Monthly Archives: January 2015

Strippie Quilt – Monsters

I needed a quick and easy project to do both to satisfy my creative side and to actually get some fabric used up. I wanted a simple quilt that worked with one of the many novelty fabrics that I’ve found over the years and something that didn’t take a lot of concentration or time.  This is… Read More »

My ongoing Hexagon Project.

Some progress on my ongoing English Paper Piecing hexagon project that tentatively has the name Flowers in a Concrete  Jungle. The hexagons are going to be surrounded by a concrete grey coloured border hence the name. I’m thinking it might be smaller blanket for use in the car as I’m not sure I’m patient enough… Read More »

Mystery Quilt progress

Making some progress on the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt. I’ve got the top together finally (minus the borders). I am not pleased with some of my fabric choices (especially as it relates to value) but I’m happy with my fabric colours. I think this is one cheery quilt. I’m linked up here. Check if out.… Read More »

Red, White and Blue Baby Quilt.

Here is a crib quilt I made a few years ago.    One of the purposes of this blog is to record the quilts I have made. Sadly I’m not sure where I got the pattern as this is one I’d love to make again. It was backed with polar fleece and is technically not… Read More »


  A simple yet practical project. They make a nice gift. I found the instructions on this web tutorial here Of course, I made a few changes. I changed the size to 8 inches. I found the 10 inches recommended to be too big.  I used some narrow bias binding to create a hanging loop… Read More »

Destined for Project Linus Canada

I honestly have no idea where I got the pattern for this quilt. I found the flimsy in my stash when looking for something else and can’t remember much more than doing it. I think I enlarged a smaller block to come up with it. The quilt is destined for and will go to… Read More »

*Gasp* A black and white baby quilt.

Requested by the mother-to-be, a black and white baby quilt.  Seems high contrast items are easy for a baby to see and stimulate them. I’ve heard many times how baby quilts should be soft pastel colours but who is going to argue with a soon-to-be-mom who has specialized education in early childhood development. The pattern… Read More »

Big Block Star Baby Quilts

These quilts were made some time ago, from a pattern in Quiltmaker magazine. They were fun to do and sewed up quickly. I think I should go back into the “pile o’ magazines” to see if I can find the directions to make another of these. I love the vibrancy of the colours I chose.… Read More »

Lessons Learnt

I’m making the Bonnie Hunter Grand Illusion mystery quilt . Each quilt teaches a lesson. This quilt has taught me a lesson on looking at colour values when choosing fabric.  One of my purple fabrics is too close to my neutral fabric. Look at the light purple square: This works much better. Proof that you… Read More »