BRAMBLEBERRY COTTAGE QUILTS
NEEDLE IN HAND...
Here are some of my favourite places to be.
Check out the best B&B in Durham Region, hosted by Mike and Jo Whiston. Lavender Cottage in a restored Quebec Log Cabin amidst Jo's wonderful gardens. The food, hospitality and accommodations are first rate.
Five minutes from Lavender Cottage in Uxbridge is Quilters Cupboard, a Top Ten Quilt Sampler Shop and simply THE best quilt shop ever. Drop in and visit, have a cup of tea, and peruse the shop offerings. There are quilts, books, patterns, tools and lots of fabric. Do not forget to say I said Hello!! www.quilterscupboard.ca
Rouge Valley Quilters Guild was the Guild I joined before making my first quilt. Over 30 years later, I still hate to miss a single meeting. We have an enthusiastic, talented, generous group with a great sense of humour. We meet on the fourth Monday of the month at Peace Lutheran Church in Pickering. If you are in the area please drop by. We would love to see you.
I joined York Heritage Quilters Guild a few years ago. This is the most amazing group of quilters and home to some top award winners in both Canada and the U.S.
Close to my home in Pickering is Elizabeth Dillinger Studioand Designs, a shop run by Elizabeth Dillinger, quilter extraordinaire. Drop by the shop to see some of her award-winning art quilts.
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NEED A QUILT P.D.Q.?
THIS IS IT!
MAYBE YOU CAN MAKE A QUILT IN A DAY!!!!
Sewing machine in good working order, basic sewing kit, rotary cutting equipment, sewing thread, scissors
I like to use strips all from the same colour family, say, all blue, or all browns, but scrappy works, too.
Straight strips all cut @ the same width i.e.: all cut @ 2in., or 2 1/4 in., or 2 1/2 in. You will need the equivalent of 2 1/2 yd. to make a lap size. Strips can be any length, from about 10 in. to the full width of fabric. Mine your scrap collection!
1.Join ALL of the strips, yes, ALL, end to end. I like to use a diagonal join. You will end up with a VERY LONG single strip. 2. Match the bottom end to the top end, of the very long strip, right sides together. 3.Sew along the full long length. Because you have matched bottom to top you will be sewing 1/2 the original length. 4.Cut across the bottom end, open the strip up and match the bottom end to the top end, right sides together. 5.Sew along the full length. This time you will be sewing only 1/4 of the original length. 6.Cut the bottom end, open the strips, match the bottom to the top, right sides together, stitch. 7.Continue until you have enough for a lap, or two crib size, or several placemats, etc.
It will not take long!!!
8.Press all of the seams in one direction. 9.Clean cut the ends. 10.Add borders if you wish, or, just sandwich and quilt.
Voila! A quilt (top at least) in a day!
Send me a photo when you are done.
LINKS AND A FABULOUS QUICK QUILT TO MAKE
Many of my designs feature Northcott Collections. Their web page features my bio, some of my patterns and their beautiful fabric collections.
Place Mat Duet - Canadian Maple