Sunday, March 30, 2014

Red Letter Day blocks

Wow, these went together really fast:

and a block close-up:

I still need to fiddle around with the layout but Sophie & Tucker should have a new car quilt very soon….because a pooch needs somewhere to lounge and recuperate on the drive home from having adventures in the park :-)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Mystery BOM is all caught up

I was four block behind so I spent yesterday catching up:

And even though we have two blocks to go before we're done, I'm calling it right now:  that red flower block is my favourite!

I continue to be amazed at the amount of scrappage left over from making these blocks.  As always, everything gets sorted by colour so I can put it in my organized scrap bins….or in my case, scrap shoeboxes :-)

Now what to do?
  • Camille has a new pattern out called Red Letter Day.  It would look really pretty in Downton Abbey fabrics, don't ya think?
  • This Woodlands pinwheel & log cabin free pattern from Jo Morton is gorgeous.
  • I'm also drooling over Cynthia Lammon's version of a kaleidoscope quilt.
Once again, the possibilities are endless.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Beach House quilt top

All done:

And I'm already cooking up a new idea, using shot cotton for the first time:

Friday, February 21, 2014

A tense day off

I'm trying to work through some nervous energy while I wait for the Canada/US men's hockey game to start in Sochi.  I'm moving at a pretty good clip on these Beach House blocks:

Canada is riding a wave of gold medals these past few days.  Can it continue?

This is the part where you say "yes".

Friday, February 14, 2014

Baby Sophie

I was looking through some old files and stumbled across this little cutie.  She's ten years old now but she still melts my heart…

Saturday, January 25, 2014

on the hunt for backing fabric

I finished the top for the crib quilt I was working on:

The pattern comes from the Simply Fat Quarters book.  The great thing about this book is that it gives you four different sizes for each quilt so the crib-size version I made above already had the math done for me!  I'm been scouring my stash for just the right backing fabric but I haven't found it  yet.  The hunt continues this afternoon.

Have a great weekend!!

Saturday, January 11, 2014


First quilt top finish of the year, which is also my first BOM finish, and my first sampler quilt finish.

As always, taking pictures of the finished quilt top required my assistants.  First, Tucker stretched out on it and determined it would serve as a yoga mat:

Then Sophie tested it to make sure that she could properly clean her face on it:

Only then was I allowed to release a picture for public consumption:

This is the 2012 Designer Mystery Block of the Month that was offered by the Fat Quarter Shop.  The fabric is Vintage Modern by Bonnie & Camille, and it has a great summertime vibe to it.

Here are some of my favourite blocks:

Next up, I will be making a baby quilt for someone I work with.  She's having a boy -- I love it when we know the gender of a baby ahead of time! -- so I have some nice blues picked out from the Salt Air collection from Cosmo Cricket.  Now I just have to decide on a pattern.

Have a great weekend!!