Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Completed the quilt Bloom from Lori Hold at Bee in My Bonnet website - it was a quilt-a-long.  I enjoyed applique, saw this one, bought her material and enjoyed the process.  It used Calico Days fabric and finished at 60" x 72".

Quilt Block for Sue Spargo

Sue Spargo, the wonderful creator of the wool BOM quilt hangings I have been doing has been diagnosed with cancer & her family asked each of us to prepare a square for her back in May/June.  When they had received them all -they sewed them into a quilt for Sue!!

The left is the block I prepared - in honour of the butterfly hanging I did from her Craftsy course & on the right is my block amongst other blocks.

So exciting to be a part of this project for a wonderful instructor!!

Monday, September 12, 2016

My Whimsical Garden

I wanted to learn how to applique better & found this quilt - My Whimsical Garden by Piece o'Cake in 2014.  Using my stash I worked on it and finally finished it in 2016.  I had entered it in the Gimli/Interlake Quilt Show in August 2016 and finished it 2 days before the show!

I machine pieced, hand appliqued, and free motion quilted the top (edging in the squares and pebbles in the border.  I received 2nd place for People's Choice Award & $50 gift certificate at local quilt shop - very unexpected, but delightful!!

It measures 75" length x 65" width.  It now hangs in our cottage in Hecla!

Postmark'd Art 2016

These are the four postcards I completed for Round 25 of Postmark'd Art - No Theme/Summer

I had taken these photos with my macro lens and printed on fabric.  Rather disappointed with the colour quality that came from the printing on fabric - will have to work on this, if I do it again.

The postcards are 6" x 4" fabric postcards & all 4 went to the USA.  I mailed them September 13. 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Splendid Sampler

The Splendid Sampler group started January of 2016 - goal is 100 6.5 inch blocks.  We receive the instructions for a block on Sunday & Thursday - no idea what the design will be.  There are 85 designers from around the world designing for this group.  There have also been 6 bonus blocks provided.

So are there are over 10,000 people signed up to do this quilt - Facebook and their website are places to upload pictures of completed blocks.

Above is 20% of my quilt so far - 20 of the blocks, not the bonus or additional.

I am using Moda Miniature Gatherings fabric selection.

Hopefully I will finish ...

Zentangle Postcards

I had also signed up for the Zentangle group at
Postmark'd Art.

I used the designs found in a book on sewable
Zentangles.  They were fun to make - although my
free motion still leaves something to be desired.

Crazy Quilt Postcards

Signed up for the postcard exchange again this season at Postmark'd Art.  These are the three postcards I had to make - this theme was Crazy Quilts.

Very glad I only had to make three as they took a lot of work!!  But it was enjoyable work - always wanted to make a crazy quilt - maybe when I have time this will entice me to try one.

Two of these went overseas - one to England & one to Wales.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Mug Rugs

It was Brenda's 65th birthday December 31st so I decided to make her some mugrugs.  Had the embroidery patterns from Jacquelynne Steves for Cozy Afternoon Quilt (which I have not yet made, & may not…).  So I used these two patterns and fabric leftover from United Stitches.  Jacquelynne was also having a contest using these patterns - I entered and received 3rd place.

I also gave 2 white mugs to go with the mugrugs.