Sunday, March 27, 2016

What's Happening!

Three weeks since my last post! Yikes.  
I haven't been blogging much lately, seems I spend more time on Facebook,  but I have been sewing a lot.

First, some charity quilting.  My lovely little guild,
 Maritime Modern Quilt Guild, has committed to making quilts this year for our local children's hospital, the IWK.  The common theme is a 9"unfinished square in a square block., any colour, any quilters cotton fabrics.  We encourage everyone to use their stash. I have made 48 blocks and will sew them into a top and quilt it as my contribution.

Another initiative I am participating in is called #87pillows.  Our guild member, Jeanette, has spearheaded the collection of 87 x 14" handmade envelope backed pillows to donate to a local nursing home.  A pillow for each of the 87 residents.  Something to brighten up their rooms.  Below is my contribution.

Next, I covered a TV table with some insulated batting and a home dec weight Philip Jacobs fabric to make a portable ironing surface to take with me to my guild's retreat next month.

I also make an awesome new bag for myself.  It is called the
 Sew Together Bag.  It was a bit of challenge for me so I love it even more,

It holds everything I need to take to retreat! (the yellow duckie is a tape measure)

A bit of sewing for my great-nephew (that's him in my header pic)  A taggie blanket made with blue flannel camouflage (by request) and minky.  So soft and cuddly.

I joined The Mighty Lucky Quilting Club this past January.   Each month a new skill .that focuses on challenging you with design concepts in the quilt making process is presented.  This is February's challenge - minimalism.  I call mine "L's for Linda" .  I loved working on this concept and hope to make more minimal quilts in the future.

I made a Sugar Free Quilted Designs pincushion as a gift for my Quilty Sister, who is visiting right now.  

I needed a new guild nametag.  I was inspired by my membership card and wanted to make something that would hold it safely and  showcase it.  I attached a vinyl pocket to hold it securely on an improv curved pieced design using my guild colours in Kona.  Thanks to my sweet friend Karen who blogs @ KaHolly for thinking of me while she visited QuiltCon last year and brought me  home this momento  which works perfectly for hanging my new nametag.

I made this iron caddy to take to retreat too.  Love it~  Thanks to my sweet friend, Lesley, who blogs @ The Cuddle Quilter for the piggie fabric. Just need a button or two to hold things together for toting.  It lays out flat as an ironing surface too.  It is from the pattern by Sisters Common Thread

I am working on two larger quilt projects at the moment but I will have to wait to show you how things are going with those.  One is a surprise quilt and the other is still in the design stage.  

I hope you had a lovely weekend and that you had time to work on your projects too.  


  1. You have been very busy. Some really cute projects. that includes the nephew 8-). Love the iron caddy.

  2. I haven't posted, either. Love your projects. I made a PiNS pincushion yesterday, too! Such fun!

  3. You've been very busy, Linda! I love, love, love your name tag. It reminds me a little of my Underwater quilt. And it sounds like you're looking forward to retreat!

  4. Lots of quilty goodness going on. How are you going to quilt the charity top? I really like it.

  5. My goodness you ave been busy!!! Love the charity quilt and pillows, is a wonderful idea to brighten up rooms! The bag you made is great, a friend made me one last year and it is so useful! Great idea for the ironing table and iron caddy!

  6. Hi Linda Imam new to your blog and enjoyed seeing your projects regards lyn

  7. Our blocks look pretty similar-great minds think alike! You've done a ton of sewing-all beautiful of course!

  8. Holy Moly! Have you ever been busy! Love seeing all your beautiful projects. The little piggies look adorable cradling your iron! Looking forward to seeing some of your finishes in person at the upcoming MMQG retreat!

  9. How cute is that wee nephew of yours......
    You have been sewing a lot linda! Sew many great projects.
    Always love Cobblestone blocks, they always make great quilts and your cushions are all beautiful and brighten the folks days..
    Lovely zipper bag and iron one....

  10. WOW, Linda, lots going on in those three weeks! you've been so productive!

  11. You have been one busy lady. All your projects are wonderful. Enjoy the retreat and pictures we need to see pictures.

  12. My, you've been busy! Your great-nephew is absolutely precious! :) I love the Sew Together bag, I hadn't seen anybody make one from selvages yet, too cool!

  13. Lots of great projects there Linda - I especially love your cushion collection and the L quilt. The zippy bag is great too - reminds me that I have the pattern but never got around to making it up!! The iron carrier is a great idea too. xx

  14. oh, you have been busy in your absence. I like it when everything clicks and finished projects just seem to fly out the back of the sewing machine (if only that were true). Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Wow! You have been busy. I love all your projects and thanks for doing charity quilts.

  16. You sure have been busy! All great projects. Love the Sew Together bag.


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