Category Finish-A-Long

Working Backwards

While I had the tutorial open for a zippered pillow back (covered zip tutorial from Adrienne at On The Windy Side), i thought I would make the back for my leftovers Christmas cushion (on my Finish a long list for this quarter).  I didn’t have enough of one Christmas fabric so I used the two […]

I sew a Rainbow

I’ve been really enjoying the quilting on this Starlight, Stardark quilt top. I treated it like a sampler quilt, quilting each block individually and with different motifs. I tried some new free motion quilting techniques, and practiced some feathers. I used a pattern to make this butterfly. I even did some straightline quilting–which I use […]

Roundabout – Q1 in the Finish A Long

Hurray for another round of the global finish a long!  I’ve been working away on my longstanding works in progress and have decided on goals for this quarter.   Some are recycled from last quarter as usual. Starlight, Stardark quilt Quilting is in progress, this is achievable. And a bonus shot of some of the […]

Lisa’s top 5 for 2016

Thanks to Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs for the party and inspiration, I’m going to join in on the linky party for my best 5 posts of 2016. In case you missed it, my best 5 of 2015 is here. Best quilt finish My favourite of 2016 is the Grand Illusion Christmas from the Bonnie […]

Applique activities

As usual, I thought I would accomplish more hand stitching while I was away on my training course than I actually did.  There were evening evening group activities,  plus I spent some of ny solo time doing my Christmas shopping (point and click is the way to go).  I even hauled the hexies to Nebraska […]

Away stitching

Well, here I am friends,  stitching in my away location of the training course I told you about.  In the end, I decided to bring all hand projects,  a little hand quilting and my hexies and applique for my Glamp Stitchalot quilt project.   The second week of the training requires a flight,  so i […]

Tumbler Quilting Excitement

Exciting enough that once I added watching “The Crown” to chatting with others via #saturdaynightcraftalong on instagram, it was practically done. I mentioned previously that I used fleece to back it with. Well, I learned some very important things. 1. Although the thrifted fleece throw with the hockey sticks (how Canadian!) was cheap ($2.00), it […]

Progressing

Progress on both the quilting and health front to share with you. Would you ever think that quilting is an activity where physical health and strength in your feet is important? Well, with a standing setup for cutting and ironing, I have realized how hard that is on my feet. Fortunately with some dedicated effort […]

Final Tally for Q3 in the Finish-a-Long

Not bad, not bad at all. Two previous finishes have been linked up already, my espadrilles in fabulous echino, and the Yuma pillow, completed and gifted to my in-laws. (Q3 goal setting link here.) I’ve been working away at the quilting of this Christmas Grand Illusion (mystery quilt pattern from 2014 by Bonnie Hunter) this […]

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Rainbow Stash Quilt

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 […]