Everyone’s Got an X

Last year, I had a few people around me see the end of their marriages. The sadness hit me pretty hard as I put myself in their shoes. Life as you imagined it is no longer. It's a time of grief; it's the loss of what you dreamt of. During those difficult times, there is a need for… Read More

Flying Buttresses

American Patchwork and Quilting's Challenge for QuiltCon 2018 was Flying Geese. The prompt asked participants to modernize a traditional flying geese block with any variation, and make it into a modern quilt using modern quilting elements. Finished quilts could be any size. That is a generously open challenge! As artists, we often stare at blank canvases… Read More

Icebergs and Narwhals

I had the opportunity to develop another pattern from a commission (first one was the Sleepy Fox pattern) and this time, I went underwater. When my son's preschool teacher approached me about making a wall hanging for the classroom, I had in mind to try this business model again. The teacher had travelled up north… Read More

Modern Marks Blog Hop + Giveaway

[GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED} Christa Watson's debut fabric collection with Benartex, Modern Marks, is filled with saturated colours. These fabrics are useful for a bold punch of hues wherever needed. The abstract markings are also in strong colours, making for some great colour combinations! For the the Modern Marks blog hop, I chose a limited palette,… Read More

Log Cabin A

In August, Curated Quilts put out a call for submissions for mini quilts with a loose theme of “Log Cabin,” using a very beautiful triadic colour palette. The colours are blush pink, mustard, coral, navy, and gray/beige. These five are amongst my top ten favourite colours. I could not resist the temptation to respond to… Read More

Euclid: Lustig Elements meets Carolyn Friedlander

Euclid was a Greek mathematician and the “father of geometry" that lived in the 4th- to 3rd-century BC. Euclidean geometry is basic to our understanding of mathematics, including the Pythagorean Theorem. In the mid 20th-century, Alvin Lustig designed only twelve letters “Euclid: A New Type”, based on Euclid’s writings. In 2010, designer Craig Welsh contacted Elaine… Read More