“Dreaming of Spring” in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 10!

It is so exciting to be part of the celebration of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 10 and their Quilty Pleasures blog hop tour. Ten volumes … 100 blocks each … wow 1,000 blocks!  Check out all the blogs on the tour for great inspiration, ideas and giveaways.  And read about my giveaway below.


Volume 10 is on sale now.  This is what to look for at your local retailer:


Let's celebrate Volume 10

Let’s celebrate Volume 10!


Can’t wait and want to start stitching now, you can get a digital copy here.


Last year I wrote about the wild and wooly winter we had here in Toronto.  Really wooly … lots of hats and mitts and scarves.  The ice storm just before Christmas left a thick layer blanketing everything. It was both crippling, leaving tens of thousands without power …


Hey tree, you are not allowed to park here!

Hey tree, you are not allowed to park here!                                                             Photo J. Kinch


…. and sparklingly beautiful.


Photo J. Kinch


During those post storm, polar vortex days I was dreaming of bright greens and warm sunny colours. I was Dreaming of Spring!  This is the block I created for Volume 10.



Dreaming of Spring

Dreaming of Spring


And of course I was thinking about some small pieces too!  I just couldn’t help myself!


Want to win a copy of Volume 10?  I will be giving away a copy to one lucky winner.  Leave a comment below, to be entered in the draw, telling me what your favourite quilting tool is and why. I will randomly choose one lucky winner at 6:00 pm EST on Friday, November 28th.  And if you have clicked through to this post from another site, be sure to open it in a new browser window before you leave a comment.


Find out about Quiltmaker’s fabulous giveaways on their blog Quilty Pleasures, and the links to visit the blogs of all the other fabulous designers participating in the blog hop tour and see what they have been up to!


Have a great weekend and …

Happy Stitching!








Meet Modern Country!

Last week, a whole day before expected, the FedEx driver knocked on my door.  In fact it was not just one FedEx driver, but two!  Apparently it takes two to carry in a 128 pound box!


What's in the box?

What’s in the box?


I was all smiles …  from ear to ear. And it was contagious because they were smiling too as they carried in that heavy box!  Afterwards my sister-in-law said they were probably smiling because I was bouncing in the doorway like a kid on Christmas morning!  How did she see that?  She lives in Seattle!


Once it was inside, there was the blur of the open!




And the glee at seeing the contents in person.  Rolls and rolls of it!





Meet Modern Country!  My new line with Windham Fabrics.  Available in stores July 2015.


Meet Modern Country!

Meet Modern Country!


Stay tuned ….

The scissors are flying and my machine is whirring!


Happy Stitching!

A Little Bit of Dotty Goodness

Just a few ready to go! And they aren’t berries or centres!

IMG_1907.JPG I’m ready to rock and roll and start appliquéing. Happy stitching to you all too!

Glue Basting

Trying this for the first time today on class sample and liking it!


A Bit of Yummy Stitching

IMG_9359.JPG In some of my favourite colours!