Category Quilting

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 […]

Good Fortune Update

Here I am, plugging away on my Good Fortune quilt. Despite having all of the units made, making the blocks feels like it is taking forever. Today I laid out what I had to try to come up with an alternate arrangement to make it a bit bigger. The winner? a double 9-patch. Here is […]

Anthem – Project Quilting 10.2

The inspiration was red, white, and blue for the second challenge of Project Quilting, but the additional comments about flags got me thinking about representations of that most iconic song (barely ahead of the Hockey Night in Canada theme)–O Canada. So I made maple leaf blocks from my scrap bins, and then sandwiched the panel […]

Slow stitching

When it’s cold outside (-15 C ), it’s the perfect time to be sitting on the sofa under my Starbright quilt. I realized that the only time I was hand quilting it was on visits to the cottage, so this winter I put it beside the sofa and have continued to progress. I am using […]