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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, […]

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 […]

Aim High

Yeehah! Time to link up my ambitions for finishes in Q1 of 2018. When I filled out the projects page in my new Quilters Planner, I realized I had started 4 quilts in 2018 and finished 4, so that is not a good prediction of being able to reduce the backlog. So here is my […]

A Personal Sewing Retreat

I dither over sashing and finishing often. Doesn’t everyone? So to focus on assembling some quilt tops over a weekend felt like a huge accomplishment. At the beginning of December we had a week at our shared ownership cottage, but between work and musical commitments, my husband and I overlapped by a day but we […]

On ringo lake continues

Step #5 of the mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter continues with another set of flying geese. This time I diverged from the directions to make these using the four-at-a-time method. A few here, a few there, and by Christmas night only a few left to make. We didn’t get the amount of snow called for […]

Covered Zipper tutorial

I signed up for an instagram swap among the #saturdaynightcraftalong participants. I made a pillow cover which I will be shipping this week, so I don’t want to show it yet, but I tried out a slightly different way of making the covered zipper to share with you. Normally I use this tutorial from Adrienne […]

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. […]

Cucumber Pickles, take 2

With the cooler nights, cucumber production has slowed down, but I picked enough to justify another batch of pickles. My bowl wasn’t quite as full, and I used 2 yellow cooking onions instead of Vidalia, then sprinkled with kosher salt and let sit 3 hours or so. I added a small bag of baby cut […]

Welcome to my blog

I have decided to create my own blog to share my thoughts and sewing creations.  I also plan to include snippets of activities from the local area as I chase after a wonderful 3-year old.  My husband and I have been married for 8 years, and we live in a wonderful 150-year old house in […]