Ready for Some Fun Hopping Around?

Carla from Creatin’ in the Sticks put the word out that she would be hosting another blog hop and the word spread quickly! We all know how much fun these hops are so the roster filled up rapidly. Can you see the amazing list of participants? Are you as excited as I am to seeContinue reading “Ready for Some Fun Hopping Around?”

Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge

Starting in 2011 Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict has hosted this challenge to provide quilts to various charities. 2011: 47 quilters made 60 quilts 2012: 55 quilters made 94 quilts 2013: 65 quilters made 127 quilts 2014: 70 quilters made 145 quilts 2015: 67 quilters made 147 quilts 2016: 104 quilters made 194Continue reading “Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge”

Crystal Facets

Doing another pattern test for The Quilt Pattern Magazine. The pattern is called Crystal Facets, is a paper piecing project and is written by Barbara Douglas. I started with this; And continued on to this; Such a sweet basket of fabric goodness! I continued on and was really pleased with the pattern. It was soContinue reading “Crystal Facets”

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”

OMG June Finishes

Now that the end of the month is fast approaching, I am so pleased to say I met all of my goals! WooHoo! The secret sewing I was working on is finished and pictures of the flimsy have been submitted. I can hardly wait for October to be able to share after the pattern isContinue reading “OMG June Finishes”

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”


It’s always a fun time to record finishes. First up I have Charlotte’s sweater knitted, buttons sewed on and the parcel has been mailed! As usual, I forgot to take a picture after it had been soaked and blocked. Somewhere years ago, I was given a handwritten pattern for a children’s sweater pattern that isContinue reading “Q1FAL”

Qwilt Qwazy Queens

Marian at Seams to be Sew is hosting another of her great blog Hops in March. I’ve been following the Hops she hosts and having so much fun doing some of the blocks and rows for the row alongs. Her bloggers always have the most inspiring posts and such great eye candy. So I decidedContinue reading “Qwilt Qwazy Queens”

Proofreading and Testing

I have discovered over the past couple of years that I love to pattern test or proofread patterns for other designers. It not only gives me a deadline to do a project, but can help me stretch my skills or learn new ways to do different techniques. As a quilter I love piecing and paperContinue reading “Proofreading and Testing”

Good Fortune Mystery Quilt

Is a mystery no longer! Bonnie released the instructions on putting the quilt together and OMG……’s a beauty! I have been busy since we got back from our vacation (I will write about that later) getting the last blocks pieced and then starting to put it all together. I had managed to get some ofContinue reading “Good Fortune Mystery Quilt”

2019 UFO List

I’ve been doing a bit of sewing and piecing to get used to my new machine.  I’m more and more impressed with it.  In between bits of sewing I have unpacked every box from my sewing room.  Some of them had to be repackaged and put in the storage room due to my space limitations.Continue reading “2019 UFO List”

Lonestar Update

This quilt is the Lonestar which has so much history attached to it.  It was picked apart when a grandson spilt his grape juice on it.  Then my machine crashed.  Then I had to modify my design several times because I just didn’t’ have enough of the fabric to redo the original which was aContinue reading “Lonestar Update”

Continued progress on Lonestar

Well I’m happy to say that this treasure is finally progressing along.  I had issues with machines breaking down and needing to go to Allan for some much needed repairs and a service while he had possession of them.  Can you believe all 3 machines went down one after the other or at the sameContinue reading “Continued progress on Lonestar”

Night Eyes from Sewn Up

I am so in love with this pattern!  It is great for beginners and a quick pattern for charity quilts.  As soon as I got the pattern, I whipped up the throw size to familiarize myself with the pattern.  Our local community golf course is not very secure right now, so I volunteered to doContinue reading “Night Eyes from Sewn Up”

Throw made from TeresaDownUnder’s Night Eyes Pattern

This is the first quick test of Teresa’s pattern. I had volunteered to test patterns for her and had to try the throw before I pulled fabric from my stash to do the queen sized quilt she needed me to do.  Once I had pulled the fabrics from my scrap bin and from my stashContinue reading “Throw made from TeresaDownUnder’s Night Eyes Pattern”

Charlotte’s pick

When my granddaughter, Charlotte was 3, her Daddy and Mommy discovered Charley was going to have a sibling.  Our Miss Charlotte decided she needed Nana to make her a quilt for her big girl bed in their new house.  With her Mom’s help, she found a pattern she liked and then picked her fabrics out.Continue reading “Charlotte’s pick”

Another one done!

Finally one for me to keep!  I have been hoarding this fabric ever since Kathleen bought some and showed it to me.  I had to make the trip to Kathy’s Quilt Shop in Prince George, BC to get the teal and brown floral, but then lucked out and found the extra fabrics to coordinate with theContinue reading “Another one done!”