If you love scrappy quilts as much as I do, then you know all about Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville. This year’s L-E (Leader & Ender) challenge is a shoo fly–close enough to my favourite, the churn dash, that I just had to join in. Rather than use neutrals combined with a colour, I dumped out […]

Yep, that time of year again. Pears were a good crop, although 2 weeks late due to a cool spring. So this batch of pear salsa was made with red Bartlett pears which are the early pear of my tree. To make 8 half pint jars, I used 1 yellow bell pepper, 1 yellow hot […]

It never is my intention to be absent so long, but with so many demands on my time in the summer, sitting down to write a blog post is rather low on the list. I’ve been participating in the #100days100blocks2019 over on Instagram with the Kinship fusion sampler quilt. My colours are teals and blues […]

I rediscovered these shorts — or at least the pieces — a few weeks ago. My daughter is 9 and after wearing her last pair into holes, I knew I should get these made up. The cutting was a bit crooked but at the end of the day, the $3/metre remnant fabric from 5 years […]

Hello, and welcome to TGIFF for July 26. It seems like forever since I’ve had a finish–at least of such a long time UFO (unfinished object). I confess, playing with pretty fabric is my favourite activity meaning more quilts seem to get started than finished. This was a bee quilt from 2014 (yikes) . I […]

No, I swear I’m not joining in with Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs. But if I were, these might be the fabrics. From left, the grey (background) is from Freespirit, Kona Cerise, the gold is from Windham Fabrics,and the last is from Joel Dewberry. Ok, maybe I will.

Wow, here it is July! Since I didn’t get anything finished in Q2, the list doesn’t look too different. I did make some progress so how about a couple of new pictures 🙂 1. Summer sampler for my sister, add final border and quilt. 2. Glamp Stitchalot 2015 which is for me – add final […]

Yes, finally some hot weather here in southern Ontario. And a Monday holiday for Canada Day. For me, summer means a knitting project–portable and little risk of losing needles, unlike EPP. As I mused on my stash, I received an email from Purl Soho advertising a knitted bag. Perfect. A few minutes (ahem, 45 minutes) […]

Well, it was 11 PM on the night before the last day of school but I finished the tote bags for my daughter’s teachers. Each has a back and handles made from a toile canvas, with the inside edges finished with a zigzag stitch. Because the canvas was 56″ wide, the handles were just one […]

Better than none.  I finished one of the two tote bag “panels” I wanted to this past week, so my goal for next week will be to finish the other and make them into tote bags! I used a variety of free motion quilting designs to suit this picture.   This tote bag was designed […]