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Archive for April, 2016

Ugly Christmas Sweaters QAL – Sashing, Borders and Finishing your Quilt

Posted on: April 29th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

    Quilt Assembly Instructions: Step 1:  Arrange your completed Ugly Sweater blocks according to the size of quilt you are making. Sew the Background 1.5” x 12.5” short sashing strips between the blocks in the rows. Step 2:  Sew the Background 1.5” x 51.5” long sashing strips to the bottom of the rows. Sew […]

Ugly Christmas Sweaters – HST Bonus Sewing Machine Mat Tutorial

Posted on: April 29th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

The instructions for all 21 of the blocks in the Ugly Christmas Sweaters QAL have been given. Today’s tutorial is for the Bonus 2.5″ half square triangles! If you have quilted along, and have made the 20 blocks for the Maxi size quilt, you will have 40 Bonus 2.5″ HST’s. I chose to use my HST’s to […]

Let’s Bee Social #122

Posted on: April 27th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social and thank you so much for making this party such a success! Sorry to say… I still don’t have any “real” works in progress to show you this week.But I do have this virtual WIP. It’s really outside of my normal range. I have been spending a lot of time […]

Let’s Bee Social #121

Posted on: April 20th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social and thank you so much for making this party such a success! On Monday I provided a Trunk Show for the Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild (EQG) and was able to bring along some of my very first professionally printed patterns to sell. It has taken me forever to find the motivation […]

Royal City Quilters Guild

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

This past week, I had the great pleasure of providing a trunk show the Royal City Quilters Guild. You know…. I am a real home body. And prefer to stay tucked away nicely in my little home with my little family. In my pajamas. But it is wonderful to have an opportunity to get out and mingle with […]

Let’s Bee Social #120

Posted on: April 13th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social and thank you so much for making this party such a success!Today I have a very special finish to share with you. But not a finish of mine…. It was back in January when I received my first email from Ann. We emailed back and forth for a bit. She wanted […]

Mad For Solids – Championship Game

Posted on: April 12th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

This past week has been a tense (but friendly) competition between myself and 15 other quilting bloggers. Some of whom are some very close bloggy friends. Mad for Solids is a competition sponsored by Paintbrush Studio. Each of us 16 bloggers have selected a palette of 8 solids from the Inspired by Fabric’s Painter’s Palette Solids. And […]

Ugly Christmas Sweaters QAL – Wonky Star block #21

Posted on: April 11th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the next block tutorial for the Ugly Christmas Sweaters QAL! Today’s tutorial is for the Wonky Star 6″ quilt block. Ugly Christmas Sweater with Wonky Star Wonky Star 6″ quilt block Wonky Star block #21 Yellow A 8 @ 2.5” squares Light Blue B 2 @ 2.5” squares Dark Blue C 2 @ 2.5” squares […]

Mad For Solids – Final Four

Posted on: April 11th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

I certainly am MAD FOR SOLIDS! And so grateful to you my fellow fabric lovers. Your support means a lot! This past week has been a tense (but friendly) competition between myself and 15 other quilting bloggers. Some of whom are some very close bloggy friends. Mad for Solids is a competition sponsored by Paintbrush Studio. […]

KYSS Me by the Garden Wall {Redo}

Posted on: April 8th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

This fresh and fun finish is a remake using my KYSS Me by the Garden Wall pattern. Last October I purchased two layer cakes of this bright and vibrant Pie Making Day, fully intending to pair it with some white and make a great big hexagon quilt, similar to the Beach House Baby quilt but […]