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Three new designs launched by Northcott

Northcott is introducing a new line of fabric in the “Shimmer” family called Sandscapes. It is luscious, beautiful shades shot through with metallics and coordinates well with the existing Shimmer and Stonehenge fabric lines. It is also perfect for stained glass quilts-the marbling looks like coloured glass! The line was launched this past weekend at […]

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Putting Postcards from Muskoka together

Putting it together, borders (available at all shops) I wanted to keep the “postcard” feel of the quilt going, so decided to just frame the individual pictures with small squares. The squares were all cut from leftover scraps from the blocks to tie it all together. I placed my coloured and black squares randomly, but […]

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Muskoka Shop Hop Itinerary

I will be posting the last blog entry about the quilt later today but in the meantime here’s my schedule for the hop, Thursday September 25 to Saturday September 27. Thursday 9-12     The Muskoka Quilting Company Thursday 3-6        3 Gals and a Quilt Shop Friday 9-12            Thimbles&Things Friday 3-6               Elite Quilting Saturday 9-12        Simcoe Sew […]

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Postcards from Muskoka Block 8 The Cottage

Block 8, Cottage (available at The Muskoka Quilting Company in Bracebridge) Well, let’s face it, Muskoka is known as “Cottage Country”. Even the rich and famous flock there for a bit of R&R (and hopefully a bit of anonymity, or at least quiet!). There are some pretty swanky places in and around the area, but […]

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Postcards from Muskoka Block 6, Cedar Canoe

Block 6, Cedar Canoe (available at Country Concessions in Cookstown) There are many famous (and not so famous) paintings and pictures of canoes in the water. A beached canoe can tell so many stories about exploring our amazing lake and river systems. Home after a day out paddling, ready to head out exploring or just […]

Postcards From Muskoka Block 5, Pine and Block 7 Northern Lights

Block 5, Pine Tree and Block 7, Northern Lights (available at Simcoe Sew and Quilt in Barrie) Lonely majestic pines are as Canadian as…….I love the personalities they have and can only imagine the stories they could tell about their long vigils in some pretty inhospitable places. I think I have a favourite tree at […]

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Postcards from Muskoka Block 4 Campfire

Block 4, Campfire (available at Elite Quilting in Barrie) Ahhh campfires! Nothing like sitting around the fire in the evening listening to the flames crackle and the kids and racoons fight over marshmallows. Once the mosquitoes go to bed you can relax and just enjoy the day’s end. One of the best things about summer […]

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Postcards from Muskoka Block 2 and 3 Beach and Loon

Block 2, Beach and Block 3, Loon (available at 3 Gals and a Quilt Shop in Huntsville) I spent a few years just outside of Huntsville at good old Camp Tawingo. Many fond memories! Tawingo introduced me to the great outdoors at the ripe old age of 8 years old. We had “tame” wildlife at […]

Postcards from Muskoka Block 1 “Muskoka Chairs”

Block 1, Muskoka Chairs (available at Thimbles&Things in Orillia) What more says “Muskoka” than a pair of Muskoka chairs watching a sunset? I know my American friends call them Adirondack chairs but I think we had them first 🙂 When Sue at Thimbles&Things saw the first design she knew she had to have that block […]