Saturday, 2 July 2016


It is 2016! I have moved to a new space in the clould, you can find me here...... process of updating blog. Hope you enjoy the new look!

Saturday, 17 January 2015


Wow, it's 2015!!!! So much to do, so little time! I've planned many projects for this year, completing UFOs, learning to use my new to my CSMs (Circular sock machine), improving my long arming skills, learning to design patterns, using my stash, eating healthy, and organizing.

But most important activity to do is to attend QUILTCON, 2015!!!!!  Super!!
I will be busy at my very first QuiltCon which will be taking place in Feb. Fortunately I got registered for 4 , yes 4 courses!!! and of course the lectures as well. This will be very exciting, my first ever quilting conference!

Friday, 20 June 2014

A cute baby quilt

A cute little baby latest project. Must get this finished before friend's baby begins to walk!!! A

The doll applique is an image from the print fabric used to make the chevrons. Now to decide on how to quilt the quilt!

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Riley Blake Challenge

Time is a precious commodity of which I wish I had more. The Riley Blake challenge came and went…… is the final product...

A lap size dresden plate quilt. Practise, practise, practise on this quilt...I call it bonding with my machine moment!  I was practicing McTavishing quilting, freehand, using rulers etc....well I definitely need more practise!

Modern version.....

More info on quilt completed from Civil War Legacies II by Carol Hopkins:

 Bonnet Ties quilted completed using modern fabrics. The quilting on top was inspired by Crazy Mom Quilts blogspot.
The back fabric was bought from IKEA. Looks cool as backing for quilt don't you think?
I enjoyed making this quilt tremendously, despite taking much longer that I thought it would to piece the small blocks.

Book Review

 Civil War Legacies II by Carol Hopkins

Are you into creating miniature quilts, well this book may be for you. This book is comprised of 17 projects made from scrappy reproduction prints. This is Carol Hopkins second book on Civil War Quilts. Carol Hopkins has designed many quilts using reproduction fabrics.

Gettysburg Sun Quilt

Most of the quilts are small approximately 28 inches by 34 inches, block sizes average 3 inches. Two quilts are of medium size, 51 inch square, and 44 inch square, respectively. Each quilt has detailed instructions on how to piece the blocks. A brief introduction related to the Civil War describes the quilt pattern in each chapter.

Lilies for Connie Quilt

With no previous experience in making miniature quilts, I decided that I would review this book and create a miniature quilt. I chose the Bonnet Ties quilt pattern. The quilt measures 27” by 33”, and the blocks are 3”by 3”.

Bonnet Ties Quilt

This was also the first time I constructed the pinwheel block. Fabrics used in my version of the quilt were from the modern trend versus the reproduction fabrics used in the book.

Bonnet Ties (modern fabric version)

The vibrant modern colours gave the quilt a different feel about it. Lesson learned during the quilt making process is that miniature quilts take much longer to quilt than bed size quilts, and there is no room to make mistakes! After all blocks were sewn together, the quilt came to life.
The attributes of vintage quilts change when using modern fabrics instead of reproduction fabrics.
So, if you would try a hand on miniature vintage quilts with a modern flair, this book may be for you!


Monday, 2 June 2014

Crazy Quilt

Yes!!! Finally completed my Crazy Quilt block!! That was a fantastic class, I learned so much about embroidery. I sure have come a long way from the basic straight, chain, and blanket stitches. All I need to do is frame the block...awesome!

A big thanks to Kathy for offering the online course!