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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 I ...

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September 2, 2019
A Month Goes By from Stitchin at Home

I know how long it's been since my last post and I am not to going to apologize for the lack thereof I had too much fun. Family comes first and I want to spend as much time enjoying my family as possible. Life is too short not to.

That's not to say I didn't touch my sewing machine just the opposite is true. 

a small amount of the fmqing
I have two, both lap size. Yes that's two quilts quilted all on my domestic machines. I will show the BOM for my guild next week ...

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April 26, 2019
Diamonds are The Best from Stitchin at Home

Welcome to my day to participate in the Be a Diamond Blog Hop, hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. The goal in this hop was to create a "diamond" project.

Diamonds are a girl's best friend, as my birthstone is diamond I totally agree with that statement. Whether diamonds are a member of the precious stone family, a song or made from fabric they are the best IMHO. My project may not officially be a "diamond",  however the squares on point do give the impression of diamonds.

a fun novelty print
I used an animal print that ...

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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 23, 2019
Bits of Goings On from Stitchin at Home

A little look at what I've been doing. First up is some fmqing on my newest pattern, to be released in April.

some simple curves and bubbles

Next up is my string project for the 'All about Strings Blog Hop' I'm participating in. My day is Wednesday.

can't show too much, but a few string blocks were a good start to my project come back Wednesday to see what I made

Next up is Sandra of mmmquilts 30 Quilt Design Challenge. Nothing to show for this one yet, I have played in EQ8 so things are percolating ...

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February 12, 2019
A Couple Guild Projects from Stitchin at Home

For my guilds comfort quilt program we have been making monthly block challenges. The members seem to enjoy this. All the blocks we make are 10''. 

I am the keeper of the challenge blocks. They are kept in 'official' block storage containers.

started with one 'official' container and had to up it to two
I'm sure you can tell by the above picture how the blocks are stored. If not look below.

yup that's a pizza box they make ideal block storage containers

Sometimes keeping the lids closed is a bit of a problem. But transporting them to ...

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February 12, 2018
Animal Quilt Finish from Stitchin at Home

In October I started a quilt for my 4 year old grandson. His favourite colour is blue and he wanted animals. Now I ask you what grandma doesn't want to give a grandchild what they want. You can read more about the start here.

donkey from Lorna
The donkey is a pattern from Lorna of Sew Fresh quilts. All the patterns in the quilt are from Lorna, her Farm Friends Pattern and some of her free patterns.

I drew up a quick diagram in my graphics program to show how I joined the blocks 
After laying the animals out ...

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February 2, 2018
An Oldie Throwback Thursday from Stitchin at Home

For throwback Thursday which is being hosted by Sandra of mmmquilts, I pulled an oldie. I made this either in 1999 or 2000, no label as at that time I had no idea how important a label was and the information that could be garnered from one.

first paper piecing project

This was my first foray into paper piecing. I remember that Carol Doak was the queen of paper piecing at the time. I was surprised that I still had the book that this one came from. There were a lot of firsts in this one including machine quilting.

wrinkles ...

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January 13, 2018
Black and White Finish from Stitchin at Home

A finish! I love this piece! It was my entry for the Splash of Colour QAL hosted by Myra@Busy Hands Quilts. I won the grand prize! I was shocked when Myra notified me that I was the winner. Thank you Myra!

cold but sunny photo shoot this morning
 I quickly and I mean quickly went out this morning to get some pictures it is -12 Celsius but feels like -21 brrrrrr. A big change from yesterday morning when it was +12 and raining.

The pop of green brings this piece to life. Being as green is my favourite colour ...

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September 27, 2017
Just Free Motioning from Stitchin at Home

When writing my last pattern 'Squared Off' you can read about it here or if you want to make one you can purchase a copy at my Craftsy store. I made a couple test blocks trying out a couple different techniques for making the block. Grabbed the rest of the scraps I was using plus, and made a couple more blocks.

four blocks make a mini
Originally I was going to add a white border but changed my mind. I wasn't feeling the border at all. I basted it and looked and looked at it trying to decide how ...

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September 13, 2017
My Guilds new BOM from Stitchin at Home

This is the third BOM I have designed for my guild. Three totally different styles., take a look and see for yourself.

medallion quilt 2015 
You can read more about the medallion quilt here. It is currently a free BOM on my blog just look under the tab at the top of this page.

2016 celebrating Canada's 150th
You can read about the Canada 150 quilt here.

2017 irish chain mix

This years quilt is a simple irish chain block with a nice variety of blocks. A few pictures of the quilting I did on this one.

swirls and ...

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