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Scrappy Neutral Background Quilt – Day 22

Posted on: June 13th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

What happened? I think I’ve been distracted lately…  Taking part in the Summer Blog Hop by Plum and June (you can see her sweet button on my sidebar) has encouraged me to do some spring cleaning on the ol’ blog.  That virtual spring cleaning is even more time consuming than the real life thing! Then […]

Happy Go Lucky Block Tutorial

Posted on: June 12th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

This morning, I was visiting my friend Paula’s blog,  The Sassy Quilter.  She had posted about her lovely “Virtual Quilting Bee Block #3”.  This block’s tutorial is found on {the studio blog} by April Roenthal. It is called the Happy Go Lucky block.  However, my tutorial will show how to make that block without using […]

Gramma’s Quilt

Posted on: June 11th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Loved to death.  That’s how I would describe the condition of this quilt when it was handed over to my mom.  Loved to death.  The backing worn and ripped and the binding shredded and almost non-existent. My mother’s mother made many quilts, busily piecing them on her old Singer treadle machine.  Most were made from […]

Kittens now a Craftsy Pattern

Posted on: June 11th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

What started out as a fun break turned out taking up most of a week.  But I am happy with the results. And have just added the pattern to my Craftsy pattern shop. It has been a busy week otherwise…  Did some spring cleaning on the blog….  Been doing my best to keep up with […]

Plum and June’s 2013 Summer Blog Hop

Posted on: June 6th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

A quick post, to let you know about Plum and June’s 2013 Summer Blog Hop, which begins tomorrow…It is an opportunity for some worthy new quilting bloggers to make an impression.  And hopefully gain new followers.  In preparation, I have done a little spring cleaning on my blog and have added the Bloglovin’ button to […]

Kitten gives me a Fun Break

Posted on: June 2nd, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Hello, Kitten… First attempt at a new idea. This is something I started on yesterday afternoon and worked on after lunch again today.  It is all raw edge applique.  I just top stitched next to the edges.  Then free motioned loopy loops on the beige rose background and did some tiger stripey details on the […]

Scrappy Quilt – Neutral Background – Day 10

Posted on: June 1st, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Facebook is asking, “What have you been up to?” Well, aside from housework, meal making, and errand running… And working on writing up some new patterns…. The answer is Half Square Triangles. And I have been cutting, matching up, sewing, pressing, cutting, trimming, pressing again and clipping these little treasures for days! But it still […]

Scrappy Quilt – Neutral Background – Day 6

Posted on: May 28th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Two days of kids at school and husband on afternoon shift have resulted in progress for me. Lots of cutting.  Lots of sewing.  Lots of pressing.  More cutting…. Yet it seems that not lots is getting done…. I am so used to doing quick quilts – large pieces – small quilts – easy quilting – […]

Scrappy Quilt – Neutral Background – Day 4

Posted on: May 26th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Slow progress…. Yesterday was Saturday, and I wanted to let my daughter sleep in a bit.  So, I ended up doing the dishes and baking some muffins.  Her bedroom is right next to my sewing area. Eventually, I did get my neutral strips sewn together and cross cut into 2.5″ sets. Experimented with a few […]

Scrappy Quilt – Neutral Background – Day 2

Posted on: May 25th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Spent the day yesterday washing and ironing all the new fabrics… Not very exciting, but satisfying.  And I began cutting strips.  2.5″ for the scrappy squares and 3″ for any hst’s. This quilt is planning on being 96″ x 96″…. Sew a finished square of 2″ is quite small…. I’m a bit scared! I am […]