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Posts Tagged ‘Free Spirit’

Sweater Weather for Quilty Magazine

Posted on: October 27th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

  Earlier this year, I was contacted by Quilty magazine. I was also approached to make a submission for a quilt to be featured in an upcoming issue. This was the design I settled on. Elaborating on an earlier quilt I made called Ugly Christmas Sweaters, I drew up a revised design on grid paper […]

Let’s Bee Social #174

Posted on: April 26th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social! So glad to have you join us for the Let’s Bee Social weekly linky party!   I’ve always found the Economy Block, also known as the Diamond in a Square or Square in a Square quilt block, interesting. So when I was approached by Free Spirit Fabrics, asking if […]

On Point – The Evolution of a Quilt

Posted on: May 1st, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

When I spent a few days with my mother, following her knee replacement surgery this past September, I brought along a pad of graph paper, a pencil and an eraser.  This block design is one of the things that came about during that time. What started out as a little sketch… Turned into a design […]

Sunday Stash from Hawthorne Threads

Posted on: January 4th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Happy mail is always the most welcome of any delivery.  But this one was special.  It was my first time ordering from Hawthorne Threads.  And this precious package arrived at the perfect time.  On the day of Christmas Eve. Most of these pieces were chosen in 6 yard cuts and purchased for backing fabric.  Perfect […]

Sunday Stash

Posted on: April 13th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Happy mail…. How can you not “Have a Happy Scrappy Day” when you receive happy mail? From my good friend, Lisa of Port Hope. This delectable selection was offered in her Happy Birthday to Me and You giveaway. THANK YOU, Lisa! Botanique by Joel Dewberry Eclectic Modern for FreeSpirit Fabrics I have no idea what […]

Sunday Stash Report

Posted on: March 9th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

This week has been rife with new fabric acquisitions.Take me out to the ballgame style! First up to bat….  Is this generous winning piece from 1 Choice 4 Quilting. True Colors by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit.It’s a solid hit on the first pitch!  And she makes it safe to first! Read about my […]

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 […]

True Colors – Anna Maria Horner

Posted on: March 3rd, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Thank you, Jessica and Nicole!This little roll of sweetness arrived to brighten up my weekend.It’s a 20 piece roll of True Colors by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit. I won this lovely prize by taking part in the Sewing With Certainty Series, hosted by Jessica on her blog, Quilty Habit. Generously donated by Nicole […]