“Oh, it’s not for me! I’m buying it for a friend!” Because it’s on sale. It keeps without refrigeration, and you don’t have to cook it to enjoy it. Also, you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its
From Mary Quilts comes this free pattern, Heart Strings. What a great way to use up scraps and strips. I have loads of strips left-over from making my Stitch and Flip quilts years ago.
Cathedral Window Quilt Tutorial
Ever tried the Origami-style of folding fabric? Here’s a great tutorial on making the Cathedral Window Quilt. The instructions with photos are very well done, and the finished quilt is simply gorgeous using the jewel-toned fabrics.
Marking Quilting Designs with Freezer Wrap
Here’s a very interesting idea on using Glad’s Press ‘N Seal Freezer Wrap to mark quilting designs. I might give this a try on the quilt I need to finish this weekend. Have you tried it?
Double 4 Patch
Here’s a free pattern from Mary Quilts, Double 4 Patch. The piecing is very simple, yet the overall effect is gorgeous.
Country Wall Hangings
Here are a couple of wall hangings that are in my living room/sewing area. They are pre-printed fabric, which I quilted (not easy to see). In the centre of the panel, I did my first free motion meandering that wasn’t
Table-Top Ironing Board
I found this old table-top ironing board someone had left beside the garbage bin downstairs. It needs some new padding, and a new cover, but I think it’ll work nicely on my table beside my sewing machine for certain projects.
The Winner Is …
The winner for my 6-Month Anniversary Celebration is… *drum roll please* Number 17, Amy, from Wisconsin who wrote, I am from NW Wisconsin. To answer my “favorite” thing about quilting…GOLLY! That’s tough. I enjoy ALL stages, but the quilting stage
Binding with Elmer’s School Glue
I came across these three video tutorials created by Sharon Schamber where she shows using Elmer’s School Glue for attaching binding to a quilt. It sure looks easy when she does it. Yesterday afternoon, I picked up some of the
2008 Ottawa Tulip Festival
Here are some pictures I took at the Ottawa Tulip Festival this past weekend. My friend and I walked from Lansdowne Park up to Commissioners Park and took photos along the way. I’m hoping to go to Major’s Hill Park
Lots of Hour Glasses
Here’s a quilt I made for my sister’s birthday that I gave to her a couple of weeks ago. I had hoped for it to be a Christmas present, but that didn’t happen. It uses 168 hour glasses. I used
6-Month Anniversary Celebration
Today is my 6-month blog anniversary. It’s been a lot of fun and I really enjoy working on this blog. I love reading other blogs, so gathering my huge list of Quilting Bloggers has been amazing. The massive amount of
From De Quiltkat here is their 2007 BOM project, Vintage Quilt. The Vintage Quilt has 12 foundation-pieced block patterns measuring 6 inches square. The finished quilt measures 36″ x 45″.
At the end of April, my Mom and I attended the CreativFestival in Toronto. We had a great time, even if it wasn’t Paducah. I was a little disappointed not to see any “new things” being demonstrated. Didn’t stop me
Easy Appliqué with a Dryer Sheet
Christina over at A Few Scraps has written a great tutorial on using a Dryer Sheet for Appliqué. I used to have a stack of used dryer sheets that I was saving to try this technique, but they’ve long since
I have been intrigued by hand-made fabric postcards that I see popping up on various web sites, and was delighted to find this wonderful Postcard Tutorial. I’m not sure I’d trust the Post Office to such a beautiful work of
Pay It Foward, Again
It’s time to resurrect the Pay It Forward game on my site as I’ve seen it popping up on various quilting blogs lately and I received a notice on the weekend from Caron at Michigan Quilts that I won her
Touch the Stars Sampler
The Blue Mountain Quilters’ Guild has a wonderful Block of the Month in progress, Touch the Stars Sampler. Be sure to check out their other Block of the Month projects, they are gorgeous.
A couple of weeks ago, one of the local quilt shops had an anniversary sale. Here’s what I bought. A good friend is getting married in June, so I’m going to make her a quilt based on the Charm Square
Here’s a great quilt for using up scraps, Scrappy Cartwheels AKA Whirlygiggles. The instructions are well done.