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
This year, the Modern Quilt Guild organized its first online mini-swap ever. The maiden voyage of the MQG swap, and I, a swap virgin, just had to try it out. It sounded so fun, and I began to get excited about having a sweet new mini to grace the walls of my sacred sewing… Continue reading My First Online Swap: Allie the Owl Flies to Alberta
Wow! This Instagram Quilting Community is just blowing me over. Through the Modern Quilt Guild’s Mini Swap, I found out that many quilters share their work on IG, so I got me an account, grabbed a handle and started following people who seemed to be doing stuff I like. After a few weeks on… Continue reading I Just discovered ”Finish-A-Long” on Instagram.
When you walk into my house, the first thing you see is a beautiful quilt that I was given by my friend, Deb. She won it in a raffle, and offered it to me. I love it. It makes our home more homey. It meant so much to me that Deb thought of us when… Continue reading Lattice of Wishes: Deb’s Signature Quilt
It was decided at the June meeting for the Niagara Modern Quilters’ Guild that we were going to make a quilt for a boy, perhaps a teen, for our entry into the QuiltCon 2016 Charity Quilt Challenge. Our inspiration: Canada’s favourite sport–Hockey. Our theme: Improv with intent. We needed to come up with a way… Continue reading She Shoots, She Scores: Making an Improv Slash and Insert Hockey Stick Block