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Archive for August, 2013

If it ain’t broke…

Posted on: August 28th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

They say, “If it ain’t broke…. Don’t fix it.” Generally good advice.  But in this case it applies to two different circumstances. Let’s say you’re talking about a broken rotary cutter….  Now THAT needs fixed! I am notoriously cheap.  And since I have been quilting, I have wasted good money on, not one, but two […]

Bee Block

Posted on: August 26th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I have been contemplating doing some paper piecing (PP) for quite some time now…. But it wasn’t until I seen the cute little pink unicorn Kristy of Quiet Play, that I found I could no longer resist the urge jump onto the paper piecing band wagon! It seems that everyone is joining in the fun […]

Quilt Photography Workshop

Posted on: August 25th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

A new monthly link up begins today! Today is day one of the Quilt Photography Workshop by Beth of Plum and June.   Our challenge for August is to take photos of fabric. Hey, I have fabric!  And I have what qualifies as a digital camera. Here is a quick run down of the quality […]

Can’t hold it in any longer!

Posted on: August 24th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I’ve got to PP!!!!! Paper Piece – that is…. You see it all around.  PP is everywhere!  And gee whiz, mom!  All the cool kids are doing it! I’ve been sucked in by this cute little pink unicorn. And this time next week I will be linking up to Kristy’s cool Quiet Play blog for […]

KYSS Me Quick! An Easy Quilt

Posted on: August 20th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

To celebrate my 100th post, it is my pleasure to share with you, my latest finish! I designed this quilt using my new KYSS (Keep Your Sewing Simple) policy. Easy piecing – simple design. I’m calling it…. KYSS Me Quick! Perhaps this is the kind of quilt you would wish to give as a gift […]

Fabric Acquisition

Posted on: August 20th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Our Mission:  Back to School shopping was the objective for the day. Loaded up the kids and we took a drive to Kitchener.  Since it was on the way, I had to stop at Hawkesville’s Lens Mill where I picked up the array on the bottom. The next stop was the Conestoga Mall.  Lots of […]

Giving a Child a Hug and Some Hope

Posted on: August 17th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Inspired by Katie of  Swim Bike Quilt, I have chosen to support and promote the annual 100 Quilts for Kids charity quilt drive.  She has been organizing this event for the past three years which runs this year from July 1 – September 30th.  You can find all the information here. There’s really nothing to […]

Partial Seam Tutorial

Posted on: August 13th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Today, I found myself working on a design using partial seams.  So I thought I would take a few pictures and share the technique as a tutorial.  It is really very easy! Instead of adding short strips to the sides of your block and then adding longer strips to the top and bottom of your […]

{INTER} National Book Lover’s day!

Posted on: August 9th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Hello QUILT book lovers! Glad you dropped in to help me celebrate….   Back when I began my first quilt, I had not the first clue what I was doing. I mean… I had a plan.  I had designed a quilt.  But I did not know how to make a quilt. Thankfully, I lucked out […]

It’s Here!

Posted on: August 8th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

The anticipation was exhilarating!  The long weekend was extra long. Waiting for this – a MODA package! The package made it’s way to my door on Tuesday!  Sew-Weet! Speaking of Moda, mark your calendars for this Friday, August 9th.  It is National Book Lover’s day! Help us CELEBRATE National Book Lover’s Day on the Cutting […]