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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

I Love Thursday #63

While most of us found 2021 to be a trying year there were some incredible highs and lows. Personally I experienced being on Wildfire Evacuation Alert which had me sewing almost non stop and taking a break to go outside to watch the helicopters picking up water from the river in front of our homeContinue reading “I Love Thursday #63”

Weekly Goals and To-Do Tuesday #87

I’ll be linking up with To-Do Tuesday which is now hosted by Linda from Texas Quilt Gal! I’m 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 EPP projects. Some progress. 😄Continue reading “Weekly Goals and To-Do Tuesday #87”

My PHD in 2022 – I’m In!

This year I will be joining Quilting Gail in the quest to clean up those UFO’s and attempt to finish every new start to completion. Here are the rules: Select 12 UFOs (or more) that you want to finish in 2022 Join, with the linky party and tell us about your UFOs Grab a tallyContinue reading “My PHD in 2022 – I’m In!”

December OMG Finish

Here it is the last month of the year 2021 and it’s time to see if we met our goals for the month to be able to link up with Elm Street Quilts. I’m working on a new pattern or two to help me use up the contents of my pre cut scrap bins. MyContinue reading “December OMG Finish”

I Love Thursday #62

I’m joining a group of friends who get together via a linky party on LeeAnna’s blog Not Afraid of Color to share list of things that bring them joy, inspire them or make them laugh. Last evening I was out and about for a walk and was able to enjoy this view: I actually spentContinue reading “I Love Thursday #62”

Weekly Goals and To-Do Tuesday #87

I’ll be linking up with To-Do Tuesday which is now hosted by Linda from Texas Quilt Gal! I’m 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. No Progress 2. Keep sewing my pieces for my EPP projects. Some progress. 😄Continue reading “Weekly Goals and To-Do Tuesday #87”

#2022 Planning Party and Favourite Finish

It’s time for Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl’s annual link up to help with setting goals and plans for the new year. My goals for last year were twofold: 1. Learn to use my new toy once it was set up. It was so much fun to learn how to put quilts on the frame andContinue reading “#2022 Planning Party and Favourite Finish”

I Love Thursday #61

I’m joining a group of friends who get together via a linky party on LeeAnna’s blog Not Afraid of Color to share list of things that bring them joy, inspire them or make them laugh. This morning I was out and about for my walk bright and early to see this view: Then we wereContinue reading “I Love Thursday #61”

Weekly Goals and To-Do Tuesday #86

I’ll be linking up with To-Do Tuesday which is now hosted by Linda from Texas Quilt Gal! I’m 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. No Progress 2. Keep sewing my pieces for my EPP projects. No Progress. 3.Continue reading “Weekly Goals and To-Do Tuesday #86”

Weekly Goals and To-Do Tuesday #85

I’ll be linking up with To-Do Tuesday which is now hosted by Linda from Texas Quilt Gal! I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else is working on or have finished. It was a week of being busy with Guild activities and fighting off a cold. luckily the cold was mild and the fun wasContinue reading “Weekly Goals and To-Do Tuesday #85”

December One Monthly Goal

Here it is the last month of the year 2021 and it’s time to set our goals for the month to be able to link up with Elm Street Quilts. I’m working on a new pattern or two to help me use up the contents of my pre cut scraps. My goal is to getContinue reading “December One Monthly Goal”

My PHD in November

Gail from Quilting Gail introduced me to her PHD Challenge and Tracker. I love being held accountable and keeping track of my projects and Gail’s tracker sure helps. I have managed to get my PHD for 2021, but would be happier if I can get some more UFOs finished so I won’t be starting 2022Continue reading “My PHD in November”