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Posts Tagged ‘quilt’

Wee Little Bird quilted table runner

Posted on: October 9th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Last week I shared my applique version of birds in a row. Today we have a sampling of the pieced variety. These wee little birds are now a finished quilted table runner! Love birds perhaps? Each little bird block finishes at 4″ across by 3.5″ tall. One looking down…. And one looking up. The grey print […]

Quiltmaker Magazine and the Giraffe Family

Posted on: June 5th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Aside from sewing squirrels… And the Little Blooms quilt blocks I showed earlier this week… And making my house blocks for the Hillside Houses quilt along… I have also been working on some secret sewing projects. I was contacted by Quiltmaker Magazine. As well as being offered an opportunity to submit a block for their next 100 Blocks, […]

Let’s Bee Social #75

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Aside from sewing the Little Blooms quilt blocks I showed you yesterday, I am also keeping up with my house blocks for the Hillside Houses quilt along. I finished blocks 8 & 9 yesterday. And sewed the completed blocks into their rows. Then joined the rows into a 3/4 finished top. Although I love this design…. […]

Facing Your Fears and Finding Your Niche

Posted on: May 28th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

What is a Niche?  And how do you find it? Researching online led me to this definition in the Urban Dictionary: 1. An activity that particularly suits somebody’s talents and personality. 2. An area of the market specializing in one type of product or service. Okay, so now we have a broad idea of what […]

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 […]

Giraffe Love

Posted on: April 3rd, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Once you’ve done the Elephants ….. And you’ve done the ZebraZ …… How do you follow that up? Well, with Giraffes, of course! This is Giraffe Love and it’s made from Kona Cottons. For the Background: Ice Frappe, Pond, Pool, Breakers, Cyan & Oasis. For the Giraffes there is Sunny & Cedar. Cactus, Peapod & […]

Zany ZebraZ quilt block tutorial

Posted on: March 27th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Today I am happy to share with you a tutorial for the Zany ZebraZ quilt block! It is my hope that you will enjoy the use of this free tutorial for making these crazy zebra blocks.  Make one for a mini or a cushion or tote bag.  Or make a few and you have a […]

ZebraZ quilt in it’s UNnatural habitat

Posted on: March 13th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Presenting the ZebraZ quilt! Complete with snow covered background. On the old hay wagon. This project was generously sponsored by Northcott Fabrics.  Made from Northcott’s ColorWorks Premium Cotton Solids.  I was especially pleased with the light grey (Vapour 9000-900) used for the background.  It is so subtle and silvery! For the backing I used the […]

Putting Myself Out There

Posted on: March 5th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

I guess I’m a little SAD. This time of year is always difficult for me.  The winter is long.  The sky is grey.  The air is bitterly cold.  The pipes and drains are freezing.  The tractor won’t start.  The car got stuck in a snowdrift in the driveway.  Again.  And the shed fell down last […]

Zebra Butt Friday Finish

Posted on: February 27th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

On Wednesday I shared the news of my latest quilt in the works…  the ZebraZ quilt.  No, no.  I am not finished piecing the entire quilt.  But I am finished a few of the blocks.  This constitutes a Friday Finish in my books.  And I have been working on the pattern and piecing the blocks […]