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Pretty in Plaid – St. Louis 16 Patch finish!

Posted on: September 26th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Fall winds and cooler temps are here again.  It seems that summer gets shorter and shorter every year.  This week I took advantage of the opportunity to have one more outdoor photo shoot on the old hay wagon. While working on my weekly posts for the Top 10 Tips for New Quilters series, I was […]

Boxes-N-Bows

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

In spite of a power outage, I managed to get these Christmas table runners quilted and bound in two days.  The quilting is quite dense and was a little time consuming, but sew worth it!  This first runner finished at 14″ x 49″ after quilting. The second runner finished at 14″ x 70″.  Both are […]

Finish it up {for Mom} Friday!

Posted on: May 9th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

So back in March, I used this pattern and some Charley Harper prints to make myself a quilted jacket for my birthday.  The final reveal post can be found here. My mom adored this jacket.  And so I offered to make her one for her birthday, too!  She chose the red colourway for her Charlie […]

Pretty Posy FREE Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted on: May 5th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Hello all you quilty people! Welcome to the Pretty Posy quilt block tutorial! This simple 9 patch block finishes at 9″ square and can be used to make quilts of various sizes.  For my sample, I used 4 blocks made from Kona cotton solids, to make this cute mini quilt. Sew – Let’s get started!!! […]

Equilateral Triangle Quilt – Finished!

Posted on: April 25th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Introducing my Triangle Quilt Along baby quilt… Completely completed! I started quilting by stitching in the ditch around the focus triangle. Quilting Detail Then I spiral quilted around this block, alternating between 1/4″ and 3/4″ spacing. Spiral Quilting And then returned to that focus triangle to add one final outline of quilting inside the triangle. […]

TGIFF! Charley Harper meets Superior Threads

Posted on: March 21st, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to this week’s TGIFF! Today I am showing off my birthday suit! So glad you could make it! For the past three weeks, I have been participating in the 30/30 challenge hosted by Sarah of Berry Barn Designs.  The challenge is to find 30 minutes of me sewing time for 30 days in March.  […]

Granny Square Quilt Blocks

Posted on: March 7th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

What a week!  What started out simple enough has turned into sew much more! Since Monday, I have been working on my very first Granny Square blocks, made from a 20 piece jelly roll of True Colors by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit.  This yielded 20 blocks.  The finished quilt is approximately 33″ x […]

Pillow Case Tutorial with French Seams

Posted on: February 28th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

I have been having sew much fun! Playing with scraps, my Aunt Elna and I have been sewing up doll quilts and matching pillows.   It has been a really long winter…. Again. Don’t these bright, happy colours remind you of spring? Scrappy Medallion doll quilt and matching Pillow Case This is actually the first […]

Friday Finish

Posted on: February 14th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Happy Valentine’s Day to you! Two weeks ago, I finished the Fox & Friends quilt top. This was the third quilt top reported in need of quilting. Modern Charm was finished last week. This week I am happy to show off Fox & Friends as a Friday finish! That means only one more to go…. […]

Just What is Trending in Modern Quilting?

Posted on: January 13th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

KONA Fox Kits Ever wonder what the latest trend in modern quilting is? Well, I do!  And I have great news for those of you with a healthy dose of fabric obsession. It seems, and rightly so, the focus is on the fabrics.  However, enshrining that coveted bundle of goodness on a shelf, to gaze […]