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 →

EQ 25TH Anniversary Celebration for March This month is Easter and felt the need to make something special. In the end I chose the Cross and made it into a bookmark, to satisfy my soul and for the love of reading. I love bunnies and chocolate, Easter eggs and chocolate, marshmallows and chocolate. Just chocolate, some more chocolate and just in case I forgot to mention it Chocolate. Hahaha. But the Cross it was going to be, for this month. The pattern size is 3 x 4.5″ The cross is appliqued and then I finished it off with some free motion quilting. Link to theRead More →

Nine Mens Morris The second block for the Play with me Quilt Along is done, Alida revealed it last week Monday. Here is mine. I enjoyed making this one, paper piecing is my favorite form of making a quilt blocks. And this one was super easy. Somehow I managed to miss getting the seams lined up, and will be sorting that out for the perfectionist in me. I have to confess, I have never heard of Nine Mens Morris. Alida, has kindly added the how to play, and rules for each block, so I will be learning how to play it soon, and she willRead More →

Nuts About My Day – with a my pattern free for the duration of the blog hop. Today is finally my day to show off what I planned for the Nuts About Blog Hop.  I was so excited about the idea of nuts about, that I went completely nuts about it … LOL. And I think I really was a bit nuts, as you will see from my project. I had decided to go with applique this time round. And not just some blocks, an entire baby quilt. First I made the duck pond, which quickly expanded into some more fish at the bottom. OnceRead More →

Flower Pot Applique Quilt This lovely quilt was appliqued by my Aunt Anita. When she came for a visit over the holidays, she asked me to help her finish the quilt. The quilt consisted of appliqued blocks, the sashing, borders, and binding. I used free motion quilting for the quilting method. And a couple of extra flowers were added to the corners to added effect. To make them more puffy, we added an extra layer of batting underneath the flowers, to make them pop more. They were also appliqued on top of the quilt. I sewed in all the sashing, and borders, free motion quiltedRead More →

Quilt plans galore 2016 Happy new year everyone! I hope this year brings you happiness and pleasure. In yesterday’s post, I went through my list, and realized how far I veered of my planned list. But I did accomplish a whole lot. This year I am planning a quilt along, of magical proportions. There will be 97 paper pieced blocks, which will give you options, to pick and choose your favorites. The quilt along will start the first Wednesday of October and end the last Wednesday of December. This will include several layouts for you to choose from. This quilt along is free. Oh! youRead More →

A Star Trek Christmas Themed Table Runner. YES! I did say that. Am I mad, nuts, crazy in the head? NO!! This year I decided to make things more fun for me, as opposed to doing things like “normal” people. Because, I am not normal in anyway whatsoever. This pattern is free to download, just for my fans and followers. I hope you enjoy it, and please email me a photo if you make one of these. I would love to see what you have made. This one above, is the original design. The photo below is what I made from the pattern. You canRead More →

TTMT #11 . Where I talk a bit about projects in progress, but no finished projects (that I can actually show). I recently finished my Creepy Crawly Halloween Haunts Applique quilt.  The post can be found here. The center creepy tree, now called the bonsai tree. Is the center piece for a wall hanging for my dad, my dad and I share a passion for growing bonsai. There is no picture to show of that tree yet, but will take one as soon as I have added the words below and above the tree. You can see both the new bonsai tree quilt in progressRead More →

Christmas is in my heart is looming on the horizon . And I can’t wait, it has been so much fun participating in the Halloween Haunts blog hop, which by the way is still on the go for a couple more days. Why don’t you go and visit today’s blogs for some awesome Halloween goodness. Featured Haunts On Monday October 26 —> Beads & Birds <—- —> Needled Mom <—- —> Fun Threads <—- —> Pampered Pettit <—- —> Vrooman’s Quilts <—- —> Grandmama’s Stories <—- My day was here at Creepy Crawly Halloween Haunts You can get more info at Seams so be sew below. Tentative Schedule of blogs participating in the Christmas is inRead More →