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Runner Up!

Posted on: October 1st, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Monday morning came and went.  I had a fresh new day to myself and was eager to cut into my new Christmas fabrics.  On Friday I finished Christmas Runner #1 and I was ready for #2. I had a plan.  Equilateral triangles and Christmas trees were on my mind.  But since I have never pieced […]

Gramma’s Baby Quilt

Posted on: September 30th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

In June, I posted about the restoration performed on this King sized quilt.  This weekend I had the pleasure of restoring another of my cousin Jennifer’s quilts, a baby quilt made by our Gramma.  The same staggered brick, Diamond pattern was present.  Tied with yarn, the backing was thin and torn. I stretched out the […]

New Hop and a Wolf Quilt

Posted on: September 29th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Perfect timing! Just the other day, I posted some pictures of some newly acquired fabric and my intentions of making a wolf quilt for my son for Christmas.  You can find that post here. And this week, I see that the world renowned Madame Samm and her incredibly crafty Head Cheerleader, Amy are hosting a […]

Christmas is on it’s way…

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

It took me one full day to complete this, my first Christmas runner, from start to finish. I used the Broken Herringbone tutorial by Anne of PlayCrafts for the design. You can find the tutorial by clicking on her name. I made the following adjustments from the tutorial. The tutorial calls for 6 different 2.5″ […]

The Mother Load – Machine Finished Binding Tips and Tutorials

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

One of my proudest accomplishments in learning how to make a quilt has been developing a machine finished binding method that works for me. But, believe me, this was not achieved without a lot of trial and error. For my first attempt, on my Fall Leaves quilt, I followed the instructions given by Rita of […]

Tis the Season!

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Did you know the Broken Herringbone design works Christmas magic? I’ll let you in on a little secret… But be warned… Use your clicker with caution.  This post is filled to the brim with clickable links! Although I did recently buy a really sweet pile of new Christmas fabric…. I still had this small pile […]

A Finish and a First

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I finished the Gone Fishing quilt yesterday. This is the first quilt I have ever made using a matched binding. Luckily, I had just enough of the sky fabric to do so! I had thought of making a scrappy, colourful binding. But there was already enough rainbow going on with these fish. I quilted around […]