Hey look, I finished something from my Q4 Finish-a-Long list! This came about somewhat deliberately, because I didn’t want to work on basting the second half of my Sugar Block Club quilt, so I looked back to see what I had pledged to make, and got to work! I had picked up this linen handkerchief […]

On Ringo Lake clue #4 has us making triangles (once again, note that this link will expire). Hmm, are we doing an on point setting or will we be coming back to add the other half of the square? I’m sewing along at 1/4 of the pieces which is very manageable, and I’ll wait to […]

My go to project when I’m out and about is knitting. Particularly while watching swimming lessons or attending committee meetings for the band, I use the time to add a few rows on my current project. Right now I have two projects on the go. A pair of toe up socks using a lovely squishy […]

Step 3 of On Ringo Lake is added many…many… more pink diamonds to my pile of finished units. I didn’t start sewing last week’s clue until Saturday…another case of slow and steady wins the race. Here are my posts from Step 1 and Step 2. I made a template for these and taped it to […]

Yeah, well, I was away all weekend and although I took my sewing machine, I couldn’t take my entire stash (wait, I could have, but I had to make a hard decision). So today after returning home, I cut out the pieces for step 2 (note, this link will expire but you can download the […]

I succumbed. Bonnie Hunter runs a mystery quilt every year, and despite the fact I haven’t finished my En Provence quilt, I am joining in this year. I felt an icy, wintry palette would be fun, and tried some different combinations before settling on black/charcoal, teal, pink, and white. I then realized that these colours […]

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 […]

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 […]

This finish is brought to you by the fact that once I had pulled out the pattern and fabric for my Finish a Long post, I didn’t want to put everything away again. I have to admire the detail and thought that went into the directions, the sewing went quite smoothly. I find however that […]

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! […]