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March 5, 2019
can't deny favourites from Charm About You


There hasn't been a whole lot of stashing going on but when I see my favourite designers and prints there isn't much self control to be had! 
Here's a little fabric splurge and I've also discovered what is currently my favourite notion and have to share the joy...

brass seam ripper Pam Damour The Decorating Diva

Who doesn't occasionally (or often!) have to reach for a seam ripper? I've tried a few and I do like the Prym large seam ripper, the fact that it's bigger and ergonomic really does make a difference for long seams. It's sharp too, which ...

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January 30, 2019
My Wonderwall from Charm About You


Wonderwall curved quilt by Charm About You featured in Love Patchwork and Quilting

It should come as no surprise that I get very excited about fabric. I've been sharing what I buy, stitch and make here for over seven years. The colours, prints, the way it handles, the endless combinations... fabric brings me joy. 

The opportunity to get to chose and work with fabric is truly something special. I SQUEALED a lot when these beauties I picked arrived from Freespirit. Vibrant, rich, bright, happy colours of Designer Essentials Solids:

Freespirit Designer Essential Solids fabric

top row: Cosmo, Melon, Pomegranate, Gold, Tropical
bottom row: Serpent, Clearwater, Julep, Citrine

And I kept on SQUEALING because this was also in ...

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January 11, 2019
A little accountability.... from Tuppence Ha'penny Quilts




I'm sure we've all seen the meme on Facebook or Instagram this New Year about a resolution to finish the things in 2019 that I started in 2018, having bought the fabric in 2017 and the pattern in 2016, and had the idea in 2015..... you get the picture.

Well, I have a confession - I am a starter of new shiny things....... and I know I am not alone in this. So this year, in an effort to get all the things I've started to a point where I might be able to a) call them finished ...

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November 17, 2018
That's How I Roll Tote III from Sew Some Sunshine

Last weekend my local guild, the Long Island Quilters Society, had a 'quilt the day away' event where members teach other members.  I taught a wonderful group of four quilters how to make a tote using strips.  This is a pattern I've made twice before.  It's a nice sized basic tote and is great for using up 2 1/2 inch strips.



My previous versions have both been given away as gifts, so I'm excited to keep this one for myself.  The pattern was on the Make it Coats website, but I haven't been able to ...

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August 13, 2018
August Happenings... from Sew Some Sunshine

Time is always flying by, and this summer has been no different.  I was lucky to have a week off for vacation, and spent some quality time locally with my family, and my sewing machine!  I was able to finish my Carnival quilt top and put together the back, which included a fun strip of coordinating charm squares.





I pulled out my Anna Maria Horner scrappy trip blocks, got them back on my design wall and sewed those together.  Can you believe these were in a drawer since 2016?  Glad to have them sewn up.  Here's a sneak peak ...

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July 15, 2018
what's new from Charm About You


seam ripper signs of the sewdiac samantha claridge

Every month I get the awesome subscription box Signs of the Sewdiac, it's a fabulous creative lifestyle box themed with Samantha Claridge's designs. This month is The Seam Ripper, the panel above is a kit to make a zip pouch and there's a patch, pin, holographic pencils, greeting card, print and a seam ripper! All gorgeous and I adore the design. I need to find a good place for the patch.

seam ripper signs of the sewdiac subscription box samantha claridge

I have notebooks a plenty, I fill them with writing, ideas and sketches. I've saved all the ones that are full and I have a ...

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July 14, 2018
2018 Finish-A-Long Quarter 3 from Sew Some Sunshine

Life has gotten in the way of sewing lately and I only got a bit of work done on my Quarter 2 FAL list, so no finishes for me.  But, I did make progress on my Carnival quilt, the top is done, so I'm going to make a new list and keep at it!  I've got lots of quilts I want to make so I'm going to pile them up here.

1.  Carnival Quilt - top done




2.  Delilah - top done



3.  Scrappy AMH - blocks done



4.  Rainbow Blur Quilt




5.  Elizabeth's Dowry Quilt



6.  River Log ...

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June 22, 2018
four-patch flip quilt from Charm About You

Anna Maria Horner sweet dreams fabric quilt

I got to work with a glorious fat quarter bundle of Anna Maria Horner's Sweet Dreams collection to make this quilt. And I'm not afraid to say I'm smitten with it! The blue colourway of the prints were paired with Spot On in Teal by Makower, which lets the prints sing and coordinates nicely.  Spots are such a happy print, so cheery and pretty. They seem to have a retro vibe but play so well with modern prints too, anyone else think that?
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May 21, 2018
Vintage Home BOM from Charm About You



Last year Jo Avery of myBearpaw invited me to join in with her Vintage Home BOM Quilt Along. Each month in Today's Quilter a new block is released and features items from around the home, with a bit of a vintage or retro twist. I chose May's block, with the theme of light and decided to make the candlestick block. This one spoke to me as my name, Lucy, comes from Latin origin and means "light" - I even have it tattooed on my wrist!

The blocks are machine sewn, a few have a small amount of foundation paper ...

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April 6, 2018
Dreamweaver Quilt from Sew Some Sunshine

Today I have a big finish to share...literally as it is a king size bed quilt!  When I saw this pattern online done in Anna Maria Horner's Fibs and Fables line, I knew I wanted to make it for my bedroom.  Although I love Fibs and Fables, it's more youthful than the look I wanted.  I decided on her Mod Corsage line as a more grown-up alternative.  It's such a gorgeous collection of floral prints in different styles.


This was a relatively easy quilt to put together, although I did construct it a bit differently than ...

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March 8, 2018
sparkle bee from Charm About You

tula pink wonky star quilt blocks

I got to play with some Tula Pink All Stars fabric this week and I adore the bee print! Wonky stars are a fun quick sew and it's nice to mix up the points, using different prints and solids. I made the bees the star of the show by fussy cutting them for the centre of the wonky star blocks.

tula pink all stars bee fabric wonky star quilt block
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February 25, 2018
It's a quiet day... from Quilternity's Place

but I've been busy. I've cleaned my wood floors and the powder bath, done three loads of laundry, taken the trash out to be picked up tomorrow, solved a scary computer problem, blocked my Raindrops on Roses Shawl, and read the newspaper (which I love to do on Sundays). I have a long list of things that need to be done, but I'm taking the rest of the day off.

I was looking around my sewing room and thought it might be fun to post pictures of what it looks like today. It's always piled since ...

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February 5, 2018
A Luminous Picnic Quilt from Random Thoughts... do or "di"

Last spring, after attending a quilting retreat with some friends, I came home excited to cut up my Anna Maria Horner Luminous fabrics. After seeing the really cute baby quilt a friend there had made I decided I wanted to make the same quilt she had made only on a much grander scale. Each of these blocks is made up of a 10" square, a 5" square in a square block and 8-3"x5" flying geese blocks, making the block finish at 15" x 15".


My son had asked for a large picnic quilt for his family to take to ...

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December 4, 2017
in and out #sncaswap from Charm About You

Every Saturday I join Meg and Rachel in hosting the Saturday Night Craft Along on Instagram. It's an amazing community of makers, encouraging each other and crafting the night away! This year we decided to have the first (in what we hope will be at least annual) swap. With three time zones joining in each week, it was quite the task to organise but we mixed it up and became swap mamas for other continents so we could join in the fun!

My swap partner was Jen aka Mum In The Madhouse, who I met this year at the ...

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October 28, 2017
Fussy Cutters Club ~ We Are All Connected mini quilt from Charm About You


Angie Wilson AKA Gnome Angel is such a joy, her blog and social media are filled with gorgeous projects and the most wonderful fussy cuts! I was super excited when I found out she was writing a book and leapt at the chance to be part of the blog tour - or bribed her - either way I was thrilled to discover this book was even better than I thought it would be (and I had high expectations).


Fussy Cutters Club isn't a dry 'blah blah blah' book, this is like a clever friend explaining fussy cutting to you. With all ...

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