Monthly Archives: August 2009

My last free week-end

One of my favourite blogs is by Melody Johnson. She has been blogging for years and is an incredibly interesting lady. Not to sound too stalker like, but I read her blog every day. She is like a friend I … Continue reading

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Wedding Quilt

I am delighted that I can say the wedding quilt for my young friend Nicole is complete.     size: 91” x 102”   Of all the quilts I have made in the past, I think the ‘journey’ for this one … Continue reading

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Machine Embroidery

Today I spent some time reading a new book and playing with a project in it. This is one of my all time favourite textile techniques—machine embroidered landscapes.  I can honestly say I have made more landscapes this way than … Continue reading

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What’s up?

Nothing much I am afraid to say. It has been rainly and cool for the last 2 weeks and it has finally gotten to me. Yesterday I laid on the couch and read a book and had a nap. And … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Fireweed Wallhanging Done!

Yes, its true. I finished the top. Still need to quilt it, but the visual part is done. Here it is… 30×66”—so its a biggie!!!!

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Wedding Quilt Quilting

So I have pieced together the extra batting needed for this extra large quilt. I have spray basted the layers together, and sat at my sewing machine for 1/2 an hour deciding how to quilt it.   I am stumped. … Continue reading

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Rust Dyeing

In July I decided to do some rust dyeing as the weather was nice and hot and I had a ton of rusty metal sources. I live in a country residential area and I think there was a local garbage … Continue reading

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Stained Glass-Continued

I have been working steadily on a reverse appliqué stained glass pattern that I picked up over 4 years ago. It is very big, 30 x 65”, so the sheer size was such that I didn’t get around to it. … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Appliqué

One of my favourite northern designers, Lise Merchant, has a book using reverse stained glass appliqué. I love her patterns and Lise lives about 15 houses from me. She has a huge studio overlooking the most beautiful section of the … Continue reading

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Sunprinting

I have been asked to provide some sun prints for our quilt shop.     Yesterday was a beautiful, sunny morning, so I took advantage of the northern sun.     No fancy set-up, just my lawn and front steps. … Continue reading

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