Yearly Archives: 2016

Patches, patches, patches

By | June 8, 2016

I’m at the stage in the Calico Rose quilt where I’m making components in order to make blocks. There are 49 blocks in this quilt, all of which have multiple pieces. And by that I don’t mean 1 or 2 pieces. The blocks I’m making below are components of the 49 blocks that need to… Read More »

Star Quilt

By | June 2, 2016

When I was in the States a few months back I visited this wonderful quilt store called Pink Castle Fabrics in Ann Arbour Michigan. It was so fun seeing fabrics that I don’t see at my local quilt store.  I fell in love with some Alison Glass Sun Print Mercury Fabric and couldn’t resist buying… Read More »

Incremental Progress

By | May 24, 2016

Things are progressing, slowly and surely, on my Calico Rose quilt. Thanks  to Queen Victoria  we had a long weekend this past weekend. She may have died in 1901 but we still celebrate her birthday the best way possible with a day off of work.  With the extra day I was both able to relax… Read More »

Sewing Progress

By | May 21, 2016

As I mentioned on Thursday I’m participating in the Friday Night Sew In with Wendy at Sugar-Lane. I did some sewing last night but, alas, I did not make as much progress as I hoped to make. However, I did manage to turn these: into something a little larger. They turned into a big pile… Read More »

Getting Ready to Get Sewing

By | May 19, 2016

I’ve been dilly dallying the last few weeks with my sewing. I have had great intentions but just haven’t got to the sewing machine. So I signed up for the Friday Night Sew In to give myself a kick start. I want to make the  Calico Rose Quilt with a black background. The first picture… Read More »

Oh where did this Quilt end up?

By | May 17, 2016

I was going through some quilting pictures and came across this one. Scarily I don’t remember making it and don’t remember where it got gifted to. A quilt forgotten but for some photographic evidence. How sad. The material in the centre is of dogs, surrounded by scrappy 9 patches and then a narrower plain border.… Read More »

Swoon Quilt

By | May 15, 2016

Made as a baby blanket for a coworker who was having their first baby and they didn’t find out which sex the baby was. What better than green and yellow – works for both boys and girls.This Swoon quilt is much more pastel and “soft” in colour than I normally go for. But it does… Read More »

More Square Dancing

By | May 10, 2016

More of my Blue Idaho Square Dance scrappy quilt. And even more: And finally: A Bonnie Hunter Addicted to Scraps quilt block. Now “just” to quilt this generous Queen sized quilt. This blog entry  is linked at  Scraptastic Tuesday & Sew Cute Tuesday

Cinema at 7

By | May 8, 2016

I’m calling this my Cinema at 7 quilt as it’s 7 x 7 blocks. It is based on the Film at Five quilt from the Wedding Dress Blue blog. I of course made some changes to the original pattern from the Wedding Dress Blue blog. I changed the size of the small squares from 2.5″… Read More »

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs — Bug Jar Quilt

By | February 3, 2016

This quilt was so fun to make! I really enjoyed hunting down the different fabrics and learnt a lot making it. Another view of the same quilt. Posing with it is Mao, the cat I had at the time I made it. He was a very special cat even though he’s sitting by the quilt… Read More »