In an effort to clear up some unfinished quilts, (and to procrastinate about bigger projects I need to finish) I’m going to finish off my January Project Quilt. I had all the blocks finished, so I sewed them together into the quilt top which measures about 72″ x 72″. And, for the first time, I basted a quilt using my […]
I wanted to make something fairly quick and fun today – so I picked Elizabeth Hartman’s free Cat Block Pillow for Janome, which has lots of room for scrappy piecing. For the pillow, you make 10 cat faces and then trim each to 4.5″ wide by 5.5″ high. Then you piece the pillow top together, trim it up and you’ve […]
Baby quilt for a dear friend whose baby was born on December 31st! A mix of charm squares from Tula Pink’s All Stars and Robert Kaufman’s Pen and Ink. Super simple but so colourful! It isn’t finished but soon, baby, soon.
Happy New Year! I have a few new projects going on, but my most exciting one is to attempt Then Came June’s gorgeous Sienna Burst Quilt. I was drawn to the original image of the quilt because I love the scrappy and faded effect the relatively low volume mixed prints have. So pretty! This is classified as an intermediate pattern, […]
I made this for my dear friend, Esther! It’s Edyta Sitar’s free Stargazer pattern, which I made for myself in blue and white, but it looks super pretty in purples! The back is red and blue because those are Esther’s other favourite colours! It’s my 11th finished quilt of 2020, and my second last one for the Christmas season!
This is a lap quilt for a dear gentleman who’s in a long term care home right now. It’s got strong, masculine colours, quite a bit of Nova Scotia tartan and a bonus panel of hockey skates on the back (Don played hockey into his 70s!) I added hearts to each side to help him remember that he is loved. […]
In between Christmas quilt finishes I’m continuing to work on January Project blocks. They’re so satisfying, partly because I’m using up scraps and partly because they’re so pretty!
I enjoyed working on the Diamonds on a String scrappy paper piecing quilt by Heather Kojan so much that I bought another of her scrappy patterns: January Project. It’s great to have something to work away on, and that I can totally make from my stash and scraps, and the 12″ blocks are nice and big. I chose to stay […]
I wanted to make a quilt with this panel for friends who have two huskies and live in the moderately far north of Ontario, but was really unsure how to make it into a quilt. I used a jelly roll of solids and then augmented it with 3 browns, black, white and grey and varied the width of those strips […]
Made for a dear friend of mine, this small art quilt is based on collagist Susan Carlson’s pattern and technique. I used mostly Kaffe Fassett prints for the turtle itself because these prints lend themselves so well to this technique. After free motion quilting the piece, I used sashiko style quilting stitching in three floss colours to echo the form […]