Category Modern 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 […]

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 […]

Modern Butterfly quilt – TGIFF

Welcome to TGIFF for May 12, 2017! Today I am sharing what is my oldest work-in-progress no longer. Thanks so much to the Carmine group, Simply Solids bee. This was an all-Canadian hive, organized by Erin at Sew at Home Mummy. The mandate was modern design, using all solids fabrics. Blocks made in 2013, handquilted […]

I can do this! (Q2 in the Finish-A-Long)

I just love how this Modern Butterfly quilt is turning out (ok, actually I’m not completely happy with the gray block over there on the right, but as a whole the quilt works.  And those little imperfections make it more interesting, say I.)  At 11 pm EDT on April 2 when the Q1 finishes were […]

Starlight,  Stardark quilt TGIFF

This quilt is notable for a couple of reasons   First, it’s the first time I did such a variety of quilting on a full size quilt.  Second, it’s the first quilt finish where I don’t have a recipient in mind.  That’s right,  I am now an official quilt stasher. These pictures were taken at […]

catching up on stash additions

Not that I have been frugal or anything, but I have tried to slow down my stash additions to more closely align with quilt productions rates (not quite there yet). Of course the best way to get what I wanted under the Christmas tree was to order it myself, and one of the pre-Christmas sales […]

Applique activities

As usual, I thought I would accomplish more hand stitching while I was away on my training course than I actually did.  There were evening evening group activities,  plus I spent some of ny solo time doing my Christmas shopping (point and click is the way to go).  I even hauled the hexies to Nebraska […]

Finished Star Light, Star Dark quilt top

Wow. Can I just say it again, wow. I love the bold bright colours of this quilt top. I can’t put myself into any one style of quilting, I think that every quilt top I have made is very different, and this one is so fun! Helped by my favourite short person, here is the […]