I grew up in Montreal and for me, this date is forever linked to the killing of 14 female engineering students at École Polytechnique. It's been 25 years, but I remember is like it was yesterday.
When I moved to Halifax, I learned that December 6 was also the date of the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of nuclear weapons. It killed 2000 people and injured 9000 more. Today marks the 97th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.
But December 6 is also a very happy date because someone special is celebrating a birthday! And what`s a birthday without a personalized pillow?
I was going to go with the blue-green combo I can't seem to get enough of these days, but taking a page out of Adrienne's book, I went for orange as my accent colour.
I also quilted wavy lines, again, totally stealing from Adrienne. Really, really like the wavy lines. It is easy, and very forgiving, and it looks really nice! Thanks for the double inspiration, Adrienne!
In other quilty endeavours, I made another zippered pouch. This time, using laminated fabric for the inside. The outside fabric was from my husband's last trip to Hawaii. He went a little crazy with the Hawaiian prints, so expect to see them make an appearance in my projects from time to time.
I finished hand stitching the binding on a simple quilt made from a Snoopy vintage sheet and backed with some "what was I thinking" fabric that was languishing in my stash.
And before I leave, look what has started arriving in the mail... sewing machine blocks from my bee mates! Yay!
It's been a good quilty week around here, but I have so much more to do before Christmas. What about you?