I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Ten Plus Prizes Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now for block 10. This fortnight’s block is a Christmas lantern designed by Diane at Cwilt Fabrics & Haberdashery. You can find the pattern and tutorial for the block on her blog here. Here is my finished Christmas Lantern block. Quilting the block Below is a coupleRead More →

Enter If You Dare Blog Hop Day Two Yesterday started the Enter If you Dare Blog Hop, a Halloween theme. I had so much fun, making the mug rugs, and wall hanging for this event. But first!  A big thank you to Marian at Seams to be Sew for planning and running another awesome event. Be sure to visit Marian blog every day to get the pretty awesome patterns she is giving away. The Bonus Blocks Ok! yes I am starting this post a little back to front. Marian asked all the bloggers if they were interested in making some of her bonus patterns toRead More →

Christmas Caroling Show and Tell Today, we can finally show off our rows that we finished from all the rows in the the row along. I had every intention of making a queen sized quilt, but things happened. I did however make 2 rows, which I turned into table runners. And I love all 2 of them. Row 1 was mine, with the theme: We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Row 2 is Up On A House Top designed by Jen from A Dream and A Stitch. You can find her blog post and pattern here. Bonus! Marian from Seams To Be Sew managed toRead More →

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Six Plus Prizes Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now for block 6. This block is designed by Sandra Healy http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com/shop/. Fabric selection for this block. I chose a delicate colors for this block. Here is my version of the block Quilting the block I started by stitching in the ditch around all the squares. ThenRead More →

Welcome to the 2017 Row Along – Christmas Caroling Blog Hop!   Thank you Marian Pena of Seams to be Sew for all the work that you do to organize and host this hop.  Also, a huge thank you to  Vanda Chittenden for taking the time to post my row on her blog. This is my second year doing the hop and has been a great experience in doing something a bit different with my Electric Quilt program.  My row this year is Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.  I immediately thought about the verse… Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Had a very shiny nose, And ifRead More →

I Wish You A Merry QAL Block Four Plus Prizes Before I get to block 4! Did you know, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now for block 4. This block is designed by Jennifer Fulton from The Inquiring Quilter (click this link for the pattern download page). It is a Christmas Memories block. Fabric selection for this block. I chose my shiniest fabric IRead More →

I wish you a Merry Christmas Quilt Along Hi everyone, Here is my introductory post for the first of many events coming up in the next 5 months. I am so excited to share this Quilt Along with you, because this quilt is going to be finished BEFORE Christmas. The Quilt Along starts August 1st. Every other Tuesday, a new FREE 12″ quilt block pattern and tutorial will be released. If you complete the block before the next pattern release, then you will be entered to win some AMAZING prizes! There are bi-weekly prizes and a mega grand prize too! Join the I Wish YouRead More →

Fresh Snow Blog Hop Today I have the great pleasure of taking part in another awesome blog hop with Marian Pena from Seams to be Sew. Thank you so much for organizing this event for us, you are a star. The theme for this blog hop is Winter. We could make anything that is associated with winter, a thing or an event or a holiday. We also needed to use something that is not cotton in our projects. Since I live in the Southern Hemisphere, our winter fall over Easter! Easter reminds me of bunnies, chocolates and eggs. In the end I decided on bunnies.Read More →

Quilting Therapy … Is the name of my new and first pattern for 2017. It is a very easy paper pieced pattern, perfect for beginners. The idea came to me one day, as I was commenting to someone about not needing a psychologist, as quilting is my therapy.  It is what I do at the end of every day, after a day at work. Basically every spare minute I have.  What about you, do you find quilting therapeutic? Let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear from you. (Need to work on my quilting photography) The pattern has the capsule template,Read More →

Backgammon Reverse Applique Block The latest pattern from the Play with me Quilt Along. Alida from Twelogdesign is the designer and quilt along leader for these patterns. This is my attempt. Now, I will be completely honest with you. This was the first time I tried reverse applique …. and I didn’t like it. But after having a chat with Alida, I will try this technique again on a different pattern, I might change my mind. I chose two bright colors for the triangles behind a plain blue foreground. As an afterthought, i probably should have chosen a more vibrant color. Each block in thisRead More →