My Tips and Tutorials

All quilters develop their own shortcuts, or tricks or have favourite tools to help when they are creating. When I started getting busy and accumulating so many UFOs in my To Be Quilted pile, I just started putting the flimsies in a bin. A few months ago I was at the studio and pulled outContinue reading “My Tips and Tutorials”

PQ 13.2 In Silhouette

This week’s challenge for the Project Quilting Challenge was to do a silhouette in some way. Last week I had done a pattern test for Sandra Healy Designs of a fun little Cardinal. Then Sandra sent me a copy of one of her other patterns; the squirrel. Now anyone who knows me knows I haveContinue reading “PQ 13.2 In Silhouette”

I Love Thursday #64

Each week I try to link up with LeeAnna of Not Afraid of Color for our weekly I Like Thursday posts. Taking the time to find things that I am grateful for, the things that spark joy, provide inspiration or provoke a chuckle can always make me realize how great life is. I always enjoyContinue reading “I Love Thursday #64”

Ready for the Polar Bear Plunge on Jan.24?

Here is the schedule for the hop. I’m so happy to see some friends taking part and some new to me bloggers as well! 😉 Here’s the schedule.  Monday Jan 24 Creatin’ in the Sticks Samelias Mum Purring Cottage Patchouli Moon Studio Scrapdash Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life   Tuesday Jan 25 Just LetContinue reading “Ready for the Polar Bear Plunge on Jan.24?”

Weekly Goals and To-Do Tuesday #90

I’ll be linking up with To-Do Tuesday which is being hosted by Linda from Texas Quilt Gal. Every week I find myself looking forward to seeing what everyone else is working on or have finished. Last To-Do list: 1. Continue with my scrappy leader/ender project. Some Progress 2. Keep sewing my pieces for my EPPContinue reading “Weekly Goals and To-Do Tuesday #90”

Sew Much Fun!

Recently I had an opportunity to do a pattern test for a designer I’ve really enjoyed getting to know by seeing some of her sweet blocks on another blogger’s site. Thanks Wendy 😉) I printed my pattern, read it over twice and then started cutting my fabrics. This pattern was well written and easy toContinue reading “Sew Much Fun!”

The 2022 – 350 Blocks Project Has Begun

Shelly from Prairie Moon Quilts has started this year’s Blocks Project Challenge. Just click on the logo to go to the information post. I enjoy doing this challenge and managed to keep track of my blocks (I think) last year and discovered I finished over 800 blocks! 😄 Carol

January Scrap Happy Day

I’ve always enjoyed playing with scraps, but have been making a concerted effort to use up my stash and my scraps since the Pandemic began. I have purchased some fabric in person when storefronts finally re-opened, but find shopping on line to be an imperfect solution when the stores are closed. These past two weeksContinue reading “January Scrap Happy Day”

A Fun DrEAMI Project

I was sorting through some bins and drawers looking for my little stash of orphan blocks to find one for the SAHRR. Instead I found this sweet stack of fun flannels prints and Samantha told me I just had to do something with it. Cutting, layering fabric and batting and some stitching happened rather quickly.Continue reading “A Fun DrEAMI Project”

The 350 Blocks Project 2021 Recap

Shelly from Prairie Moon Quilts hosts this fun challenge and she is going to do it again in 2022. It starts on the 15th so do join in if you haven’t already. Here are the very impressive numbers for last year: 2021 statistics: • We had 105 participants sign up. • Of those 105, weContinue reading “The 350 Blocks Project 2021 Recap”

Stay at Home Round Robin 2022- I’m In!

One of my favourite things to do at the start of the year is to play along with Quilting Gail and a group of on line friends who are the designers of the Stay at Home Round Robin. I have been spending some time trying to decide which orphan block to use as my centreContinue reading “Stay at Home Round Robin 2022- I’m In!”

Weekly Goals and To-Do Tuesday #89

I’ll be linking up with To-Do Tuesday which is being hosted by Linda from Texas Quilt Gal. Every week I find myself looking forward to seeing what everyone else is working on or have finished. Last To-Do list: 1. Continue with my scrappy leader/ender project. Some Progress 2. Keep sewing my pieces for my EPPContinue reading “Weekly Goals and To-Do Tuesday #89”

PQ 13 Has Begun

I look forward to this every year! Kim from Persimmon Dreams hosted this fun challenge. Trish Frankland (aka QuiltChicken) is our PQ challenge mistress who comes up with each theme. PQ13.1 – ALL THE COLORS! RULE 1: YOUR PROJECT MUST BE COLORFUL – AT LEAST 5 COLORS MUST BE PRESENT. You have one week toContinue reading “PQ 13 Has Begun”

January One Monthly Goal

I was so excited to see that Patty from Elm Street Quilts is hosting her One Monthly Goal Challenge again this year. This is one of my favourite linky parties to join because it keeps me on track to finish at least one new project each month. My goal(s) this month are: 1. To startContinue reading “January One Monthly Goal”

The Sew Down – 2022 Aurifil Thread Challenge

The Sew Down – 2022 Aurifil Thread Challenge was in a blog post I read at the The Jolly Jabber blog for the Fat Quarter Shop. It looks like a fun way to see just how much thread we use over a few months. Swing your bobbin round and round, It’s time to get yourContinue reading “The Sew Down – 2022 Aurifil Thread Challenge”

Weekly Goals and To-Do Tuesday #88

I’ll be linking up with To-Do Tuesday which is being hosted by Linda from Texas Quilt Gal. Every week I find myself looking forward to seeing what everyone else is working on or have finished. Last To-Do list: 1. Continue with my scrappy leader/ender project. Some Progress 2. Keep sewing my pieces for my EPPContinue reading “Weekly Goals and To-Do Tuesday #88”

The Scrappy Quilter is Doing it Again!

Joy @ The Joyful Quilter has posted about the Winter 2022 UFO Clb on Ravelry. Just click on her blog name to go to the post. Here are the rules. “The WINTER 2022 UFO Club is now OPEN for sign-ups!! Participants MUST list (at least) FIVE projects. Photos should accompany the list. Sign-ups end atContinue reading “The Scrappy Quilter is Doing it Again!”

December Block Report

December was not a great month for sewing with so much time spent travelling back and forth to help my friends and taking care to get my DH to medical appointments and of course getting our boosters and having a reaction. I did manage 28 more blocks which brings me to a yearly total ofContinue reading “December Block Report”