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Summer Star Sampler – Blocks 1 to 6


I finished the first 6 blocks of Bradie’s Summer Star Sampler quilt this weekend. I’m using Pat Sloan’s Arabella fabric line. The colours in this line are very dramatic. To add continuity, each block will contain the black focus fabric as one of its pieces. Blocks 1 and 2 Blocks 3 and 4 Blocks 5 […]

Posted: July 25th, 2010  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Quilt Gallery


My interview with Pat Sloan now available


Yesterday’s live interview with Pat Sloan is now available. Go to Pat’s Creative Talk Radio web site and click the play button as indicated in the picture below or listen via Itunes. My interview is the second one listed as July 16, 2010. Here’s the mp3 version if you prefer to download it and listen […]

Posted: July 13th, 2010  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Site News

Are you free for coffee this afternoon?


Grab a cup of coffee, and listen in as I’m a guest on Pat Sloan’s Creative Talk Radio show broadcast live this afternoon at 4:00 pm (Eastern). We’ll be chatting about my quilting history, the inspiration behind the Quilting Gallery and what I’m currently working on. You’ll also get the inside scoop on what’s coming […]

Posted: July 12th, 2010  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Site News

Floral Delight Applique


This weekend, I finished the last stitches on the Floral Delight applique from the Lancaster class I took with Linda M. Poole. Linda teaches a freezer paper and glue stick method of applique. Draw your shapes on freezer paper and cut them out. Then use a glue stick to fold over your applique edges. Stitch […]

Posted: June 21st, 2010  

Topics: My Quilting Journey

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Summer Star Sampler Quilt Along


Bradie from A Quilty Kind of Girl will be hosting a Summer Star Sampler Quilt Along, starting July 6th (hey that’s my birthday!). Tutorials will be available every Tuesday on Bradie’s site with instructions for two blocks per week, followed by the center medallion, then borders. Check the blog post to download the fabric requirements. […]

Posted: June 16th, 2010  

Topics: Free Projects, My Quilting Journey, Web Finds

My First Needle-Turn Applique


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


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  

Topics: My Quilting Journey


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


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  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Quilt Gallery


Featured in Print


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  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Site News


Some ideas for the “New from Old” Quilt Contest


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


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