When I saw the January pattern for the Bag of the Month club, I immediately felt it had to be made in denim. I found a 1/2 metre of this soft light blue in my stash of garment fabrics and got started. For the pocket print, the bright colours of this Tula Pink print from […]

Welcome friends old and new to TGIFF this week! This quilt has taken me longer than it should because I have jumped into some other projects in the middle. With the small pieces of the Bonnie Hunter design, I knew an all over stitching pattern would work best, and I am happy with the dahlia […]

I had imagined I would have time to finish some projects while on shift, yet I feel with the period half over I haven’t accomplished as much as I should. Despite working on many projects. My daughter asked for a bag to carry her new clarinet, and we picked the Sew Sturdy messenger bag from […]

Here I am, plugging away on my Good Fortune quilt. Despite having all of the units made, making the blocks feels like it is taking forever. Today I laid out what I had to try to come up with an alternate arrangement to make it a bit bigger. The winner? a double 9-patch. Here is […]

The inspiration was red, white, and blue for the second challenge of Project Quilting, but the additional comments about flags got me thinking about representations of that most iconic song (barely ahead of the Hockey Night in Canada theme)–O Canada. So I made maple leaf blocks from my scrap bins, and then sandwiched the panel […]

When it’s cold outside (-15 C ), it’s the perfect time to be sitting on the sofa under my Starbright quilt. I realized that the only time I was hand quilting it was on visits to the cottage, so this winter I put it beside the sofa and have continued to progress. I am using […]

I am doing better at finishing quilts. I think so anyway. In 2018, I started 3 quilts (Mandolin quilt from Tales of Cloth, Comfort Quilt from Amy Ellis, and Good Fortune mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter) and finished 5 quilts (Sugar Block Club, Summer Solstice, Comfort, Fall En Provence, Spooky Jack), and made progress on […]

I love the chain effect in this pattern. I was worried about the blue turning out too light but in fact the green is subtle, with the tiny little squares, but I think my colour changes worked out fairly well. Obviously if you were using a single background, the four patch in the centre of […]

One is good, right? I am actually working on a second but it’s a long shot. I decided to hand bind this quilt which always takes me a couple of weeks. I did get into a techniques/rhythm which did not cause my capital tunnel to flare up so the last section was fairly quick. I […]

As in, grade 7. Or was it grade 6? This school period was actually a big deal because we girls got equal time in the shop, making plastic key fobs, wooden cutting boards, and tin boxes. But when we were in the home ec(onomics) classroom, we were exposed to all sorts of domestic goodness, including […]