Everything I need

Right now I’m relaxing in front of the fire because I’ve had a rough day. I worked all day, with 4 of my 6 team members away for various reasons ranging from sunshine vacations to the flu, packed up my daughter to go to the cottage, only to arrive at 8 pm to find that […]

I thought it was about time that I shared My Very First Quilt (MVFQ) with you all. Thanks to Jen at A Quarter Inch from the Edge, and Throwback Thursday, here it is! I took a class at a local quilt shop in Oakville, Ontario, when I was living out that way in 1997 or […]

I procrastinated – a lot – before starting the quilting on this quilt. I even made a thread catcher first while procrastinating. I had thought to give it to my niece when I saw her in January, but oh well, that didn’t happen. She is following me on instagram now however. Then, sigh, the tension […]


Because on a grey and rainy day in January, we need a little sunshine.  And when you have rain and sunshine together, you are blessed with a rainbow. For this mosaic contest,  hosted by Rachel at Stitched in Color,  I picked soft prints from all my favourite designers to invoke a muted, scrappy, vintage quilt.  […]

So it started with bonus HST squares and a new book, Make it Take it by Krista Hennebury (Poppyprint). Then I rummaged through my (disastrous) scrap bin for blues and aquas. And before long I had an exterior (and a lot more scraps got sewn into slabs too, stay tuned for that). (And yes, you […]


Here we are, a fresh new year, a fantastic fresh team of Finish-A-Long hosts, but unfortunately still the old list of UFO’s… First, my oldest UFO (unfinished object). During the Christmas holidays, I had this crazy idea that I would be able to finish up this girlie Refracted (pattern by Melissa at Happy Quilting on […]

As we look back on the year 2015, and look forward to the year 2016, it’s time to contemplate on works in progress.   Darn it.  I finished 3 quilts in 2015, and let me confess here just how many quilts I have in progress.  I’m going to list them in the order I hope to […]

Now that it’s done and gifted, I can celebrate the completion of my Yuma quilt (free pattern from Gotham Quilts). This was my ALYOF goal for December and on my Q4 finish-a-long list. Some of the fabrics were selected with the interests of my in-laws in mind, and it was gratifying that they noticed the […]

A great way to use up scraps

Thanks to Cheryl at Meadow Mist designs for the idea, I’m going to join in on the linky party for my best 5 posts of 2015. Best quilt finish Well, by the stats, the most visits I had was for my Frozen quilt. Also the fastest quilt (not counting mini Quilts) I have ever made. […]

200. Wow. I have so much fun creating, and writing, and as a thank you to you for joining me for this, my 200th post on this blog, a little giveaway for you. But first, tell me what have you been working on this week, the last week before Christmas. I was frantically binding a […]


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