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March 11, 2023
Two Finished Quilts! from The Cozy Quilter

I have two finished quilts to share with you this week.  They are both Rainbow Scrap Challenge finishes, the first from 2021 and the second one from 2022. This pattern is by Gudrun Erla from her "Quilts of Iceland" book.  I used a turquoise Kona solid for the binding which co-ordinates nicely with the bicycles fabric on the back of the quilt. 

I used my drunkard's path rulers and lots of my colourful scraps to make this circles quilt. I quilted in the ditch between each quarter circle block as well as a diagonal cross hatch through the circles ...

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March 7, 2023
Retreat Report from The Cozy Quilter

 Christine and I left early for our quilting retreat with the Oxford Guild this past Friday because there was a winter storm coming and we wanted to get there and be set up before the snow started to fall.  The snow started in the afternoon and kept going all night.  In the morning there was almost a foot of snow (30cm for the metric folks).  We were all snowed in and loving it.  We did not lose power and we had our sewing machines and lots of fabric and projects on hand to work on.  It was a great weekend ...

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January 29, 2023
A Little of This and A Little of That from The Cozy Quilter

Regular readers of my blog may remember that I took an introductory class in rug hooking last summer.  The hooking has all been done for a while and I finally finished off my project last weekend.  A friend who describes herself as a "hooker" and "addicted to fibre" showed me how to do the outer edge of my sheep project.  I hope to hang this little rug on the wall in my sewing room.  I would be quite willing to try another rug hooking project. 

For the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, this week I used up some tiny scraps to make ...

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December 3, 2022
Another Retreat from The Cozy Quilter

You may have noticed that I was missing in action last blog post!  Christine and I were away for the weekend at Camp Kintail.  The camp hosts two crafter's retreats every year and we try to attend both.  We both made great progress on the projects we brought with us and the meals and accommodations were fabulous!  The camp was decorated for Christmas, inside and out. The other retreaters were sewing, knitting, crocheting, doing paper crafts, making cards, making blankets, etc.  It was fun to see what everyone was up to and to visit with friends, old ...

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November 20, 2022
Win a few, lose a few … from Quilting and More...

Time has slipped past me while playing with our new dog and having a fun trip to the Houston show, but I have two new quilts to post here, neither of which is my usual “stuff”. First of all, while I absolutely love free-motion quilting, I’ve been wondering what it is about quilting in the […]

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October 15, 2022
36 Patch Quilt Done! from The Cozy Quilter

Over the past 10 months, I have been making 36 patch blocks in the colour of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  This past week, I quilted, bound and labelled my quilt--that's two quilts finished in two weeks!  I'm on a roll!  I used my walking foot to sew straight lines diagonally through all of the white squares with 28wt thread.  The backing is a wide back called Sea Glass.  It has lots of colours in it to match all of the squares on the front.  There are no repeats of any of the coloured squares on ...

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October 9, 2022
After 2 Years, Lupines is done! from The Cozy Quilter

I have been working on my Lupines quilt off and on for over two years.  The pattern is from the book "Quilts of Iceland" by Gudrun Erla.  I bought the book at QuiltCon in Nashville in 2019.  My husband and I went to Iceland for two weeks in 2014 to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and the lupines were in bloom while we were there.  Apparently, they are not a flower which is native to Iceland but were introduced from somewhere else.  They now grow all over Iceland and when in bloom, everything is purple!  Fast forward to our 30th ...

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September 3, 2022
Orange and Light Blue, Hooking and Cutting from The Cozy Quilter

I changed the calendar to September today...I know...I was a day late but we were out all day yesterday and too tired when we got home to think about it.  I finished off my orange drunkard's path blocks for the August Rainbow Scrap Challenge and got busy gathering some light blue selvages for September's selvage HST's.

HST's made!  These are top stitched along the selvage edge onto a lightweight non-woven interfacing square, 9.5" by 9.5".  Then, I cut them in half!

I harvested lots of grape tomatoes today after supper.  This should ...

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July 2, 2022
Pressing and Cutting from Quilts....etc.

Oh my gosh the heat has been horrible here – I know I told myself to not whine about a hot summer – but it isn’t just hot it is dry too – we need some rain – I really don’t recall when it rained last – must have been early June or end of […]

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May 22, 2022
Sewing Machine UFO and a Baby Quilt Top from The Cozy Quilter

I tackled a UFO this week--they will not get done unless I work on them!  I participated in a round robin with some members of the Toronto Modern Guild last summer and made a wall hanging out of my centre block with a spool border made by Terri. The other borders/blocks will be used in future projects. I found some appropriate backing fabric and pieced some batting scraps before pin basting and quilting it with my walking foot. My slow stitching project this week was sewing the binding down. It is the same fabric as the background gray around ...

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March 19, 2022
PJ 1111 1131 Jigsaw Blues 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter



PS Ooops … didn’t hit the publish button yesterday! Sorry!

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March 5, 2022
Yellow RSC Blocks and Knitting a Hat for Me! from The Cozy Quilter

The start of a new month means that there is a new colour for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge...For March, I am using my yellow/gold scraps to create blocks for my three projects.  I had to go digging for some extra yellow selvages but found enough to create two foundation pieced squares which I cut in half to create 4 triangles.  There are not enough gold coloured selvages in my extensive collection to create gold selvage blocks. 


I did, however, have enough gold and yellow squares to create two 36 patch blocks. 

Last, but not least, I made my ...

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January 15, 2022
Red Scraps and a Gift from The Cozy Quilter

The red scraps were flying in my sewing room this week.  I have decided to do three rainbow scrap challenge quilts this year. When I made the selvage hot pads as Christmas gifts, it quickly became apparent that my selvage collection is out of control!  I had sorted some of my selvages into bags by colour so I grabbed the red bag and some light-weight non-fusible interfacing and made two squares. 

I also pieced some smaller red scraps together and used my drunkard's path rulers to make 4 quarter circle blocks.  They are not sewn together yet as I ...

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January 14, 2022
Drunkards Path from Quilts....etc.

Finally all washed and dried, I forgot to measure but I know it is about 95 x 105 inches.  Hand quilted, machine pieced using pieces cut from accuquilt 12 inch Drunkard Path dies.  I started the quilting on Oct. 6 2021 and finished it 2 months and 3 weeks later – taking 86.5 hours!  I […]

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January 8, 2022
Binding Done from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I took a break from the sewing machine, listened to music and got the binding done on the Drunkard’s Path – we are now to get rain (maybe a little ice first) for two days so getting a photo outside will not be done this weekend – maybe next week after I get it […]

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January 7, 2022
Third RSC for 22 from Quilts....etc.

I really like this method of cranking quilts out month by month going by the colors selected.  Not all of my quilts this year will be made this way – but I am enjoying it right now. After much consideration and looking at various designs for the Carpenter’s Wheel I decided on one setting and […]

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January 3, 2022
Arkansas Traveler + from Quilts....etc.

I had meant to get one block sewed yesterday but Melanie stopped by for a visit and before you know it the afternoon was about gone – nice to get caught up before she gets back to her regular routine at work after having quite a few days off over the holidays – must say […]

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January 1, 2022
Happy New Year- Welcome 2022 from Quilts....etc.

I do believe as I get older the days and years go by faster – is it the clock ticking away reminding us we are getting older (some of us anyhow)?  Well I have a lot of quilts left in me to make so I will keep on making as long as I can.  The […]

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December 31, 2021
Projects for 2022 from Quilts....etc.

I have not determined in advance how many quilts I will try to make in 2022 – I know a lot of quilters make out a list and try to stick to it.  I have “want to” make but “will I make?” is another question.  I bought a lot of Accuquilt dies this year while […]

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December 28, 2021
Drunkard’s Path from Quilts....etc.

I have a lot of finishes right here at the end of the month/year and it is too many to post today so today will be the Drunkard’s Path – it needs to be  binded but we are going to have a spell of bad weather – wet and cold so I won’t be taking […]

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