Category Quilting

Comfort quilt

I love sharing my work with others, and although I tried to resist, I just had to start the #comfortquiltqal (on instagram). After all, I already had the book, and loads of scraps. It was relatively easy to find enough brights to make the large blocks–choosing all colours of the rainbow, although not evenly distributed, […]


Saturday was rainy so I was able to spend some quality time with fabric and thread when there was actually daylight coming through the window! I need to remember that as it gets into warmer days my sewing room also becomes warmer when the sun is out, although usually pleasant in the evening. The mandolin […]

Round and round

I finished the first 3 rounds of my third mandolin quilt English paper piecing project on the weekend. For the next round, I had cut out squares in a turquoise, but I thought they might be too dark, so I went back to my green bin and found this lighter aqua/mint fabric, I think it’s […]

Work in progress Thursday

I’ve been flitting from one project to another like a butterfly. It is nice to have my Pfaff back from her trip to my local quilting shop for a general dusting –nothing significant needed but with the amount I sew, it was definitely time at the age of two for a checkup. I finished basting […]

A Summer Quilt Finish

A Summer Solstice quilt that is. Started in a sew-along (geez, what a surprise) in the summer of 2016 with Melissa at Happy Quilting, finally I pieced the top with some narrow sashing in December 2017, and now it’s done! The backing is from FreeSpirit fabrics, picked up for $5/m at the Sarnia fabricland a […]

Free motion challenge

The timing of the #freemotionchallenge with Angela Walters was a perfect fit with my quilting on this quilt, from the Summer Solstice quilt along by Melissa at Happy Quilting. Although I am about an intermediate level with quilting on my domestic, by watching the YouTube videos I picked up a few tips to apply. I […]

A Sweet Finish

I am so (sew) excited that I have finished my Sugar Block Club Quilt! Started in 2014 with the sew-along from Amy Gibson at Stitchery Dickory Dock, I added the Swoon block for the center and created a medallion style layout. Lots of starting and stopping during the quilting due to numerous colour changes, but […]

Machine Binding tutorial

I had a question from a reader about how I machine bind, so here are some photos from my Sugar Block Club Quilt for a tutorial. I cut my binding 2-1/4″ — I have also used 2-1/2″, but I like my binding tight and not too wide. This method gives a topstitched finish from the […]

Squares and Triangles

I have a confession to make. I started another new project. I saw many pretty Mandolin Quilt blocks popping up in my Instagram and blog feeds, so I have jumped in. The first set of papers I cut out by hand, then I found a Canadian supplier (Eagles Wings Quilts) and ordered enough for at […]

The quilting continues

So many thread ends. Switching thread colours to match the fabrics made sense, I thought. But now as I approach the end of the quilting, I am not looking forward to working in all those ends. Usually I remember to take a few close stitches at the beginning and end, but sometime I don’t, plus […]