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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 […]

If it ain’t broke…

Posted on: August 28th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

They say, “If it ain’t broke…. Don’t fix it.” Generally good advice.  But in this case it applies to two different circumstances. Let’s say you’re talking about a broken rotary cutter….  Now THAT needs fixed! I am notoriously cheap.  And since I have been quilting, I have wasted good money on, not one, but two […]

Bee Block

Posted on: August 26th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I have been contemplating doing some paper piecing (PP) for quite some time now…. But it wasn’t until I seen the cute little pink unicorn Kristy of Quiet Play, that I found I could no longer resist the urge jump onto the paper piecing band wagon! It seems that everyone is joining in the fun […]

Quilt Photography Workshop

Posted on: August 25th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

A new monthly link up begins today! Today is day one of the Quilt Photography Workshop by Beth of Plum and June.   Our challenge for August is to take photos of fabric. Hey, I have fabric!  And I have what qualifies as a digital camera. Here is a quick run down of the quality […]

Can’t hold it in any longer!

Posted on: August 24th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I’ve got to PP!!!!! Paper Piece – that is…. You see it all around.  PP is everywhere!  And gee whiz, mom!  All the cool kids are doing it! I’ve been sucked in by this cute little pink unicorn. And this time next week I will be linking up to Kristy’s cool Quiet Play blog for […]

KYSS Me Quick! An Easy Quilt

Posted on: August 20th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

To celebrate my 100th post, it is my pleasure to share with you, my latest finish! I designed this quilt using my new KYSS (Keep Your Sewing Simple) policy. Easy piecing – simple design. I’m calling it…. KYSS Me Quick! Perhaps this is the kind of quilt you would wish to give as a gift […]

Fabric Acquisition

Posted on: August 20th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Our Mission:  Back to School shopping was the objective for the day. Loaded up the kids and we took a drive to Kitchener.  Since it was on the way, I had to stop at Hawkesville’s Lens Mill where I picked up the array on the bottom. The next stop was the Conestoga Mall.  Lots of […]

Giving a Child a Hug and Some Hope

Posted on: August 17th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Inspired by Katie of  Swim Bike Quilt, I have chosen to support and promote the annual 100 Quilts for Kids charity quilt drive.  She has been organizing this event for the past three years which runs this year from July 1 – September 30th.  You can find all the information here. There’s really nothing to […]