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Shoo Fly don’t bother me

Posted on: March 14th, 2022 by Lorna McMahon

This little play on the traditional Shoo Fly quilt block has my HEART. I think it’s partly the fabrics I chose and partly the FLY. Used to have way too many flies on the farm. But these flies are rather adorable. Hey LOOK!!! I recovered my ironing board with a board! I quilted using white […]

MCM Couch Potato Quilt

Posted on: February 27th, 2022 by Lorna McMahon

Introducing my second finish for 2022… This quilt is a bright delight, giving nod to Mid Century Modern style. I made the large size blocks and am so pleased with big beauty! I decided to make a scrappy binding. The entire backing is this one blue and red floral print. Proud of this finish made […]

Sea Turtles by the Sea Shore

Posted on: January 22nd, 2022 by Lorna McMahon

Introducing my first finish for 2022! These are my Sea Turtles, hatching out, and heading for the SEA! There is not one thing that don’t love about this quilt. First of all, those cross stitch fabrics by Alison Glass. I can’t handle the cuteness of these little sea turtles!!! I quilted using my usual organic […]

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Posted on: December 25th, 2021 by Lorna McMahon

This is the 9th Blogiversary of Sew Fresh Quilts…. My first post was written on December 24th of 2012. It was more of a New Year’s resolution post than a quilting post, but I kept my promises to myself and then made another New Year’s resolution type post the following year. And since then, it has become a tradition […]

Don’t WINE to me about it!

Posted on: December 11th, 2021 by Lorna McMahon

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Wine time! This fun quilt was a quick make. When choosing fabrics, I decided to keep to reds, pinks and purples. Variegated thread for the quilting on top. I love how the quilting shines against the black, but seems to blend with everything else. And a black/grey/white […]

CUT Stitch Press Quilt Repeat

Posted on: December 8th, 2021 by Lorna McMahon

Happy December everyone! I finally got some photos of my CUT quilt. I was hoping for outdoor photos, but the weather hasn’t been cooperating and this quilt is BIG, making it difficult to imagine where I can hang this for a pic. This quilt is near and dear to my quilter’s heart. I love these […]

BOO Kitty quilt

Posted on: November 30th, 2021 by Lorna McMahon

Peek-a-BOO! I had a lot of fun choosing fabrics for this quick make. The background is Flora Bees by Marisol Ortega for Figo Fabrics. The quilting was performed using a hot pink Magnifico from Superior Threads, both on top and in the bobbin. As usual from edge to edge using organic wavy lines. I am […]

MCM Couch Potato

Posted on: November 18th, 2021 by Lorna McMahon

This little finish has me pumped to make even more of these blocks and make a bigger quilt. For my test blocks, I decided to dig into my solids. I wanted to test each couch style, so I found a little piece in my stash for the background as well. Just enough for this Couch […]

MaRTiNi anyone?

Posted on: November 15th, 2021 by Lorna McMahon

I love this fun, new design! It’s got that MCM vibe and makes me think of the old Rat Pack boys. The bright backgrounds allow for those white glasses to pop! I have been a very busy stitcher for a while now. And had quite a few finishes piling up. Then I recently had the […]

Duck and Duck Tracks quilt finish

Posted on: November 13th, 2021 by Lorna McMahon

Good news! It finally quit raining and raining and raining here. Probably because this is the last Duck quilt…. Bad news! It already started snowing here. No! I am not making a penguin quilt next. Thankfully, there are also some sunny fall days left. I recently had the opportunity to get some outdoor photography done, […]