Sunday, March 17, 2019


I've been busy making quilt tops!

I'd seen the Meadowland popping up all over my 

Instagram feed and decided I needed to 

dive in!

I showed some of those initial blocks back here

The blocks are 16" finished.

Today, I basted it....

Finished size 48" by 64"

I've also made a scaled down version...

with blocks finishing at 12".

For this version, I went a little more scrappy for the 

corner blocks....

and added some thin sashing and cornerstones.

I think both designs have their merits,

Finished size 53" square
although this second one is my favourite! 

Have you ever made a different version of a pattern?

I'd love to know.

Happy sewing!


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Quilting brings people together!

 Many longtime followers of my blog will remember 

this quilt, 

 made with the help of my bee buddies in the 

United States.

 I call it "Words with Friends"!

This is another version made by Heather in Canada!

She had emailed me back in October wanting 

permission to 'copy' it!

I don't know where the saying came from, so I have

no rights to it!

She did an awesome job, didn't she?

Happy sewing!


Thursday, March 7, 2019

The coast, coffee and a concert

As you may realise from the title, 

there has been little in the way of sewing these last 

few weeks!

There's been a short sojourn at the beach..... 

Coffee in the country in a quirky cafe!

 And an Eagles concert!

I did happen to visit one of my quilts.....

 And I finished Mr Bear for my grandson!

I'm hoping, with the approaching long weekend, I'll 

have some serious sewing time!

Happy days!


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Finish Three- 2019

And the finishes keep coming!

But this one was two years in the making, so I hope

it was worth the wait!

My Delilah quilt, designed by Jen Kingwell and 

offered as a "Template of the Month" in 2017, has 

over 1650 pieces.

Blocks measure between 12" and 3".

Of some designs there are two blocks, others as 

many as nine!

 I was thrilled to find a fabric that worked so well 

as a backing!

And being from my favourite fabric store,

 Darn Cheap, it didn't break the bank!

I had an extra helper with my photo shoot this 


The grey binding was from Emma Jean Jansen's

"Classics" range, Bushsticks in Silver.

I love how the sun came shining through this 

photo.... totally unexpected!

 I spent one-month hand quilting "Shadows Of Love".

What will I do in the evenings now?

Maybe its time to pick the knitting up again?

Happy sewing!


Friday, February 8, 2019

Missing in Action....

Has it really been nearly three weeks between blog posts?

Life got in the way, I guess!

But I have been sewing, so here's a quick recap-

I found a pattern for my lightweight denim 

purchased in New Zealand...

  New Look #6500

Believe me, it looks far better on ME than it does on 

the sewing dummy!

I really love the fringe details!

And, yes, I started a new quilt with these fabrics!

It is a pattern called Meadowland.

I do have it pieced together but will save that until I 

can get a better photo!

 Mr. Adventure Bear is slowly coming together!

 Most evenings have been spent hand quilting my 

"Shadows of Love" quilt....

The colour is off a bit in this photo

The texture is wonderful!
I'm hoping to have this finished soon!

What have you been up to the last few weeks?

Happy sewing!


Monday, January 21, 2019


The summer holidays are quickly coming to an end.

So I am a little reluctant to start anything new!

 I decided it was time to quilt my "Delilah" quilt,

with some machine stitching to anchor everything 


"Shadows of Love" is its formal name

then hand quilting, with a variegated Aurifil 

thread in 12 weight!

 I've added some new fat quarters to my stash.

Aren't those colours pretty?

And I "Marie Kondo-ed" it in my new little shelf.

I finished this hoop sometime ago. 

                            Did I show you?

Finally I am making a little bear for my grandson Eli.

             We love to go on adventures together!   

                          Happy sewing! 


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A summer weekend

saw a quilt finish...

I'm calling this "Mint Thicket", 

because the panels are from the Thicket range.

 I visited my sister down by the beach to get some 


Helen makes a great quilt holder!

I did some simple hand quilting around each 


 I'll be keeping this quilt for a picnic quilt....

because it contains some of Eli's favourite animals.

We are looking forward to using it soon!

I had pieced the back a while ago so it came 

together quickly!

I also used the time to help Helen make this dress....

Vogue pattern #9237 again.

It's such a great pattern and a very easy make!

A very pleasant weekend indeed!

Happy days!


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