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Archive for November, 2013

Crazy for Craftsy!

Posted on: November 29th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

As an independent designer, I am tremendously appreciative of the Craftsy site.  Craftsy is the leading authority on all things craft related and is a wonderful source of online inspiration! I started out taking a few of their Free Craftsy Classes. But they also have reasonably priced classes for every technique imaginable. Want to learn […]

*Giveaway* Winner is…..

Posted on: November 27th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

What a fantastic Giveaway Hop!  What a week!  So many visitors! I was completely blown away by how many entries there were – 436!!! Sending out a great big hug and a THANK YOU!to Michelle of the Quilter’s Gallery for organizing this hop. The number of new friends who are now following and have since […]

Sewing With Certainty – Perfection (is over rated)

Posted on: November 26th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

When it comes to the topic of piecing and quilting, you hear a lot about perfectly alined seams, crisp points on blocks, precise 1/4″ seams, even stitches on your free motion quilting,blah, blah, blah….. These kinds of things can be intimidating.We are all afraid of judgement.If we can’t do it perfectly… then some of us won’t […]

Quilt Tree {for Charity}

Posted on: November 25th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Introducing……  The Kenya Quilt Tree! Kenya Quilt Tree At the end of October, I shared a post introducing you to the Lala Salama quilts drive. They are building a new children’s hospital in Kenya and are seeking help from the quilting community. I signed up for the project and did a fabric pull in anticipation […]

Blogathon Canada, Eh!

Posted on: November 23rd, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Did you know there are a whole lot of Canadians quilting and blogging in the Great White North? For the second year, the good folks at Sew Sisters Quilt Shop have organized a great way for everyone to be introduced to those clever and talented Canadian quilters. I am proud to be a Canadian Quilting […]

Lucky Me – Part Quatre

Posted on: November 21st, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I know… I know… REALLY, PLEASE don’t hate me! It was only a month ago that I posted here how it has been years since I got lucky and how that has all changed.  Apparently….  I REALLY meant it! Because then I won again here. Then I won glorious fabric yet AGAIN here!    Apparently….  I […]

*Giveaway* Day – a Blog Hop Party!

Posted on: November 21st, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Who wouldn’t want to win a little Sunnyside by Kate Spain? Keep reading to find out how….. Welcome to the Sew Fresh Quilts pit stop on the Giving Thanks – Quilters’ Blog Hop Party! Glad to see you made it! Giving Thanks is the theme for this Giveaway. I think it is certainly appropriate that […]

Choosing Fabrics

Posted on: November 17th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Choices can be tough. I mean even back when I was a wee tot, colouring in the old colouring book, I always seemed to have trouble choosing the right combination of Crayolas to make the page turn out as I had pictured it in my mind. I quite often feel this way.  Still. Now when […]

Oink A Doodle Moo twin baby quilts

Posted on: November 15th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Well, as it turns out, I had twins! I recently posted about some leftover Oink A Doodle Moo (by Jenn Ski for Moda) that I was playing around with and created a baby quilt top.  I still had some large scraps on the design wall. So more playtime ensued!  For this second baby boy quilt, […]

Lucky Me – Part Trois

Posted on: November 14th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I know… I know… PLEASE don’t hate me! It was only a few weeks ago that I posted here how it has been years since I got lucky and how that has all changed.  Apparently….  I REALLY meant it! Because then I won again here. And now I have won glorious fabric yet AGAIN!   The […]