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#bigquiltbee wrapped in love

All done and off to Canadian Quilters Association to join 999 other quilts made for Ronald McDonald Houses of Canada. Free motion quilted with Aurifil thread in an easy heart/loop/swirly flower pattern. Previous posts: Slab Blocks for Canada’s 150th And then there were 24 Linking up to TGIFF with Leanne at Devoted Quilter and to […]

I sew a Rainbow

I’ve been really enjoying the quilting on this Starlight, Stardark quilt top. I treated it like a sampler quilt, quilting each block individually and with different motifs. I tried some new free motion quilting techniques, and practiced some feathers. I used a pattern to make this butterfly. I even did some straightline quilting–which I use […]

A cleaning up Finish

This quilt block is one of my older unfinished objects (UFO), from the Simply Solids quilt bee in 2013. Unfortunately the tension was off, so it needed to be heavily quilted. I decided to make a pillow for my daughter to sit on, which is why it isn’t as full and poofy as I would […]

Final Tally for Q3 in the Finish-a-Long

Not bad, not bad at all. Two previous finishes have been linked up already, my espadrilles in fabulous echino, and the Yuma pillow, completed and gifted to my in-laws. (Q3 goal setting link here.) I’ve been working away at the quilting of this Christmas Grand Illusion (mystery quilt pattern from 2014 by Bonnie Hunter) this […]

Refracted Quilt – A TGIFF finish!

Hello and welcome to my blog for Thank Goodness it’s Finally Finished! This week, I can proudly share the quilt I made for my niece. Pink of course, and as she is just about 14, not a minute too soon (as I said to my sister, I was afraid if I waited too long she […]

September goal for ALYOF

I don’t expect to have as much sewing time as usual in September, so definitely I need to pick a project which is well underway. I think my Yuma quilt is the best choice. I have quilted a selection of concentric circles on the top already, now I just need to go back and add […]

Free motion quilting WIP

I hesitated for so long to quilt this quilt because I didn’t want to do a boring quilting design (like straight lines). Finally I decided to just have fun, so each block will be quilted with a different design. I tend to go too fast on the bigger motifs, but the ribbon candy in the […]

Lotus Pillow (TGIFF)

Hurray for another finish! This was the pillow I made for the Great Pillow Fight swap on Flickr, a fantastic group of ladies swapping fantastic pillows. After a false start or two, I pulled out my Hex’n’More ruler and selected fabrics to match the colours in the Koi low volume print. With my pals in […]

A Frozen Finish

Here it is, the fastest quilt I have ever made! I love playing with the pretty fabrics, but this happy kid is totally worth the simplicity of a fabric panel. I had stopped into my local fabric shop, The Stitch Witch, the weekend before Christmas for a quick browse. And my daughter went straight to […]

Pinwheels Star Quilt is Done

I have been working every day on this quilt, to get it done in time to enter in the Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge. And I finished it, by the skin of my teeth. And it’s fabulous, if I do say so myself! Some of the characteristics of modern quilting — use of grey as […]