Aromatic Rings Finish

I’ve been working on this one since mid-summer and I’m so pleased it’s finally finished.


It is intended for a co-worker who got married in September – I take comfort in knowing the last quilt I made for a wedding was delivered 5 years after the event :).


I forgot to grab a photo of the back and I will really try to add it tomorrow (but we all know what usually happens with that). I used a quilt-as-you-go method for this one because I wanted to echo quilt the “rings” and I couldn’t see managing a large quilt on my domestic machine to accomplish this with good results.

The pattern is from a book called Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers by Judy Gauthier and it was very interesting to put together. The method is almost origami-like as squares are trimmed to create quadrangles and then folded before being sewn together in rings.


The finished quilt will be presented to the recipient next week and I hope she likes it – she is a quilter herself and we have had many conversations about the modern versus traditional aesthetic. I think that this take on rings is a nice modern alternative to the traditional wedding ring quilt which will suit her taste.

In any case, this is a finish (finally!) so I am linking up to Finish-it-up-Friday over at CrazyMomQuilts. And as we are heading into the holiday season, hopefully a few more finishes to follow!

Happy Friday!



Edited to add:


The back!


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Another Small Finish

This week I finished a quick knitting project – slippers for one of the nieces for Christmas.┬áThe pattern is from an old Family Circle magazine and there were also bunny slippers and other cute choices, but these ones seemed to be warm and comfortable (and this niece is not a bunny slipper kind of girl :)).


So, one quick Christmas gift complete – she is a first year university student and I decided since dorms are always cold in the winter and university students are always hungry, slippers and a gift card for groceries would be a suitable choice!

There has been more knitting than quilting going on around here lately so hopefully a quilt finish for next time, but in the meantime, this is another finish so linking up to Finish-it-up-Friday over at CrazyMomQuilts.

Happy Friday!


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Library Vest Finish

Finally complete, after working on it for most of this year on and off while travelling, is the Library Vest!


I’m super excited to have this project complete – especially with cooler temperatures right around the corner.


The vest is not yet blocked, but I think it looks pretty good already (yikes, I see a lot of dog hair on the back already!). If I can gain the cooperation of spouse or child, I will add a pic wearing it tomorrow so that you can see the length (it’s very long).

The pattern is by Churchmouse Classics, very detailed and easy to follow. Thanks to this project I’ve finally figured out mattress stitch (thanks YouTube!) and how to pick up stitches for a neat finish :). The yarn is Superwash Classic Wool by Patons – a great find back in February when it was on sale for $3 per ball because this is a discontinued colour. But of course, I didn’t buy quite enough so there was a moment of panic until I found a couple of extra balls through the site (sigh of relief!).

And another finish for this week so linking up to Finish-it-up-Friday over at CrazyMomQuilts. Hoping for a trend!

Happy Friday!


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You wouldn’t think …

… with all of the WIPs around …


… that I could start something else …


… but you would be wrong :).


Finished – but not in time for Finish-it-up-Friday! Someday soon I will have to go back and do a count on these little baby quilts – pattern (as always) on ModaBakeShop.

Happy Sunday!


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At long last…

A finish :).


This little lumberjack-like quilt is for new Grandson E. and was requested specially by mom and dad.


Yes – definitely a love of plaid at work here (more plaid to come soon).


And a pillowcase to match!


Hopefully, everyone enjoys the new blanket – and just in time since it’s getting a little colder out there.

And, it’s been a long time, so I’m happy to be linking up to Finish-it-up-Friday over on CrazyMomQuilts.

Stay warm!


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Summer’s End

It’s been a long time since the last post …


Summer is over.


Baseball season is still in full swing (go Jays!).


Hopefully, construction season will end soon, too.


No guarantees :).

Happy Friday!




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Blocks and Bees

So, naturally there has been a delay in getting more blocks posted, but here are a few more from the 2017 Shop Hop.


The first block this week is from Ye Olde Fabric Shoppe in Stratford, Ontario. For such a simple block, you wouldn’t think that I would have difficulty putting it together, however, I did manage to trim one of the center half square triangle sets a little wonky and the points in the center aren’t “perfect.” I’ve decided not to go back and adjust because I don’t think I’ll have any better luck.


Moving on to a block that finished a little better, this one is from Kalidoscope of Quilts in Exeter, Ontario. The Inuksuk is a well known representation of Canada and since this year is our 150th anniversary since Confederation, it’s definitely a fitting addition to the Shop Hop blocks for this year.


And finally for this week, this block is from the Marsh Store of Ilderton, Ontario. I love this store and we only get there once each year, so it’s always a high point for me. There’s just something about the way everything is organized – I always walk out with so many beautiful fat quarters to add to the stash!


And here’s the bee – the yellow cone flowers seem to be particularly attractive for them this year and there were about four of them buzzing around as I was photographing the blocks. It makes me happy to see since the bee population is declining – I feel like these sunny flowers (donated to my yard by The Sister) are helping out, even if it’s just a little bit.

Bee happy!




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