Posts in category quilting

quilt for my son, a lap sized quilt f...

quilt for my son, a lap sized quilt for a tall boy

Just because I made a quilt for my son-in-law, I figured I should make one for my son.  My son is 6′ 5″ so even though this is quite big it is really a lap quilt for him. Here is the result. I used Moda Modern Background Ink using a Moda Layer Cake and thought […]

american quilt aka oh say can you see...

american quilt aka oh say can you see…

Quilting an American quilt aka oh say can you see… Also known as The Star Spangled Banner or the National Anthem of the USA. O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming, whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, o’er […]

ironing pad – a tutorial to mak...

ironing pad – a tutorial to make your own

I have finally completed my ironing pad and today is a tutorial to make your own. Firstly, go to a hardware shop and buy a piece of plywood. I purchased mine from Bunnings and I got one the correct size. Mine is a quite a big ironing pad. You may want to make yours a […]

popup iron – you are definitely...

popup iron – you are definitely going to want one of these

Popup iron anyone? Have you ever seen a popup iron?  I recently purchased one. What a godsend this is. A popup iron is great if you are a quilter or for anyone really.  It works by touch. Turn it on and when you put your hand on it the cute little yellow feet go down […]

Janome 6600P – my new sewing ma...

Janome 6600P – my new sewing machine

I got myself a new Janome sewing machine. Not sure how that happened. I actually went to buy a new foot for my existing machine, which is also a Janome and came home with a brand new Janome 6600P.  I absolutely love it. It has “sew” many features. Here are just a few… It self […]

field notes

field notes

Today I am sharing with you one of the quilts I have made this year. Now, I am not the best quilter, but I love the ones I have made. Don’t look too closely, there are some things not lined up properly and “real” quilters would say I am not good.. who cares. They keep […]

when life gives you lemons…

when life gives you lemons…

…make quilts! After a terrible 2016, I decided that we had to have a better one this year. Everything was going smoothly. Having given up one of my jobs in November, I got a call a week or so later for another job, so I was back to 2 part time jobs.  Still left time […]

Baby quilt

Baby quilt

My niece had her baby back in May this year. I have been drowning in personal issues all year but a few weeks ago I got myself out from under to make the quilt I had been promising to make. I have never made a baby quilt before and was suprised how quickly I made […]

Do I have too many hobbies?

Hi and welcome back to my blog.  It has been a while since I have blogged. Today is my birthday so I thought this is as good a time as any to start again.  I retired (in September) this year and decided to keep my hand in so I have taken up working as a […]

missouri star quilt company quilting ...

I love quilting. I haven’t been a quilter for very long but I did try to make my daughter a quilt about 15 years ago. I never really completed it.  About 6 years ago I decided I wanted to learn so I went to a class where we made a quilt. Unfortunately I didn’t complete […]

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