Friday, December 31, 2021

Warm Wishes and a Pillow

The coziest spot in our home this winter! 

The final month of 2021 has been extraordinary.  I guess that actually sums up the year! 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Scrappy Rocky Mountain Puzzle Blocks

My simple variation on the classic Rocky Mountain Puzzle quilt block.

Do you ever feel drawn to particular colours?  I definitely do! Sometimes it's due to seeing a wonderful combination of colours in a fabric or flower or scene in Nature, that has me wanting to create with a similar colour palette. 

Monday, July 26, 2021

Just One Charm Pack Quilts - Book Tour


Today, I want to introduce you to the wonderful new quilting book my friend, Cheryl Brickey has written, titled Just One Charm Pack Quilts  and share my version of one of her clever designs from it.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Twilight Terrific Tulips

 Terrific Tulip Blocks with scrappy dark blue background fabrics!

It's funny how one creative idea leads to another.  Years ago, I sketched up a tulip quilt block that I later turned into a pattern (click here for the terrific tulip) to sew a 12" block.  I stitched together a few versions of my block and tucked them away, with the thought that one day I would love to sew a quilt using this block.  Each Spring, I would look at those blocks and feel a bit guilty that I still hadn't taken the time to work out a quilt design featuring them, but kept putting it off. 

Intrigued, I kept playing with the block design, eventually settling on a mini quilt design, showcasing a smaller scale (slightly modified - with multiple sizes) version and released the Tiny Terrific Tulips Mini Quilt pattern in April of this year.  My pattern testing lead to lots of tulip block sewing with various fabric combinations.  I have always been drawn to scrappy quilting, so no surprise that the versions I loved most from my experimenting, were the scrappiest ones.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Rainbow Scrappy Star Blocks Quilt Top!

The Scrappy Star Block (click here for Jennie's tutorial) is such a fun design for using whimsical low volume fabrics for the background and happy colours for the stars!  I received two blocks from nine rainbow quilt bee participants and I decided I wanted to make a quilt with 25 blocks, so I enjoyed sewing up the remaining blocks needed to finish.
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