Wednesday, November 21, 2012



Welcome to The Holiday Lane pillow blog hop. Thank you to Pauline Francis for being such a lovely hostess and keeping everyone organized, to Jill Findley for the lovely pattern and to Madame Samm for creating such  interesting programs to keep us sewers constantly in creative mode.

I could not resist this delightful cookie jar today when I spotted him in the gift shop.  Villages were on my mind and the gingerbread house could happily live on Holiday Lane. 

Holiday Lane could easily become a table runner.

 Holiday Lane Pillow

I loved the way the flange was stitched. This was a new technique for me to learn. 

Grab a cuppa and enjoy all the other pillows on the hop.



Monday, November 19, 2012



The windows in a reclaimed church proved a major distraction when I attended a concert at the Celtic Circle this afternoon. 

 Quilt patterns galore.

In my minds eye I can see the designer as a child watching his mother quilt.


I enjoyed the music with a lovely lady. When she moved a few years ago I stitched this for her. She loved flowers.

We enjoyed pizza & wine & chocolate & tea & lots of laughs.  What a zest for life she carries with her.










Wednesday, November 14, 2012



Memories of my mother are found in so many blocks of this quilt sewn from the house dresses she loved.

She would have been 90 today if she were still with us.

"Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Matthew 6:21 

 Her umbrella lady blocks were stitched into a quilt for her youngest granddaughter.

"A quilt is a blanket of love".
She stitched many blankets of love. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Xmas Nine-Patch

Cut 9 six inch Xmas squares.  A total of 108 squares are needed for this quilt top ( 12 of each color).

Stitch 9 blocks together to make a nine patch square.  Cut through the middle of the blocks.

Arrange the cut blocks into a pleasing pattern. Stitch.  Twelve large squares are needed. Stitch the squares in rows (3 squares across and  4 down).

Suddenly before last Thursday's sewing class I realized I had no project to work on. I wanted something quick and easy.  I had not stitched a split 9-patch for a while so a I choose Xmas prints from stash. 


With a green border the finished size of this quilt is 55 X 69 inches. Now just have to get it quilted before Xmas.


I will have to call up the quilting muse tomorrow as I have no stitching plan either.  ; ~}

Monday, November 5, 2012


Finishing Fall

A Wagon Full of Fall 

This is one of the first machine appliques I did way back in 2006.

The curious cat became a wall quilt backed with BC fabric for a special friend.

Spider teacups for the discerning witch.

Last outdoor tea of the season.