Category Quilting

Green Shoo Fly

If you love scrappy quilts as much as I do, then you know all about Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville. This year’s L-E (Leader & Ender) challenge is a shoo fly–close enough to my favourite, the churn dash, that I just had to join in. Rather than use neutrals combined with a colour, I dumped out […]

It never is

It never is my intention to be absent so long, but with so many demands on my time in the summer, sitting down to write a blog post is rather low on the list. I’ve been participating in the #100days100blocks2019 over on Instagram with the Kinship fusion sampler quilt. My colours are teals and blues […]

Finally a finish (TGIFF)

Hello, and welcome to TGIFF for July 26. It seems like forever since I’ve had a finish–at least of such a long time UFO (unfinished object). I confess, playing with pretty fabric is my favourite activity meaning more quilts seem to get started than finished. This was a bee quilt from 2014 (yikes) . I […]

Half done is

Better than none.  I finished one of the two tote bag “panels” I wanted to this past week, so my goal for next week will be to finish the other and make them into tote bags! I used a variety of free motion quilting designs to suit this picture.   This tote bag was designed […]

Digital reduction

I’m trying something new. Between work and home, I always feel that I’m fighting information overload. Thousands of emails clutter my multiple email inboxes. Files are here there and everywhere–dropbox, google drive, onedrive, hard drive. I’m sure this dilemma is common. And all I want to do is play with pretty fabric. So that’s what […]

Slow progress – Coming home

Hi folks, I thought it was about time I checked in with you on my adventures for the Coming Home quilt, this year’s Sarah Fielke block (blocks) of the month. This is a medallion style quilt, so each month we are doing part of the next round, not necessarily a block. I used mostly scraps […]

Just One Thing

Like you, my to-do list is longer than my arm. Water the plants, clean the bathroom, wash mitts and hats and get out summer hats and jackets…I could keep going but you get the idea. Amy from Amy’s Creative Side has started a weekly challenge on Instagram where we list one thing we want to […]

Q1 accomplishments (finish-a-long)

Three! Yes indeed, three sparkling finishes! Well, better than one, but certainly not as I might have hoped. My original list is at this post, but here is a quick summary: 1. Summer Sampler — I worked on some of the joiner blocks and started the border 2. Glamp stitchalot – no progress 3. On […]

Mini quilt WIP progress

You know, I don’t make minis for myself but I do for swaps. I’m not sure why I jumped in and broke my self imposed ban on swaps, but for some reason the #easterbunnyquiltswap2019 appealed to me. After perusing my partner’s mosaic, I decided on this cute rabbit from Quilt Art Designs (found thanks to […]

On Ringo Lake (TGIFF)

Welcome friends old and new to TGIFF this week! This quilt has taken me longer than it should because I have jumped into some other projects in the middle. With the small pieces of the Bonnie Hunter design, I knew an all over stitching pattern would work best, and I am happy with the dahlia […]