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MY CHARMALONG AMH PROJECT

A couple of months back Melissa (of Ms Midge) ran another of her charm square swaps, this time she was swapping Anna Maria Horner charms. I had watched on from the sidelines (with envy) the last time Midge had run a swap and berated myself for not participating when I started to see all the amazing projects that were being made. I had never thought about the impact that certain designers ranges ... Read the Post

HOW TO SCRAPPY IMPROV ANY PATCHWORK BLOCK

Two weeks ago I happened upon an episode of "Sewing with Nancy" that featured Victoria Findlay Wolfe and her amazing quilts.  Victoria Findlay Wolfe spoke about her technique for using scraps to improvisational (improv) piece together fabric and then use that fabric to make traditional patchwork blocks. I was so struck by the process that I found myself thinking about it for days on end until I ... Read the Post

FAT QUARTER SHOP SNAPSHOTS QUILT-ALONG

Last year I participated in my first ever quilting bee and it was so much fun, however this year I'm forgoing participating in Bee's in favour of doing more Block of the Month (BOM) sewing. I figured I could still have all the excitement of sewing along with all my virtual sewing buddies and make something new and fresh each month without the pressure of a mailing deadline (or being accurate). ... Read the Post

SCRAPPY BEAR PAW MINI QUILT

I'm so excited to share my first finish for 2015; my scrappy bear paw mini quilt. I pledged that I would get this mini quilt finished as part of the January "A Lovely Year of Finishes" and it seems I accomplished just that - finished it in January 2015 (which is handy as it was part of the Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap Round 3 and needed to be finished ASAP!). I'm so thrilled with how ... Read the Post

NAUGHTY-CAL NOODLEHEAD 241 TOTE

When I made my Naughty-cal Weekender Bag for Sewvivor in August last year I absolutely loved it and wished that I could use it all the time, however it's not really practical to use a Weekender Bag as an every day bag.  So I'd been thinking about making myself a matching bag to use on my various travels. Inspired by Melissa's (of Ms Midge) versions of the Noodlehead 241 Tote I decided to make my ... Read the Post

SHE’S A RAINBOW

Did you ever have one of those quilts that you wrestled with from start to finish? This is one of those quilts for me. In much the same way that "The Feather Beast; Slayed" rose like a phoenix from the ashes after having Raylee (of Sunflower Quilting) work her magic on it, "She's a Rainbow" has won my heart with her bold colours and impactful quilting. ... Read the Post

A LOVELY YEAR OF FINISHES: JANUARY 2015 PLEDGE

Monday I shared with you my Must Make List for 2015 and in that list I declared I was going to take part in A Lovely Year of Finishes as a way of staying motivated and on track. Well, it's January (already!??! Hee hee hee) and so I'm here to proclaim loud and proud what will be (one of?) my first finish(es) for 2015. <drum roll> ... Read the Post

SENDING PATCHWORK SUNSHINE THROUGH THE POST

I sent my Little Quilts Swap package off to my partner this week and I'm so excited, nervous and anxious to know if they like it or not. This is the first mini quilt I've ever given to someone else and I'm both thrilled and packing my pants about it all. I ended up going with a really simple quilting pattern on this one because I wanted the fabrics and pattern to really be the focus and also ... Read the Post