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 […]


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 […]

When I first decided to attend Quilt Canada in June, I wasn’t thinking about the shopping possibilities.  But they were great! I tried to restrain myself by deciding to focus on fabrics which I could use for quilt backgrounds, since up to this point I haven’t stockpiled many large solid or near-solid cuts in my […]

My stash is cultivated, I do maintain, to allow me to rummage and pull out fabrics to suit an impulse. I decided to join the Summer Solstice quilt-a-long with Melissa of Happy Quilting, and I loved the warmer colour palette she showed. So pinks and purples it was, with gold and orangish red to contrast, […]

For some reason, I wasn’t going to go at all, perhaps I thought it would be too traditional? But that was not true, there were a wide variety of quilts on display and many which defied being put into a box. I debated taking a workshop, but with only the Saturday available to me, I […]

May is such a busy month in the garden, I don’t feel I’ve got much accomplished in the sewing room. But I have been putting together my tumbler quilt, which is the leader & ender challenge from Bonnie Hunter this year. It seemed to take forever to sew the pairs together, but the rest of […]

almost there

This fabric was really appropriate for the spring 2016 Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge, because I would never have purchased this on my own to create a design. The coordinating solids are from the Fat Quarter Shop (white for the front and binding), and silver cloud for the back. Which is not the cool silver […]

My new expression 3.5

Or perhaps avalanche. But worth every penny, you will see. My story starts at the Creativ Festival, April 22. I left work early enough to sit in on Sherri’s trunk show (Thread Riding Hood). Sherri and I met at the Creativ Festival three years ago, when she introduced herself as I browsed through a booth […]


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