Garden View Test Pattern

On October 16th I was able to claim a finish for a Pattern Test that I did for The Quilt Pattern Magazine, an on line publication. The pattern is “Garden View” by Barbara Gavlick Hartnett. This pattern is suitable for a beginner/intermediate or intermediate Quilter. The finished size is 68 1/2” x 84 1/2”. ForContinue reading “Garden View Test Pattern”

Playing With Scraps

In keeping with my goal to clean out my scrap bins, I cut several stacks of 2 1/2” and 4 1/2” squares with my Accuquilt cutter and dies. I’ve been having issues with the Covid brain fog (or perhaps too much American news on tv?) so haven’t been able to muster the concentration I needContinue reading “Playing With Scraps”

Medieval Windows

This is another pattern test quilt I did for The Quilt Pattern Magazine in the summer of 2020. The pattern is written by Barbara Gavlick Hartnett. Finished size is 63 1/2” x 63 1/2” and only uses just under 7 1/2 yards of fabric including the binding. The piecing commenced while DH was recuperating fromContinue reading “Medieval Windows”

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”

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”

Squirrel Attack!

Another week of fun ideas and projects on the go. I had finished organizing and planning my projects for the Christmas in July Then and Now being hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. Then those lovely squirrels kept running around and distracting me. I had this project almost finished And then I hadContinue reading “Squirrel Attack!”

To Do Tuesday #15

This last week was a good one with some progress on my goals, getting caught up on some quilt alongs, my first ever Zoom Meeting with some amazing quilty friends, and started a new secret sewing project. 1. Sew the second bean bag chair. Just need to put the zipper in. 2. Work on quiltingContinue reading “To Do Tuesday #15”

Saturday Goings On

This morning Saw a cloudy overcast sky so I thought it would be a good day to sew. Little did I know the clouds cleared off about 9:00 and DH decided to go whack a few balls. That meant I could move things around and get my sewing space in order. I moved my sewingContinue reading “Saturday Goings On”

June OMG

I thought my list last month was doable. I did make some progress. 1. Finish Vortex to flimsy stage. Done! 2. Quilt and binding my Spring Into Summer quilt. It’s basted now and ready to start the quilting. Quilting is done except for the last border. 3. Finish my blog post and get photos forContinue reading “June OMG”

My Day on It’s Cool to be Square Blog Hop

When I saw the announcement for this Blog Hop I knew I wanted to participate and even what I was going to make. It was predetermined! Right? Wrong! I had my fabrics pulled and pattern printed. Then I’m not sure if it was Covid Brain or the squirrels visiting me again but things changed. 🥴Continue reading “My Day on It’s Cool to be Square Blog Hop”

One Month of Self Isolating

Can you believe it’s been just over a month? Are you losing days and having to check your phone to see what day it really is? That’s me these days! 🤔 I had my goals for the week and fabrics pulled for the upcoming blog hop projects. And then………🐿🐿🐿🐿🐿. Visitors arrived and my mind wentContinue reading “One Month of Self Isolating”

Another Flimsy finished

I can’t believe I managed to finish one of the pattern tests I’m doing! It’s been a busy week for me. I was teaching at the Guild on Saturday. Then Tuesday my students needed an extra day of help. They are all at different stages in their quilts so I was busy with instructions forContinue reading “Another Flimsy finished”

Kaleidoscope Pattern Test

At last I get to share this flimsy. I really enjoyed testing this pattern for The Quilt Pattern Magazine It came together quickly since I could use my Accuquilt to do some of the cutting. Isn’t this just some of the nicest piles of fabric sweetness? Just look how nicely these fabrics play together! TheContinue reading “Kaleidoscope Pattern Test”

July OMG Finishes!

To date July has been quite the month! My goal for July was to finish 3 quilt tops. My first finish was a sweet pattern I was testing. The flimsy is done and in my cue for quilting. It looks like September will be a full month of quilting and binding quilts at the rateContinue reading “July OMG Finishes!”

Hidden Treasures

This pattern was designed to combine 2 of my favourite things; scraps and a funky, fun focal fabric. The occasion arose where our local Golf Course is in dire financial straights and in need of some fundraising. I (ahem) was volunteered to do a quilt, which over the course (see how I did that 🤪)Continue reading “Hidden Treasures”

Finished It Friday

OMG! All I can say is I can’t believe they are finished! The last stitch went in to the binding this morning and all three quilts were washed ready to be put on display in the clubhouse. The first is “Fore”, a queen sized quilt that was made from a pattern called Night Eyes byContinue reading “Finished It Friday”

Springtime Fun!

It’s time to update you all since I missed posting for National Quilting Day and St. Patrick’s Day! Hopefully your days were both great and you got to play with fabric and drink green beer 🥴! The weather has improved greatly here with beautiful blue skies and temperatures of 12 degrees today. Unfortunately it alsoContinue reading “Springtime Fun!”

Happy Monday

What a whirlwind few days we’ve had! I haven’t had a chance to make the three additional blocks I need for Levi, my on his way now, third great grandchild. They are at the hospital now and the waiting has begun! And yes, it was slipped that baby is a boy and his first nameContinue reading “Happy Monday”