In December, a special friend and colleague, J., lost her father. Over the holidays, I had made a quilted pillow, that I describe here, from scraps I had in my Sacred Sewing Space. When I gave her the pillow, she told me that she had been thinking of asking me if I would do a… Continue reading Patchwork of Memories: Remembering a Very Special Father and Husband
Summary of my Quarter: It is with much disappointment that I must confess I did not complete a single item on my proposed finishes list for Q3. With buying a new car, being seriously tired, having many doctors’ appointments for various members of our family, school startup, my poochie being hit by a car (and… Continue reading Proposed Finishes for Q4 2017
The Riley Blake Challenge was posted and I pretty quickly got a vision of somewhat improv-pieced triangles lined up on a grey background, with a piano-key strip up one side. After looking several times online for the fabrics I needed, and only finding it sold by the bolt, I put the shopping aside. Then, about… Continue reading Legend: A Quilt for My Little Rockstar
Well, I only knocked two finishes off my overzealous list from last quarter. My Riley Blake Challenge, which was dubbed, ”Legend” and gifted to my 5 year-old son for his birthday. and a memory quilt, made of dress shirts, which we named, ”Patchwork of Memories”, to celebrate the life of a very special husband, father… Continue reading Finish A Long 2017 Q3 Proposed Finishes List
I’m Tara. I’m a speech-language pathologist am married to Kirkules and have three children, who we shall refer to as Kiwi, LittleMac 2 and LittleMac3. I also have a derpy goldendoodle named Stash. He is cute, fuzzy and gassy. But enough about those reasons for living–you want to know about my other reason… Continue reading 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Bloghop: Meet the Blogger
As you may have noticed, I am participating in a group called “New Quilt Bloggers”, which is an opportunity for me to learn how to have a better blog that appeals to more readers, and increase some traffic to my blog with a blog hop. This week marks the start and there are many amazing… Continue reading New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop Starts This Week!
What do you do when your friend asks you to take pictures of her quilt? Well, you jump on the opportunity! Especially if the quilt is as patriotic and inspiring as this one is! Lorna Costantini designed this quilt and pattern especially for Canada’s 150th birthday, which is coming soon. Lorna had the quilt delivered… Continue reading Canada 150 Photo Shoot: Capturing Lorna Costantini’s Canadian Wonder
Well, the first QAL ever of my sewing life was a hit! I managed to get five projects finished and some progress on a few others. No sense in quitting now: time to draft my next list for this fantastic motivator! Not surprisingly, due to some fun guild activities and my first commission, I will… Continue reading Finish-A-Long 2017 Q2 List
Just before midnight on March 31, I put the last few stitches into my latest finish Just on time, too! A friendship square mini quilt marks the 5th and final finish for the first quarter of the 2017 Finish-A-Long, which closes today! Click HERE to see my complete Finish-A-Long list. The funniest thing about this… Continue reading Friendship Square Finish!
We were so excited for Nicole and Ryan, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law to move into their new home, and I had planned to make a special gift of any sort of a quilty nature for them. When I interviewed Nicole about what they might need, she quickly settled on a couple of throw pillows with… Continue reading Mr. and Mrs. Pillows: A Quilted Applique Project