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 […]

It was a long weekend, so I made the most of it by progressing two of my works-in-progress and starting a new one! First and most important, my mini quilt for the #starblockquiltswap is almost done, just the binding to finish. A lot of people on instagram suggested black and white stripe binding, but I […]

flying geese trimmed up for Summer Solstice quilt

(Because alliteration is just so fun). This week was super-easy, making HST square units for the Summer Solstice quilt-along with Melissa at Happy Quilting. Doubly easy because I used my flying geese ruler to make triangles, which were then sewn into the squares, no trimming required! This is a trick I learned from following Bonnie […]

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, […]


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