Sunday, June 28, 2020

Nova Scotia Tragedy


It takes me a while to process bad events.  
There was a mass shooting rampage in Nova Scotia, Canada on April 24.  
In response to this event, the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild requested completed quilts in Blue and White to be made and sent for the victims of this violent event.  
I reached out to my friends here in the Soo and 5 of us created a row to add to a lap quilt that was created for this purpose.

Here is the completed and quilted quilt.  It is on its way to Nova Scotia with love.


Sunday, June 21, 2020

Austrailia Quilts

G' Day!

Back in January I showed you some blocks I made and sent to Australia for Quilts to be made for the survivors of the massive forest fires. I've been patiently looking at the posts from the Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild and looking to see where they put my blocks. 

The quilts they have put together are amazing!  There have been write ups about this initiative and I've really enjoyed seeing the updates and finished work.  And SO much work from the members of this guild!  Here's just some of the tops completed and where some of my blocks have ended up.

They apparently received over 14,000 blocks and are able to make hundreds of quilts!
I hope each person that receives these quilts feel the love from around the world.


Sunday, June 14, 2020



Last year I took a class with Sally Manke.  She had this cute bicycle pattern and was willing to show us how make one of our own!
I had not learned about Dresden blocks by then, so it was nice to learn something new.  My 30 degree ruler has seen a lot of use since then!

She then went step by step showing us how to use bias tape makers and encouraged us to make the bicycle our own.  I used leather scraps for the seat, joints and pedals, for example.

The group of us traded some flower fabrics also, so we would have a variety of flowers in our baskets. Here we all are!

It took being told to stay home to finish it.  So here it is, back from my long arm quilter, Shawna!  I told her to do what she wanted this time and made my little bicycle look like it was going! SO Cute!

Thanks so much Sally for this class and all the tips!
Thanks to my hubby too, who precariously perched on a ladder over stairs to hang this!


Sunday, June 7, 2020



As many who know me can attest, patience is not my strong suit.
My red hair is natural and with it comes a temper and desire to see things happen NOW.
After 25 years with my husband, I have learned some of this art.  
But things and events have a way to butt their way through at times.  
I want to travel to visit so-and-so NOW.
I've ordered this item and where is it 4 weeks later???
I really should make this food item instead of picking it up ready made....

Lately I've been trying to avoid patience by diving into something, ANYTHING to distract me.
Playing games on my phone.
Watching TV.
Pinterest and Facebook surfing
Digging up my yard and planting.
Mostly though, I've been trying to create.
Even this though is hard to do when the world is upside down.

I have finished some projects though and started many more.  
This is a project I just decided to do because I could finish it quickly and at least have something on the DONE list.  Hopefully it will give me patience to complete many more.

Mod Cat was a quilt along by Colourworx in May.  
I was supposed to enlarge the cat, but decided that a smaller wall hanging would be better for me.

I used scraps from my NOT completed Hope quilt to create the kitty and the scrappy border (which I've never done before) 
The background id Imagine by Windham Fabrics, which I used as inspiration to free motion stitch the words and around.


Time Flies!

 It's June! Almost July! I have just come back from Quilt Canada in Vancouver.   This is a show that highlights the best juried quilts a...