A new quilt, and a new look

I’ve tweaked things around. If you read this via bloglovin’ or feedly things will look pretty much the same (I think). If you follow via email or through wordpress you’ll probably notice the differences.

If anyone notices hiccups or weirdness (technical terms you know!) please be kind and give me a shout. In the mean time, I had a very fast start and finish today.

B’s best friend’s birthday party is tomorrow and so gifts needed to be acquired. The best friend is a bit twee and absolutely enamoured of her Maplelea doll. We found a “campfire” accessory set and thought to include a picnic blanket.



The best friend also plays softball. While it is a whole cloth quilt, it does have three layers and is quilted. Ta-done!

Sawtooth Star baby quilt, a finished quilt

For baby Caelyn Amelia, daughter of husband’s ex-co-worker, and now just friend.




B suggested adding something in the centre here. The orange thread is the same colour as the binding.

Quilt Stats:

Title: Sawtooth Baby Star

Lifetime quilt no.: 64

Started: March 19 fabric bought

Finished: March 29 finished

Size: 40″x40″

Number of pieces: 36

Quilting: straight line walking foot

Inspiration: Bryan House Quilts (colours), SOTAK handmade (colours, pattern), and Diary of a Quilter (actual pattern).

Previous posts about this quilt are here.

Will be linking up all over the place, because, TA-DONE!!!

Needle and Thread Network, My Quilt Infatuation, Sew Fresh Quilts, and Crazy Mom Quilts.

Class sample, a finished quilt




Quilt Stats:

Title: Blocky Modern, class sample (large blocks)

Lifetime quilt no.: 62

Started: Friday, January 6, 2017

Finished: top finished Wednesday, January 11, 2017, binding finished March 2, 2017

Size: 36″x48″

Number of pieces: 36

Quilting: straight line with walking foot in highlighter yellow (and black in the bobbin)

Progress posts were here and here.

Ta-done! so linking up with Amanda-Jean for Finish it up Friday!

Mini Swap, a finished quilt

Ta-done! My mini quilt for the inaugural MQG swap.


Grey thread on rainbow for the front and rainbow thread on grey for the back. I stitched in the ditch and carried the lines through to the outside, creating an uneven grid.


I hope my swap partner likes this as much as I do.


I shared progress shots earlier, go here to see. This will be mailed tomorrow during my lunch break. SK in USA this is for you!

Quilt Stats:

Title: MQG Swap Quilt

Lifetime quilt no. 63

Started: Monday, February 6, 2017

Finished: Thursday, February 9, 2017

Size: 19″ square

Number of pieces: 56

Quilting: straight line quilting with some sort of grey Gutterman thread (top) and variegated Coats and Clark (bottom)

Fabrics: 86% of this is scraps with only two prints and two solids from yardage. Some prints from fancy celebrity designers and others totally random and generic. All beautiful. Kona, Bella, and Colorworks solids. Backing is Crosshatch? from Architextures? by Carolyn Friedlander and was a scrap as well.

Linking up of course for Finish it up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts! and Scraptastic Tuesday with She Can Sew.

And this was on my Q1 list for the 2017 FAL.