Friday, November 3, 2017

Fun Christmas Hot Pads!

Check out Issue 19 of Make Modern to make some fun hot pads! Use code $6MM19 for $2 off until November 5.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Two more Victoria's Quilts

These are quilts 4 and 5 of the 12 I hope to complete by the end of the year. They are going to a charity that provides quilts for people going through cancer treatments. I want people to see that charity quilts can be fun, fast, and good looking! 
They were quilted by my friend Sharyn of Huntley Quilting Studio.



Sunday, September 3, 2017


This is my latest pattern Rise, out now in the new issue of Make Modern.
The bottom photo shows my inspiration which is a column in the Casino du Lac Leamy in the Ottawa-Hull area. Sadly the quilt is upside down in the photo because I felt very conspicuous taking the photo and just hurried LOL! I am glad I finally did get that photo though as it shows me that I really did manage to attain the 3D effect I had been aiming for.

Friday, August 25, 2017


I'm letting you know that Make Modern is raising its prices for the first time (by a teeny, tiny amount), but if you get in before September 1 you will receive the current price for as long as you subscribe!
In the coming issue is one of my quilts and I am the featured maker!!
You can subscribe using the link below.

(I do receive a small compensation if you click my link and purchase)

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Make Modern Issue 17 is out!

The newest Make Modern is out and as usual it is jam packed full of fun! You can go here and get your own copy!

I am just loving this Mysterious Big Foot pattern by Jennifer Tincher and want to make a couple up like a Wanted poster lol!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE 4

I don't have much to show because I've been sick the last few days but these are some things I have been working on.

The pillows are a lot of fun and I have several more ideas of ones I want to try.

The oven mitt/hot pad combo is fun as well but sewing the binding on the hot pads takes forever and my machine stitching isn't good enough.

Linking up with Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE! And I hope you do too!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Big News

My pattern for Capsule is now available for sale in my etsy shop as a PDF! Paper patterns will be coming very soon and if you want your local quilt store to carry them you can ask them to drop me a note!

You can purchase Capsule at 




Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE 3

 Finally my finished Long Time Gone quilt. I am in love!

A zip-up tray pouch for a class sample.

Two Clematis Wristlets for a shop I will be selling my things in.

Two mug rugs also for the shop.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Cover Girl!

My quilt Shards is on the cover of Make Modern magazine and I am giddy with excitement! 
You can use this coupon code "friends16" to purchase a copy for only $5 ASD, it is an e-magazine.

For this pattern I only submitted a drawing of my idea and when I started trying to make half rectangle triangles I thought my goose was cooked! Several tries later I finally got it and I hope you will use my pattern to try this fun cousin of the HST!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE 2

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

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.