A visit to our shared ownership cottage this past weekend allowed a little handwork so I was able to finish the binding on my Grand Illusion Leftovers pillow.   This was a goal on my Q1 Finish-a-long list, as well as a goal this week with To-do Tuesday. Along with that, I progressed the assembly […]

There’s a calendar on the wall in the kitchen, where we note doctor appointments, violin lessons, and which babysitter is booked.  One month at a time, we track the important activities which affect the daily routine of the family (and I was still 45 minutes late for my physio appointment last week). I have an […]

It’s March break this week in Ontario, so my daughter is off school and at camp while Mom and Dad still have to go to work.  It doesn’t seem quite fair.  And while I usually get some sewing done on the weekend, this past weekend I came down with a cold so caught up on […]

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 […]

Once I got into a groove with these slab blocks for the #bigquiltbee , it sure was quick!  You may remember that I started with 6 aqua blocks.   After I had the 6 red blocks done, since I have a lot of pink scraps I decided to slide into a girly palette by using […]

If you follow Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts, you know already that she is offering free patterns for 15 sampler blocks with a Christmas theme. Go here for the Have a Jolly Little Christmas home page. And since I love sampler quilts, and quilt-alongs, it was easy to convince myself to join in. I have […]

My husband loves fishing.   And it is his birthday today.  And like most men he is impossible to buy for (mainly because if he wants something he buys it himself).  So my daughter suggested that I make him a quilt for his birthday (win, more sewing!).  But at this point it’s already February 1. […]

Another stash addition to report this week. #sorrynotsorry I popped into the Fabricland in Ajax only to discover that they are closing and had started their clearance sales. On the $5/metre table, I scooped up these two quilting cottons. I’m always looking for good modern red prints, and the Ardently Austin by Riley Blake was […]

While I had the tutorial open for a zippered pillow back (covered zip tutorial from Adrienne at On The Windy Side), i thought I would make the back for my leftovers Christmas cushion (on my Finish a long list for this quarter).  I didn’t have enough of one Christmas fabric so I used the two […]

You may remember my dilemma in my colour choices while making this quilt.   I really wanted a bright fall theme for this quilt,  but using the values only for placement resulted in orange and blue 4 patches.  This meant that the flow of the pattern was lost in the dramatic colour contrast. Here is […]