Upcycled Moving Blankets-Updated

I started these two moving truck blankets as an experiment. Scraps, blocks and strips already pieced went into each outdoor quilts. I used simple running stitch and whip stitch. Nothing fancy, I didn’t plan the layout, just got to it and sewed the blocks and chunks of fabric down onto the moving blanket. I had… Continue reading Upcycled Moving Blankets-Updated

My UFO Challenge 2012

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

Jeans Christmas Pot Holders

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

The Modern Quilt Guild Showcase

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

A little crazy quilting….My Secret Garden

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

A Special Quilter

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

Corduroy Quilts

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