Last week’s Share-It Tuesday! was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed seeing what many of you have been working on. This might just become a regular feature here at the Quilting Gallery. A few weeks ago, I wanted a quick and easy project to work on. I created this Blue and Yellow Fun quilt. […]
I thought I’d try something new here at the Quilting Gallery, Share-It Tuesdays! I’d love to see what you’ve been working on lately. Share your recent quilting-related projects by adding a link to your blog post below. Over the weekend, I got caught up on Bradie’s Summer Star Sampler quilt and got back to working […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Here’s my submission for Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Fall 2009. So far, I think this quilt that I made for a wedding gift for friends is my all time favourite. I love the warm and rich colours used. It’s a Disappearing Nine Patch. Read more about this quilt and a few other pictures here: Caitlin […]
Here’s the mini quilt I made for the Good Ol’ Summertime Swap. It will start its journey today to my partner in the States. I used paper piecing strips that I created to stitch the mini flying geese units. They finish at 2″ wide by 1″ high. It went together really quickly and accurately doing […]
Posted: September 21st, 2009
Topics: My Quilting Journey
Tags: Mishka's Quilts, Swaps
Here are the six baby quilts I submitted to my local quilt guild which will be donated to the children’s hospital, The tops for these quilts were made using the charms received from quilters around the world in the Charms for Charity contest I held last year. Many thanks to my friend Gailene for donating […]
It was my mom’s birthday earlier this week. I sent her this beaded Friendship Bag: I also made her a tote bag from a Moda Bake Shop Tutorial: Close up of the stitching: Free-motion stitching on the back:
I have always been intimidated by free motion quilting, until now. My first attempts were awful: jumpy, inconsistent stitches, tension problems, stitches where I didn’t want them, etc. I was determined to improve this year. I have been working on six baby quilts for the local guild to donate to NICU babies. Pictures as soon […]
Last year, I ran a contest here on the Quilting Gallery site, Charms for Charity. We raised 1,149 charms. Last January a couple friends and I started a charity sewing group and invited others to join us. We meet once a month. Several of the ladies in the group have never sewn before, never mind […]
The quilt I made and the one I received for the Spring Blooms swap, plus goodies and a fabric postcard from Norway.
Posted: June 25th, 2009
Topics: My Quilting Journey
Tags: Mishka's Quilts, Swaps
The quilts I created for the Quilt Shop Locator booth at Spring Market.
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