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 […]

How is your spring going?  

tutorial is at slostudio.ca

Naturally. When bad things happen, a quilty hug can make people feel better.  As of today, over 1600 homes have been destroyed in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and the entire town is evacuated due to wildfires.  Normally the town is pretty isolated–its entire purpose is to service the oil sands and refineries, but across Canada and […]

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, […]

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