Monthly Archives: August 2021

Working with Neutrals + Intarsia Tips

I love colour. Neutrals, not so much, but they have a very important role in our colourful world. There’s a saying that without the dark we could not appreciate the light, and so it is with colour: without neutrals, colours would be harder to appreciate. Read more in our Issue 56. Designed by Cynthia MacDougall […]

Crafting in the time of Covid

When a friend wanted to start her family and conception didn’t happen within her planned schedule, she experienced stress. As her anxiety grew, her doctor advised she take up a craft to focus her mind elsewhere. She decided to return to making hairpin lace, something she did in university to calm herself before exams. Read […]

Floral Fancy Cushion Cover

As a professional in the quilting industry, I am always curious about other creative outlets. Spending the past fourteen months at home provided an opportunity to take many online classes. I have kept journals my entire life so venturing into art journaling seemed like a natural. I have dabbled a bit with it in the […]

Dazzling Diamonds Table Runners

I keep everything! I made these blocks several years ago for a QUILTsocial blog post. I’ve no idea what project resulted in these cutoff pieces. I recognize the fabric, but the project…? No idea! So, when I heard that the theme for Issue 56 was Neutral with a Pop of Color, I knew it was […]

3-D Pinwheels Wall Hanging

The 3D-Pinwheels Wall Hanging was inspired by the whimsical colourful children’s pinwheel. The pinwheels are the pop of colour against a neutral (white) background offset by the micro pinwheel quilting design. The pinwheels are three dimensional, which adds to the pop of colour. When the quilt is constructed, you can choose to add fabric stiffener […]

Modern Monogram Cushion

Some of my favourite ‘me made’ gifts are customized cushions. People love the personal touch that commemorates a name, date, or special occasion. This decorative cushion is one of my favourite embroidery designs. Download pattern. Read more in our Issue 56. Designed by Lynn Swanson Brother Educator www.brother.ca

Star Gazing Table Runner

While planning my project for the theme – Neutral with a Pop of Colour – modern quilting came to mind and to me nothing is more modern than quilting with embroidery! The 260 x 260mm, creativeTM Grand Quilters Hoop along with the free beautiful quilting designs that are available for it, made this theme easy […]