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”

April Block Report

Can you believe we are one third of the way through this year? My block count is reflecting the emotional impact this year is having on me. My blocks so far this year have been: January 196 Blocks February 66 Blocks March 43 Blocks Previous Total: 305 Autumn Entwined Pattern Test ; 25 blocks ScrappyContinue reading “April Block Report”

Fabric Pulls

These past few days found me going down a rabbit hole. I hit the wall with missing family, not being able to focus, and really missing the physical contact of a simple hug. It was really strange not to see family or friends over the Easter weekend other than social media posts, video and telephoneContinue reading “Fabric Pulls”

March 15-21 Progress Report

It’s been quite a week of fabric fun. I’ve decided that keeping busy while DH shifts back and forth between Canadian news and American news for 6 – 10 hours a day will make me crazy if I don’t find ways to tune it out. My first finish was piecing the flimsy for my projectContinue reading “March 15-21 Progress Report”

February Monthly Recap

February was not as productive as I would have liked, but with having cataract surgery and trying to adjust to my so much improved vision, I am not going to complain. Blocks finished in February: Vortex: 42 Scrappy blocks: 24 Previous Total: 196 Total Blocks: 262 Previous Goal: 30/31 February – 12/29 days Goal metContinue reading “February Monthly Recap”

Introduction to Quilting – My Favourite Necessary Tools

After several requests from readers, friends, students and family, I am going to start a series of posts on what you need to know in order to make a quilt. This will include a list of what I consider to be necessary tools, common quilting terms and will end with my basic Sampler Quilt Pattern.Continue reading “Introduction to Quilting – My Favourite Necessary Tools”

Stash and Time Reports

One of my last projects in my need to get organized this year is my stash. I am still on my self imposed fabric diet so I am only allowing myself to purchase fabric for a specific project or some much needed neutrals for backgrounds. I am starting the year with 200 yards in theContinue reading “Stash and Time Reports”

Weekly Goals

I’m trying to break down my monthly goals to weekly ones to allot time for the bigger projects and still have time for any projects that pop up. My first project is to work on Mosaic Mystery. It’s been hanging around and getting pushed back on the list by other projects. I need to getContinue reading “Weekly Goals”

Wonderful Wednesday

Temperatures here are still below freezing and a nasty cold wind is blowing, but it’s still snowing. The forecast for the next two weeks is more snow but the temperatures will be rising on the weekend. Sounds like a really good reason to stay in and sew to me. That’s just what I did today.Continue reading “Wonderful Wednesday”

Project Quilting Challenge 1

I was being good working on my UFO’s when I received an email from Persimmon Dreams. Project quilting 11 has begun. The theme for this week is numbers. I wasn’t too sure what to make but then that squirrel paid me a visit yesterday. In the Stitch it and Gift It Blog Hop I hadContinue reading “Project Quilting Challenge 1”

November Fun Finish

At our Guild meeting at the beginning of November a request was put forward to our members to make and donate some items to the local food bank. At their Christmas party in December some volunteers take the kids in to the back room where they are encouraged to pick presents to gift their parents.Continue reading “November Fun Finish”

Winter Blues

I can’t believe Carla from Creatin in the Sticks is hosting another Blog Hop in January. It always amazes me how organized some people are. Well of course I had to sign up for another Hop. I think I’m becoming an addict to the fun and sharing ideas! So get ready for some winter funContinue reading “Winter Blues”

Once Upon a Story Show and Tell

This was Marian from Seams to be Sew’s 5 year of doing a fall RowAlong. The theme this year was Nursery Rhymes and Fables. The designers that stepped up to participate really raised the bar with such creativity being shown in their blocks. It was my first time taking part in a Hop and IContinue reading “Once Upon a Story Show and Tell”

Monday Musings

First of all Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers. Hopefully your weekend was full with family, laughter, lover and good food. My weekend started with teaching On Saturday at my monthly group at our local Guild. I’m excited to have one new Quilter and one novice this season. Both of these ladies amazed me withContinue reading “Monday Musings”

October OMG

Can you believe it’s October already? I sure can’t. The weathers here is still mild, the leaves are just starting to fall and there is just a skiff of snow high up on the ridges. As of tomorrow it will be one month since my surgery so my goals for the month will have toContinue reading “October OMG”

September OMG

My September OMG was to finally decide on a quilt for me! My last count I have completed 343 quilts. Each and every one has been gifted or donated. When I discovered that surgery was necessary and imminent I started getting organized and that was when I confirmed that I had indeed donated the lastContinue reading “September OMG”

September OMG

My September will start with surgery on my rotator cuff to repair the torn and severed ligaments that were damaged when I moved us last October to our sweet little apartment. As I was cleaning and doing laundry to get ready for Tuesday’s surgery, I realized that although I have finished 343 quilts in theContinue reading “September OMG”

Mosaic Mystery QAL

Oh I do love squirrels, I had decided that I was going to behave and just concentrate on my July OMG list and finishing up some UFO’s, but then I kept seeing the posts for the Meadow Mist Mosaic Mist QAL. Yesterday the post was up for the fabric choices and that was it! SuchContinue reading “Mosaic Mystery QAL”

Another Few Days of Stitching Fun

I have been too busy since last week to actually sit down and write a post! Last week saw us in two different cities seeing different doctors on different days. DH is doing good and I get to try 8 weeks of physio before the surgeon will do the surgery on my shoulder. Works outContinue reading “Another Few Days of Stitching Fun”

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!”