2014

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2013 has been a fun year for me in terms of social sewing! BOM’s, QAL’s and Bees!

So to start off 2014 ….

Quiet Play

Feathers QAL

that should keep me out of trouble for a while! (and 2014 is going to be the year of FINISHING all my other WIPs!!!!)

New Cushion for ME!

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My 11 month old is mobile and he has discovered my little stash of fabrics that I keep in the dining /sewing area. I mostly keep fabric for current projects and the last fabric order or two cause I am a bit lazy. As I started to pack it all away I found my three waterfront park fabrics and decided to do something with them before they get absorbed into the stash! Oh and there was a lovely low volume pack from pink castle fabrics as well…

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Teeny log cabins with strips just 1 1/2″ wide with some sweet carrot Essex linen (which is being used for another project) as the centre. I made all the log cabins and could not decide what to do in the centre so I winged it. As math was not my strong point it failed so I sliced and diced and it turned into what it is! 

New Cushion


If I had more waterfront park I think I would have kept going as I think this would look awesome as a quilt – but then it would probably never leave my WIP pile so it turned into a cushion. It is fairly big and fits a size 20 cushion nicely.

I followed Adrianne’s lapped zipper instructions and I will certainly be doing more cushions like this!

Cushion back


I feel very satisfied with getting this completed and am one more step into making my home reflect me as a crafty artist. Is there anything wrong with giving myself a cushion for Christmas? Let’s say it is from the kids!


Linking up with Ms Midge and the Christmas Cushion Blog Hop . There are certainly some lovely cushions to check out here!

Skill Builder BOM 2013 and 2014

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Wow, have you seen Alyssa’s Skill Builder BOM 2014 yet? How awesome does it look! I am very excited to be testing some of the blocks for her as well. So come and join us in 2014 for it!

Pile O' Fabric

I have almost joined all my 2013 blocks together – 1 row to go! I am loving joining the QAYG blocks together. And how fantastic is glue – no stabbing myself with pins! 
I am a quilting glue convert! 
I see myself making more larger quilts in my future using this method as I struggle to quilt larger quilts. So they tend to sit around while I end up making more. 

Here are all my blocks – the final placement is a little different but I love how they all look together. Except for the grey solid all the fabrics used in this came from my scrap pile. I love how they work together – even the pink!

Skill Builder BOM
My favourite quilting on a block has to be the Candyland block. I thought it was the most challenging block for me to sew (ekkkk curves!) but I love the woodgrain quilting! no bad for someone who had never free motion quilted before starting this quilt.

Skill Builder BOM: Candyland
Favourite Block has to be the Starlight Block

Skill Builder BOM catchup: Starlight

I cannot wait to finish this!