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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 it when the fabrics do all the work. Dainty Bess uses half square triangles, similar […]

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 […]

Stepping Up

Stepping Up

After I had been teaching patchwork and quilting classes for a couple of years I was asked to teach at our local quilt store.  Happily I took on the new challenge and readily accepted the job. I then started to think about what I would teach. When […]

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 […]

The Constant Thread Of My Life

The Constant Thread Of My Life

In July I will celebrate a big birthday. Believe it, or not, I am really looking forward to it.  The party invitations have been posted and I can’t wait to share the day with my family and friends.   This birthday is a milestone. As I reflect […]

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 […]