Saturday, December 31, 2016

STARSTRUCK : quilted and binding on :)

This top was done in October, 

I quilted by machine in the ditch around the squares  and then hand quilted around each star as well as hand quilting a circle in the centre of each star.

Washed and wrinkly cozy in all the pics. As usual, so eager to get it in the laundry that I forgot to take some pictures when it was still nice and flat !!

A reader suggested the orange binding ... I wasn't sure, but I LOVE it !!! Thanks Tammy Stack for the nudge to go bold.

Thursday, December 22, 2016


 After much procrastination .... My first attempt at a t-shirt quilt, finally done !!

I was worried about ruining Britt's WE DAY shirts, worried about colours matching, had trouble finding the border material....

I backed it with grey minky , with that and the stabilizer it made for a very warm and heavy quilt.   The backing was Britt's favourite part of the quilt and she hinted at all future quilts having a minky backing :)

It was a bit of a beast to quilt with all that weight, so I kept it simple with organic lines, using invisible thread on the top and grey on the back.

I had 3 little orphan blocks that were trying to make their way onto the quilt, but only one made the cut.

Brittnei: Here's hoping this quilt will keep reminding you of all the good memories and great freinds from your time spent with the WE DAY TEAM  , and also provide warmth and coziness as you build a future with Nick.    Last but not least, may it always remind you how much your grandma loves you.

Friday, December 9, 2016



A cute little quilt perfect for tummy time.  I picked up a charm pack of  "Dot-Dot-Dash"  over a year ago and finally used it, pairing it up with some white I had on hand.    These are taken before washing .... so pretend the blue marks aren't there :)

Then on to practicing my free motion skills.

The binding is from my stash.  It's a bit brighter than the rest of the quilt, but it works.

The pinwheels were not in my plan, but I ran out of white and had to improvise.

An all-pinwheel baby quilt is on my to-do list mainly so I can do fmq in the background and let the pinwheels pop.

The backing is leftover orange and purple from an earlier quilt.

All washed and crinkly ... ready for gifting or donating, not yet sure.
Finishing at 38" x 38"

Couldn't resist hanging this one up after redoing the office/spare room

Friday, October 14, 2016




My goal here was to use up as many triangle scraps leftover from bindings as possible. ... and of course to end up with a cute baby quilt.  I think this one could be for either a boy or girl.  

The blocks are 6" and the quilt top  is 36 x 48.

I have a piece of batting just the right size in with my leftovers :)  

Not loving the orange for a binding.  I'm leaning towards a dark grey or black  ??? 

A few of my favourites :

The red in the star is from a quilt made for a past employee ...great memories of working together

This one is from a wall hanging made for my sister.  Polka dots always make me smile and so does my sister!

Not sure where this is from but I wish I had more of the white with little black stars!

I finished this one a few months ago, I did blog about the finished top, but not the finished quilt.

I machine quilted it, but kept it simple.

It now has a name "Hush Little Baby", but no home yet.

Friday, September 23, 2016



The front           ( which you can read more about here )

The back:

The back was supposed to be just some scraps sewn together, but I got carried away with this modified bento-box pattern I found on-line.  I had plenty in my stash so I just kept going with it.  Now I kind of like the back better than the front.... It seems much more calm and relaxing for a bedroom than the front.

I stitched in the ditch around the main blocks, but all the other quilting is done by hand.  It took 5 months, all worth it :)

Finishing up at 78 x 78 before washing

Monday, August 8, 2016


This quilt was made for my niece and her husband's little one due to make his or her debut in October.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Baby Quilt Top finish


SugarBlockClub2016 July Block

I had 2 of these blocks on the design wall for months ... poor little orphans.  So I decided to not be too picky with colors matching perfectly and dug into the stash/scrap yet again.

It turned out looking pretty cute.  Now I have two quilt tops ready for finishing and then on to the donation pile.

Finishing up at 34" x 42"

One of the churn dash centres is made from leftover "banana" fabric :)  I don't think the quilt's future little owner will mind the  "scrappiness"

Also finished another BOM block for the Sugarblock Club

I've been leaving an extra 1/4 inch around the outside of the paper pieced blocks  until all the blocks are done

Friday, July 15, 2016


... a finished baby quilt top

38.5 x 45.5"

I started out making turquoise log cabin blocks from my stash and scraps, but began to run low.... Orange stash to the rescue.   They go well together and could be for either  a baby girl or boy.

Planning on an orange border and a light grey minky backing, but for now it will be put on the back burner.  I need to stop procrastinating and get working on a requested T-shirt quilt.  I have never made one, and am a bit nervous about it !

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Another Plus Quilt

This still is my favourite pattern to use up my stash/scrap .... fast and easy .  So when I'm not sure which project to do next, I can do one of these while I think about it.

Organic straight lines for the quilting.  I checked out Lorna's blog,  for  tips . 

Always good to have a baby quilt on hand for a gift!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Two Finishes :))

As usual lately, both are made from what I had on hand ... no shopping other than thread and  a brown minky backing for one.

The main blocks are Haystack blocks (6") from Lori Holt's "Farm Girl Vintage Book".  Quilting is a mix of straight lines with my walking foot and some free motion star shapes.

Most of the fabric in this baby quilt 

is from leftovers after this quilt made bout 3 years ago:

The pieced backing.  34 x46

Saturday, April 2, 2016


Finally I've joined a Block of The Month !!

The Sugar Block Club from StitcheryDickoryDock has been awesome so far:

March's block

Feb Block

January's block

April's Block is just out, check it out!