Category Quilting

Squares and Triangles

I have a confession to make. I started another new project. I saw many pretty Mandolin Quilt blocks popping up in my Instagram and blog feeds, so I have jumped in. The first set of papers I cut out by hand, then I found a Canadian supplier (Eagles Wings Quilts) and ordered enough for at […]

The quilting continues

So many thread ends. Switching thread colours to match the fabrics made sense, I thought. But now as I approach the end of the quilting, I am not looking forward to working in all those ends. Usually I remember to take a few close stitches at the beginning and end, but sometime I don’t, plus […]

Stocking up (Sunday Stash)

Not that I was running out or anything, but two visits to two different Fabricland locations netted a nice assortment of fabric. Firstly the Oshawa location with some colourful half metre cuts. I felt the need to add more prints with multi colours, and the seahorses (Under the Sea by Jo Lynch) looked usable even […]

A Personal Sewing Retreat

I dither over sashing and finishing often. Doesn’t everyone? So to focus on assembling some quilt tops over a weekend felt like a huge accomplishment. At the beginning of December we had a week at our shared ownership cottage, but between work and musical commitments, my husband and I overlapped by a day but we […]

Upcycled Needlebook finish

Hey look, I finished something from my Q4 Finish-a-Long list! This came about somewhat deliberately, because I didn’t want to work on basting the second half of my Sugar Block Club quilt, so I looked back to see what I had pledged to make, and got to work! I had picked up this linen handkerchief […]

More pink

Step 3 of On Ringo Lake is added many…many… more pink diamonds to my pile of finished units. I didn’t start sewing last week’s clue until Saturday…another case of slow and steady wins the race. Here are my posts from Step 1 and Step 2. I made a template for these and taped it to […]

Stitching on

I’m finding it challenging to plan the quilting for each block in this sampler quilt. I’m trying to think of motifs I have seen, and I also want to use some unique stitching patterns in each block. For the centre Swoon block, I started with straight line quilting in the centre star then added the […]

Accumulation (Sunday Stash)

Craftsy had a great sale in August, and once I started my shopping cart accumulated a large amount. It started with the Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt, I have been desiring this pattern for a long time but it was a lot of money by itself–by purchasing the kit I also got 12 yards of fabric! […]

Quilting under my Needle

This past weekend I started the quilting on my sugar block club quilt. In the Craftsy classes by Ann Peterson, she advocates stitching in the ditch so I started with outlining the blocks and flying geese border with matching thread. The nice thing about this technique is that each block is easy to quilt separately. […]

Allietare Pillow Finish

Because it doesn’t take very long once you actually start.  The top is from the Allietare mystery quilt-along in 2015, by Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville.  I used some leftover 4-patches, and some more, set on point for the side panel (approximately 4 1/2″ wide), and backed it with grey chevron flannel.  I then stuffed it […]