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Posts Tagged ‘quilt’

Granny Square Quilt Block Tutorial – Part 1

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Last week I posted about my completed Granny Square baby quilt and expressed my desire to share a tutorial about the Granny Square.  I was disappointed that I had not thought through the whole process before I began making my blocks.  And wished I had considered the block layout before I began. As I said […]

Baby Lock Melody Christmas Dreams

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Of course you have noticed all those gorgeous quilt entries popping up all over blogland!  No? To get an overload of sweet quilty eye candy….                        Head on over to Amy’s Creative Side to visit the Fall 2013 Blogger’s Quilt Festival. As part of the […]

WIP – For the Boys

Posted on: October 9th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Now that I am finished the Holiday Sparkle quilt, I have on a new work in progress to share today… A wolf quilt for my son!   I had already started planning this quilt for my son, when I discovered that Madame Samm was hosting a new blog hop – FOR THE BOYS. So I […]

Holiday Sparkle

Posted on: October 9th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

For the past week, these words have been reverberating in my head. Holiday Sparkle. Mainly because of this fabric……. Holiday Sparkle by Nina Seven for Wilmington Prints All the while, I was working on what was formerly known as the oblongagon quilt. This gorgeous fabric was used in the quilt top to compliment the main […]

Introducing the Oblongagon!

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Ahhh!  The big day.  Big plans. Plan B that is.  Time to finally cut into those new Christmas fabrics! I settled on a large size. Six inches seems like a good size when working with fat quarters.  You can get 9 six inch squares. I proceeded to cut the first fat quarter into 6″ strips […]

Christmas Pillows and Wolves

Posted on: September 25th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

My first quilt was made for my daughter, Erin.  That was about a year and a half ago now. Since then it has been my son, Russell who has been the one to show interest. He is great with colours and design.  And is the one person I rely on when I need a second […]

Finished… Broken Herringbone, Baby!

Posted on: September 23rd, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I did! It was a full weekend, but I still found some time to finish up the Broken Herringbone, Baby! quilt. I settled on quilt-in-the-ditch.  No pressure. It does not distract from the herringbone design. And I love the simplistic look on the back of the quilt! I […]

Broken Herringbone, Baby!

Posted on: September 20th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I have made great progress and finished enough blocks for a great sized baby boy quilt.  These prints are from Kate Spain’s new line Sunnyside. Here is my finished top….. And here is the pieced backing. I used two half yards and a strip I created using some of the scraps from making the blocks…. […]

Thank You All!

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

When you ask a quilter for some help… Be prepared!  You can count on it! I made this post on Sunday, asking for help in deciding which quilt to enter in the local fall fair.  How naive was I.  The response was OVERWHELMING! But this did not solve my problem.  From the comments left on […]

Gone Fishing – Top Complete

Posted on: September 15th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

After a week of renovating, I finally had a chance to sit down with Janome and get some sewing done.  Ahhhhh!  Saturday night was spent completing the Gone Fishing baby quilt top. I found two problems with my design for the words and have worked out those issues a little differently than how I ended […]