Category Quilting

Works in Progress

It’s summer, which means taking it easy, right? Well, with almost 3 weeks without rain I was spending 20-30 minutes every evening watering the garden. I discarded two five tomatoes with blossom end rot (caused by lack of water), the rest seem to be ok. One of my zucchini plants may not make it–there’s one […]


It’s summer, which means a well laid out plan of camps (including Camp Grandma) for the short person and a busy time at work for my husband and me due to other people’s vacations. I haven’t done much sewing this week due to the hot and sticky weather–our home air conditioning was broken last year […]

One less UFO

And a gloriously scrappy finish to boot. I had tried to resist, but I had fallen into the #comfortquiltqal from Modern Heritage Quilts (hosted by Amy’s Creative Side and shared on instagram). I even managed to keep up (although sometimes ahead or behind) with the schedule, to finish this wonderful baby quilt. And as luck […]

TGIFF for June 15

Go to Quilting Hugs and Kisses for the TGIFF linkup (oops, I published it a bit early).

Quilting hugs and kisses

Welcome to TGIFF and a finish for me that has been a long time coming. The Tic Tac Toe blocks were made by my bee-mates in the 2015 version of the Canadians Quilt Bee, from this pattern by Blossom Heart Quilts. I continued my free motion quilting practice following along the #freemotionchallenge by Angela Walters. […]

At the time

Yes, it always seems like a good idea at the time to join another stitch-a-long. I like my mandolin quilt blocks but it I can’t see making a huge quilt. For one, the blocks are big and awkward enough that I don’t find them a great take along project. I’m always worried about losing my […]

Another new purse

The bag of the month club has been a great investment as a series of tutorials in bag-making but creates a new squirrel every month when the next pattern comes out. I was determined to use piecing for May, since I am a quilter, after all. Once the pattern came out, it didn’t seem suited […]

Comfort quilt

I love sharing my work with others, and although I tried to resist, I just had to start the #comfortquiltqal (on instagram). After all, I already had the book, and loads of scraps. It was relatively easy to find enough brights to make the large blocks–choosing all colours of the rainbow, although not evenly distributed, […]


Saturday was rainy so I was able to spend some quality time with fabric and thread when there was actually daylight coming through the window! I need to remember that as it gets into warmer days my sewing room also becomes warmer when the sun is out, although usually pleasant in the evening. The mandolin […]

Round and round

I finished the first 3 rounds of my third mandolin quilt English paper piecing project on the weekend. For the next round, I had cut out squares in a turquoise, but I thought they might be too dark, so I went back to my green bin and found this lighter aqua/mint fabric, I think it’s […]