Want to Learn to Love Hand Piecing?


If you do, then I have only three words. What are they? Buy This Book. I’ve had Quilted Diamonds 2 since it was first published back in 2004 and it is, in my opinion, the best book on hand piecing … Continue reading

Passacaglia Duet


My very good friend, Barb, and I are at it again. Simul-blogging our adventures with stitching, that is. One of us is in Toronto, Ontario while the other is in the Forth Worth/Dallas area of – well, of course you all know … Continue reading

Nothing but Black and White


That’s what I’ve been working with – lots and lots of black and white. First of all, some black and white units for the setting pieces of the Pickled Ladies. Everything is ready for fussy cutting/printing the setting half clamshells. … Continue reading

Surrounded Centres


A design idea for these fabulous kaleidoscope centres from the Colonial Garden collection has been slowly taking shape in my mind. So what did I do? I started by turning three of those centres into squares. First one. Then a second. … Continue reading

More Centres for the New Project


The new project is impossible for me to resist. Mostly because the kaleidoscope blocks get me. Every single time. I just can’t wait to sew them together to see what the block will look like. And every single one is a … Continue reading

Eight More Sunflowers


The cold may not be going away, or the snow, but I’m happily pretending it’s warm and there are sunflowers blooming outdoors.  Which they aren’t, of course. But my fabric sunflowers sure are! First up is this one. I can … Continue reading

Nine Little Sunflowers


Before I got totally distracted with the Colonial Garden blocks, I was really making progress on the sunflowers. Here are nine of the ones that are finished – and there are more that are yet to be photographed. The box … Continue reading

Fussy Cutting/Printing Equals a New Project


I thought I could stop with having made just one of the Colonial Garden blocks, and had great plans to turn that block into the cover of a stitching book. But as I had fussy cut/printed the kites used for the … Continue reading

Colonial Garden


The roof garden on a much warmer day is where I would so much like to be, but that’s not about to happen. We’ve had snow and more cold temperatures. So when the Inklingo Colonial Garden collection came out on … Continue reading