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
For last year’s Christmas swap at work, I decided to make a decorative reindeer silhouette cushion. I chose to go scrappy, to practice using the Scrappy Bits Applique Techniques in the book by Shannon Brinkley before taking on another more challenging project. I picked out a fabric that I had purchased at Len’s Mills a… Continue reading Prongs: A scrappy appliqué deer pillow
When one of my buddies at work shared with me that she was expecting, I immediately started seeing visions of a gangly-legged baby lamb quilt, made just for her. Why, you ask? Well, for one, she has a thing for Lambs. And for two, she married a Lamb. Since her baby was certain to be… Continue reading Tara Made a Little Lamb: Making a Scrappy Applique Baby Quilt