Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Published !

At last, some of those quilts I've been making for the magazines are being released!  I still have four more to make before the end of July so the pressure is still on.  But it's always fun to see the end results. 

This one is in the June issue of Quilter's Connection - a Canadian publication and this issue is all about CANADA.  Can you guess which item is mine?   If you watched my video on my Maple Leaf Forever quilt, there is a big hint!

Which project is mine?

Anyway, the pin holder is hanging in my office and will be making a public appearance at Quilt Canada in the Northcott booth. So be sure to stop by and check it out.  I probably shouldn't say this, but I had to make the darn thing TWICE.  The first time it was way too big and the pins were lost on each square.  Now what to do with the other one?  After Quilt Canada, I'll try to come up with something to put on it. No sense wasting a perfectly good wall hanging.

In addition to this being published, I have a new quilting tip on the Northcott Resource Page.  It's called "Use a Quilter's Awl or Stilletto for accuracy instead of pinning".   The awl is one of my favorite tools and I simply won't sew without it.  Check out the article.  

There's also another free download for a tote bag using Northcott's latest Oh Canada collection called Stonehenge OH CANADA Our Home and Native Land. If things go as planned, we'll have the tote bag in our booth at Quilt Canada.

Everyday tote using Our Home and Native Land collection by Northcott

There is also a quilt (free pattern) and the plan is to have that up by the end of the day today.

Our Native Land

The plan is to have that quilt in our booth at Quilt Canada also.  That's the plan - let's just say it's going to be a busy weekend, because there are other things going into our booth and I'm NOT sharing those with you. I will after the show, but not before.

And on that note, there is a ton of stuff to be done today. Cutting and sewing and trimming  - oh my!

Have a super day!!!



  1. Elizabeth AndrewsJune 7, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    The free pattern for the last picture comes up as the pattern for your tote bag on the Northcott website rather then the one using the map of Canada with the native symbols. I thought you would like to know.

    1. Elizabeth -- thanks for letting me know. That was supposed to be fixed!

  2. If your first pin quilt is too big for pins maybe it is big enough to use for embroidered patches that are sewn onto clothing.