Yearly Archives: 2015

Lariat for work

By | July 26, 2015

As someone who sews I’ve been pretty ashamed of the state of  the lariat I use to hold my work ID card for quite some time.  Yet I continued to use it. Never really thought making a new one when it came to sewing time.   Pretty scuzzy looking isn’t it. Yet I continued to… Read More »

Bluebird Park Baby Quilt

By | July 22, 2015

I needed a project, to do today, that was quick and easy, and that wouldn’t stress me out. I didn’t want a high concentration project but rather one I could enjoy, see quick progress being made, and feel a good sense of accomplishment. Baby quilts are normally ideal for these sorts of moods. The Bluebird Park… Read More »

Mug Rugs

By | July 19, 2015

These were fun to make! And a learning experience. On the stripey mug rug I sewed the binding on the back first and then brought it around to the front. I’m not sure purists would be proud but I used Elmers School Glue to hold the binding down flat on the front. A quick press on the… Read More »

First applique

By | July 18, 2015

This is the first time that I’ve tried applique. I was scared of trying it thinking it complicated, but using heat and bond, a letter downloaded from a free site with applique designs and some positive energy this resulted. Stippling was something I hadn’t tried in a long time. I was very pleased with how… Read More »

And growing some more

By | May 6, 2015

I think this quilt has decided it wants to be around 60″ by 80″.. with or without a border I’m not sure yet.  I’ll decide when I have a whole lot more blocks done.  Right now I’m just enjoying the process and stressing over whether I’m either too scrappy or not scrappy enough. Scrap quilting… Read More »

Blue Idaho Square Dance Block

By | April 28, 2015

From May/June 2015 Quiltmaker – Bonnie Hunter’s Addicted to Scraps column, adapted for size, as I wanted to use up squares that I had already cut. Easy to put together and fun. I can see doing this both as a leader/ender project and as an easy fun in between project.

Placemat

By | April 16, 2015

A fun project using up some leftover squares from my double four patch quilt. I enjoyed arranging these and coming up with a simple quilting pattern that complemented it. I think more placemats are in my future.

Four Patch Fun

By | February 16, 2015

I’m accustomed to doing quilts with at least one colourway being a constant fabric. For this project I decided to push myself and make both colourways scrappy. I’m pretty happy with how it’s turning out. The pattern is a simple double four patch. This way I can say I’m joining in with the APQ Four… Read More »