Category Quilting

Stitching on

I’m finding it challenging to plan the quilting for each block in this sampler quilt. I’m trying to think of motifs I have seen, and I also want to use some unique stitching patterns in each block. For the centre Swoon block, I started with straight line quilting in the centre star then added the […]

Accumulation (Sunday Stash)

Craftsy had a great sale in August, and once I started my shopping cart accumulated a large amount. It started with the Tula Pink Butterfly Quilt, I have been desiring this pattern for a long time but it was a lot of money by itself–by purchasing the kit I also got 12 yards of fabric! […]

Quilting under my Needle

This past weekend I started the quilting on my sugar block club quilt. In the Craftsy classes by Ann Peterson, she advocates stitching in the ditch so I started with outlining the blocks and flying geese border with matching thread. The nice thing about this technique is that each block is easy to quilt separately. […]

Allietare Pillow Finish

Because it doesn’t take very long once you actually start.  The top is from the Allietare mystery quilt-along in 2015, by Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville.  I used some leftover 4-patches, and some more, set on point for the side panel (approximately 4 1/2″ wide), and backed it with grey chevron flannel.  I then stuffed it […]

Scrappy Mug Rugs

I love using a mug rug at work to protect my desk. I often eat lunch while catching up on emails or administrative stuff. I know, bad example. The one I had was getting dirty, so in order to ensure I had a second one while the first was being washed, I quickly sewed up […]

Q3 Finish a Long Results

What’s that you hear? Laughter? Oh yes, that’s me, laughing at my results. What were they, well I’m glad you asked. I made the pieces for 2 quilt alongs this summer, so of course there wasn’t much time left for anything else. Sugar Block Club quilt – the top is finished, I am slowly trying […]

AMH Diamonds Mini — Bloggers Quilt Festival

For my second entry in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side, I thought I would revisit the mini quilt I made in 2015 for an instagram swap.  I used big stitch quiting with floss to emphasize the linen diamonds, then free motion quilting for the prints in matching thread.   In case you […]

Modern Butterfly quilt – Blogger’s Quilt Festival

For the fall 2017 edition of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side I want to share my absolute favourite quilt–at least to date. I started this quilt in 2013 as part of the Simply Solids bee on Flickr (aside, do you remember when Flickr was the place to be for quilting loveliness? these […]

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 […]