Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Dust off a Quilt Book Blog hop

This is my first blog hop of the year and one of my favourite. I would like to thank Bea from Beaquilter for hosting us. I have been having a few technical issues, resulting in me having to using my old Blogger account for this one. Some of you may have come directly here and others may have had to go through the original link  I just hope you got here.

 I get to dive into my quilt book collection and pick a book and create something from it. Not sure where I got this one from, but here it is in my collection. It was published back in 1991. 

Now I was only dating my husband to be in 1991, I hadn't starting quilting and when you look at the instructions in the book there is only scissors used to cut fabric and everything is done with graph paper and templates. A really old school book.

This is the full schedule if you have only found us today on my day. Take the time and check everyone post out.

March 6th

Quilting at the Farm

Lemon Tree Snippets

Creatin in the sticks

Natalie (on Beaquilter)

March 7th

Quilting Gail

Thrift Shop Commando

High Road Quilter


The Morning Latte

March 8th

Kathleen McMusing

Words & Stitches

Isabella's Whimsy

DesertSky Quilting

March 9th

LC's Cottage

Cynthia's Ark - You are here!

Ms P Designs USA

March 10th


Karrin's Crazy World

Quilting Patchwork Applique

Julie's Quilts and Costumes

So I delved into this book looking at the projects and thought some little pin cushions would be fun to make. Then I had to get the graph paper out to draw up the block as it tells you to trace the line drawing and make templates for you to them cut out the fabric.  Look at these instructions.

My theory is if I draw it up on graph paper that will tell me how big each piece is and I can cut my fabric out using my rotary cutter. Then I can dive into my scrap box and make all sorts of colourful houses.


My finished pin cushion next to the the pattern in the book. It took me more time to create this post than sew the pin cushion together. It is really cut I think when I have some free time I may make more blocks and turn them into pin cushions.

Thank you for visiting today I hope you have enjoyed this blog hop.

Until Next Time Keep Stitching 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

New Website and Blog

 I have been busy working behind the scenes. There is a new website happening and I am putting everything on the website including the blog. You will still be able to access my Blogger blog for information but all the new blog post will be on the website. You can find it here.

I only hoping anything in the one place will make it easier to find everything, So pop over and check out the new look and tell me what you think. You will find the shop, the blog, Class/workshop program, and there will be a helpful tips section coming soon. Just a few other things I need to learn to get that sorted.

It has been a big learning curve and there is still more to go.
Until Next Time over at the new blog
Keep Stitching

Thursday, August 5, 2021

One Monthly Goal- August Goal

 August is here and it's time to set a new goal for August. I am struggling with the work load and I am hope setting myself a goal to get me back on track. There is a lot of work to do and with me hosting our Anything Goes retreat  at Burra next week, sewing time will be precious time at the machine. So what I am going to do is set myself a goal that doesn't require a machine. I have 3 quilts that need binding only to complete them, so that is my goal.

There is this scrappy one, which will be a workshop.
This is one of the 3 yard Quilts. Another workshop sample.

Then there is my Paradise in Bloom quilt.
A cheeky black cat that wasn't willing to move to let me take a picture of it quilted. Though I don't have the space in the shop to open it up completely.

I have linked my post with Elm Street Quilts goal setting post here. So pop over and check out what everyone is working on.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching