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March 20, 2017
Motivational Monday - what was lost is now found! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

It's MONDAY!!!!!   Only very weird people get excited about Monday, especially those that go to the gym at 6 AM.  One quick second as I digress from quilting but I decided to get myself back to spin class at 6 AM on Monday. I think I was so excited that I had trouble sleeping!  Go figure- but there is nothing like a 25 KM ride on an indoor bike to get your blood pumping and a good start to the day!

So on with the progress report for this week.  I was prepping for a guild talk last week ...

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January 9, 2017
Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary with The Canadian Sampler from Quilt Matters

I am very excited to share with you a project I'm participating in with 19 other Canadian designers -- The Canadian Sampler. Sew Sisters Quilt Shop asked us each to design a block to celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial as part of a Block of the Month (BOM) Club for 2017. It didn't even take me two seconds so say, "Hell ya!"


Here is the finished quilt. Didn't they do a great job laying out all the different blocks?


You don't have to lay yours out this way, of course -- you can lay it out any way you ...

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December 30, 2016
Canada 150 - Lap Quilt from Sew Fresh Quilts


It may be obvious, but it looks like this will be my final finish for 2016.

This finish is the second of two Canada 150 quilts designed for the upcoming 150th Anniversary of Canada. The Sesquicentennial anniversary.

You can see the baby size version here in last week's post.
To see all of my finishes from this year, click here to go to my Gallery.


The TRUE NORTH polar bear

The STRONG (and) FREE brown bear

The fabrics I chose for this quilt were mostly from the Artisan Spirit collections from Northcott Fabrics. A good choice, I think... quality ...

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December 23, 2016
Canada 150 - Baby Quilt from Sew Fresh Quilts



With only two weeks left in the year....

I am scrambling to finish up the two Canada 150 quilts designed for the upcoming 150th Anniversary of Canada. The Sesquicentennial anniversary.

So out into the cold Canadian outdoors I go!





The fabrics I chose for this quilt were mostly from the Ambiance and Artisan Spirit collections from Northcott Fabrics. A good choice, I think... quality cotton fabrics from a Canadian manufacturer for a Canadian quilt.

When it came time for quilting, I wanted to change things up from my usual organic wavy lines. I quilted mountains in the "north" of this ...

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December 14, 2016
Let's Bee Social # 155 from Sew Fresh Quilts

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!

I have finished the baby quilt size version of the Canada 150 quilt.....






And now I have started piecing the Lap quilt size....







Don't forget.... Sale is on until the end of December. This discount applies to everything in the shop. Use SALE25 to save 25% off your total purchase of $10 or more.

Click here to check out my Etsy Shop!








Now... It's your turn for Show and Tell!!!
What have you been working on?




Sew Fresh Quilts

    • Click on at least a few of the others who have linked up.
    • In your ...

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September 16, 2016
Canadian pride! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Did I already post this?  If not, here's a fun way to participate in a massive sewing bee and do something good at the same time.

The Canadian Quilter's Association is having a BIG QUILT BEE and the end result will be quilts that will be donated to Ronald McDonald House buildings.  Oh yes - I'm sure I've told you about this. Well, I'm telling you again!

Here is the link to the information on CQA website.

While it's a little bit confusing as to what fabrics are allowed, check out their website to see ...

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July 24, 2016
We The North Since 1867 - A Work in Progress from Quilt Matters

Well, I'm clearly on a red and grey kick right now. I designed this quilt last year in honour of Canada's sesquicentennial celebration, which will be next year, and I've been sitting on the design ever since trying to get up the courage to do the foundation paper piecing.

I'm not a fan of foundation paper piecing, or I wasn't until this project. ;)

The palette plus charcoal grey:


The first half - so far so good! 


Loving the value play. 


My 11 year old commented, "Those corners are 'tight,' Mom!" Thanks sweets! :) 


A satin stitched date ...

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