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Saying goodby to Google Reader….

Posted on: June 19th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Have you heard?  Google Reader will soon be gone. And I have to wonder how long it will be before Google Friend Connect follows… For me…. Saying goodby has been a piece-of-cake. But that’s not such a bad thing.  Because there’s a new reader in my blog life now.       And I have […]

Week Two of Plum and June’s Summer Blog Hop 2013

Posted on: June 14th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Head on over for a visit with our lovely hostess…. Beth at Plum and June’s! She’s rounded up a wonderful group of friendly folks for this summer’s Blog Hop.  It’s been a pleasure getting to know each one.  By following their blogs, I have been finding all kinds of quilty inspiration. Hey!  Take some time […]

Announcing….. A Scrappy Star Quilt Along!

Posted on: June 14th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Want to join me in a Quilt Along?  Are you ready for a challenge?  Here she is! Follow my blog to get the news when I make my first post about the Quilt Along on June 21st…. My 10th wedding anniversary and, bonus…. the first day of summer!  Whoo – Hooo! And don’t forget to […]

Scrappy Neutral Background Quilt – Day 22

Posted on: June 13th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

What happened? I think I’ve been distracted lately…  Taking part in the Summer Blog Hop by Plum and June (you can see her sweet button on my sidebar) has encouraged me to do some spring cleaning on the ol’ blog.  That virtual spring cleaning is even more time consuming than the real life thing! Then […]

Happy Go Lucky Block Tutorial

Posted on: June 12th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

This morning, I was visiting my friend Paula’s blog,  The Sassy Quilter.  She had posted about her lovely “Virtual Quilting Bee Block #3”.  This block’s tutorial is found on {the studio blog} by April Roenthal. It is called the Happy Go Lucky block.  However, my tutorial will show how to make that block without using […]

Gramma’s Quilt

Posted on: June 11th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Loved to death.  That’s how I would describe the condition of this quilt when it was handed over to my mom.  Loved to death.  The backing worn and ripped and the binding shredded and almost non-existent. My mother’s mother made many quilts, busily piecing them on her old Singer treadle machine.  Most were made from […]

Kittens now a Craftsy Pattern

Posted on: June 11th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

What started out as a fun break turned out taking up most of a week.  But I am happy with the results. And have just added the pattern to my Craftsy pattern shop. It has been a busy week otherwise…  Did some spring cleaning on the blog….  Been doing my best to keep up with […]

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 […]