Gathering Threads



    A Beginning on “Oh My Tangled Stars”

    Posted by on Oct 14 2014

    As the year begins to wind to a close, I am trying to keep my New Year’s Resolution on track: completing all of my UFOs (quilted, smocked and sewn) by Dec. 31. “Oh My Tangled Stars” is a quilt that I haven’t mentioned in ages, so it definitely qualifies for UFO status. OMTS has been sitting […]

    Book Review: Simple Appeal by Kim Diehl

    Posted by on Sep 26 2014

    Ever since I tackled Spring Bouquet, I’ve been addicted to applique.  When I saw that Kim Diehl had a new book out, Simple Appeal and that it featured a number of quilts that combined piecing and applique, I was sold.   I liked the combination of traditional colours with a modern flair. I was especially attracted […]

    A Quilt of Valour Donation

    Posted by on Aug 03 2014

    What do you do when you finish a UFO and it just doesn’t speak to you? That was the dilemma I was facing with this quilt, which I’d started with the intention of it being for Andrew. His room is done in a deep red, with a black and orange flame border à la Hot […]

    Shiny Bright and Candy Coated!

    Posted by on Jun 30 2014

    I just got my kaledoiscope quilt back from Alison at Sew What Else. You can see the progress I made here and here, as I worked on this quilt, beginning last summer, which is based on the Carrie Nelson pattern, Shiny Brite. I picked it up on Thursday and thanks to a long car trip […]

    Revealing my Spring Bouquet quilt

    Posted by on Jun 10 2014

    I’m very proud to reveal the finished version of Spring Bouquet, the enormous applique project that I worked on through the latter half of 2012 and into 2013. It’s been finished for a couple of months, but renovations meant I didn’t have a space large enough to lay it out, and take photos that would […]