Thanks again to Amy at Amy’s Creative Side for creating this opportunity for bloggers to share and showcase the work which we do, primary alone with only a bright screen for company. I was fortunate enough to win a prize in the spring instagram version of the BQF for my niece’s Refracted Quilt, but somehow […]

Wow. Can I just say it again, wow. I love the bold bright colours of this quilt top. I can’t put myself into any one style of quilting, I think that every quilt top I have made is very different, and this one is so fun! Helped by my favourite short person, here is the […]

So you see, every year we go to Plattsburgh NY for a weekend in September. One opportunity this gives me is to use my duty-free allowance on fabric shipped to the hotel. However this year, with the Canadian dollar around 0.75 to the US dollar, it’s really not worth it to buy fabric in the […]

It started with having blue thread in the machine.  So I grabbed my aqua scraps and started piecing. I had a lot of strings so for one section after piecing I cut 3.5″ squares, spun them 90 degrees, and sewed them together again.  After one evening, I had three panels.  After the second evening,  there […]

Finally it was time to finish this pillow off (see tutorial for adjusting the pattern here).   And it was a good choice to practice free motion quilting on my new Pfaff before i finished my MQG challenge quilt. Once it was quilted, it got set aside again waiting for a back and a pillow […]


This summer, I’ve really been enjoying my Saturday sewing retreats. Without even needing to leave home, I sew or knit along with Meg and friends for #saturdaynightcraftalong on Instagram. And, by the way, did you realize that when you search for instagram posts under a specific hashtag, they do show as chronological. I have three […]

Hello friends!  One of the things I accomplished in Sunday was to complete piecing the first block (of 4) for the Summer Solstice quilt along with Melissa of Happy Quilting.  Despite the people who encouraged me to take my featherweight to the cottage, I decided not to, so I had to get this done before […]

Sigh, if you’re counting (but who’s counting!), that’s three quilt/sew – alongs I have joined this summer. But the freeform, fun, colour-exploration journey promised in this one is irresistible. What I decided to do is wait until the instructions were issued to pull fabrics, cut then, then set aside start sewing them up right away. […]

Hurray for the first of my 2016 Q3 FAL (Finish-a-Long) finishes (see targets here)! And the one which has been in progress the shortest time, but it’s also the cutest. Ta da! I bet you all want a pair now, right? I purchased the espadrille kit at Creativ Festival in April, and the Echino linen-cotton […]

I have made drunkards path block units before, using the no-pin method, and then trimming. However I found trying that with these pieces led to wonky, too-small units. So pins it was. Initially three pins per unit, it was still a struggle to get the pieces feeding smoothly under the foot, so eventually I started […]