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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 […]

Christmas Pillows and Wolves

Posted on: September 25th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

My first quilt was made for my daughter, Erin.  That was about a year and a half ago now. Since then it has been my son, Russell who has been the one to show interest. He is great with colours and design.  And is the one person I rely on when I need a second […]

Finished… Broken Herringbone, Baby!

Posted on: September 23rd, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I did! It was a full weekend, but I still found some time to finish up the Broken Herringbone, Baby! quilt. I settled on quilt-in-the-ditch.  No pressure. It does not distract from the herringbone design. And I love the simplistic look on the back of the quilt! I […]

Broken Herringbone, Baby!

Posted on: September 20th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I have made great progress and finished enough blocks for a great sized baby boy quilt.  These prints are from Kate Spain’s new line Sunnyside. Here is my finished top….. And here is the pieced backing. I used two half yards and a strip I created using some of the scraps from making the blocks…. […]

Thank You All!

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

When you ask a quilter for some help… Be prepared!  You can count on it! I made this post on Sunday, asking for help in deciding which quilt to enter in the local fall fair.  How naive was I.  The response was OVERWHELMING! But this did not solve my problem.  From the comments left on […]

Gone Fishing – Top Complete

Posted on: September 15th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

After a week of renovating, I finally had a chance to sit down with Janome and get some sewing done.  Ahhhhh!  Saturday night was spent completing the Gone Fishing baby quilt top. I found two problems with my design for the words and have worked out those issues a little differently than how I ended […]

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

Posted on: September 14th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Merry Christmas!  Ho, ho, ho! NO… I do not want it to start snowing yet.  But I am in the mood to soon begin working on some Christmas themed projects.  I have a wonderful idea for a table runner.  So I purchased these new fabrics today. Love the gray! Only 101 days until Christmas 2013!  […]

Gone Fishing! Slow Progress and a Mistake

Posted on: September 13th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Progress has been slow on the Gone Fishing baby quilt because I have been busy with another project. Home improvement. Our Blue room has had a leaky roof for many years.  This leak was coming from the stove pipe that went directly through the ceiling.  I creatively constructed an indoor eave trough to direct the […]

Gone Fishing!

Posted on: September 6th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Quick post. Gone Fishing today.  Here’s what I’ve caught so far…. A couple of “Rainbow” trout… And a goldfish! Happy Friday everyone!  Have a great weekend!

Baby Quilts Run in the Family

Posted on: September 4th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I borrowed a couple of vintage embroidered baby quilts from my mother because I wanted to share them on the blog today. This first one was made in 1960 by my mom when she was expecting her first child – my brother. It is a whole cloth quilt, all embroidered by hand.  The the quilting […]