And a gloriously scrappy finish to boot. I had tried to resist, but I had fallen into the #comfortquiltqal from Modern Heritage Quilts (hosted by Amy’s Creative Side and shared on instagram). I even managed to keep up (although sometimes ahead or behind) with the schedule, to finish this wonderful baby quilt. And as luck […]

Go to Quilting Hugs and Kisses for the TGIFF linkup (oops, I published it a bit early).

Welcome to TGIFF and a finish for me that has been a long time coming. The Tic Tac Toe blocks were made by my bee-mates in the 2015 version of the Canadians Quilt Bee, from this pattern by Blossom Heart Quilts. I continued my free motion quilting practice following along the #freemotionchallenge by Angela Walters. […]

Yes, it always seems like a good idea at the time to join another stitch-a-long. I like my mandolin quilt blocks but it I can’t see making a huge quilt. For one, the blocks are big and awkward enough that I don’t find them a great take along project. I’m always worried about losing my […]

The bag of the month club has been a great investment as a series of tutorials in bag-making but creates a new squirrel every month when the next pattern comes out. I was determined to use piecing for May, since I am a quilter, after all. Once the pattern came out, it didn’t seem suited […]

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, […]

Saturday was rainy so I was able to spend some quality time with fabric and thread when there was actually daylight coming through the window! I need to remember that as it gets into warmer days my sewing room also becomes warmer when the sun is out, although usually pleasant in the evening. The mandolin […]

I finished the first 3 rounds of my third mandolin quilt English paper piecing project on the weekend. For the next round, I had cut out squares in a turquoise, but I thought they might be too dark, so I went back to my green bin and found this lighter aqua/mint fabric, I think it’s […]

Sharing a few photos, a visual of my weekend in Halliburton. I have a free wordpress plan which means limited media storage; I’ve been using Flickr to host photos, but today I see that it has been acquired by Smugmug (never heard of them before this). Will my storage still be free? I am already […]

Of goals for Q2 in the Finish a Long. Well, that’s not new for me. And as usual, I try to make these goals something that has been hanging around, not the seductive new project which has tempted me. Which means, that almost all of these goals are recycled from last quarter. Tic Tac Toe […]