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Book Shelf Cats

Posted on: February 4th, 2024 by Lorna McMahon

Happy little kittens on a book shelf. This sweet make reminds me a lot of my first quilt, designed with my daughter in mind. She loved cats and she loved reading. And still does! She will be graduating from university this spring and will be a physical education teacher! I used a lot of the […]

Bookkeeper Quilt

Posted on: January 19th, 2024 by Lorna McMahon

Bookkeeper is my first finish for 2024!!! And we have snow for a bright white background. I decided to make a narrower bookshelf for the backing. I used a bit of improvisation and made the Good Book on the top shelf. I adore the cool blues and greens used for the books. These hues make […]

Cats in Hats

Posted on: December 24th, 2023 by Lorna McMahon

Thank you so much for joining me in celebrating over ten years of Sew Fresh Quilts!  My very first blog post was on December 24th of 2012, back when I used blogger here ❄️  Even after all this time, quilting still gives me a lot of satisfaction. And I am happy to continue to share […]

Cozy Dogs

Posted on: December 17th, 2023 by Lorna McMahon

This quilt is my second last finish for the year.  This is Cozy Dogs, featuring dogs lounging on comfy chairs. My chairs feature festive forest birds of winter. I chose dog fabrics from my neutral scrap buckets. My favourite of all the poses is this one with his paw hanging down. For the backing I […]

Cats in Hats

Posted on: December 4th, 2023 by Lorna McMahon

The snow is here, so this quilt top gets a late night indoor photo shoot!  Oh SNOW!!! ❄️  These little kittens have lost their mittens! This is Cats in Hats. These cute little cats were so much fun to make. Beginning with raiding my scraps buckets to choose fabrics for each cute block. My favourite […]

Cats in Boxes

Posted on: December 1st, 2023 by Lorna McMahon

The snow is here now, but these photos were taken late in the fall! Oh SNOW!!! ❄️ This is Cats in Boxes. These cute little cats are doing what cats do. If I fits…. I sits! I had enough of this print remaining after using it to back the Dog Daze quilt I shared last. […]

Dog Daze

Posted on: November 24th, 2023 by Lorna McMahon

The Dog Days of Summer are long gone, as we are full on into dall here now. This quilt is called Dog Daze and features four different styles of dogs. Their faces are basically the same, but their ears and neck lengths vary. The front fabrics are all neutrals – except for the tongues – […]

Pups in Cups

Posted on: November 21st, 2023 by Lorna McMahon

Pups in Cups is a finished baby quilt! After sharing my Kittens in Cups, I immediately had quite a few requests for Puppies. Working with the same dimensions, I did my best to create dogs in two poses, just like the cats. It was fun choosing fabrics from my scraps baskets to make all the […]

Cozy Cats

Posted on: November 17th, 2023 by Lorna McMahon

This quilt is my favourite cat quilt so far! This is Cozy Cats, featuring cats lounging on comfy chairs. My chairs feature florals. I chose cat fabrics from my neutral scrap buckets. And made one orange and white cat to match our Fluffy. For the backing I chose this festive grey print and added to […]

Copy Cats

Posted on: November 13th, 2023 by Lorna McMahon

Introducing Copy Cats, a great pattern for using up scraps! I chose to make a few yellow cats to highlight throughout the quilt. The other fabrics were chosen from my blue and green scrap buckets. For the backing I chose this bright blue modern print and love how it compliments the front! Copy Cats quilt […]