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Mini Leaf Quilt

September 13, 2010

My leaf quilt is all ready for the miniature raffle. I’ve attached a copy of the back as Traceyann requested. Learned a few more things about thread painting. There’s always something new to learn.



March 7, 2010

Here are my fabric choices for our next project. The two on the left are the highlight fabrics, then the focus is the 3rd from the left and the rest are the contrast pieces.

Bento Box

November 12, 2009

It helps if I remembered how to add the picture. I hope this comes through.bento box quilt

Bento Box

November 12, 2009

Fast and fun. Now to decide what kind of boarder to put on if any.


June 6, 2009

This is a picture of my still life that I made from Marilyn Clarke’s workshop last Saturday. It was a great class and would recommend it to anyone. Lot’s of fun and learned a lot.



Ginko Leaf

November 24, 2008

These are the fabrics that I’m using for my ginko leaf. It will help Traceyann choose her fabrics.fabric-auditions-001

Baby quilt for my niece

September 15, 2008

One of my summer projects almost finished.  Just need to decide on how I want to machine quilt it.  I am thinking of trying out the new bamboo batting.  Has anyone tried it yet? The bias rectangles gave me some grief and I had to go out and buy new fabric because I was not happy with the results.  On a trip to Shakespeare I found a birangle ruler that made the job go a lot easier.  Now I’m looking for a way to make the bias rectangles with no seam in the middle to eliminate some of the bulk.  Some research and I have found that Elanore Burns has a ruler that allows you to make a triangle in the middle and taking a rectangle and cutting it from one corner kitty corner to the other.  When put it together you can trim up the block to the size you need.  I can’t believe I’m thinking of needing another ruler, but I have fabric to make this same pattern in a queen size!

I hope it's a boy!

I hope it

The X Bag

May 21, 2008

Just finished the bag.  I used a medium weight iron on stiffner and it is quite stiff.  The sample we saw at the Etobicoke show must have used a lightweight one because it felt softer when I picked it up. The three compartments inside will be great for going to quilt shows.  One for my wallet, one for my camera and the other for the program and small purchases.  All ready to go!

Mystery Quilt

April 20, 2008

Shhh! I’m not supposed to let anyone know that I received the last set of instructions earlier. I’m not giving too much away by showing you a close up of one block.  Keep in mind there will be 11 options for you to choose from and it could look completely different. My colours remind me of a watermelon and the circles the seeds.  It’s funny how you like your three colours together before make your final arrangements then one of the colours pops more than you thought.  

3rd picture

March 18, 2008