Sunday, September 12, 2021


Orange is the colour for Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC)  this month .   The dinos aren't really a scrap project but and few scraps have found their way in. 

They are from an Elizabeth Hartman pattern purchased at my local quilt shop, Sew Creative, in Mount Brydges.  They have the smaller version of the pattern done up in a beautiful finish.   A little inspiration always helps.

I'm planning to change up the layout, not quite sure yet how...... possibly in rows.


Four orange and four red done, on to the teal/aqua next and then yellow.


The dino colony so far:

I started about a month ago and will have it done for a Christmas gift.

  I will, I will, I willl..... I keep telling myself 👍

Linking with: Oh Scrap

                        Angela's RSC

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Project Linus 2021 Quilt #5

I Spy another charity quilt, this one using 5 inch squares(4.5 "finished) in a 7 x 10 grid set in a plain 4.5 inch border.

I was lucky to have a cute model/helper in my granddaughter Livia.  She gets credit for the last photo in this post, it's me hiding behind the quilt and her behind the camera.

Nothing too girly here, no pink, purple or flowers ...but I think boys and girls would both like it.

Some fabrics were used multiple times.

Hand quilted in my usual big/utility stitches.   Showing the back here so you
 can get the effect.


Finished Size: 41.5" x 54"

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Orphans In a Row


My little orphan quilt, a collection of discarded blocks and scraps, now waiting for a forever family .

The large 12" blocks are from Lori Holt's "Farm Girl Vintage" book and were sewn too many years ago to remember when !

The points on the 4.5" wonky stars are made from triangle scraps, usually from bindings.

The nine patches were made for another project, long forgotten and abandoned.

I used a repurposed duvet cover for the backing, which I love doing but I'm not sure if any charities will accept this one since they prefer all new materials.

Hand quilted with perle cotton on all the solid pink areas and with regular hand quilting thread in all the other sections.

Block sizes: 4.5, 9 and 12 inch

Linked with: Oh Scrap

Project Linus 2021 Quilt #4


Another gender neutral donation quilt.  I have to admit, I miss using more girly colours, but I know ones like this are needed. 

The squares were cut at 5" and set in a 9 x 11 grid, finishing off at 40.5" x 49.5" before washing.

There are lots of  free tutorials for plus quilt out there.

I free motioned the wonky grid on both sides of all the seams.

A fun black and white animal print for the backing ... If you look reallllllly hard, you'll see a tiny dot of  pink on each elephant.  Somehow I missed that little pink detail, but it's not too noticeable and  still looks gender neutral to me :)

Linked with: Oh Scrap

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Project Linus 2021 Quilt #3


This is a quick, fun, fat quarter friendly free pattern from Faith Jones, that I found on the WeAllSew website.

The pattern calls for 12 fatquarters to make a 50" x 60" quilt.  I made mine smaller at 40" x 50" using 10 fatquarters.

I fell in love with the large paw print fabric for the backing.

Resting under the Sycamore tree.  We love this big, beautiful, ancient tree even though it loves to make a mess of our yard and driveway when shedding it's bark.

Machine quilted in an uneven grid.

I'll definitely be using this pattern again for more Project Linus donation quilts.  Sounds like a good excuse to pick out some new fat quarters 😮

Linking up with Cynthia at OH SCRAP

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Vintage Green

Another 9-patch stashbuster.  

I enjoy making 9-patches and 4-patches from my small strips and squares, finding new ways to use them is a fun challenge.  Here I used 1.5 inch strips and squares to make 3 inch finished 9-patches

 This time I really wanted to use up some green fabric I had won a few years ago, so the plain 6 inch alternate blocks were the choice.

I was running low on the lighter green and had to use the darker shade in the 4 corner alternate blocks and the centre block.  The darker shade was already planned for the setting triangles, I think it worked out pretty good.

I still have 4 yards of two even darker green fabrics, still no plan for those .... enough green for a while!

One always eager helper, my awesome hubby, one reluctant helper and one defiant non-helper :)

A gorgeous day with no humidity, such a treat!

Washed, dried, soft and wrinkly! I'm so happy with the feel of this finish: light, cozy and inviting.

Finished size is 51" x 68".


Peek-a-boo from behind the pieced backing.

A mixture of machine and hand quilting.

 Machine quilting  in the setting and corner triangles and in the ditch around the 6 inch blocks.

Hand quilting in the blocks ....  a rough idea of what I did:

Update:  Vintage Green has found a new home with my middle brother and his family, Eric, Angela and Nicole.    I told Angela I was thinking of donating it, however I was hesitant.  It's one of my favourites and I'm so happy it's still in the family :)

Linking up with Can I Get a Whoop Whoop

Monday, June 7, 2021

Project Linus 2021 (Quilt #2)

A Block of the Month I joined last year, but lost interest in.

12 inch blocks

machine quilted in organic lines

 40" x 54"
Sept 2020-May 2021
Machine Quilted

Linking up with: Can I Get a Whoop Whoop