Category Quilting

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 […]

New Hand Stitching

I hand quilted My Very First Quilt, because I decided that since I was learning this craft, I should learn it in a traditional way. I hand quilted my Modern Butterfly quilt as a take-along project. When I finished the top for this Starbright quilt, I decided that the quilt was so vibrant already that […]

Too Many WIP

The warmer weather meant removing the old duvet (poly filled storebought) from our bed and exchanging it for a lighter combination of blanket and crocheted cover (which I call an afghan).  Which of course reminded me of the quilt I started at Glamp Stitchalot in 2015 intended for our king-size bed.  With a few evenings […]

A Summer Quilt

I treated myself quite well for Mothers Day this year.   After all, I know exactly what I want.   So despite not needing too start another quilt, I purchased the Summer Sampler quilt subscription from Freshly Pieced.  The first block is released today. For fabrics, I decided to use this lovely deep blue for […]