It’s almost ACTUAL summer here on PEI.

And time for another block in my own personal first ever Wicked and Wonderful Legendary Modern Sampler Quilt. Just so you know, I’ve pretty much decided to blog about a sampler block on the 1st and 15th day (middle) of each month until December with an extra block thrown in once in a while so…

Wicked and Wonderful

As many of you know, I have been evolving from making mostly traditional quilt blocks to building beautiful modern quilts over the last 4-5 years.  While I love this new aesthetic, there are some things about traditional quilt-making that I cannot say good-bye to.  In particular, I have a weakness for sampler quilts.  There is…

This week in my sewing room

In my world, the first few days of the month are the best and the busiest.  It’s when I get to see what projects my Bee Mates are planning. And by extension, it’s when I get to see what I’m going to be working on this month.  You gotta love that! Here are some of…

I’m feeling challenged!

And I love it.  I don’t know about you, but I have a serious weakness when it comes to signing up for on-line Challenges, BOMs, Blog-hops and just about anything else that allows me to connect with other like-minded creative quilters. Today I’m especially excited to share a bunch of things with you guys.  First…I…

A change is as good as a rest

Hello all. It’s me, Velda AKA GRANNYcanQUILT. I have news! Great News! After lots of consideration and some reconsideration, I’ve decided to change things up a bit. Going forward, I’m gonna be blogging at Freckled Fox Quiltery. The name change reflects all the good things I’m planning and working towards in 2018. I’m excited for…

Beginnings and Endings

Please indulge me today because this post has absolutely nothing to do with quilting.  Its all about love and loss. Our senior citizen cat Ed went to sleep today for the very last time, curled up in a ball with my fist resting against his forehead. I whispered to him that he was leaving on…

I’m just a hunk, a hunk of burning love

Do you have a very favourite traditional quilt block?  I do….hands down, no questions asked,  its the churn dash block.  Its one of the first quilts I ever made, and it is possolutely the first one I pieced where HSTs were involved. Over the years, I’ve collected a whole compendium of quilt books and patterns…

Things to do on New Year’s Eve

Canadians are touted the world over for embracing the icebox-inspired weather we withstand every winter.  We are NOT a  nation of namby-pamby people. So its odd that  the folks in charge of New Year’s Eve festivities in my area gazed into a crystal ball 4 days ago  and decreed it would  be too cold on…

Its a Rule…so its a rule…Right or Wrong?

Long long ago and far far away when I started quilting, there were Rules to be Observed At All Times.  There were actual Quilt Police (I think my Aunt Mattie was one of them) These ladies were not afraid to barge unannounced into quilters sewing rooms anywhere to ensure that all their persnickety rules were…

An alphabetical list of shameful truths.

I’m not sure why I’m doing this…but here goes.  This is an alphabetical list of things I ate yesterday….not during the last week, or even the last few days.  I ATE ALL OF THIS YESTERDAY. Asparagus (in a quiche, see below) Bread (in two formats, toast and stuffing) Cranberry Sauce and Coleslaw – 1 with…

Merry Christmas to all

We hope Santa was as good to you as he was to us. Today and everyday we are thankful for all the goodness in the world.   I am awash in beautiful things and full of Christmas delicacies.  More on that tomorrow.   Have a beautiful day.  Be thankful.  Merry Christmas from our house to…