Category Archives: art

Ice: Friend & Foe

Ice. Apprehension. The two are always linked. Every spring starts the same. First, long cracks, then clear and cold water along the shorelines, often reflecting clouds above. Diamond crystals sparkle amid grime and grit left over from winter snow. So delicate, so beautiful. But … Continue reading

Posted in 2019, art, challenges, gradients, my patterns, Reclaimed and Repurposed, Uncategorized | 12 Comments

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

Posted in 2018, art, gradients, recipes, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

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

Posted in 2018, art, challenges, FMQ, quilted postcards, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2018, art, FMQ, Highlighting others, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Leaf Design with Ann Shaw

My first class at Quilting on the Beach was a 2 day design class. If you like puzzles, you would have enjoyed this class. We were asked to bring an enlarged photograph of a leaf. Not being able to decide, … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, art, travels, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Postcard Fabric Art Play

One million miles did me in. At least until now. After making hundreds of postcards in 2016, and traveling 1 million miles around the globe with your help, I took a long break. I had forgotten how much fun they … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, art, quilted postcards, Scraps, Uncategorized | 17 Comments

Set Sail

One more week before I get back to ruler quilting. And I promise, it will be the best block yet. Today’s post features an old UFO recently finished. It’s journey started 3 or 4 years ago with the stitch out … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, art, recipes, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Welcome Back!

Hi everyone! Welcome back to my blog! Fall is in the air and leaves are starting to change colour. I love this time of year. But then again, I love every season. How was your summer? What kind of creative … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, art, Canada 150, mini-quilts, Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Applying Art Principles to Quilting; Part 1 – Colour

I am not an expert in art. I even hesitate writing about it, knowing many of you are more artistic than I am. But I have tried to find art information specific to quilting. This post is to share my … Continue reading

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What’s Your Mood?

Here is my Mood Board. It has been ‘in my head’ for at least 2 summers as I clipped and collected pictures out of magazines. This week I thought we might take a break from the TransCanada Block Party and … Continue reading

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