So that I could lay the Millstone quilt top out on the floor to measure for borders. Not having a pattern, I guessed at the proportions I need. The kona Ash is cut 2.5 inches wide, the aqua at 6 inches wide (to finish at 5 inches after squaring it up after quilting. I like […]

Forest Glen Satchel almost there

A little of what I’m working on this week. A sweet purse using a brand-new pattern by Sherri of Thread Riding Hood. Sherri invited me over on Friday (sew much fun!) to help her test drive her teaching of this pattern at the Warp and Weft Weekend Event, coming up September 27 in Toronto. I […]

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I am still creating for my Canadian bee mates. Every month, a new challenge! (And I keep promising myself I will get the sashing cut for the blocks they made for me, stay tuned on that one). July was Pam from Mad About Patchwork, who sent us some fabrics to base a scrappy strip around, […]

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I love quilt alongs, I find them so inspiring. So I purchased Rachel’s (at Stitched in Color) latest class, Angled. After reviewing the projects she was offering, I decided to make just one quilt, Starbright. I am doing some smaller projects as well. I have a lot of yellows (strangely in my stash, but then […]

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Or is it? What do you think? Would you label this quilt traditional simply because it uses a block-based sampler design? Or do the choices of modern fabrics from Lucie Summers, Caroline Friedlander, Connecting Threads, and Rashida Coleman-Hale make this definitely modern? At any rate, I love how fast a quilt comes together at this […]

Sunflowers September 7

Only one pumpkin so far, and it’s the one I hand pollinated two weeks ago. I found something to give a sense of scale; check back next week for another shot of our little friend. We’ve gotten some tomatoes, but I’m almost ready to go ahead and pull out the plants because of the late […]

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I posted a few weeks ago about the beginning of this fabric basket. The recipient of this secret swap (Flickr Super Swaps) had sent that her sewing area was decorated in blues, invoking the sea. And as she lives in Greece, I had seen photos from her blog of the brilliant blues and greens she […]

Four A and a B block

It’s a millstone around my neck, weighing me down, taking up room and stash fabric. My nephew’s quilt. I started this in April 2013, following along with the Virtual Quilting Bee at Diary of a Quilter. When I told my sister, she said, you know he has a queen size bed, right? That’s a big […]

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I finished up two more blocks for the Sugar Block Club block of the month. Once again, I procrastinated July’s block until August’s came out so that I could do two at the same time (I’ll say it is more efficient that way…). I changed out a couple of the main fabrics to match my […]

Rachel at Stitched in Color is running a series on using unloved fabrics. This project started with a package of 4″ squares I had won in a blog hop; a rainbow of batiks that, although lovely, had me scratching my head on how to use them. One night, inspiration struck and I sorted them into […]

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