Category Archives: 2018

Making Peace with the Moon

My first quilt of 2018 was a challenge quilt due in March. The challenge was to make a Christmas wall quilt which included a piece of white frosted fabric, and a button. When I came across the Peace Moon pattern … Continue reading

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Hometown: Love, Saskatchewan

Think of your home town. How would you describe it? Better still, how would you depict it on a Postcard of Fibre Art (PFA)? I belong to a PFA group on FB that threw out a Hometown Challenge. The challenge … Continue reading

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Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Where did it go? Seems like my summer holiday from blogging extended well into fall. I did very little quilting this summer. Instead, I was busy converting a neglected rec room/bedroom/bathroom into a quilting studio. The goal was to paint … Continue reading

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K.I.S.S. Quilting

We have all heard about the K.I.S.S. principle. It’s what I decided to do with a kit I had purchased called Easy Summer Fun by Viv Smith of Willow Brook Quilts. Easy Summer Fun was already a simple beginner quilt. … Continue reading

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A Lession in FMQ

“Be kind to yourself” she said. Good advice. She, being one of the best teachers around, and the best Free Motion Quilter (FMQ) I know. FMQ has been the most difficult things for me to conquer in my sewing life. … Continue reading

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Alberta Two Step

I get by with a little help from my friends” Make that… “I get by with a lot of help from my friends.” A cowboy/girl boot quilt would not be my normal style, but at times like this you have … Continue reading

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Back to Stitching Circles

Today I cut out the pieces for the last circle. Hip, hip hurrah! The most challenging – should I admit that maybe even the most fun?- part of this project is done. Block #16 was as hard as they get. … Continue reading

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Seminole Patchwork with Eva Veltkamp

My series of posts from Quilting on the Beach was interrupted by our local Quilt Show, but I have one more class to share with you. It was Seminole Patchwork taught by Eva Veltkamp. Do you think Seminole Patchwork will … Continue reading

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Indigo Dyeing with Donna Fear

This class was a last minute add to my week of Quilting on the Beach. Somehow, I just knew it would be something special. Maybe too special. I can become obsessed and easily sidetracked by something fun. And this was … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Applique with Barbara Bieraugel

After the Hexi quilt (my oldest UFO) … after the Circle Game … a bed size Hawaiian quilt  may be my next hand project. This class was my training, and the project I will be doing will be my practice piece. … Continue reading

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