Salt and Sand on PEI

Hello blogging buddies, its March 25 here on my little Island in the Sun–PEI, Canada. Yessiree friends, I live in a beach community on the East Coast of Canada, so the Salt and Sand Blog Hop feels like it might have been made just for me. Today is my day to to reveal a little…

E-Zee-P-Zee Whirly Gigs

This is an updated version of my Whirly-gig pictotoot. This method will make two whirly-gigs at a time. No templates or specialty rulers are needed. For the August block-lotto block, use any bright fabric for the “gigs” and low/volume print or solid fabrics for the background. To make two (2) 4.5″ whirly gig blocks, you…

Welcome to the Big Top

Introducing my July Mini-Quilt….Drum Roll Please….Say hello to this “Three Ring Circus”. Each of the Improv. ring blocks are 9.5″ finished and I added a 1″ border around the outside edges to allow the rings to float. It ended up at 21″ square, which IMHO is a great size for a mini-wall quilt. I’m still…

It’s an Open House Blog Hop. I dare you to come in.

Does it freak you out to try new things?  Me too….but sometimes it freaks me out more to be stuck squarely within the four walls of my comfort zone.  Sew… Rather than just showing you a house block, I thought “We should build a house together… or at least a house themed quilt block. I…

Beach ball quilt block tutorial

Earlier this week I fell off Path B at Camp Oda May and used a block of my own design for the Second Block around the Center medallion. I call the block Beach Balls and it’s a really simple but effective choice for a modern medallion quilt. As promised here is a quick picto-toot for…