Tuesday, 23 August 2016

One Lovely Blog Award | Shannon Fraser Designs

OMG – I’ve been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award!!

I recently noticed a few posts about the One Lovely Blog Awards, but I’ve been so busy with my secret sewing projects and pattern testing, that I didn’t have a chance to dig into what it was all about. That changed the other day when I got an email from Sola, of Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co., letting me know she was nominating me and my blog!! Then I got another note yesterday from Sharon of Yellow Cat Quilt Designs that she was also nominating me! I’m feeling the love!

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Kaleidoscope Festival Quilt

Remember that secret project I was working on earlier this year?! Well I’m so excited that I finally get to share it with you!!

You know my love for Camelot Fabrics (you can see my other collaborations with them: here, here and here), so I was thrilled to get to play with their Kaleidoscope line.  It’s a gorgeous geometric line featuring these soft creams, yellows, coral, aqua and lilac with a shot of dark indigo. Love!

The project I was asked to create was the Festival Quilt designed by Anne Sullivan of Play-Crafts. And I was super excited that the quilt was to be photographed for Craft of Quilting. First time hearing of them? They sell quilt kits, fabric, notions and tools all to help us get our quilty on! If you live in New Hampshire, they have a quilt shop called Keepsake Quilting Shop located on Main Street which I would love to visit one day. Alas, for now, I’ll have to settle for ogling their goods online ;)

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Top 10 Quilting Tools to Get Started Quilting

Today it’s all about tools! 

A couple of my modern guild member’s and I were interviewed about our quilting community a few weeks ago, and one of the questions that popped up was “what are the top tools to get started quilting”?

There are so many gizmos and gadgets out there that it can be a little daunting to know which ones to invest in. So I thought I would share my top 10 basic quilting tools to get started with all things quilty!

In no particular order, they are:

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Sharing a Love for Quilting

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure, along with a couple of my Montreal Modern Quilt Guild members, of sitting one evening on a park bench being interviewed about all things quilty! A reporter for the local French newspaper LaPresse had reached out to our guild to ask us to share about our experiences quilting.

I love chatting about all things quilty and I was thrilled to be able to share about my experience and encourage others to give quilting a try.

We were asked to bring along a few quilt examples for their photographer to snap and I’m so excited that the first quilt I ever made was featured on the cover!! Yayyyy J

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Happy Coloring Book Day

I have always loved arts and crafts. It’s one of the few subjects that I actually won an award in high school. It was also my favourite segment on the Polka Dot Door. Do you remember that show? Yeah, that’s going back a few decades ;) But it gives you an idea of how long being creative has been my happy place!

I’m not sure if I just wasn’t “in the know” back then, but I don’t seem to recall there being an official coloring book day when I was a kid. Do you?!

In any event, I’m quite happy that I finally jumped on the adult coloring book bandwagon! It’s about time, as I’ve been eyeing all these fun options for quite awhile.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

The Quilter's Planner 2017

There has been a resurgence in planner popularity in the last couple of years, but not all are created equal! And The Quilter's Planner has been created specifically for us quilters!! 

I’m generally a digital kind of girl, preferring to go as paper free as possible. But when it comes to planning my quilting activities, I felt that my digital approach just wasn’t cutting it.  So I went on the hunt for a solution earlier this year and found The Quilter’s Planner!! Only to find out it was sold out. And by sold out, I mean every site that had carried it was completely out of stock.  And it didn’t look like any would be replenished.  I had missed out.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

2016 Finish-A-Long Q3 Projects

I'm cutting it close with my post; today being the last day to link up for Q3 of the 2016 Finish-A-Long

But before getting to my Q3 list, let's recap my Q2 progress.