Category Quilting

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 […]

Good Fortune progress

I love the chain effect in this pattern. I was worried about the blue turning out too light but in fact the green is subtle, with the tiny little squares, but I think my colour changes worked out fairly well. Obviously if you were using a single background, the four patch in the centre of […]

Finishes for Q4 2018

One is good, right? I am actually working on a second but it’s a long shot. I decided to hand bind this quilt which always takes me a couple of weeks. I did get into a techniques/rhythm which did not cause my capital tunnel to flare up so the last section was fairly quick. I […]

Way, way back

As in, grade 7. Or was it grade 6? This school period was actually a big deal because we girls got equal time in the shop, making plastic key fobs, wooden cutting boards, and tin boxes. But when we were in the home ec(onomics) classroom, we were exposed to all sorts of domestic goodness, including […]

Fall En Provence

With the beginning of this year’s mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter (Good Fortune), I knew I should get some of my older quilts finished. I had just enough Warm and Natural batting to do 2 quilts (the other one is still waiting to be quilted) and just enough flannel to back this quilt, piecing in […]

Good Fortune progress

I missed posting on Wednesday this week, but really all I had to show was a bunch of cut pieces. I tried Bonnie’s bonus triangle method for Clue #3, but quickly gave up (my pieces were 1/8″ small) and cut them out separately. I made a quick template for the Chevron cuts. I’m up at […]

Next mystery steps

For the second step in Bonnie Hunter’s mystery, we were making half square triangles. As I cut them out I realized that I will have a couple of days away at our shared cottage later in the month, and I could bring my featherweight…so I’m concentrating on just getting each clue cut out and I’ll […]