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Archive for August, 2014

GO! Ohio Star quilt finish

Posted on: August 29th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to my stop on the AccuQuilt GO! BlockOnBoard blog hop! For my project I chose the GO! Ohio Star die and set to work designing a quilt using my EQ7 quilt program.  I decided to put that Ohio Star on point and then added a simple nine patch to be used as an alternate […]

Let’s Bee Social #35

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Well, it is official!  BOB and I are engaged!  Since receiving the 3 yards of Mixed Bag Houndstooth in Sprouts last week for my backing, BOB and I have been getting busy – drawing up a plan and choosing coordinating Kona cottons to use in the GO! Ohio Stars die. I started piecing a little […]

Top 10 Tips for New Quilters – Cutting Accuracy

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

This week’s installment of the Top 10 Tips for new quilters is Cutting Accuracy.  For the complete line up of tips, please see this page. There are two methods for cutting accurately – Rotary Cutting and the AccuQuilt GO! Cutters. Purchase Quality Tools that are of an Appropriate Size for the Job. When I first […]

It’s a Festive Friday Christmas post!

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

For the whole month of August I have been making Christmas creations using my new Boxes-N-Bows block design.  First there were these two table runners using the new Holiday Cheer collection by Jan Shade Beach for Henry Glass Fabrics.  I really loved the soft and festive colours in this collection. Then I purchased more of […]

Craftsy’s Whale of a Flash Sale!

Posted on: August 21st, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Craftsy’s Whale of a Flash Sale: Save Up to 70%! (sponsored post) Don’t miss out on Craftsy’s Whale of a Flash Sale! Just 48 hours to enjoy up to 70% off fabric, yarn & kits before they sell out. Click quick to save! Hurry, offer expires August 22nd at 11:59pm MT. Shop Craftsy’s Whale of a […]

Let’s Bee Social #34

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to this week’s Let’s Bee Social!  I have happy mail to share! How fitting that I published my first weekly post for the Top 10 Tips for New Quilters.  This week’s subject was Fabric & Thread.  And this came in the mail from Fabric Spot the same day! These are 3 yards of Small […]

Top 10 Tips for New Quilters – Fabric & Thread

Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Introducing Week 1 of the Top 10 Tips for new Quilters –  Fabric & Thread For the complete line up of tips, please see this page. Quality Cotton Quilting Fabric: Three elements are used to determine the quality of cotton quilting fabric: the thread count, the quality of the threads/yarns used, and the finishing processes. […]

BOB is Back!

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Back at the beginning of the month, I shared my secret with you, expressing my love for BOB in this post. BOB (aka Block on Board) makes cutting easy! All the shapes needed to make the block are included on one die board! Have you heard about the BOB Blog Hop?!!  We’ve teamed up with […]

Giveaway Day with Fabric Shoppe!

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Welcoming Fabric Shoppe, our generous sponsor for this month’s fabulous giveaway! Fabric Shoppe owner Jody, has put together an irresistible shop filled with all kinds of delectable modern quilting fabrics.  I’m talking Amy Butler, Riley Blake, Michael Miller, Alexander Henry and Robert Kaufman.  Fox fabrics, Christmas fabrics, Children’s fabrics, Chevron and Plaid fabrics.  All types […]

Christmas Tree Skirt and Table Decor

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

I know December 25th is a long way off yet.But I have been in a Christmas mood lately! This week I finished the tops for six festive place mats.  Made from last year’s collection, Holiday Frost by Jan Shade Beach for Henry Glass Fabrics.  I used my new Heat N Bond fusible web to do […]