Category Modern Quilting

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 […]

Getting started on the Star Light Star Dark Quilt Along

Sigh, if you’re counting (but who’s counting!), that’s three quilt/sew – alongs I have joined this summer. But the freeform, fun, colour-exploration journey promised in this one is irresistible. What I decided to do is wait until the instructions were issued to pull fabrics, cut then, then set aside start sewing them up right away. […]

Five pins

I have made drunkards path block units before, using the no-pin method, and then trimming. However I found trying that with these pieces led to wonky, too-small units. So pins it was. Initially three pins per unit, it was still a struggle to get the pieces feeding smoothly under the foot, so eventually I started […]

Challenge progress

It’s not all about the pretty finished photos, you know, there is also the blood and sweat of hours of toil. But seriously, my biggest challenge in progressing my quilting is finding time. But I’ve been plugging away at this challenge this month. This is the Riley Blake sashing stash fabric, provided to Modern Quilt […]

A new Local Quilt Shop (Sunday Stash)

I have been trying to use more stash this year, like many of you, since my storage containers doth overfloweth and I am also trying to finish up projects. But one day, while driving home by myself (because I usually carpool), I made a quick diversion to Annie’s Quilt Shop in Newcastle (Ontario, not the […]

All Wrapped Up

Now that it’s done and gifted, I can celebrate the completion of my Yuma quilt (free pattern from Gotham Quilts). This was my ALYOF goal for December and on my Q4 finish-a-long list. Some of the fabrics were selected with the interests of my in-laws in mind, and it was gratifying that they noticed the […]

Farmer’s wife blocks update

I’m not compliant to this sew along, I must admit. Mostly because I’ve been doing the blocks which appeal to me, and since I prefer the foundation paper piecing, I’ve also been printing out some of the templates to skip ahead. Angie says we should have 22 blocks done — I’ve made 4. But one […]