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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 […]

Lisa’s top 5 for 2016

Thanks to Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs for the party and inspiration, I’m going to join in on the linky party for my best 5 posts of 2016. In case you missed it, my best 5 of 2015 is here. Best quilt finish My favourite of 2016 is the Grand Illusion Christmas from the Bonnie […]

En Provence beginnings

Although I have so many quilts in progress, I couldn’t resist starting the mystery quilt with Bonnie Hunter. She provides so much teaching and fun in these mystery quilt alongs, I was eager to dive in. I shared my fabric pull in this earlier post. On the weekend when I was home in-between weeks 2 […]

Quilty Work in Progress

It seemed to take forever to make the backing, I am trying to consciously use up older large cuts of fabric (so I can justify buying new fabric.  With the saturated colours i used in the front of my Star Light, Star Dark quilt,  I like to use strong colours on the back too. It […]

Fall sewing

A little of this, a little of that. I’ve been enchanted by the fall colours recently, trying to incorporate the brilliant chartreuse greens and deep magenta into a palette which speaks autumn without being just brown and orange. I used the Play Crafts palette builder for this one, and just had to add my dark […]

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 […]