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Thanks for visiting my personal blog; where I write about the projects I'm working on, and UFO's I'm avoiding :) as well as my thoughts on all things quilty.

If you have something to report or talk about, let me know by leaving a comment. I LOVE to hear from all of you...leave me your blog link also so I can visit you...

Have a block of the month in mind that you'd like us to do as a club, please let me know. 

Until next time, stay happy and creative

Entries in BOM Crazy Christmas (9)


Crazy Christmas Finished (322)


Hi all, so I've been doing some catching up lately after the worst cold, lasting 4 weeks I'm finally back...and I'm pleased to blog about my Crazy Christmas quilt is now finished...well I kind-of made mine a bit smaller it's 15 blocks instead of 25. I have 17 blocks finished but not enough for one more row's the pics

I've taken these with my iPhone so they are not the BEST but do capture it's my favourite block.

This was such a fun project including videos - to music lol and learning the quilt as you go technique so it wasn't such a huge quilt to go ahead and quilt all at one at the end...nice to complete this in smaller segments.

We still have a few more Crazy Christmas kits available and these have been quite if you've been debating on purchasing one, let me know. One lady wanted one so bad she asked if we could split the total up into payments - now that's a die hard quilter and I greatefully obliged.

How do you like the back, nice and scrappy, how do you like the scrappy binding?




Crazy Christmas BOM (317)

So, Christmas is in the air these days over at Pastimes Online because people have been hot after my Crazy Christmas block of the month kit by Lynette Anderson. This was one of our featured block of the month clubs last year - it's was a huge success then and now it seems to be hot once again.

Why? Because it's stunning of course ;)

As you saw from my most recent posts by Shannon and Robyn - who've completed theirs it's just so pretty, people are wanting to sign up again...

Well are you interested? Here's what you get in your Kit if you choose to purchase it all at once or if you'd like to do it on a monthly basis I'm opening it up again as it's just got such a renewed interest how can one resist?

What's included in this kit:

- almost 10 meters of cotton for FRONT and BACK in the Georgette Christmas line

- 3 Dupioni Silk quarters (19.5 x 27) in White, Cappuccino (beige) and Sunshine Yellow with interfacing

- all the Silk floss you will need - in 7 colours

(this floss is a dream to stitch with, it's non-separating,

twisted like a fine cord and just glides though your fabric)

- silk pins

- embroidery needles - in all sizes

- 60/8 sewing machine needles - specific for silk

- Reds, Blues, Oranges, Greens, Purples, Blacks, Whites, Browns, in hand-dyed Weeks Dye Works wool for all of the super cute appliques

- 12 Block of the Month patterns

- access to our private step by step blog posting show all of the construction steps to each block including videos to help you with the quilt as you go method.

Want one of these? It's $347 plus shipping to you -

for the ENTIRE quilt front and back all you have to supply is batting.

YEP totally complete all in one kit!

Any questions? Email me!


Finished blocks for the last few months (269)

Sorry ladies, taken me a while to get to this post - hopefully I haven't missed anyones pics. So what I'm going to do is post all of the blocks for the last few months and so if you've sent pics into me you'll go in for the draw for as many pics as you sent.

Isobel with her Pies and Tarts

Kathy S with her Pies and Tarts too!

Kathy S with another round of Pies and Tarts

Robyn with her Crazy Christmas

Shannon M with her Crazy Christmas blocks

Shannon M again

Shannon M again

The winner is Shannon M

She wins the latest copy of Quilters Connection Magazine - congrats Shannon!!


Entries for May Blocks (238)

Heather D - Life is Beautiful Blocks

Heather D - Truly Scrumptious Block

Kathy B - Life is Beautiful Blocks - see how she changed her sashing colour - if you want to change yours just let me know :)

Shannon M's Crazy Christmas Blocks

Kathy S - pies and tart blocks

Jen E - HocusPocus Blocks

Robyn Y - Crazy Christmas Blocks

Now...what should be the prize??

The Winner is number 3, Kathy B - congrats Kathy!!!


Entries for April Blocks (227)

Jen - Life is Beautiful Blocks

Jen - Crazy Christmas Blocks

Jen E - HocusPocusVille Blocks

Karen - HocusPocus

Danielle with Truly Scrumptious

Kathy S - Pies and Tart Blocks

Heather - Life is Beautiful 

Heather D - Truly Scrumptious Block

Charlsey - Crazy Christmas 

Shannon - Crazy Christmas Blocks. She has a bit of a disaster this month with her blocks - which I'm sure we can all relate with...She ended up sewing both of her finished blocks together, when she went to do the decorative stitching on them...she ended up sewing the two of them together :( not just once but 3 separate times...aww Shannon, what a pain but your blocks look great and they're finished on time!!

Beth  - just under the wire. Beth's an accountant and during tax season it's hard for her to find time for herself - but she did get her blocks finished, nice going Beth!!


And the winner is...{drum roll please}

Heather D - Congrats Heather!!

You win a pair of Machine Quilting Gloves by Fons and Porter let me know if you're sized small (red) medium (blue) or large (yellow) and I'll drop those in the mail to you :)