Hello friends!  One of the things I accomplished in Sunday was to complete piecing the first block (of 4) for the Summer Solstice quilt along with Melissa of Happy Quilting.  Despite the people who encouraged me to take my featherweight to the cottage, I decided not to, so I had to get this done before […]

Sigh, if you’re counting (but who’s counting!), that’s three quilt/sew – alongs I have joined this summer. But the freeform, fun, colour-exploration journey promised in this one is irresistible. What I decided to do is wait until the instructions were issued to pull fabrics, cut then, then set aside start sewing them up right away. […]

Hurray for the first of my 2016 Q3 FAL (Finish-a-Long) finishes (see targets here)! And the one which has been in progress the shortest time, but it’s also the cutest. Ta da! I bet you all want a pair now, right? I purchased the espadrille kit at Creativ Festival in April, and the Echino linen-cotton […]

I have made drunkards path block units before, using the no-pin method, and then trimming. However I found trying that with these pieces led to wonky, too-small units. So pins it was. Initially three pins per unit, it was still a struggle to get the pieces feeding smoothly under the foot, so eventually I started […]

It was a long weekend, so I made the most of it by progressing two of my works-in-progress and starting a new one! First and most important, my mini quilt for the #starblockquiltswap is almost done, just the binding to finish. A lot of people on instagram suggested black and white stripe binding, but I […]

flying geese trimmed up for Summer Solstice quilt

(Because alliteration is just so fun). This week was super-easy, making HST square units for the Summer Solstice quilt-along with Melissa at Happy Quilting. Doubly easy because I used my flying geese ruler to make triangles, which were then sewn into the squares, no trimming required! This is a trick I learned from following Bonnie […]

On Monday night, after cleaning the bathroom and vacuuming, I rewarded myself by making the flying geese for the Summer Solstice quilt along, with Melissa from Happy Quilting. But as I laid them out on the ironing board after the final press, something looked wrong. Why was there so much seam allowance past the tip […]

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Hi there! How did you do last quarter? I excel at starting new projects! Oops, not the goal of this particular party. So with 2 out of 5 projects finished last quarter, this quarter I think I shall choose about 5 again. Christmas Grand Illusion quilt carries over from Q2, just needs quilting Sugar block […]

Because why have it other than to use it? So I say, if the fabric is more than a year old, it’s free. Anna over at Noodlehead is hosting a sew-along for the tunic from Handmade Style, and so I went rummaging through my stash to see what I could find. The geometric blue is […]

Finish number two for the 2016 quarter 2 finish-a-long is here!  Woohoo!  OK, maybe that’s a little too much excitement but it is nice to have a finish that’s quick, for one, and something that I started in 2015.  Not to mention actually finishing my summer purse while it’s still summer is an accomplishment. This […]

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