Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE 2

 This linky party helps me to feel more accomplished. 
(Autocorrect wanted me to say kinky 😂)

First are two blocks for my newly started Bring Me Flowers quilt.

Then is my swap for the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild and Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild swap. Those strips are 1/4" wide.

Some selvedge coasters I made as a giveaway for a talk I gave at a local guild.

Another pillow for charity.

My finished Long Time Gone! Borders are now on and it is being quilted this week!!

Please join in and share your makes!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE

My sweet friend Julie and her friend Linda have started a link up that is just a quick peek into what's being sewn. 

Mine are:
Some pouches using mini charm packs and (of which I have many)

Aneela Hoey's new zip-up tray pattern I made for a friend

The first three sections of my Jen Kingwell quilt Long Time Gone

A pillow for a charity drive in Halifax to donate pillows to retirement homes so everyone can have something cheery

My first part of my first block for Jen Kingwell's Bring Me Flowers quilt which I switched to working on during my Jen Kingwell club instead of Green Tea and Sweet Beans

Hope you join the link up!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Having some fun

I've been busy working on several projects and haven't had many big finishes, but here are some small ones.
This is a mini I made for a customer who is always very good to us at the store. She has made the larger version of this a few times so I thought it would be fun.
This is a thank you present for a friend, it is a version of my long and low pouch.
We needed a spring pillow for the shop so I volunteered to make one. I really like it and might make a Victoria's Quilt like it. 

Sunday, February 19, 2017


There are some pretty amazing and kind people in this world and I made this mini as a thank you to one of them.
It's a mini of an Elizabeth Hartmann pattern that we teach as a beginner quilt in store.


Monday, February 13, 2017

Trying some weaving

I have an online friend, Tara Curtis, who is a phenomal fabric weaver. She has even invented weaving needles that you now see in the houses of many quilters.
We did a trade a while back and she sent me some needles and I just needed to find the time to try weaving.
Last night was finally the right time and I really enjoyed it. I'm not sure what will become of this piece but I already have plans to do some more weaving and to turn it into pouches.
You can check Tara and her Wefty needle out here.


Friday, February 10, 2017

A bag and some pouches

I recently made a bag as a thank you gift for a friend of mine. The pattern is the Zip Top Tote from Anna Graham's book Handmade Style. One important note if you are going to make this it to use a purse zipper for the wider tape, I struggled quite a bit.
Last night I sat down to figure out some new pouch dimensions. I wanted something long and low, and after trial and error came up with this. 
And then I made a second one and put them both in my Etsy store. I do plan for several more to be made soon.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Victoria's Quilts #2

My friend Sharyn at Quilting Stitches did a great job on my second quilt top. It looks great and I am happy knowing it will bring some warmth and comfort to someone going through cancer treatment.


Monday, January 30, 2017


I was able to help my friend Libs make a quilt top with her new fabric line Tattooed.
I chose this pattern out of three choices and it is pretty hard to send it back to her.
Sadly my lighting isn't very good in my entry hall but you get the idea. It was 320 HSTs and a whole lot of fun!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Various little things

I have been sewing lately, I just haven't completed anything yet, but here are some photos.
Here are some half-rectangle-triangles I have been playing with.
These are some blocks for a top I am sewing for Libs Elliott. I can hardly wait to show you the finished top!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Something for me

I have been needing a new bag for awhile now and have had the fabrics picked and waiting for the right pattern. My last three purses were the same pattern and I wanted to try something new. 
This is a free pattern and I whipped the whole thing up in less than three hours. It is a little small but hopefully I will get used to it as I love my fabrics! You can find the pattern here.