Monday, 31 December 2012

clue #3

here it is finaly.

Cut five 1 ½” by WOF. strips from color  #1 dark

Cut four 1 ½” strips from color #3 dark

Set 1: Sew two sets with this sequence #1,#3,#1

Set2: And one set with this sequence #3, #1, #3

Sub cut into 1 ½” pieces. 16 of set 2 and 32 of set 1

Sew into sixteen 9 patches.

The 9 patches will be 3 ½” square and they will finish at 3” square

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Clue 2




Traditional piecing:

Cut 32 squares  2 7/8 of dark colour #3 cut from one corner to the other to form 2 triangles from one square. You should have 64 large triangles.

 Cut 32 3 ¼” dark color #1 squares and cross cut them so one square forms 4 triangles. You should have 128 small triangles

Sew small triangles to one edge of the large triangle press open sew triangle to other edge to form flying geese and press.

Make 64 flying geese.

Sew 4 together into a strip making 16 strips.

Units will look like this.
But all the geese will be the same colour.

sorry for taking so long with this clue life has been a bit crazy trying to get the house renovated.

Monday, 26 November 2012

My Fabric selections for the mystery Quilt

This is my first set the fabrics are in the order listed on the fabric yardage list.
I am making this quilt in 2 color ways. the top one in the momma said sew line from Moda and some Kona solids and the bottom one is mostly Camolot from Jason Yenter with Kona for the background and some Kauphman fabric                                                                                                                                                                                        

this is my new purse I love this fabric line its from Riely Blake

Friday, 2 November 2012

1st clue

So the next step after you have your fabric is to make half sqare triangles

Cut 20 squares 3 7/8 of med color#2

Cut 20 squares 3 7/8" of med/dark colour#1

Cut 40 squares 3 7/8" background

make 40 Hst's of colour #2 and background and 40 of color #1and background they should finish at
 3 1/2" square.


Use this method of making half square triangles or one you prefer.

Draw a line on the back side of your background square from corner to corner.

Layer one coloured square with one background square right sides together.

Sew a seam ¼ inch from the line on each side of the line.

Cut on drawn line.

 Press open to form half square triangle.

Trim off dog-ears to make 3 ½” square.
Hope you have fun with this mystery.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Mystery Quilt Fabric List

This Quit will be about 62" square. It has 9 blocks that finish at 12" and sashing.

Colour #1 dark -1/2yard

colour #1 med/dark - 3/8yard

Colour #2 med 3/8yard

Colour #2 light 7/8yard (sashing)

Colour #3 dark 3/4yard

Colour #3 med/dark 1/8 yard or 1/4 if fussy cut

Background 1 1/8 yard

Border 2 yards

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Mystery Quilt

Hi Everyone who likes a good Mystery? I have designed a mystery quilt and am going to post it here.
Comment if you whant to play along. I will be posting yardage requirments beginning of next week.
Make sure to tell all your freinds to come join the fun.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Congradulations Emma

Emma ( is the winner of the Pick 42 pattern for the blog hop party giveaway. thanks everyone for playing. And look for more giveaways in the future.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Blog Hop Party giveaway

Im going to join the blog hop giveaway so i decided to give away one of my Pick 42 patterns.  To have your name in the random draw for the pattern leave a coment to tell me what is the most important thing you learned in quilting. I will send the pattern to the winner via email when the hop is over.
Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Make sure to stop in regularly since I will be having a few more giveaways befor christmas.

Friday, 17 August 2012

class im teaching

I just got the email with class descriptions so i decided to post it here. the class is at Seven Sisters quilt shop in Norwich. I have been trying to get my baby to take a bottle since i cant take her to class with me.


Pick 42

Check out this fast and easy version of card trick designed by Jolinda Martens. Choose from our great selection of jellyrolls and background fabrics to create this quilt. One jellyroll will give you a quilt that is approx. 67" x 72". This is a two-part class. This class is taught by Jolinda Martens.
1. Tuesday, September 18th and Tuesday, October 2nd
2. Saturday, September 29th and Satruday, October 13th
1. 6pm - 9pm
2. 10:30am - 1:30pm
Fee: $30 + HST + materials

Seven Sisters Quilting
7 Main St. W., Norwich On. N0J 1P0

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

yard sale prep

I'm cleaning out my sewing room today getting ready for a yard sale this weekend. maybe if i sell some stuff i can make room for more fabric LOL. My sister-in-law already sayes it looks like a store in that room (a realy messy store). Hopefully I can remidy that.
 I have two garbage bags full of ties i was going to make a quilt from them but decided that i have to many other projects so i'll let someone else have fun with them. And i have a few antique sewing machines that i bought and never used so its time for them to find new homes to. I have way to much stuff so Im realy trying to downsize the stuff i dont think i'll ever use.

on the topick of yard sales my favorit LQS ( is having there annual yard sale this weekend in Tillsonburg so i'll have to find some time for that as well.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

a few new projects

Its been a while since i posted but ive got a good excuse. Its a Baby girl. so ive been making her a few things

Ive been getting a bit of quilting done in the past few weeks. here are a few pictures of what ive been working on.
this is a wonky scappy barnraising log cabinIm planning to quilt it soon it will be going in my living room

 I made this wall hanging to sell at a craft show this fall. I free motioon quilted it.

Im going to be teaching a class on this card trick pattern some time in August. it is made with one jelly roll and 3.25 yards background fabric.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Quilt for my Grandmother

I had made this quilt top in a class i took a few years ago and since my mom whanted to give my grandmother a quilt as a getwell gift i quilted it up quickly for her.

I quilted freehand flowers and meanders all over the top.

I think it turned out pretty good for being in a bit off a rush to compleat it.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Im getting a GO cutter

Im finaly taking the plunge and getting myself an Acuquilt Go cutter. Ive been pricing around and today found a good deal at my LQS. Its about time to since I have a quilt I whant to make that has a crazy amount off half sqare triangles in it.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Whant im curently working on

 this is the quilt i just took off the frame . Im making it for my Daughter she picked out the fabric i dident like it at first but now Im starting to like this quilt. i just quilted it in a random pattern of flowers leaves hearts and butterflys with lots a swirls.
 I love the coulours pink and black together and im having fun adding lots off texture to the background off this quilt.

This quilt is for a customer its her first quilt and she did a realy good job. Its an exploding pinapple pattern and i love the colours she chose. i quilted it with varigated tan and brown aurifill thread.


This is one off the first quilts I made for a paying customer.
The pattern is spring time ribbons from about quilting .com.
I stippled it on my domestic machine. That was an adventure since it was the largest quilt I had ever quilted on that machine. Thankfully i have a mid arm on a frame now so I can finish a quilt much faster and with more acuracy now.

my fist blog post

A bit about myself. im a Mom and i love to quilt. i hope to post pictures of my in progress and finished quilts as i get then done.