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My First Needle-Turn Applique

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My blogless friend, Sandie taught me her version of needle-turn applique while I was with her during our trip to Spring Market (blog posts coming soon, I promise!). Here’s my first attempt. A bright and cheerful sunflower. I plan to layer it and add some thread painting, especially in the centre wonky circle (that was […]

Posted: June 8th, 2010  

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Playing with Colours

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My first hand-dyed fabrics, ready to go into the wash for final rinsing and setting. Can’t wait until I can see them dry. Boysenberry and turquoise Fuchsia and golden yellow Dark grey and intense blue Brightest green and sun yellow More soon!

Posted: June 6th, 2010  

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More Quilts from the “New from Old” Contest

"New from Old" Quilt Contest

I have a confession, I have yet to start my “New from Old” quilt, for the Alliance of American Quilts contest. It’s due at the end of May. I plan to work on it when I return from Spring Quilt Market, and get it in the mail just in time to meet the deadline. Talk […]

Posted: May 12th, 2010  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Web Finds


Progress on the Pinwheel Sampler Blocks

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Here’s my progress so far on Rachel’s Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along. I was caught up at Easter, but now I’m behind the last three blocks blocks. Oh well, they’ll have to wait now until after Market and other deadlines get done first. I’m loving how these are coming together. Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 […]

Posted: April 20th, 2010  

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Featured in Print

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I was so excited to learn that Quilting Gallery was chosen as one of the top 55 favourite blogs for quilters in the latest issue of Quilter’s Home magazine. Check us out on pg. 17, middle column. Last month, we were also chosen as the blog pick of the month in the local Ottawa computer […]

Posted: April 15th, 2010  

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Some ideas for the “New from Old” Quilt Contest

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I’ve been playing around in EQ6 this afternoon, planning some ideas for the “New from Old” Quilt Contest for the Alliance of American Quilts. I picked up some lovely super bright fabrics in Lancaster last week, with the plan to use them in some way. First up, is my totally insane log cabin. These blocks […]

Posted: March 30th, 2010  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Special Features


2010 National Quilting Day

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National Quilting Day is this Saturday. Every year, the National Quilting Association puts out a free pattern to celebrate this day. This year’s pattern is Tie One On for the Troops. I plan to do some quilting this Saturday, along with laundry and packing for Lancaster next week. Here’s a sneak peak at my current […]

Posted: March 18th, 2010  

Topics: Free Projects, My Quilting Journey


Lancaster AQS Quilt Show

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With less than two weeks until the Lancaster AQS quilt show, I’m getting really excited. Lancaster is about an 8 hour drive from Ottawa, with a few quick rest stops. Definitely doable in one day, however, I’m planning to leave a day early, take my time and explore a few areas along the way, such […]

Posted: March 11th, 2010  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Quilting Events


Quilts for My Girls

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Since I can’t enter this week’s quilts for little girls contest, I wanted to share with you some of the quilts I’ve made for my nieces. I have two nieces, Lucy just turned 4 last Saturday, and Alice is 1.5, she’ll be two on Halloween. While I don’t live close to them, my sister does […]

Posted: March 4th, 2010  

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Block of the Month (or Week) Quilt Alongs

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I have a confession to make … I’ve never participated in a block of the month (or similar type) quilt project. I know, shock, and I call myself a quilter. Well, that’s about to change, as I’ve committed to two that I’m really excited about. These are both block of the weeks. First up is […]

Posted: February 25th, 2010  

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Two Charity Quilts Delivered

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Yesterday, I dropped off two more charity quilts for Victoria’s Quilts Canada. Last week, their headoffice, located here in Ottawa, received requests for 80 quilts… in one week! They definitely need more quilters. It’s a fabulous organization, if you can help out, I’m sure they would appreciate it. These two quilts were made with the […]


Fall-Inspired Mini Quilts

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Here’s the fall mini quilt I sent to my partner Chris in Alabama. The fabrics: a gorgeous leaf print, that was in my stash, sadly without selvedge so I’m not sure where it came from. The three coordinating fabrics are from Ricky Tims’ Rhapsodie Colorée III line. The 1/2 square triangles finished at 1.5″. They […]

Posted: February 2nd, 2010  

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