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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


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

Lancaster AQS Quilt Show


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


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  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Quilt Gallery

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Block of the Month (or Week) Quilt Alongs


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  

Topics: Free Projects, My Quilting Journey, Tips and Tricks

Two Charity Quilts Delivered


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


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  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Quilt Gallery

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Weekly Quilt Contest: Snow, Ice, Cold (Brrrrrrr!)


Congratulations to Yvonne of Belgium for winning last week’s weekly themed quilt contest, Two-Coloured Quilts, with her very unique I and Y challenge quilt. Thanks to Jojo’s Quilt and Gift Shoppe for their donation of a Metro Market fabric bundle. Thanks also to the 758 voters that cast their ballot over the weekend. It was […]

Postage Stamp Quilt

The past few weeks, I have been sorting fabrics, and attempting to make sense out of my scraps. I’ve been cutting pieces smaller than a fat quarter into more useful pieces for some upcoming projects. One of the quilts I want to make for myself is a scrappy Postage Stamp Quilt. It will be totally […]

Posted: January 11th, 2010  

Topics: My Quilting Journey