Gathering Threads



    Aunt Grace Quilt Completed

    Posted by on May 09 2014

    My first quilt finish of 2014!  This was one of the UFO quilts I finished over the Christmas break.  The quilt pattern is Aunt Grace’s Garden from Fons and Porter.  Their version had a wide, appliqued border but I didn’t want to make a double sized quilt, so I left off the border and went […]

    A Quick Vintage-Style Quilt

    Posted by on Jan 22 2014

    So, my sewing goal for 2014 is to eliminate all of my UFOs. No.  Really.  Stop laughing.  I’m serious! I am hereby announcing that I intend to finish all of the UFOs currently lurking in my stash and in my sewing room before the end of 2014. I already finished up Shiny Brite. Now here’s […]

    Shiny Brite Quilt Top Complete

    Posted by on Jan 15 2014

    Hoorah!  Shiny Brite is wrapped and off to Allison’s for the quilting. It had been sitting, all the blocks trimmed and completed, since August.  You can see how far I’ve come since my last update on this project.  But all through the fall, every time I shifted the box the pieces lived in to get […]

    Book Review: Primarily Quilts by Di Ford

    Posted by on Nov 16 2013

    Since my sewing time’s been pretty much eliminated by school work, I thought I’d share my thoughts on a book I recently purchased.  Those who can’t, in other words, read about it instead 🙂 Primarily Quilts is by Di Ford, an Australian quilter who specializes in vintage and reproduction quilts. Her work is exquisite.  Master […]

    Shiny Brite Update #1

    Posted by on Jul 27 2013

    Ever wondered what 960 triangles look like? Wonder no more. I’ve finally emerged from my earth-tone, vintage inspired phase and am enjoying working with the fun colours in Shiny Brite.  Of course, my output has dropped dramatically since school got out.  It’s a little difficult to focus on your hobbies when you’ve got work and […]