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Archive for October, 2017

Smitten Kitten

Posted on: October 28th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

Introducing Smitten Kitten! It was over two years ago that I shared the Dog Gone Cute and I can’t believe it has taken me this long to come up with a cat pattern that would be it’s equivalent. But for me it was worth the wait and I couldn’t be happier with these sweet kittens! Here […]

Sweater Weather for Quilty Magazine

Posted on: October 27th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

  Earlier this year, I was contacted by Quilty magazine. I was also approached to make a submission for a quilt to be featured in an upcoming issue. This was the design I settled on. Elaborating on an earlier quilt I made called Ugly Christmas Sweaters, I drew up a revised design on grid paper […]

Giraffes in a {Rainbow} Row

Posted on: October 26th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

Look up! Way, way up! Is it a quilt? Is it a sail boat? No! It’s a row of rainbow giraffes!   After a lot of indecision about choosing prints or solids, the giraffes were finally made using all Kona solids – Lipstick and Deep Rose, Tangerine and Orange, Sunny and Canary, Avocado and Pea Pod, […]

Let’s Bee Social #200

Posted on: October 25th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

  Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social! A few weeks ago I noticed that Jennifer of The Inquiring Quilter had joined us for the Let’s Bee Social by sharing her Dog Gone Cute block that had been modified to look like her family pet that she grew up with. Jennifer had made her dog block […]

Mingle Tablerunner

Posted on: October 24th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

I’m so excited to be sharing my Mingle Tablerunner today! I’ve been sharing little progress posts along the way and today is my day on the Fat Quarter Shop blog hop. For my project, I chose the Mingle Tablerunner pattern from Sherri Falls new book – Tablerunner Bliss. I shared a few photos of this […]

Let’s Bee Social #199

Posted on: October 18th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

  A few weeks ago, I shared my Crossroads Tablerunner finish. Now I am working on my second project that I am to post about this coming week. October 24 is my next day on the Fat Quarter Shop blog hop. For this project I chose the Mingle Tablerunner pattern from Sherri Falls new book […]

Buffalo or Bison quilt block tutorial

Posted on: October 17th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

Buffalo Bison quilt blocks finish at 8″ or 16″ square making a 17″ or 35″ square mini quilt Say hello to the buffalo! Or you can call him Mr. Bison if you prefer. This quilt block came about following a recent request by someone who had purchased the Forest Friends quilt pattern. They wanted to […]

The Tutorial

Posted on: October 12th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

This is the story of how a bad thing happened, and a good thing happened because of it. But a big part of the story is how you can keep that bad thing from happening in the first place. It takes two of us to tell the story, so we agreed to write it together […]

Let’s Bee Social #198

Posted on: October 11th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social! Today I am sharing a few photos of these new Smitten Kitten quilt blocks. I’m hoping to have 20 of them finished soon. They are 12″ blocks. For the prints I’m using “Daisy Days” by Kerra Job for Riley Blake Designs and for the background I’m using the Essex Yarn-Dyed […]

Mini Quilts – Hamsters, Raccoons and a Rainbow Unicorn

Posted on: October 6th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

Rainbow Unicorn 24″ x 24″ No one can say that I haven’t kept myself busy lately. This week I finished 3 mini quilts! The first mini quilt is the Rainbow Unicorn. The pattern provides instructions for three different sizes. I chose the one that finishes at 24″ square.   I have made it before. You […]