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Lonely Q4 finish

So I finally got this quilted over Christmas. Then after a frustrating meeting of one of my extra-curricular groups, sat down and attached the binding. Most of the quilting and binding is with Gutermann white, easy, looks good, and will be sturdier than cotton thread. I may do more quilting with Gutermann, it’s easy to […]

Slow stitching

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 […]

Good Fortune progress

I missed posting on Wednesday this week, but really all I had to show was a bunch of cut pieces. I tried Bonnie’s bonus triangle method for Clue #3, but quickly gave up (my pieces were 1/8″ small) and cut them out separately. I made a quick template for the Chevron cuts. I’m up at […]

Step 2 On Ringo Lake

Yeah, well, I was away all weekend and although I took my sewing machine, I couldn’t take my entire stash (wait, I could have, but I had to make a hard decision). So today after returning home, I cut out the pieces for step 2 (note, this link will expire but you can download the […]

It’s a mystery

I succumbed. Bonnie Hunter runs a mystery quilt every year, and despite the fact I haven’t finished my En Provence quilt, I am joining in this year. I felt an icy, wintry palette would be fun, and tried some different combinations before settling on black/charcoal, teal, pink, and white. I then realized that these colours […]

AMH Diamonds Mini — Bloggers Quilt Festival

For my second entry in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side, I thought I would revisit the mini quilt I made in 2015 for an instagram swap.  I used big stitch quiting with floss to emphasize the linen diamonds, then free motion quilting for the prints in matching thread.   In case you […]

A Pink Partridge

I have tried to keep up with cutting out the Jolly Little Christmas blocks (free sew along from Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts), so that whenever I have a free moment I can sew a few seams.  The Partridge in a Pear Tree was fiddly to start, but came together nicely as long as you […]

Working Backwards

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 […]

En Provence colour changes

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 […]

Roundabout – Q1 in the Finish A Long

Hurray for another round of the global finish a long!  I’ve been working away on my longstanding works in progress and have decided on goals for this quarter.   Some are recycled from last quarter as usual. Starlight, Stardark quilt Quilting is in progress, this is achievable. And a bonus shot of some of the […]