Thursday, 30 January 2020


Last summer I went to the Quilt Kitchen in Exeter, Ontario, Canada.  This is a wonderful store full of all kinds of inspiration!  At the counter, they had a display of cute pincushions in a large glass vase and the book, "Pin Pals" by Carrie Nelson.  I bought the book and began to make pincushions from some cut offs from making stars, etc.  I also made some with selvages.  So much fun!  Last summer I found the perfect glass canister to store my pincushions in and it even has a lid to keep the dust out!  Last night I added four more pincushions to the stash.

These triangle squares came from the cut offs of a tulip quilt I made for a friend.

I found a scrap of Dr. Suess in my scrap basket that worked perfectly for the back.

Three selvage pincushions.

The backs of the selvage pincushions.

The pincushion jar.

The back of the pincushion jar.

A quilt for my brother

This year I made a jelly roll race Christmas quilt for my brother out west.  Last year I finished one for my other siblings.  These are so much fun to make.  And they use up some stash :-).

jelly roll race quilt for Jim

Found this lovely bright poinsettia print for the backing

My friend Chris who lives across the street quilted this with a new Christmas tree pattern she got.

Lots of fun prints....they are like an "I spy"

Monday, 13 January 2020

Squirrel pillows

Before Christmas I made a squirrel wallhanging for my friend out of a panel.  There were two panels in there that were perfect for making a couple of pillows for Christmas for my son and daughter in law.  Eric always says, "Go nuts" so that one needed to go to him.  And, the "Head up" panel was perfect for Becky ☺.  The back of Eric's pillow got a train print since he collects model railroads and Becky got a print called, "full moon" featuring cats.

Pillow fronts

Pillow backs with zippers