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Archive for June, 2013

Quilt Along – Week Two

Posted on: June 27th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome back for Week Two of the Oh My, Scrappy Stars! quilt along…. Just wanted to share my progress first.  Hope you will be spurred on to complete this week’s task after having seen my 1/3 of a quilt top! I hope you are all doing fine.  I did hear from one member last week […]

Quilt Along – Update

Posted on: June 25th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Oh My, am I ever excited to show you the progress I have made on my Oh My, Scrappy Stars quilt! I am sew pleased it is turning out just like I imagined…  This thing is sew huge I can’t even fit it into the frame! And I had the camera right up against the […]

Quilt Along – Official Commencement

Posted on: June 21st, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Hello everyone.  Thank you all for joining me! I am sew excited to be hosting this, my first, Quilt Along.  And am looking forward to getting to know each one of you better.  In an effort to become more like a group, I would like to encourage you all to share pictures of your progress […]

Flying Geese Tutorial – no bias edges and no waste

Posted on: June 20th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Recent changes at our local library allow for us to now borrow books from additional libraries within the county.  For me, this is very exciting news! The number of quilting books now available has zintzupled! A week ago, I picked up “Quilts from the Heart” by Karin Renaud (Martingale & Company, 2009). And today I […]

Saying goodby to Google Reader….

Posted on: June 19th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Have you heard?  Google Reader will soon be gone. And I have to wonder how long it will be before Google Friend Connect follows… For me…. Saying goodby has been a piece-of-cake. But that’s not such a bad thing.  Because there’s a new reader in my blog life now.       And I have […]

Week Two of Plum and June’s Summer Blog Hop 2013

Posted on: June 14th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Head on over for a visit with our lovely hostess…. Beth at Plum and June’s! She’s rounded up a wonderful group of friendly folks for this summer’s Blog Hop.  It’s been a pleasure getting to know each one.  By following their blogs, I have been finding all kinds of quilty inspiration. Hey!  Take some time […]

Announcing….. A Scrappy Star Quilt Along!

Posted on: June 14th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Want to join me in a Quilt Along?  Are you ready for a challenge?  Here she is! Follow my blog to get the news when I make my first post about the Quilt Along on June 21st…. My 10th wedding anniversary and, bonus…. the first day of summer!  Whoo – Hooo! And don’t forget to […]

Scrappy Neutral Background Quilt – Day 22

Posted on: June 13th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

What happened? I think I’ve been distracted lately…  Taking part in the Summer Blog Hop by Plum and June (you can see her sweet button on my sidebar) has encouraged me to do some spring cleaning on the ol’ blog.  That virtual spring cleaning is even more time consuming than the real life thing! Then […]

Happy Go Lucky Block Tutorial

Posted on: June 12th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

This morning, I was visiting my friend Paula’s blog,  The Sassy Quilter.  She had posted about her lovely “Virtual Quilting Bee Block #3”.  This block’s tutorial is found on {the studio blog} by April Roenthal. It is called the Happy Go Lucky block.  However, my tutorial will show how to make that block without using […]

Gramma’s Quilt

Posted on: June 11th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Loved to death.  That’s how I would describe the condition of this quilt when it was handed over to my mom.  Loved to death.  The backing worn and ripped and the binding shredded and almost non-existent. My mother’s mother made many quilts, busily piecing them on her old Singer treadle machine.  Most were made from […]