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September 15, 2019
Guild BOM 2019 from Stitchin at Home



It's one of my favourite seasons 'guild season'. My guild had there first meeting of the year on Monday Sept 9th. I look forward to catching up with fellow members and seeing what they've made over the summer.
It is also the time I introduce the new BOM for the year, this is the fifth year I have designed the BOM. My guild is more traditional than modern and as such more members join in making the BOM if it is a more traditional setting.

2019-20 BOM
This years quilt I made in my favourite colour...green. I ...

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June 1, 2019
Red Is a Neutral ... more blocks from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

There are not many more blocks, but I put in a couple of afternoons to get these done. Tuesday's work: 
I made these Dutchman's Puzzle blocks. I needed only one but it's an easy block, so I thought I'd make two. As soon as I sewed the final seam on the second block, I realized that I had not arranged all four sections correctly. One was turned the wrong way. What an annoyance!

Once I started ripping the sections apart, I decided to play. Why not? I needed only one block. So now I have two ...

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April 17, 2019
Hearted Beauties Release from Stitchin at Home

I have always wanted to make a New York Beauty Quilt. Whenever I spy one whether it's at a quilt show or on the net, they catch my eye.

'Hearted Beauties' is what happened after I played with designing my own New York Beauty blocks in a heart shape. Why a heart shape? Because I thought it might be neat to see what they looked like. Of course those hearts needed a setting and a quilt pattern was born.

Hearted Beauties


The Heart blocks are paper pieced, the rest of the quilt uses traditional piecing.

The quilt back shows ...

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March 3, 2019
A Little Bit of Applique from Stitchin at Home

A few teaser photos of what I'm working on. I can if real life doesn't get in the way show you at least a finished top by weeks end.


I have been chasing a squirrel this past week or so. I have been intrigued by New York Beauties and some day I may make a traditional one, but not now. I've taken the idea on a bit of a ride. I had no clue where I was headed when I started.

there's something wrong in this photo
My seam ripper got to come out and play ...

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January 21, 2019
First Finish of 2019 from Stitchin at Home

 It feels good to have a finish this soon in the new year. I wanted something new for my table, you can read more about that here. I like the soft colours I used in this piece. That new star block ain't too bad either. It is paper pieced using one of my favourite methods freezer paper.

first finish of 2019

As you can tell the picture was taken on a cloudy overcast day. I apologize but ladies it's way to cold to go play outside today, it's -15 Celsius feeling like -25 with the windchill in ...

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January 9, 2019
Where I sell now from Stitchin at Home

As has been mentioned Craftsy has made a number of changes. I still have a shop...2 out of more than 40 patterns remain, the rest gone. I haven't given up on Craftsy/Bluprint just yet. They are re-branding themselves and we will see what the future holds for them and me.  I have been weighing my options as to were I wanted to sell my patterns. For now that will be on Etsy, I have loaded a few there and will add more as time allows.

Most of the last few months I have done little to no ...

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May 29, 2018
What Is It? A Finish! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Anyone know the name of this applique pattern?
Some time ago, while going through yet more boxes of stuff from my mom's sewing room, I ran across a couple of odd blocks that obviously were her UFOs. This was one of them. I first tossed them into the trash, because really, doesn't it scream ugly 80s? Anyone sill have a blue fabric goose sitting around?

No matter your taste, this will not fit the decor. Sorry. 


But I do have a heart and my heart said, "Momma made this." And the next thing I knew the blocks were ...

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April 2, 2018
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: signature blocks from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories



I will begin working on a surprise quilt using signature blocks that will, of course, be signed by people who will be gathering together for a photo-shoot in May.

I like the use of rectangles and squares for the sashing and minimal use of white fabric.  I can't seem to get my blocks even with each other when the sashing is one piece.

 We are working on a directory, so while we have as many people as possible, we want to get as many signatures as possible. Then it will be a matter of calling anyone who did not sign to ask that they sign a patch. 



While one event is in no way related to the other, we thought that mixing them up would help us to achieve both endeavors. Is that broad ...

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March 14, 2018
Occupying my Sewing Time from Stitchin at Home

What to do when ones sewing machine is again headed to the repair shop?? This machine and all it's problems is so frustrating. At this point I wish I had bought something else, heck anything else would have been better.
The needle bar needs replacing, it will not hold the needle in. This started in the fall it would drop every needle size except a 90/14. It took four months to get the part unreal!!!! grrrrrrr!!! Apparently it is a known problem, one my dealer wasn't aware of. The machine company says it is something that should ...

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January 20, 2018
Neutrals and reds and math from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


Oh my heavens, y'all, I do not know a bit of math. Nothing. Nada. Puh. How do I know? Because I needed math all day. Know what I got? Puh!



I've continued working on the neutrals scrap quilt top. Thanks to your encouragement, I decided to keep going with the red scraps because, I wanted to make it work. I'm hard-headed that way. Besides, I had sewn some of the scraps into fabric blocks. 



I have a 15" square ruler and cut the beige pieces into uniform blocks to match the ruler. That was easy and helped ...

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November 2, 2017
What Happened to October? from Stitchin at Home

I'm not sure where the time has gone. I feel like I blinked and all of a sudden it's November. It's not that I didn't do anything in October, I did. I'll let you be the judge.

There was a mystery tour through my guild. It was a great day with lots of laughter and shopping at some great quilt shops. We went to The Quilt Place in Shakespeare, Heart'n'Home in New Hamburg, E & E's Cloth & Creations in Newton, Cotton Harvest Shop in Seaforth, Ye Olde Quilt Shop in Stratford. A delicious ...

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