Another Fun Project

One of my favourite Pattern Designers, Sandra Walker from MMM Quilts allowed a group of quilters to try out her newest pattern, Heading North, which is scheduled for release Nov. 3, 2022. I do enjoy paper piecing and really needed a project to kick start my sewing mojo so I was only too happy toContinue reading “Another Fun Project”

Scrap Fabric Fun Blog Hop

Mel from The Quilting Room With Mel is hosting a fun hop that shows us great new ways or projects to use up our scraps. Any quilter has scraps and using those leftover bits can bring a warmth of the memories of past quilts and projects. For my project I had a pile of leftoverContinue reading “Scrap Fabric Fun Blog Hop”

Another TQPM Pattern Test

In September I volunteered to do a pattern test for The Quilt Pattern Magazine of “Urban Stars”, written by Barbara Douglas for a finished 54 1/2” square quilt. This pattern is in the February edition of the magazine. I pulled and pressed some batik fabrics from my stash, printed the pattern and templates, and cutContinue reading “Another TQPM Pattern Test”

Patterns I’ve Enjoyed Making From a Great Designer

I’ve had some fun over the past weeks doing some Pattern Testing for Sandra Healy Designs and indulging in some of her other fun patterns. The first I did was the Cardinal block which became the centre medallion for my SAHRR. I’m on my final border for this quilt as I’m writing this. Then IContinue reading “Patterns I’ve Enjoyed Making From a Great Designer”

Happy Mail

Today when we checked the mail I was doing a happy dance. I GOT MAIL! In January I had written a blog post (here) to link with Kathleen McMusing Tips & Tutorials on the 22nd and Kathleen emailed me that I had won a Charm Pack! 😄 I went to open my package but itContinue reading “Happy Mail”

Pattern Testing Feather Chain

I was very fortunate to be asked by Gail Sheppard who you might know by her blog name Quilting Gail to do a pattern test for her. Of course I was thrilled and started pulling fabrics. I was not satisfied with the first pull and switched out fabrics. I was thinking of a subtle fallContinue reading “Pattern Testing Feather Chain”

Follow Your Own Path

One of my favourite designers is Sandra Walker from MMM Quilts. I have enjoyed doing her qal’s and love her patterns. She had mentioned that she is almost ready for her next QAL so of course I had to volunteer to test her pattern. My fabric pull was easy since I had a bundle ofContinue reading “Follow Your Own Path”

I Love Thursday #42

I can’t believe how fast these weeks seem to go. I just now realized it’s Thursday, the day where a group of bloggers get together over on LeeAnna’s blog Not Afraid of Color to share things that bring them joy. My week has been taken up with writing a pattern for this scrappy quilt, “ScrappyContinue reading “I Love Thursday #42”

Pretty Piney Pattern Test

Another project begins! So much fun! Pattern is printed. Fabrics are pulled. Black and white photo edited to check values. I think I’m ready to go. Becca’s Revolution pattern is going to be fun! Flying geese aplenty. Let the cutting and piecing begin! This pattern is another example of how well Becca writes patterns. TheContinue reading “Pretty Piney Pattern Test”

It’s My Turn on the Virtual Cookie Exchange!

At last we are getting this party started with the first of 4 days of fun! I’ve been looking forward to this hop, filled with eye candy and sweet treats for our holiday season.Will you be following the amazing posts from the team on the Virtual Cookie Exchange &Christmas Blog Hop-being hosted by Carol fromContinue reading “It’s My Turn on the Virtual Cookie Exchange!”

My Day on From The Heart Blog Hop

Today is my day to share on the From the Heart Blog Hop which is hosted by Carol from Just Let Me Quilt. I was really excited when I saw the invitation to participate in this Hop as this is the time of year when I am making gifts and looking for new ideas. IContinue reading “My Day on From The Heart Blog Hop”

Pattern Testing – Waltzing With Bears

I had the great privilege of testing a pattern, Waltzing With Bears, by a designer I really admire, Sandra Walker who shares her patterns and projects at MMM Quilts. Sandra is a fellow Canadian and an Island Batik Ambassador. I’ve followed her blog and made a few quilts from her patterns and was thrilled toContinue reading “Pattern Testing – Waltzing With Bears”

Hello Fall Blog Hop

Isn’t it the perfect way to start fall with a blog hop hosted by Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks. Did you check the bloggers who have already shared their posts? Today I am sharing my day with the following bloggers: Creatin’ In The Sticks Bumbleberry Stitches Samelia’s Mum Life in the Scrapatch Storied QuiltsContinue reading “Hello Fall Blog Hop”

Garden Party

It’s that time again! Time to party! Marian at Seams to be Sew has been hard at work organizing her annual fall RAL and has rounded up 50+ participants this year and an incredible list of sponsors. Thanks Marian for another great experience being part of your hop. In keeping with the It’s a GardenContinue reading “Garden Party”

Autumn Entwined

April 6, 2020 I finished piecing the top I was pattern testing for The Quilt Pattern Magazine. The Pattern was Autumn Entwined by RaeLyn Boothe. Finished size is 64.5” x 64.5”. It was a wonderful pattern, well written and easy to follow. It will be published in the August issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine.Continue reading “Autumn Entwined”

Spring into Summer

January 23 had me finishing another pattern test for The Quilt Pattern Magazine. This pattern will be published in the May issue. This pattern is Trinkets written by Nan Baker and finishes at 54 1/2” x 78 1/2”. The cutting was done with great instructions to follow. Then piecing commenced; strip piecing is possible whenContinue reading “Spring into Summer”

Project Quilting 11.4 Winner

Sending a huge thank you to Kim and Trish from Persimmon Dreams and Project Quilting for drawing my number as a winner in this past challenge. The challenge was to use the Birds in the Air block or a variation thereof. I won third prize which was a credit for pdf patterns from Sew HungryContinue reading “Project Quilting 11.4 Winner”

Wild Spin Test Done!

Today, July 25, I finished another pattern test quilt! It was fun to piece and the layout looked easy. Boy was I wrong! I really needed to pay attention lot with this one and will admit to the occasional use of my seam ripper! This is a great pattern to use up those small piecesContinue reading “Wild Spin Test Done!”

Star Crossed Plaid

In October Becca from Pretty Piney Quilts put out a call for pattern testers for her Star Crossed Plaid Pattern. Of course I volunteered and was accepted! This pattern is absolutely one of the sweetest patterns to make. I have done it in fabrics and baby size for my great granddaughter who is due midContinue reading “Star Crossed Plaid”