Category Quilting

Cucumber Pickles, take 1

I grew a lot of cucumber plants this year, attempting to get better timing of ripening. While I did get two cucumbers in early July from the 4 plants I started indoors in our Aerogarden in late April, after that the plants took a break. Then, in early August, I started getting production from all […]

Summer Sampler Catch-up

I have fallen behind on my summer sampler blocks. One evening–I can’t even remember which one last week–I cut out all the pieces for the 3 blocks I was missing, and over the past several days I have been getting them sewn up. I’m a little worried about the points on one side of the […]

Hand stitching projects

I receive a new block pattern every Monday from the 2017 summer Sampler over at Freshly Pieced. Looking at my layout, I decided that that it needs to be a 6″ block but as I contemplated, I noted how perfect this block would be for English paper piecing (EPP). I cut out the two adjacent […]

Summer Sampler (Almost) Caught Up

Hidey-ho, just popping in to share my accomplishments with the summer sampler blocks (#summersampler2017 at Freshly Pieced). The 6″ paper pieced blocks are little stinkers (paraphrasing Lee) but they are super cute. I’m going to try to make the rest of the 6″ blocks from standard patchwork, because it will involve less swearing. Sometimes the […]

Summer Sampler – Moving along

I love paper piecing. That being said, I’ve been having a hard time starting the paper-pieced stars for the summer sampler because I need to change my needle. Silly, isn’t it. Let me tell you about how I chose the colors for these blocks. For week 3 I didn’t actually use my color theory but […]

Q3 goals for the Finish a Long

I debated taking a break this quarter, but I need the motivation and prizes are a great incentive 😉. Sugar Block Club.  As you can see, I assembled most of the quilt and made 60 flying geese for another round, I need to add cornerstones for the geese, then the final border, layer and quilt. […]

Ready for Christmas (A finish)

Odd as it seems to be making Christmas themed objects in the summer, these 4 placemats were one of the goals for Q2 in the Finish a Long.  I used some if the walking foot techniques I learned in my class at Quilt Canada, including fancy stitches from my Pfaff  (which has a 9 mm […]

Results-Q2 in the Finish a Long 

The linky party is open, which of course means it’s time to squeeze in a last-minute finish! Or not. I pulled out my Christmas placemats but it’s not looking promising for a finish. Here is my list of goals for this quarter. Status: Modern Butterfly – done! See this post for more info. En provence […]

Fun at Quilt Canada

It is wonderful to see the different quilts on display and find my favourites.   Here are a few and you can see the rest of my album at this link.  Click on the picture to go to my flickr page, where you will also find the label. I also took a class, selecting “Straight […]

Summer sampler – Week two

I jumped into this quilt because I love sew-alongs!  I am using each block in this quilt as practice in colour theory. A quick search found a colour wheel to print off–which just happens to be in grey and white, since my printer doesn’t do colour, but it’s really just to help me lay out […]