almost there

It’s not all about the pretty finished photos, you know, there is also the blood and sweat of hours of toil. But seriously, my biggest challenge in progressing my quilting is finding time. But I’ve been plugging away at this challenge this month. This is the Riley Blake sashing stash fabric, provided to Modern Quilt […]

I love the cute twill ribbon

Because if I’m going to do some stash addition, Tula Pink is a good way to do it. This started with the March Bazaar on Massdrop (this is a friends link–if 5 people signup using this link and buy something, they say they will send me a little gift). Bam! A little shopping on my […]

Lots of tiny pieces

On the Easter weekend, I felt the need for the zen which comes from piecing a million small pieces of fabric together (well, maybe only 80), so I went back to the Farmer’s Wife quilt-a-long, with Angie from GnomeAngel, and picked fabrics for block #30, Em. Which makes me think of Auntie Em, from the […]

joy pillow - getting a head start on Christmas

Hmm, what longstanding projects shall i choose this quarter?  Leanne has shown us a large selection of projects,  and I think I’ll do much the same. Grand Illusion mystery quilt, I did get it basted last month. Summer purse. Oops, no progress last quarter. As you can see, I even have the interfacing cut out, […]

Kona solids and free motion quilting fun

I have to say this seems like my best ever quarter in the finish-a-long. I finished the Refracted Quilt, Cargo Duffle Bag, and Windows Sweater. Then, to squeak in at the last minute, this shining star pillow (goal-setting post here). This pillow started with 8 Kona azure triangles that I cut for another project and […]

You know it, that feeling of satisfaction and victory, of getting the basketball in the net right at the buzzer. And what else but another finish for my 2016-Q1 Finish-A-Long! (goal setting link here). I started this Cargo Duffle bag (free pattern by Anna Graham/Noodlehead) over a year ago, by cutting out all the pieces, […]

Well, not always, but usually. I started out with garment sewing with my mom, so it is automatic to wash the fabric first to remove the sizing, excess dyes, and take up any shrinkage (because if you don’t, your garment may not fit after the first washing). When fabric is woven, printed, or otherwise manipulated, […]

Fourteen years, possibly fifteen. That’s how long ago I purchased the wool and started this sweater (since I knew it was before I moved in with my husband). I stopped watching TV (because we didn’t have one), and so I didn’t have the time when my hands were idle. Occasionally I picked it up again […]


My sister listened to Iron Maiden, AC-DC, and other heavy metal groups in high school. So when I won this Timeless Treasures fabric from the very funny Val at Purple Boots and Pigtails, I knew immediately that something for her would come out of it. I picked the Ellie Travel Case (tutorial by Fabric Mutt). […]

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I have been trying to use more stash this year, like many of you, since my storage containers doth overfloweth and I am also trying to finish up projects. But one day, while driving home by myself (because I usually carpool), I made a quick diversion to Annie’s Quilt Shop in Newcastle (Ontario, not the […]


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