Category Quilting

My favourite quilt this year

And I’m not trying to be teacher’s pet, honest. But this has to be my favourite quilt that I made this year.  This post is to join in with the Blogger’s Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side. The #comfortquilt I made during the quilt along (thanks Amy!) this spring is scrappy and cozy and […]

Paper piecing

I decided to pull out my #glampstitchalot2015 quilt and continue the paper piecing round. I’m using turquoise and green for the arrows and black and white or gray and white for the background pieces. The sections finish at 6″ high and I’ll be spacing them out with 3″ x 6″ strips. The current top is […]

Hand quilting continuation

Hurray for cooler evenings and a chance to get out my hand quilting. I am quilting the stars with 12 wt Aurifil thread 2915 and the background diamonds with 50 weight colour 2000. I find it difficult to make my starting knot with the heavier thread so I cut a piece double long and start […]

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 […]

Scheduled

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 […]