Opinions Needed! Border Quandary

Well I finished adding the remaining rows to "Leftovers" tonight and I'm completely torn on whether it needs a border or not. I can see how it could benefit from one but I also think it … [Read more...]

Doggie Quilt Finish!

It was finally dry enough today to hang the quilt up and take some photos.  This is a twin size quilt. Mitered borders. The back was pieced using doggie fabrics that I had on hand and some … [Read more...]

Leftovers – the quilt

I've been working on the HST units leftover from the snowball block quilt (see tutorial here).   Each block was trimmed down to 4" square. Since I'm going pretty scrappy with this and not … [Read more...]

Commission progress!

I fit in about an hour of sewing time last night and stitched out some of my new designs! The test stitch out went so well I started embroidering my blocks. Here is my Labradoodle test … [Read more...]

Trimming Blocks and a New Toy

I'm trimming 168 half square triangle units that are leftover from my snowball block fun. Not my favorite thing.  But I know I'll be glad I did it when I go to sew them all into a quilt … [Read more...]

Upcoming Block Swap – Scrappy Trips Around the World – April 2012

I wanted to generate some interest in this upcoming swap because I think it is going to be lots of fun especially if you are a scrap quilter! Scrappy Trip Around the World Block … [Read more...]

The Weekend Roundup & Movie Recommendation

Saturday the dogs woke up early (as usual) so I got out of bed around 7:15AM and took care of that before heading into the sewing room.  I straightened up a bit and then looked at things I … [Read more...]

Embroidery Machine Fun & Orca Bay Update

A few weeks ago we were down in Brandon where my sewing machine shop is and I stopped in to chat with Vicki - the lady that sold me my first Viking Sapphire - and of course I had to do some … [Read more...]

Free Pattern Friday – Scrappy Block

Here is a fun block from Stitched in Color!  The Herringbone Block.  See her easy tutorial on her blog. … [Read more...]

31 – Quilt Alongs, Strings, New Mic, Fabric Diet Update, Basil Has Surgery

Discovering how big my Christmas fabric stash really is I'm planning a Bargello Quilt Along and I hope you can join me! The fabric diet ends and I look back on my … [Read more...]