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Archive for September, 2013

Gramma’s Baby Quilt

Posted on: September 30th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

In June, I posted about the restoration performed on this King sized quilt.  This weekend I had the pleasure of restoring another of my cousin Jennifer’s quilts, a baby quilt made by our Gramma.  The same staggered brick, Diamond pattern was present.  Tied with yarn, the backing was thin and torn. I stretched out the […]

New Hop and a Wolf Quilt

Posted on: September 29th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Perfect timing! Just the other day, I posted some pictures of some newly acquired fabric and my intentions of making a wolf quilt for my son for Christmas.  You can find that post here. And this week, I see that the world renowned Madame Samm and her incredibly crafty Head Cheerleader, Amy are hosting a […]

Christmas is on it’s way…

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

It took me one full day to complete this, my first Christmas runner, from start to finish. I used the Broken Herringbone tutorial by Anne of PlayCrafts for the design. You can find the tutorial by clicking on her name. I made the following adjustments from the tutorial. The tutorial calls for 6 different 2.5″ […]

The Mother Load – Machine Finished Binding Tips and Tutorials

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

One of my proudest accomplishments in learning how to make a quilt has been developing a machine finished binding method that works for me. But, believe me, this was not achieved without a lot of trial and error. For my first attempt, on my Fall Leaves quilt, I followed the instructions given by Rita of […]

Tis the Season!

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Did you know the Broken Herringbone design works Christmas magic? I’ll let you in on a little secret… But be warned… Use your clicker with caution.  This post is filled to the brim with clickable links! Although I did recently buy a really sweet pile of new Christmas fabric…. I still had this small pile […]

A Finish and a First

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I finished the Gone Fishing quilt yesterday. This is the first quilt I have ever made using a matched binding. Luckily, I had just enough of the sky fabric to do so! I had thought of making a scrappy, colourful binding. But there was already enough rainbow going on with these fish. I quilted around […]

Christmas Pillows and Wolves

Posted on: September 25th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

My first quilt was made for my daughter, Erin.  That was about a year and a half ago now. Since then it has been my son, Russell who has been the one to show interest. He is great with colours and design.  And is the one person I rely on when I need a second […]

Finished… Broken Herringbone, Baby!

Posted on: September 23rd, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I did! It was a full weekend, but I still found some time to finish up the Broken Herringbone, Baby! quilt. I settled on quilt-in-the-ditch.  No pressure. It does not distract from the herringbone design. And I love the simplistic look on the back of the quilt! I […]

Broken Herringbone, Baby!

Posted on: September 20th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I have made great progress and finished enough blocks for a great sized baby boy quilt.  These prints are from Kate Spain’s new line Sunnyside. Here is my finished top….. And here is the pieced backing. I used two half yards and a strip I created using some of the scraps from making the blocks…. […]

Thank You All!

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

When you ask a quilter for some help… Be prepared!  You can count on it! I made this post on Sunday, asking for help in deciding which quilt to enter in the local fall fair.  How naive was I.  The response was OVERWHELMING! But this did not solve my problem.  From the comments left on […]