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