Come on now, lets pull out the box or the bin with those quilt tops resting and waiting for completion? I tried in 2011 to complete 11 UFO’s and I did manage to get quite a five done. I needed to be reminded of what I actually did complete this past year! I needed… Continue reading My UFO Challenge 2012
“Bless me as a free man” Nelo Case’s voice flits across my studio. I love her single “I wish I was the moon tonight” off her “Blacklisted” Album and its helping me combine my thinking for the quilt I’m working on. I started this quilt back in the summer with asking for your help to… Continue reading "Summer on the Range" 2012 Quilt Along
Wow, views have been quite outstanding on the previous posting on my jean potholders. I thought a little tutorial would help you make a few of these for fun giveaways at retreats, party’s or when you suddenly have an unexpected guest. Or make a bunch and donate to a great thrift shop that is non-profit.… Continue reading Denim Jean Potholder Tutorial
Jeans are a nice clothing item to begin reusing and this is one sure fire way that is a great little gift item. My favorite reuse project is pot holders made from jeans. Here’s how you get started! 1. Cut various good sized pieces from the legs of jeans or other denim clothing. 2. Then… Continue reading Jeans Christmas Pot Holders
I blog on a sister site called the Modern Quilters of the Bulkley Valley. I invite you to visit and check it out. I just started it and so if you live in the Bulkley Valley and want to join, email me and we’ll hook you up. These are some of my ideas on my… Continue reading The Modern Quilt Guild Showcase
I’m a member of a wonderful ladies organization called Women’s Institute. Our Quick WI branch has been pretty active, with new members joining all the time. Recently, like many of us, one of our members has to begin cancer treatment.We thought of our dearest friend going through this process. We knew immediately what we had… Continue reading QWI Friendship Quilt
I started this quilt in 2001, worked in the method of ‘quilt as you go’, I completed each block independently with an intact sandwiched block. Hand embroidery in my opinion is the only method for a ‘real crazy quilt’ and this was no exception. What made this quilt so special, its like I was stepped… Continue reading A little crazy quilt….Silver Linings CQ
I went through a stage in life where all I did was crazy quilts. Small ones mostly, purses, pins and even fridge magnets. I’m going to post a tutorial on fridge magnets coming up soon. I love to do three-four combinations of stitches. Such as this CQA Trend Tex Challenge that I didn’t get finished… Continue reading A little crazy quilting….My Secret Garden
These pillow are all hand appliqued and hand quilted. Sometimes, you meet a quilter and they have done a few quilts, they are always beautiful and lovely even if only a few have been made. Then you meet by complete surprise a very special lady who has quilts till the cows come home. These are… Continue reading A Special Quilter
When I walk by a thrift store or see a garage sale sign on the side of the road, I have to stop! I pick up all sorts of discard pottery and make new things with it. Yep, that’s it, no real plan of it, just to reuse a reclaimed item into a new life.… Continue reading Reclaimed Pottery Pincushions
I first started playing around with sewing with corduroy in the late 1970’s. I did most of my sewing by hand because my transient lifestyle didn’t allow me to pack my sewing machine. So to start with, its much easier for me to work with corduroy if I sew it by hand, its amazing what… Continue reading Corduroy Quilts
You’ll never know what happens with this fast block technique and that was evident at this workshop! It was so much fun. These are the colors that I picked out from my stash and one of my students didn’t have the right amount of Fat Quarters. So it worked our perfectly! See the variations achieved… Continue reading QWI Quilt Workshop Oct 15th
I am digging into my stash and finding sultry vintage fabrics, solid colors and soft pretty petal styles of fabric to go with this collection. I have an awesome new pattern on the drawing sheet! This is what got me excited; imagine these fabrics together in one quilt? These lovely fat quarters are what I’ve… Continue reading Stash n’ Organic Vintage Quilt
Everything has a start and this is a little story about how I came to be making a new quilt pattern. The pattern is called “Snow Town Folk” and it will be available until the new year by subscription to Quilters Connection Magazine. I was busy hand quilting my sons graduation quilt back in 2007. … Continue reading Snow Town Folk New Quilt Pattern
I made this simple couch pillow. Basic stitches such as stem stitch, feather stitch, French knots and bullion stitch. Do have a favorite go to stitch?
I started these two blankets as an experiment. Scraps, blocks and strips already pieced went into each outdoor quilts. I used simple running stitch and whip stitch. More coming up next post.