Category Quilting

September goals

Sitting here on the second day of the month, I think it appropriate to think about some of my current projects and where I should prioritize for the month.  Busyness of course with some of my volunteer activities will impact my crafting time. -Sandwich and quilt Fish School baby quilt. -Sandwich and quilt Christmas on […]

Of chickens

This story starts back in February. Should we order meat chickens this year? What about layer hens? One of ours is not doing so well. What about hybrid chickens? I joined a local FB group for backyard chickens and saw someone had day olds available. Sweet. All different colour eggs too! Back and forth a […]

Christmas in July (TGIFF)

Welcome to TGIFF for July 22! How are you all doing this fine (muggy and hot) July day! Ready to talk about cooler weather, when a nice quilt is needed to snuggle in front of a fire, cup of hot chocolate (with marshmallows of course) in hand? You know I love a good quilt along, […]

Making a Christmas Quilt

Better late than never, isn’t that what we always say as quilters? Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts did a free quilt-along a few years back for these cute Christmas/holiday/winter-themed blocks. I picked a scheme I called “vintage Christmas”, recalling sweet cards and ornaments which my mom had treasured for many years. The gold, pink, blue, […]

Postcards not Perfection

This is a post to share my mostly finished Postcard from Sweden quilt, joining Sandra at mmmquilts for the link up!  Not perfect because it’s not finished and some of the swoops are a little more swoopy than others (my ruler foot did not like the lumps where many triangles joined).   I don’t do a […]

Slow Sunday Stitching

I’m enjoying a few minutes of quiet today with my coffee and stitching down the binding on these placemats. The backstory is that I purchased a partially finished set of rows of vintage broken dishes blocks from Etsy several years ago. I was disappointed to see the amount of staining on the fabrics, so I […]

Another Quilt Along

Yes, I’m in again.  Sandra from mmmquilts put out the call for a Postcard from Sweden quilt along.  I dug through my  computer files to confirm I had a copy of the pattern, and got started.  I don’t know why I started at the bottom–I have these 6 rows down and the rest of the […]

Mystery Season

Like many of you, I am a huge fan of Bonnie Hunter and her mystery quilts. Every December, she posts steps to make something awesome. However, since I am not usually a fan of her colours, I like to change them up. This year the photos of rhododendron she shared (which is not hardy in […]

Mystery 2021 Rhododendron

Firstly, rhododendrons don’t grow in Ontario–well, I think there are some in the botanical garden in Hamilton, but not in my part.  So while I could have switched to peonies, or roses, I decided to go with the season of making and baking–Christmas.  Classic red and green, yellow green, and periwinkle blue. In case you […]

DNA mini quilt

As an engineer and being a bit geeky (I was geeky before geeky was cool, you know), I jumped at the chance to pattern test the Helix quilt pattern from Flying Parrot Quilts. Extremely well written pattern and I made 4 of the 4-inch blocks using some of my favourite green scraps for the base […]