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June 12, 2019
Mariner’s Whirl Quilt Design – Rotations from Stof genoeg

Second version of an Inklingo quilt design in EQ8, combining Mariner's Whirl blocks with Waltzing Matilda blocks. XXX Annika Continue reading

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June 11, 2019
Mariner’s Whirl Quilt Design from Stof genoeg

An Inklingo quilt design in EQ8, combining Mariner's Whirl blocks with Waltzing Matilda blocks. XXX Annika Continue reading

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February 28, 2019
Gears are meshed and gears are turning from Cats in the Quiltoriium

Sorry, but La Passacaglia reminds me if's my inner engineer.

I stitched in the last completed rosette, and have seven more to go.

I even started the wheels turning on a new one.  This fabric was a gift from a friend. She said I could definitely put it to good use. I don't think I could use it as yardage, but look at the fussy cutting possibilities.

So, here's the center I cut.

I even got rounds 2 and 3 printed already.

Also, here are two finished photos of Food Fortune. I am not sure ...

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February 19, 2019
Dance of the Poinsettias Progress from Quilt Obsession

Can Can Front, February 18, 2019 IMG_2730wtmk

I’ve now added ten of the 10-point stars to my version of Can Can, now Dance of the Poinsettias. I’d finished the little pink units I showed in my post on Friday and had actually already added one before I remembered to take the progress picture.

Can Can Back, February 18, 2019 IMG_2728wtmk

The back after pressing.  I’m grading the seams right away which helps when pressing.

The next round requires ten  large 10-point stars. I need to make a total of 16 more large 10-point stars for the entire top and I may — I haven’t decided this yet — make all 16 before ...

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February 18, 2019
Starry Path Quilt Designs from Stof genoeg

Linda Franz keeps releasing new Inklingo shapes! I just can’t keep up. Not all of them are easy to draft and play with in EQ, so I am not showing designs with shapes from Willyne Hammerstein’s Millefiori books. I have … Continue reading

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February 15, 2019
Hybrid Piecing from Quilt Obsession

Pink Unit IMG_2750wtmk

I need to make 10 of these for the next round of my Dance of the Poinsettias – which is now the name of my Can Can quilt, thanks to a comment left on my last post!

I really am enjoying making this top but I wanted to see if I could speed it up with some hybrid piecing. This little pink and white unit is perfect for that.

Machine pieced pink skinny diamonds IMG_2733wtmk

The centre two skinny pink diamonds are machine pieced.

Machine pieced white large diamonds IMG_2731wtmk

As are the pairs of two larger white diamonds that are on either side of the unit.

Pnk unit laid out for hand piecing IMG_2734wtmk

The piecing that’s left to ...

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February 12, 2019
Detour!! from Quilt Obsession

I had great plans to stay completely focused on Can Can/Poinsettia and was making progress. I really did.

But there was a new Inklingo collection for a block called Starry Path that was seemingly destined to throw me off course. There had been photos like these of it on the Inklingo Facebook page for a few days that were very intriguing, but I thought I could resist.

Then the 6″ Starry Path collection was released and — well, it looked like such a fun block to sew and those fabulously skinny points were really calling to me. For a few ...

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January 7, 2019
Can Can/Poinsettia Assembly Line from Quilt Obsession

Can Can IMG_2631wtmk

Odd title, isn’t it? Once I had this much of the top together, I knew I was committed to making it. So it really did end up feeling rather like an assembly line for a while over the Christmas break as I printed everything I need to make my version of Willyne Hammerstein’s Can Can  quilt from Millefiori Quilts 3 and then got everything sorted into boxes. I’m thinking I may call my version of it Poinsettia as the red, pink and green with white make me think of poinsettias, although that could well be because Christmas ...

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December 24, 2018
Merry Christmas! from Stof genoeg

  I’m wishing you a very Merry Christmas, or other Happy Holidays, and all the best for 2019! I have not done much blogging, EQ-ing or quilting in 2018, but I felt I had to at least put up a … Continue reading

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December 22, 2018
Two Ringy Dingies from Quilt Obsession


IMG_2677 cathi gwr top edited 04wtmk

The very golden, Golden Wedding Ring Two Ringy Dingies top is done!! I made my goal of finishing it this week and didn’t want to wait to post this. Edited December 23, 2018 – thanks to the efforts of a very good friend who has amazing skills with photography apps, this picture is much better than the one I had originally used.   The colours in this photo aren’t even close to true – finding a place to photograph anything large is difficult in the winter and the lighting is less than perfect.  Oh, to have a design wall and a ...

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December 18, 2018
Ring, Ring!! from Quilt Obsession

There’s been a bit of a ring assembly line going on here for the past little while.

Golden Wedding Ring rings IMG_2647wtmk

All the full rings for Two Ringy Dingies are made.

Partial GWR Block IMG_2644wtmk

And lots of different partial rings.

And now it’s time for it to get it put together. In fact, since I took the pictures I’ve started sewing the Two Ringy Dingies top together and now my goal is to have it finished before the end of the week.

Wondering why I decided to drop everything and finish this? Because I knew I was about to go down a path with ...

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December 5, 2018
Can Can!! from Quilt Obsession

Can Can IMG_2631wtmk

After getting the centre star of Can Can done, I had to add the first ring of small stars and get it ready for the next ring of ten of the 10-point stars. The piece is already too large for the board I normally use to take photos so I’m going to have to figure out a different way to photograph this as it grows.

Can Can Back IMG_2633wtmk

The back after pressing. I’m grading the seams as I go.

10-point star IMG_2634wtmk

Then I just had to make one of the ten 10-point stars for the next round because I so enjoy making them ...

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November 20, 2018
Big Ring & More! from Quilt Obsession

After finishing One Ringy Dingy, I had to get started on Two Ringy Dingies – but this time using the 16″ Golden Wedding Ring collection.

Big Golden Wedding Ring IMG_2576wtmk

The first ring is made and I love it. There is something about these colours that is reminding me of something – but I don’t know what that is! I keep trying to figure out just what that something might be. Any thoughts??

Back of Big GWR IMG_2577wtmk

The back of the first ring, after pressing and grading the seams. The 16″ ring seems enormous after making the 12″ size. 

Remember the blue fabrics I was determined to try to see ...

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November 5, 2018
One Ringy Dingy from Quilt Obsession

One Ringy Dingy IMG_0351wtmk

The One Ringy Dingy top is finished. There will be a Two Ringy Dingies top  – I’ve printed some of the setting pieces for it already. I’m just deciding what fabrics I’ll make it in – and I will be making it with the larger 16″ Golden Wedding Ring Inklingo collection. One Ringy Dingy finishes at approximately 27.5 x 30 inches.  The Two Ringy Dingies top will be approximately 36.5 x 40 inches.

There are eight full stars in the centre of the rings of the little top, which I’ll show in groups of two starting ...

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October 12, 2018
A Second Ring from Quilt Obsession

GWR Ring 2 IMG_2485wtmk

I love the effect I got from fussy cutting/printing the little kites that surround the centre star but can’t even begin to imagine how difficult it would be to do this were it not for using Inklingo to print the templates on my fabrics. The perfect sewing lines and matching points make it easy to make this block – I wouldn’t want to even begin to try without them!

The second ring went together faster than the first because I was chain piecing by hand when adding the little diamonds to the arcs. It’s really surprising just ...

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October 9, 2018
Loving the Retired life from Cats in the Quiltoriium

Two perfect days just following my muse and being fully in control of my owntime. Bliss!

Haven't had to run any errands, so other than a morning walk today, I am revelling in homebody mode.   Autumn is a little odd so far. Due to so much rain, leaves are mostly green  although there are pops of color here and there, and parts of the trail are drenched in small yellow leaves.  I await what I call golden week, when the forest floor across from our house is bathed in golden yellow leaves.  So many years I was on the ...

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Golden Wedding Ring 1 from Quilt Obsession

In what is probably no surprise to those who know my love for the soft shabby chic colours, I chose one of the 5.75″ repeat fabrics to use for the first Golden Wedding Ring project. I just added some pinks – of course – for the diamonds and a cream background fabric along with a green/blue batik for the arcs and I was set.

GWR 1 IMG_2473wtmk

It was fabulous fun to piece! Loads of continuous piecing opportunities and, of course, curved piecing made it really enjoyable to make this first ring.

GWR 1 Back IMG_2474wtmk

The back, after pressing but before grading of the seams which ...

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October 4, 2018
Golden Wedding Ring from Quilt Obsession

When I started to quilt, one of the first books I bought had numerous patterns including one for Golden Wedding Ring. I was immediately taken by it and have remembered it ever since seeing that picture. So when Linda Franz announced she was working on Inklingo collections for Golden Wedding Ring I was thrilled.

The Inklingo 12″ and 16″ Golden Wedding Ring collections were released on Sunday along with an Inklingo Golden Wedding Ring Design Book which has lots of tips for sewing and pressing as well as figuring out how many of each shape are needed for Golden Wedding ...

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September 14, 2018
Lots of Progress to Report from Cats in the Quiltoriium

Around the Quiltorium, things are moving forward, in spite of a return of the sticky weather.

Finished the little wallhanging of my grand niece's artwork. Finished the third big rosette for La Pass. Not loving the colors really, but it adds more variety in the explosion of color that this quilt will be. Somehow it's all been working out.

Louise at Quilt Odyssey
My plan is to do the last big rosette next to help me figure out what colors to make the little rosette that go between these two biggies. I have something brewing in golds and ...

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September 10, 2018
The Last of the Darkest Blocks from Quilt Obsession

There were four Stormy Seas blocks left to sew with the very dark blue batik. I knew that having those hanging over me would make it a less appealing project to pick up again, if indeed it does go into hibernation, so decided to just get them done.

Dark SaS Block IMG_2401wtmk

First I pieced this one.

Dark SaS Block 1A IMG_2402wtmk

Then its mirror image block.

Dark SaS Block 2 IMG_2404wtmk

The second-last one.

Dark SaS Block 2A IMG_2406wtmk

And its mirror image block which is finally – finally! – the last one to be made that has that very dark blue batik!

Back of Dark SaS Block IMG_2400wtmk

The back of one after pressing and grading the seams.

I’ve graded the seams on all ...

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