Rainyside quilting

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Not a lot of rain around here, but I did get a chance to start quilting my Rainyside baby quilt! This is the top corner… or the bottom corner. There was too much white, so I decided to mimic one of the patterned stripes. Yeah, it’s a bit uneven. More luck in the square areas. I wasn’t sure about the … Read More


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I have so much fun practising FMQ designs on little pieces that I just have to keep going… So while this isn’t going to be a formal QAL like the first QAYGFMQAL or the second FMQAL, and I’m not going to keep a timetable, I’m going to keep posting these here and in the Facebook group and I’d love to … Read More

Flimsy Crazy Friday

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So this isn’t a big finish, but with my list of WIPs and current work schedule, any finish is a celebration. I went from this:   to this: Besides the removal of the dog, borders are the only thing that has changed. It’s my basic Plum Crazy pattern with a panel and borders added. It’s not rocket science I know, … Read More


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I woke up to the strangest sound the other night. It was … raining. Haven’t heard that in a while around here! So I picked up a little rain-themed flimsy that needed quilting, basted it and got started on the quilting. I didn’t QUITE have enough for the back, so used a strip of linen-look print to break it up. The … Read More

Sweet FA

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I seem to suffer from F.A., which stands for Finishing Aversion. I have several hundred thousand quilt tops that need finishing, but I couldn’t resist starting another… I also have too much fabric and destashing doesn’t work for me. Who knows whether I may need that fugly piece of fabric one day? So I pulled out a heap of yellow and … Read More

Modern Medallions

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After a harrowing couple of weeks at work, I managed to take a day off and sew with friends. I decided to tackle a couple more Mod Medallion blocks with my Quick Curve Ruler. It has been noted before that I like red and black and white… So does Melody, being a tricolour. (Well, I’m not exactly sure if dogs … Read More

TGIFF – Earpod case

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There’s a birthday coming up so it was a good excuse to whip something up. But being perennially indecisive, I couldn’t decide which fabric to use. Red? Or pink? These little earpod pouches from Dog Under My Desk’s Earbud pouch tutorial are phenomenally quick to whip up. I still can’t decide which I prefer! Maybe I should just let the birthday … Read More

WIP Wednesday: What Cancer Cannot Do #2

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Quilting. For those of us who are addicted, it gives and it gives back. I really needed a break from thinking  this last weekend, so I spent Friday night debating fabric choices and Saturday sewing … and not thinking. I love this panel. It’s from Block Party Studios and there is also a free downloadable pattern to go with the panel. The sentiments … Read More

Mondrian Madness – TGIFF!

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Wow wow wow!!! This has been a LONG time coming! But I am happy to announce that my Mondrian Madness quilt is finished! Well, almost. Melody is pointing out that I have missed a bit… We are not impressed… Even though we are the honoured quilt dog for this project, being mostly black and white… But I am writing this … Read More