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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 […]

Posted: February 17th, 2010  

Topics: Charity Quilting, My Quilting Journey, Quilt Gallery


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


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


The Year in Pictures

The quilts and quilted projects I completed in 2009. My biggest accomplishment this year, would be mastering (sort of) free-motion quilting. I’m looking forward to improving my free-motion skills next year and learning new techniques. There are six additional quilts started, but not finished yet. What did you accomplish this year? Would love to see […]

Posted: December 31st, 2009  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Quilt Gallery


Christmas Quilted Gifts

Wow, I had no intention of taking such a long hiatus from blogging. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas shared with family and loved ones. I had a great time visiting with family and friends in the Toronto area for several days. This year, I made two lap-sized quilts, a table runner and some […]

Posted: December 29th, 2009  

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Alice’s Wall Hanging

When Lucy turned one a few years ago, I made her a wall hanging with her first name. For Alice’s first birthday a couple of weeks ago, I gave her one too. I named it Soaring in the Wind.

Posted: November 12th, 2009  

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A Princess and a Jaguar

I was lucky enough to spend Halloween with my nieces this year. Lucy was the prettiest princess and Alice a very cute Jaguar. It was a windy night, cold and a few sprinkles of rain, but thankfully no snow! Lucy had a fabulous time and made sure to ask everyone for candy for her baby […]

Posted: November 3rd, 2009  

Topics: My Quilting Journey