Tag Archives: Summer

The Best of Both Worlds Quilt

The Best of Both Worlds Quilt

This quilt takes two of Ana’s favourite pastimes, knitting and quilting, and marries them together. This is a great project to learn to knit Linen Stitch and to incorporate knitting blocks into a sewn quilt. Read more in our Summer 2013 issue. Designed and quilted by Ana Duarte-Doedens Quilted by Colleen Dadd, Elite Quilting Pattern […]

The Quilt Store

The Quilt Store staff
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] In an unassuming strip mall in the north end of Newmarket, Ontario, a town some 40 miles north of Toronto, there is an oasis for knitters and quilters. From the outside, The Quilt Store.ca and The Yarn Store.ca are hidden behind ordinary industrial doors, but once a person steps through those […]

Construction up in Tiny Town! – Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Crazy Quilter on a Bike!: Construction up in Tiny Town! Wouldn’t you love to have the time to sew everything you want to sew?  I see so many awesome designs that I would love to make, so many things I would love to experiment with and then let’s not forget the designs in my head. […]

Time for Me Lapghan

Time for Me Lapghan
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] A jacket kit in deep ocean blues inspired the original version of this lapghan.  Worked in traditional Shetland pattern called Old Shale, adapting the 12-row repeat to an 11 row repeat makes the robe reversible. This incarnation of the same pattern uses a summery cotton/acrylic bouclé with a soft cream mohair […]

Over the Garden Fence: Helen Philipps

Over the Garden Fence: Helen Philipps  There is a finished quilt to show you here today………..i am so happy that my garden fence quilt made with pam kitty garden fabrics (and sunrise studio fence borders) is finished ……..quilted in a daisy pattern and bound in red spotty fabric also from the collection…………. (all fabrics are […]

Simple Lines

Hummingbird Garden Vest

Knit Together with Cynthia MacDougall [columns] [span6] [/span6] [span6] [/span6] [columns/] There is comfort in simplicity. Fashion has come a long way from the over-sized skirts and layers of ruffles that appeared in centuries past. My preferred fashion statements use simple lines. One of my favourite periods in fashion was the 1930s. During this decade, […]

Kokimono Reading Jacket

Kokimono Reading Jacket

In keeping with our “me time” theme, this reading jacket was designed for comfort. Worked in a cotton yarn, it is “summertime cozy”. For a more wintery version, choose a nice, medium (worsted) weight wool. To accommodate today’s technology, the sleeves have been designed to be roomy enough to hold an iPod ®, MP3 player […]

Gone Stitchin’

Gone Stitchin'

This design was inspired by a number of things: my discussions with Carla, a pile of junk at a charity auction, the model stitcher thinking a cat would be a cool addition, and my husband’s suggestion for more colour. It all came together in Gone Stitchin’, of which I’m justifiably proud of – hope you […]

Victorian Sewing Pouch

Victorian Sewing Pouch
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][/columns] It all began with a stitch on cloth. When? We know as far back as Cro-Magnon Russian, 30,000 B.C. from a fossil of fur clothing heavily decorated with handmade stitches of ivory bead. Perhaps creative stitching was the first man made art form on earth. We like to think so. […]