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Sweet Spools Mini Quilt

Posted on: August 5th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

In keeping with my new KYSS (Keep Your Sewing Simple) policy, My latest project is a sweet little sewing room mini quilt! It was a lot of fun strip piecing the sewing machine and spools! And it was a great opportunity to practice free motion quilting on my Janome…. Close up of the quilting on […]

Where, Oh Where, has my little package gone?

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Oh Where, Oh Where can it be? Well, I know where it’s been…. It started out in Dallas, Texas on July 31st.  Left the Dallas/Fort Worth airport on August 1st. From there it sat in Louisville, Kentucky for 5 hours and then made it’s way to Mansfield, Ohio. This morning the package made it’s way […]

Fabric Acquisition

Posted on: August 1st, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Went to the beach yesterday. Had to stop at the local fabric shop while there….  Of course. The two bottom fabrics in the stack were my purchases for the day – 2 meters of each.  Bottom is my full price purchase: Stonehenge Kids – Undersea Adventures by Linda Ludovico for Northcott and the middle one […]

How about a little KYSS?

Posted on: August 1st, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

As in Keep Your Sewing Simple! Just what the quilt doctor ordered – a fun little sewing room mini quilt. It seems I am about to embark on a String Thing.  I came up with this little block for fun… And the idea developed into a few new projects. After spending over two full months […]

Finished! Oh My, Scrappy Stars! Just under the wire!

Posted on: July 30th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Ta, Dum! This is my first time participating in the A Lovely Year of Finishes. It is hosted by these talented ladies…. Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts and Melissa from Sew BitterSweet Designs. Since it is my first time, I decided to keep it simple, and only set one goal…. To finish my Oh […]

Liar! Liar! Quilt’s on Fire!

Posted on: July 27th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

As tired as you may be of hearing about this scrappy quilt, you can’t be as tired as I am, working on it….. There was an annoyingly slight problem with a puffiness of the large squares in every one of the 9 star blocks.  So, I thought long and hard about it and came up […]

Next Stop… on the Plum and June Summer Blog Hop

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Hello to my regular readers and a special welcome to all those visiting my stop on Plum & June’s New Blogger Blog Hop for 2013! Here we are at the tail end of the schedule already!  I would like to thank the lovely Beth for organizing this Hop.  It’s been a great summer visiting all […]

Spool Block

Posted on: July 24th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Just a little something I whipped up on a whim last night….  A 9″ (finished size) spool block. I have been working on my current quilt for quite some time now.  And am almost finished.  But I needed a little distraction.  So, I sat down with a pad of grid paper and drew up this […]

Oh My, Scrappy Stars! quilt entry

Posted on: July 20th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Although I am not quite yet finished the quilting, I entered my Oh My, Scrappy Stars! quilt at the Quilting Gallery. Please take a minute to vote for me (or any 6 quilts that you like)! There are 67 beautiful quilts entered, so you will definitely be finding some scrappy quilt inspiration during your visit! […]

Oh My, Scrappy Stars! – Assembly Finishes

Posted on: July 17th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Last week I posted the instructions for assembling the quilt top and gave directions for rows 1 to 31.  Today’s post will cover the remaining rows – Rows 32 to 50. ROWS 32-34 This is a breakdown of Rows 32, 33, and 34.  You will need…. 2 Neutral 2.5” single squares 6 of the 10 […]