La Dee Da in aqua and pink for potential backing, and I couldn't resist the black bridges print

I love online shopping, and every purchase has a purpose.  Honest.  Cross my fingers (and toes). First up, #glampstitchaswap. I will be swapping a project bag/tote with a new friend at Glamp Stitchalot in November (squee! I can’t believe it’s so close!), hosted by Pink Castle Fabrics in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Only about a 4 […]

cherry swirl socks

They went to the cottage. To swimming lessons. And for many rides in the car. Ta da! The wool is by Fleece Artist, pattern is Cherry Swirl which was printed on the sleeve of the skein (also free on their site), purchased at Creativ Festival in Toronto.  I invented an asymmetrical toe castoff to fit […]

Started – September 2013 Finished – August 2015 Block tutorial at Play Crafts (I increased each block to 14″ square) Inspired by Molli Sparkles quilt along (#msbhqal) All over free motion quilting (a different pattern in each block) by me on my domestic Husqvarna, using a variety of threads. 46″ square finished To celebrate finishing […]

Using the scraps from her quilt.

Hmm, what shall I choose? I have my #parisswap item to finish off, and two quilts (Yuma and Broken Herringbone), but I think I’ll finish off this special pencil case for my very special daughter. Linking up to Let’s Bee Social with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts and ALYOF with Melissa at Sew Bittersweet Designs.

broken herringbone quilt

I hesitated for so long to quilt this quilt because I didn’t want to do a boring quilting design (like straight lines). Finally I decided to just have fun, so each block will be quilted with a different design. I tend to go too fast on the bigger motifs, but the ribbon candy in the […]

yuma pillow small triangles

This is a tutorial for a pillow (cushion) cover using the leftover pieces of fabric from the Yuma quilt pattern. After thinking hard for a few days, I figured out how to downsize the pattern by half to make a matching pillow. I had cut extra pieces of the light fabrics for my quilt top […]

Yuma quilt top

Welcome to my stop for Gotham Quilts’ stunning free pattern, the Yuma Quilt! And it’s not too late for you to join in and create your own Yuma. In case you haven’t seen it before, here is the whole schedule: June 17 – kickoff blog post on Gotham Quilts week of June 22 — Made by Chrissie […]

Oh dear, how can it be July already? I have the my-eyes-are-bigger-than-my-stomach syndrome for quilters, with far too many works-in-progress. *Sigh*. Well, here goes, you can’t win if you don’t play. For Q3, I will finish: Broken Herringbone baby quilt Yuma quilt Cargo Duffle Bag Summer dress That’s enough, I think. I’m linking up to […]

with added cross body strap

I have a dream… And a dream it shall remain, because my ambitious Q2 list is shorter by only one project. I did finish my Paparazzi bag and am using it regularly for my camera. I like that I can carry my camera, zoom lens, wallet and phone in one bag. I like the cross […]

You know how you feel you have lots of time, and you’re coasting along, having finished piecing your quilt plenty early, then all of a sudden you’re at the due date and you’re still putting the binding on? Yeah, I knew you would understand. This was another swap (#annamariahornerminiquiltswap, on Instagram) that really inspired me, […]


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