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Cat Runner

Posted on: March 8th, 2024 by Lorna McMahon

I had so much fun making the Cat Tree wall hanging that I immediately wanted to make a kitty cat table runner too! The quilting is my usual organic wavy lines from edge to edge, using a rainbow variegated on top and plain white thread in the bobbin. My Cat Runner quilt finished at 12” […]

Cat Tree

Posted on: March 4th, 2024 by Lorna McMahon

It’s becoming increasingly obvious…. You can’t have too many cats. The quilting is my usual organic wavy lines from edge to edge, using plain white thread. My Cat Tree quilt finished at 25” x 31”. Made two little corner pockets for hanging. Planning to donate to the local cat cafe! So pleased with these wee […]

Weiner Dog

Posted on: March 3rd, 2024 by Lorna McMahon

Weiner Dog is in the mail!!! He’s heading for my niece’s home, along with a wee weiner dog stuffie. My niece and her husband are expecting their first baby! And have already been waiting a loooooong time. The quilting is my usual organic wavy lines from edge to edge, using a variegated blue on top […]

Spring Giveaway!!!

Posted on: February 29th, 2024 by Lorna McMahon

I don’t know about you…. but I can’t wait for SPRING! I found these pretty fat quarters last time I went fabric shopping. Perfect for 3 friends! Made this pouch one day because I wanted to use the rainbow scrap from my Noah’s Ark quilt. It’s very deeeep! Perfect for 1 more friend! I’m always […]

Zoo Keeper

Posted on: February 29th, 2024 by Lorna McMahon

Introducing Zoo Keeper 1 and Zoo Keeper 2! Zoo Keeper 1 features a zebra and a giraffe. Zoo Keeper 2 features an elephant, some bananas and a few cheeky monkeys. Both of these are backed in a cozy minky that inspired me to design these zoo animals. Planning on donating both of these to a […]

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 […]