neutrals oct 19

I’ve said it before, my favourite part is playing with the pretty fabric. I have been trying to be more deliberate about fabric purchases, but here are some recent ones that are purely for the stashing enjoyment. I had a helper for my photo shoots, which I include for the purple fabric, since the individual […]

Welcome back folks!  Some successes last quarter, but I am feeling really bogged down by these WIP, so trying to get through them.  In Q3, I finished 2 quilts, both baby quilt gifts so they had specific deadlines, if you know what I mean.  So just to keep me honest, here is the new list. […]

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Sherri from Thread Riding Hood emailed me a few weeks ago, would I like to join her and some friends for a sewcial night and test out her new purse pattern? Well, it didn’t take me long to say yes, despite the challenge of Friday night traffic across Toronto. And fortuitously I had just ordered […]

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I actually accomplished more than I thought I would, considering my husband worked all weekend (extremely unusual). I mean, I love my daughter dearly, but she wants mom’s undivided attention all.the.time. D’you know? A start on my little quilts swap. I had my little helper lay out the pieces, that helped keep her busy. Some […]

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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