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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 […]

Scrappy Quilt – Neutral Background

Posted on: May 24th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

It took a little while this time – but it’s happened again…. I have a plan that’s been forming.  And a new quilt is taking shape in my head. It all started on May 4th, when I seen ChrissieD’s blog post here.  This post was called Bonzer Trunk Show – Up Close With Sarah Fielke’s […]

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Spring 2013 – Flowers in the Sun

Posted on: May 17th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

 It’s time to celebrate quilts!  This is my first time participating in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival and I would like to thank Amy.  Sew….  “Thank you for hosting, Amy!”  And thank you to all her wonderful sponsors who have made this year’s festival possible!   I sure have enjoyed reading through many of the posts […]

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Spring 2013 – Sew Retro, Baby!

Posted on: May 17th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

It’s time to celebrate quilts!  This is my first time participating in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival and I would like to thank Amy.  Sew….  “Thank you for hosting, Amy!”  And thank you to all her wonderful sponsors who have made this year’s festival possible!   I sure have enjoyed reading through many of the posts […]

Oink A Doodle Moo – In Blue!

Posted on: May 10th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Finished my 40″ square baby boy quilt.   And it’s ready for some little farmer to be snuggled in! Spent all day Thursday piecing something for the backing… But it was ugly 🙂 Finally decided to go with the blue fabric used on the blocks and am sew happy I did.  Much sweeter!  And I […]