Author Archives: Yummy

More Baby Quilts

By | November 11, 2018

Marc came home not long ago and told me that a friend of ours is in the family way once again. It’s a little too early to know if it’s a boy or a girl so I’m making sure I’m prepared. I’m undecided whether to keep this new quilt in the same theme as the… Read More »

Fall Quilt Retreat

By | October 27, 2018

Last weekend I headed to quilt retreat with one of the quilt guilds I belong to. Four days up north of the city in cottage country, with great ladies, my favourite hobby, lots of good food and snacks and wonderful scenery.  Just what I needed after a crazy few months of work and life in… Read More »

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 »