I hand quilted My Very First Quilt, because I decided that since I was learning this craft, I should learn it in a traditional way. I hand quilted my Modern Butterfly quilt as a take-along project. When I finished the top for this Starbright quilt, I decided that the quilt was so vibrant already that […]

The warmer weather meant removing the old duvet (poly filled storebought) from our bed and exchanging it for a lighter combination of blanket and crocheted cover (which I call an afghan).  Which of course reminded me of the quilt I started at Glamp Stitchalot in 2015 intended for our king-size bed.  With a few evenings […]

I treated myself quite well for Mothers Day this year.   After all, I know exactly what I want.   So despite not needing too start another quilt, I purchased the Summer Sampler quilt subscription from Freshly Pieced.  The first block is released today. For fabrics, I decided to use this lovely deep blue for […]

Welcome to TGIFF for May 12, 2017! Today I am sharing what is my oldest work-in-progress no longer. Thanks so much to the Carmine group, Simply Solids bee. This was an all-Canadian hive, organized by Erin at Sew at Home Mummy. The mandate was modern design, using all solids fabrics. Blocks made in 2013, handquilted […]

Although because I make these from scraps, they take a lot longer than an hour.  When I was making the scrappy blocks for my #bigquiltbee quilt, I sewed together the narrowest pieces –strings–and set aside. Pulling them out and trimming, it didnt take long to make up 3 of the 4 panels I need to […]

All done and off to Canadian Quilters Association to join 999 other quilts made for Ronald McDonald Houses of Canada. Free motion quilted with Aurifil thread in an easy heart/loop/swirly flower pattern. Previous posts: Slab Blocks for Canada’s 150th And then there were 24 Linking up to TGIFF with Leanne at Devoted Quilter and to […]

I’ve been slowly working my way around the binding of my Modern Butterfly quilt and loving the bright and bold prints I used on the backing. Of course I didn’t have a half-metre for binding in my solids box, then I remember the 4 metres of grey Freespirit solid I had purchased last year in […]

Some things I have loved doing and seeing over that past few weeks. Snowshoeing in Haliburton — this was the last week of March, about 6 degrees Celsius (hence no coats), to enjoy the last of the winter. Biking on the Easter long weekend. My husband and I walked about 5 miles on Sunday and […]

Because my income taxes are done for 2016, and I’m going to get a refund! (wait, that’s my money anyway) I maxed out my RRSP contributions this year, which I really should make more of an effort to do, for that day soon in 10 or 12 years when I can stay home and sew […]

I have tried to keep up with cutting out the Jolly Little Christmas blocks (free sew along from Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts), so that whenever I have a free moment I can sew a few seams.  The Partridge in a Pear Tree was fiddly to start, but came together nicely as long as you […]