katja's quilt shop and the stunning scenery ;-)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So many wonderful blocks! Of course, I'm a star lover...:)

Teresa in Music City said...

You bet!!! I'd love to visit - it's SO beautiful!!! Your son has a great eye for a photo op :)

Love those bee blocks too - and every time I see your arrow blocks my fingers itch to make some of my own. I've bookmarked & pinned your tutorial - so I know there will definitely be some fun arrows in my future :*D LOVE the Cotton + Steel selvedge in there!!!

Rene' said...

Your blocks are great as usual. Love your arrows in the Cotton + Steel. However, your son's photographs steal the show in this post ;-)))!!!! Incredible photography! Please tell me those photographs were not taken with his cell phone, and YES, I'd love to visit ;-)

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Great use of selvedges, and I love the crossroads blocks.
I am going to visit BC – off to Grand Forks soon to visit the in-laws. I have no clue about our itinerary, but I have my aeroplane sewing kit ready to go. Priorities. Thanks for the inspiring photos to get me in the mood.

Shauna said...

Wow, love all your blocks! Your son has taken some beautiful pictures of the area. Such a lovely country we live in!

mle said...

Oh I would love to visit, so much gorgeousness!!!
And those Cotton & Steel arrows...EEEK! how perfect!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I just love all the arrow blocks. That is going to be a fun quilt.

Christine said...

I love all your blocks... but those arrows make me swoon!

OPQuilt said...

I loved seeing all those beautiful pictures of your "playground" but also loved the pictures of your beautiful quilt creations, too. Brilliant use of the selvage on those arrows! I haven't yet jumped on the Cotton/Steel bandwagon, but now I just might after seeing your arrows. It was great to see such an array of industry on your part--they are so lovely.

I didn't leave a comment on your "anniversary" blog post because I don't need to be entered in your drawing, but congratulations on your postings and on your blogiversary, if there is such a word. I enjoy reading about your quilting and about your life. Carry on!

Elizabeth E.

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the use of salvage on the arrows, and the star in a star block. And yes I want to visit Canada, but we may have to wait a wee while now before I can handle long haul flights with two boys in tow!

dutchcomfort said...

I love the arrows and the scenery photo’s! So beautiful!

Sarah said...

Yes, I do want to come visit - when shall I arrive?

CitricSugar said...

Your blocks are gorgeous! The way you use colour, Carla... Your fabric choices are always so interesting and spot-on.

My Cotton + Steel isn't here yet and I was almost regretting my pre-order but seeing what everyone is doing with theirs is starting to make me excited instead. Great use of selvedge!

Live a Colorful Life said...

What beautiful pictures Nathan has taken! I miss living in the Pacific Northwest SO much!!!

I love the selvage in the arrow block--I might have purchased some cotton + steel just for the selvages...