Clam Chowder

I know, I know – I said I’d try to blog more often. Well, at least this time it hasn’t been over three months since I last blogged. In fact, it’s just under two months, so maybe I”m getting a … Continue reading

Baby Bubbles

Odd title, isn’t it? That’s what Mr. Q.O. named the quilt that was finished late last week and delivered on Friday afternoon to the mum-to-be. Now I can write about and show it. I couldn’t before as I was a bit … Continue reading

I’m in the Pink

I know that’s an odd blog post title – no, wait a minute! If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know I love working with pink. I have a fair bit to show and there’s lots of pink … Continue reading

Another Two-Colour Quilt

I really didn’t mean to vanish for over 3 months but it seems I did. Truth be told, I was in a bit of a quilting slump. 2015 was not a great year, it seems, for me as far as … Continue reading

Christmas Fireworks

This fabric had been waiting for just the right project. I fell in love with it as it is just made for fussy cutting/printing with a perfect 11.75″ repeat. One of the quilts in Willyne Hammerstein’s Millefiori Quilts that I … Continue reading

Colour and Curved Piecing

I really, really needed a break from the grey and white Feathered Stars! The second one is complete and I’ll show an unexpected design element that has happened with them this week.

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So I finished yet another Yin Yang block and now have an even dozen more completed.

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And I absolutely cannot pick favourites out of these.

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Because I like every single one.

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They all have something about them I love.

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Be it my favourite shabby chic fabrics.

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Or some pink.

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Or a batik.

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Or a favourite green.

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Or a pretty cream print.

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Or a pink and greens together with a cream.

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Or just because it’s all that wonderful curved piecing!

I think my favourite part of making these blocks is pressing them. I know, i know – that sounds odd. But it’s so wonderful to see how perfectly they press and lie flat. Thanks, of course, to the perfect stitching lines and matching points in the Inklingo Yin Yang Collection. I tried to make one of these blocks before the Inklingo collection came out and it wasn’t pretty. It was really a volcano in the centre that I couldn’t press out, no matter how hard I tried. So I was ever so grateful when an Inklingo collection for the Yin Yang blocks did come out – it meant I could stitch these blocks as much as I wanted. And I expect I’ll make quite a few more of these shabby chic ones as they could become quite a wonderful bed runner.

And now I shall go back to the grey and white Feathered Stars and get the third one started. But I know I’ll need another break for some colour before I start the fourth.

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“Yin Yang Magic”

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They’re not quite curled up together, but this is about as close as these two get. And they are doing this more and more often.

A New Project

Well, I didn’t really mean to vanish for two weeks. So what have I been doing? Well, for starters, my printer’s been very busy printing lots and … … and lots … … and lots of shapes. First for six … Continue reading

Stars and Yin Yang Blocks

I have been doing some piecing, although not a lot, while I’ve been mostly missing from the blog. The projects I chose to work on were projects for which I already had lots of shapes printed and were ready, waiting for me … 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

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