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Quilt Blog Tips from the Experts

Posted on: May 3rd, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

You started quilting.  You started blogging.  Now what? Are you wondering how to turn the passion for your hobby into something more?  Something bigger?  Do you want to make it your life’s work?  A full time business? As a quilting blogger, you may have asked yourself, “Do I have what it takes to succeed?”Just what […]

Equilateral Triangle Quilt – Finished!

Posted on: April 25th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Introducing my Triangle Quilt Along baby quilt… Completely completed! I started quilting by stitching in the ditch around the focus triangle. Quilting Detail Then I spiral quilted around this block, alternating between 1/4″ and 3/4″ spacing. Spiral Quilting And then returned to that focus triangle to add one final outline of quilting inside the triangle. […]

Binding Inside Corners Tutorial

Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

The Triangle Quilt Along with Paula of The Sassy Quilter has been a blast! It’s been great to follow along with everyone’s progress each week. And it’s fun to see how differently each quilt looks as they are developing. I have my rows all pieced and my top is finished! My friend, Judy of Quilt […]

Kansas Dugout Quilt Block and Y Seam Tutorial

Posted on: April 10th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

I just love this little guy.  Such an amazing little piece.  The 1/4″ presser foot with guide. Have you ever noticed those little notches along the side before? Me either… Until now!   Each is spaced exactly 1/4″ apart.  Hmmm….. In Monday’s post, which you can read here, I promised to share my secret on […]

TGIFF! Charley Harper meets Superior Threads

Posted on: March 21st, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to this week’s TGIFF! Today I am showing off my birthday suit! So glad you could make it! For the past three weeks, I have been participating in the 30/30 challenge hosted by Sarah of Berry Barn Designs.  The challenge is to find 30 minutes of me sewing time for 30 days in March.  […]

Granny Square Quilt Block Tutorial – Part 1

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Last week I posted about my completed Granny Square baby quilt and expressed my desire to share a tutorial about the Granny Square.  I was disappointed that I had not thought through the whole process before I began making my blocks.  And wished I had considered the block layout before I began. As I said […]

Granny Square Quilt Blocks

Posted on: March 7th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

What a week!  What started out simple enough has turned into sew much more! Since Monday, I have been working on my very first Granny Square blocks, made from a 20 piece jelly roll of True Colors by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit.  This yielded 20 blocks.  The finished quilt is approximately 33″ x […]

Pillow Case Tutorial with French Seams

Posted on: February 28th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

I have been having sew much fun! Playing with scraps, my Aunt Elna and I have been sewing up doll quilts and matching pillows.   It has been a really long winter…. Again. Don’t these bright, happy colours remind you of spring? Scrappy Medallion doll quilt and matching Pillow Case This is actually the first […]

Friday Finish

Posted on: February 14th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Happy Valentine’s Day to you! Two weeks ago, I finished the Fox & Friends quilt top. This was the third quilt top reported in need of quilting. Modern Charm was finished last week. This week I am happy to show off Fox & Friends as a Friday finish! That means only one more to go…. […]