Author Archives: Yummy

Quilting as a Couple

By | October 13, 2018

A few weeks ago Marc and I took a course at a local quilt studio, Whirls n Swirls Quilting Studio run by the lovely Tracey, teaching us how to use their APQS long arm quilting machines.  Yes, I managed to convince my man to join me in learning to quilt on a a long arm. He has… Read More »

Around the Block – Finished

By | October 1, 2018

I made it! My Around the Block quilt was bound before the end of September. I’m so happy with how it came out.   I found a another dotty black fabric for the backing: I’m so pleased with how this came out I’m keeping it. It’s the perfect size to cover my feet and legs… Read More »

Windmill Quilt

By | September 23, 2018

I’m so happy my Windmill quilt is finished! The pattern is from the Patch the Giraffe blog where it was called Big Bock Quilt and is about 36″ square. It went together well!  A simple pattern yet a lovely bold result. It’s backed with pink material in the quilt top.   I’m really pleased that my blue… Read More »

A Hundred Hugs

By | September 20, 2018

I’m pleased to report another finish. This time it’s the Hundred Hugs Quilt. I made the top a few years ago and finally quilted and bound it in the last few weeks.   I love that it’s scrappy yet has a controlled colourway of green and blue. The quilt is a bit crinkly but has been… Read More »

Happy Blocks Quilt

By | September 10, 2018

I finally have a finish. Believe it or not it’s my first one in 2018.  I started making these happy blocks earlier this year and actually finished a quilt with them  in the same year I started working on them.  I’ve made lots of tops in that time but never got them past the finish line. Life… Read More »

Quilted!

By | September 5, 2018

I’m so pleased. This past weekend I got in some serious quilting time. I got 5 baby/crib sized quilts FINALLY quilted. I love piecing, but sadly the actual quilting isn’t my favourite part of the entire process. One of the quilts I quilted is this one: I must confess that the quilting is very simple.… Read More »

Time to get quilting

By | August 29, 2018

My in-laws were over for the weekend, so the fabric that  lives in the guest room had to move into my small sewing room for their visit. What can I say, other than my stash overflows the space available. The fabric is now moved back into the guest room and I have room again to sew… Read More »

Around the Block

By | August 20, 2018

A few weeks ago I decided, on a whim. to sew together some 2.5″ squares, with the only criteria being “brighter is better”.  I didn’t have a plan but that didn’t stop me. The 2.5″ squares soon became two-patches and then four-patch blocks were created. I just love sewing four-patches together. It’s easy, calming and… Read More »

Another Black and White Quilt

By | August 17, 2018

While most of my quilting features bright colours, I’m a sucker for black and white prints. Not grey prints but rather prints that are just black and white. I’ve long been collecting them; to the point where I absolutely had to make something from them or I’d have to admit my hobby is buying fabric… Read More »

Wine Bags

By | August 11, 2018

Both the guilds I’m associated with are having Quilt shows within the next year and I wanted to make something for their respective Quilt Boutiques to help the guilds raise money. I decided I’d make wine bags – who doesn’t love a bottle of wine as a gift? I used this tutorial from Craftsy to make the… Read More »