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Feeling Groovy

Feeling Groovy

For those of us who can remember, the late 1960’s was a time of massive change and excitement. The revolution was in progress and we were Feeling Groovy. There was no capacity for bland in music, fashion or the people. The hippy movement flourished and flower […]

Fiesta Time

Fiesta Time

Don’t you love it when you see a photo of a quilt that takes your breath away? My friend, Linda Reim’s quilt, Fiesta, did exactly that. Linda’s colourful collection of Fiesta dinnerware  inspired her to make this glorious Fiesta time quilt. Fabrics and templates The blocks are a […]

Dainty Bess

Dainty Bess

Bright fabrics continue to lure us as our weather gets chillier. This bundle of beauties followed me home last week and were perfect for the Dainty Bess quilt. I love when the fabrics do all the work. Dainty Bess uses half square triangles, similar to […]

Gypsy Garden Quilt

Gypsy Garden Quilt

Quick and easy quilts can be so gratifying.  We’re all so busy these days and the time we get to spend quilting has become very precious, so it’s good to able to whip something up in a few weeks rather than a few years. Gypsy Garden is perfect for […]

Moon Shadow

Moon Shadow

Having to choose a favourite quilt is like having to choose a favourite child, but if I had to choose one, Moon Shadow is high on my list of my favourite quilts  — just don’t tell my other quilts. The simplicity of the design made it […]

It's not just about the shopping (did I really just say that?)

It's not just about the shopping (did I really just say that?)

Believe it or not, I don’t have a large stash of fabric. My fabric gets used very quickly as I mostly buy what I intend to use. Having said that, sometimes I do have a few odd pieces left over and that’s when I will try […]

Moon Shadow Progress

Moon Shadow Progress

Sometimes I think I deliberately go slow when I am quilting. I’m not sure if it’s because I am prolonging the joy of hand quilting, or it’s because I can’t decide on what quilt pattern to do next. Either way, Moon Shadow is coming along […]

Mellow Yellow

Mellow Yellow

  Inspiration comes in many forms. For me, as with many quilters, it is often the fabric that catapults me into a new design. Goodness only knows why we fall in love with certain fabrics and not others, but luckily for us, there is something for all […]

Hand Quilting is Alive and Well

Hand Quilting is Alive and Well

  You may think that hand quilting is a dying art, but nothing could be further from the truth. There are many of us in the quilting world who continue this time-honoured tradition. Of course, we all love and appreciate the intricate detail of machine […]

Simple Quilts – Woven Bliss

Simple Quilts – Woven Bliss

When I first dipped my toe into the wonderful world of quilting, the traditional blocks were the most popular. How times have changed. These days the simplest block designs, combined with a clever use of fabric, can create wonderfully appealing quilts. These quilts can often be whipped up in no […]