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Holiday Sparkle

Posted on: October 9th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

For the past week, these words have been reverberating in my head. Holiday Sparkle. Mainly because of this fabric……. Holiday Sparkle by Nina Seven for Wilmington Prints All the while, I was working on what was formerly known as the oblongagon quilt. This gorgeous fabric was used in the quilt top to compliment the main […]

I made it! Cover of a quilting magazine!

Posted on: October 6th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

To what do you aspire?  Sounds like a pretty simple question.  And it reminds me of when I was a child.  What do you want to be when you grow up?  My answer was always that I wanted to be an artist.  But I never had any serious plan to become anything.  Or to even […]

Oblongagon Flimsy

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

On Wednesday, I introduced the Oblongagon.   And I was surprised and delighted to receive so many uplifting comments and compliments.  A few of them were incredibly funny and those had me smiling and even laughing out loud!  For realzies! All this friendly encouragement spurred me on to get this top pieced and completed for […]

Introducing the Oblongagon!

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Ahhh!  The big day.  Big plans. Plan B that is.  Time to finally cut into those new Christmas fabrics! I settled on a large size. Six inches seems like a good size when working with fat quarters.  You can get 9 six inch squares. I proceeded to cut the first fat quarter into 6″ strips […]

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 […]