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Rainbow Starflower Quilt

Back in 2010, when I had just discovered the amazing Blogging world; I stumbled upon all these wonderful Quilting Blogs. Several I read daily, some I read weekly. But one has helped me with detailed and patient tutorials….  and that site is Ellison Lane, by Jennifer Mathis. As a beginner; her tutorials are so clearly written, and easy to understand, I was inspired and encouraged.  And THIS block, in particular, caught my attention. I love bright colours. I love rainbows, I love stars. I love it all!! And so I…

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Sooo tired!

What a fun day! The HBBA Show at the Timken Centre in St.Thomas was a happy day. I finished and displayed lots and lots of quilts, and met lots and lots of wonderful folks today! (And, re-met several people I hadn’t seen in YEARS!) All in all, a great day. But I’m exhausted, and soon off to bed. Today I heard a lot of people comment on how beautiful the quilts are, and how they wish they could find the time to quilt. I would smile and reply, Find the…

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WIP

Checkerboard Top Finished!

Just a quick catchup on the progress of the Checkerboard Quilt.Not the best pic; sorry. It’s a bit rumply. The top is done; it is a bit bigger than I originally intended; it’s twin sized, and I was going to make it a lap quilt but;sometimes they have their own minds. I used a jellyroll of Moda 30’s solids and Kona Cotton in ash for the checks and some border and then Kona Coal for the darker grey border. I think I am in love with Kona Coal, yessiree.  I…

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WIP

Checkerboard QIP!

Hi there! I’ve been wanting to make this pattern by Molly Deschenes over at Apple Cyder for awhile now.  When I found the Moda 30’s solids jellyroll combined with Kona Ash; well… I knew it immediately;  THIS was the fabric! Isn’t it amazing when you find the fabric and have that AH HA! moment? When you know *exactly* what you’re going to make with it? I love that. And this pattern is super easy to follow; once I figured out the whole left/right things. Ha. Here is the QIP: (Quilt…

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It’s Wednesday…AGAIN!

Oh dear. Where did the week go???? Well I sorta know where it went; my days were spent working on Freds’ Mom’s Quilt; or (FMQ) and nights were rehearsing the Haunted Hayride show over at the Pioneer Village in the Big City nearby. (I have mentioned that I’m a performer, yes?)The show opened last weekend; and the rehearsals were pretty hectic. The show itself takes place at various stages around the village and it’s of course, all outdoors. Mostly the weather co-operated but we did have one absolutely miserable night…

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sewing WIP

I almost forgot…WIP Wednesdays

A few other quilting blogs I read (okay stop laughing) that are pretty great reads and fab inspiration – they do this thing called “Work In Progress (WIP) Wednesdays”. And I think it’s a great idea. So here’s my list of WIPS:Finish Fred’s Mom’s Quilt – finish stippling, neaten and bind. Finish cutting and start to sew D’s quilt.Decide on a pattern and cut K’s quilt.Finish cutting L’s quilt. Pattern is decided.*Actually I’m doing two of L’s quilt as they are both awesome patterns and I know two ppl who…

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Quilt for Fred’s Mom … PT 2

Or, A Frustrating Day of Sewing GRRRRRRRRR….. Is there ANYTHING more frustrating than the simplest of things that will NOT work right?? GRRRRR. The last two days were a sewing trial….a nightmare. The completed quilt top had ‘bubbles’ in it. So…….I wanted to fix them, of course. 6 HOURS LATER….after ripping and reripping and resetting and resetting and ironing and re ironing and( GRRRR A TEMPER TANTRUM which involved jumping up and down and much flailing) having to rebuilt two blocks and reposition…the simplest of simple layouts was done. Sort…

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