The timing of the #freemotionchallenge with Angela Walters was a perfect fit with my quilting on this quilt, from the Summer Solstice quilt along by Melissa at Happy Quilting. Although I am about an intermediate level with quilting on my domestic, by watching the YouTube videos I picked up a few tips to apply. I […]

I am so (sew) excited that I have finished my Sugar Block Club Quilt! Started in 2014 with the sew-along from Amy Gibson at Stitchery Dickory Dock, I added the Swoon block for the center and created a medallion style layout. Lots of starting and stopping during the quilting due to numerous colour changes, but […]

I had a question from a reader about how I machine bind, so here are some photos from my Sugar Block Club Quilt for a tutorial. I cut my binding 2-1/4″ — I have also used 2-1/2″, but I like my binding tight and not too wide. This method gives a topstitched finish from the […]

I have a confession to make. I started another new project. I saw many pretty Mandolin Quilt blocks popping up in my Instagram and blog feeds, so I have jumped in. The first set of papers I cut out by hand, then I found a Canadian supplier (Eagles Wings Quilts) and ordered enough for at […]

Well folks, I did it! I met my goal for 2018 of making some bags (or at least one) by completing January’s Bag of the Month, a pattern by ChrisW Designs. I would have actually completed this in January if the rivets I had ordered had come in sooner. I has some challenges installing them, […]

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 […]

Not that I was running out or anything, but two visits to two different Fabricland locations netted a nice assortment of fabric. Firstly the Oshawa location with some colourful half metre cuts. I felt the need to add more prints with multi colours, and the seahorses (Under the Sea by Jo Lynch) looked usable even […]

I certainly have made bags before, and I’m usually bad about exactly following a pattern, so this post is to document all the changes I have made to the Podium Bag, which is January’s pattern for the bag of the month club. At least so far. First off, I hadn’t checked the printout size, but […]

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 […]

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 […]