Sign up to follow by email and be entered in the Great Big GIVEAWAY! Learn More

Archive for March, 2013

Warning: Quilter’s with a weak stomach may be offended!

Posted on: March 29th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

You know those warnings they have on tv?  Viewer discretion is advised? Well – be warned – Quilter’s discretion is advised – for this post….. I have been busy working away on the Flowers in the Sun quilt.  All of the strips were cut.  The templates were traced and the curved pieces cut out.  The […]

Flowers in the Sun – New Design

Posted on: March 28th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

For the past couple of days I have been working on a new design.  I had intended to make a larger version of the Sew Retro, Baby! and to write up a pattern for it, but ….. It can wait. I really enjoyed the pieced curves used in the making of the Sew Retro, Baby! […]

Sew Retro, Baby! binding on and done…

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

First off… I would like to thank all those who have visited my blog and were kind enough to leave a comment and/or suggestion on my last post.  I was having a lot of trouble deciding on what to use for a binding on this quilt.  I really appreciate your encouragement and every one of […]

Sew Retro, Baby! quilting complete

Posted on: March 20th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It took a few sessions, but as of yesterday, I have finished quilting the Sew Retro, Baby! quilt. Now I am stumped… What to choose for binding?  I thought of using a grey with white polka dots, which ties in with the backing, but it doesn’t stand out much.  I […]

Sew Retro, Baby! quilting

Posted on: March 17th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Not even aware that it was Worldwide Quilting Day…. I went to two shops looking for fabric.  And I found the perfect flannel to use for the backing. Which I washed and dried, cut and seamed, and through up on the frame I use to baste my quilts. I have not seen any other blogs […]

Sew Retro, Baby!

Posted on: March 16th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Quilt top complete for Sew Retro, Baby!  Yeah! Now I need to do a little fabric shopping to find a nice flannel for the back…

Sew Retro, Baby! 3/4 done…

Posted on: March 14th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Just a quick update….  I don’t know how I ended up with the first and second block having pieces beside each other that matched…. but I am 3/4 done the top and am showing the top half here. Am taking the kids to visit my parents in Stratford today, sew I will not be able […]

Sew Retro, Baby – Block 1

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Didn’t get as much accomplished as I had hoped today… Must have worn myself out a little the past two days!  All that tracing and cutting, pressing and trimming…. Sew I did not get the dishes done… But I did take the kids to their Tuesday night weekly bowling in the evening.  And I did […]

Sew Retro, Baby – Progress 1

Posted on: March 11th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I got my wish!  Made great progress today.  AND the dishes got done.  Each of the kids got a turn drying… I found all my Pinks yesterday…  And a large plain white cotton… Did a lot of tracing templates. Cutting.  More tracing and more cutting, which resulted in this… Today, I did a lot of […]

Sew Retro, Baby!

Posted on: March 11th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I have been wanting to design a quilt using curved seams…. I have been admiring Julie Pickles’ Mod Pop for quite a while… I REALLY like her design and even the colours of fabrics she used. I don’t have a lot of experience sewing curves.  I googled around and found a great demonstration here.I made […]