I used up most of my Christmas neutrals in step 2.

Clue #3 was posted on Friday, and through diligent effort yesterday I completed…cutting my strips. As you can see, it was tough work. I’m using dark blue instead of Bonnie’s green, and dark green instead of black. Under the strips is the reason for my lack of progress–the backing of my nephews quilt (see the […]

Snowflake postcard

I don’t think I would sew this much if it weren’t for the online Community. Yes, capital C. It’s a big gang of girl- (and a few guy-) friends I hang out with on a regular basis. Some are more into modern quilting, others more traditional, some dabble in many crafts, others are more focused. […]

4 patches

Another Friday, another Grand Illusion mystery clue with Bonnie Hunter. Yikes, I have never made anything like this before. But I got out the starch and the iron, cut strips, made the little diamonds, cut out the triangles, and, what do you know, it’s the right size! This week, I just wanted to make sure […]

pouch for littlequiltsswap

Swaps are fun, they push me to try something new when sewing and do my absolute best work in order to be comfortable sending off my creation. Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsiger hosted the #littlequiltsswap this fall, mostly on instagram, and the only requirement was that the mini quilt be made from one of the […]

Christmas Grand Illusion

I’m following along with the Grand Illusion mystery quilt at Bonnie Hunter’s blog, Quiltville’s Quips and Snips. I enjoy Bonnie’s banter on her periodic quilt-cam nights (like a virtual sewing bee), and I love her eye for beauty in vintage scraps of fabrics. Two years ago, I made the Easy Street quilt using 30’s reproduction […]


I love being inspired by quilt-alongs, swaps, bees, etc. but I was a tad over-ambitious for November. But thankfully (Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. friends, by the way!), I have them all done and can look forward to what I need to accomplish before the in-laws arrive on December 21 (wait, December already?). Of course […]


Welcome to hoppers from Blogathon Canada organized by Sew Sisters! I wanted to show you a little of what I’ve been working on and while, I was at it, I was musing about what style of quilter/sewer I am. Recently I have noted that I rarely follow a pattern exactly–it’s definitely much easier than making […]

(You need to say that with a posh English accent.) Yes, I’m bragging a bit here, because I was lucky enough to win some fabulous, brand new, fabrics! Introducing my stash additions of Priory Square by Katy Jones for Art Gallery Fabrics. Aren’t they scrumptious? My mom was born in England, but emigrated to Canada […]

This fabric is really soft--I think I need one in my size

I bet you’ve been eagerly waiting to hear how I did on my To-Do list from last week? Well, I know it’s only Monday, but with band rehearsal on Tuesday nights, I don’t tend to get much sewing–or blogging–done on Tuesdays. -finish up Abbey jacket (link to pattern) for my daughter Done, but someone is […]


Mid week already? Time sure flies when I’m having fun! Did you see all the yummy fabric being shown on instagram from this past weekend’s quilt market? Ah yes, but I have all those commitments to finish up… Fellow Modern Quilt Guild member Christine at Stitch All the Things (multi-talented, she is) has a To-Do […]


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