Friday, January 29, 2016



After finishing 3 quilts on a deadline for gifts I was looking for some easy sewing and decided to try the disappearing 9-patch.  It definitely was as fast and easy as I had read online.  So I went to my stash and got started.

For the quilting I did stitch in the ditch in the centre and a large stipple in the outer border.  Inside the large squares I hand quilted a tiny  X.

This is the first time I used Minky for the backing ... I didn't give me any trouble :)  I did keep the quilting minimal because of the Minky, I wasn't sure how soft it would be after a lot of dense quilting.

Not sure yet who this one's for, so I sewed empty name tags into two corners of the back to be filled out later.

Checking out the wamth factor !!

Friday, January 8, 2016


I had been searching for cute house blocks to inspire me with a quilt I wanted to make for my sister.

She had done a long overdue facelift to her kitchen.   Dark cabinets were painted, wallpaper was peeled, walls were painted, red bricks were painted ....  This lovely, fresh country kitchen was the perfect spot for a little quilt!

 When I first saw Lori Holt's "Farm Girl Vintage" book, I knew I'd found the inspiration I needed! 
It did take me a while to figure out exactly which blocks to use, so many choices.

Finally, figured out a group I liked

And the final quilt:

... In it's new home at "My Sister's House".... one of my favourite places !!!