Happy New Year!!! TGIFF

Laurakatespain, QCR10 Comments

Happy New Year and welcome to the first TGIFF of 2016! We’ve announced some changes to TGIFF and the signups are open for 2016 hosting, so head on over to the blog and check it out. I have a heap of little finishes. Firstly, my second Mini Quick-Curve-Ruler Xmas tree table runner got finished just after Christmas. This one was … Read More

Two Finish Friday

Laurakatespain19 Comments

I have two finishes this week! My Craftsy class cowl and my low vol Sunnyside quilt. Scarlett is guarding both. Here’s the cowl – I’m a little bit proud of this one! Here’s the back of the quilt – you can really see the quilting! Some detail – I am still not fond of pebbles but they are so effective! … Read More

Almost wordless WIP Wednesday

Laurakatespain4 Comments

I’m loving this quilt.I’m getting closer to where I want to be as a quilter and these blocks show that off… I think that’s one of the reasons I love this quilt. Just the binding to go!

Rainyside quilting

Laurakatespain3 Comments

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


Laurakatespain7 Comments

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

TGIFF – Scarlett on the Sunnyside

Laurakatespain20 Comments

When it comes down to it, humans need help from dogs in most things they do. That’s my firm belief. Hi, I’m Scarlett and I’m a Quiltdog… At the start of the quilting process, you need to lay on the pieces to hold them in place. This ensures the human gets a good view of what the quilt will look like as … Read More

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Terrain

Laurakatespain9 Comments

Welcome to the Spring Blogger’s Quilt Festival! For once, I’ll actually be IN Spring, travelling to the Northern Hemisphere, instead of feeling all topsy turvy in blogland. Many of you will have seen it before but this is my favourite finish EVER from my favourite line of fabric ever (Kate Spain’s Terrain) so I am proud to show off this … Read More

Melody on the Sunnyside

Laurakatespain, randomsewing13 Comments

The Human (TH) has been working her butt off and didn’t really have a Friday finish so was panicking, but she remembered a skirt she hadn’t posted on her way home. I’m happy to report that TH took us for a walk first (Scarlett played ball and TH made me do some weird weaving stuff for tuna treats) so she … Read More

TGIFF – a travel finish!

Laurajewellery, katespain, tgiff, tgiffriday0 Comments

TGIFF this week is BACK in Canada at MR’s Quiltmatters where it should be on the second Friday of the month!As I said in the last post, not much besides sewing and travelling swimming around my head at the moment. But a brainwave struck and I made this for me. Oooh, pretty pretty Kate Spain fabric. :D.  My lovely friend … Read More

Thank Goodness It Got There Friday

Lauraaurifil, katespain, terrain0 Comments

This post could alternately be called “One good turn deserves another”. You might remember that Ms Kate Spain very kindly sent me and a couple of others some offcuts of her Good Fortune line. It was a VERY generous bundle. Well, I asked if Kate would like a version of my windows bag as a thank you for all that … Read More