Modern Wedge Workshop with Kathy Doughty
Modern Wedge workshop

This year has been an amazing year for meeting my quilting heroes and taking workshops with them! It started back in January when I took a class on hand quilting with Sarah Fielke. In February there was a trip to Quiltcon and classes with Carolyn Friedlander and Penny Layman. Next month I’m taking the Meadow class with Lizzy House in […]

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WIP Wednesday
sugar loaf blocks

    I’ve been experimenting with my Sugar Loaf block lately. First of all I tried setting it at a slight angle. I made the two blocks at the top before giving up on that idea. Maybe I’ll come back to it or maybe not. Sometimes I try something new and I just don’t love it as much […]

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WIP Wednesday
Wagon wheel wip by wooden spoon quilts

The winter school holidays ended up being a sew-free two weeks. I hadn’t intended to take time out from sewing but it turned out to be a welcome break. So welcome in fact that even though the kids went back to school on Monday, I still haven’t done any sewing. I have been playing with fabric though, […]

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Finish Along 2015: Third Quarter Goals
floral appliqué by wooden spoon quilts

Last quarter I finished two of the nine items on my list of goals. Not exactly inspiring numbers but I finished several other projects that weren’t on my official list and I certainly did a lot of sewing. The two items from my list that I finished were my 2015 Pantone Challenge Marsala Quilt (I […]

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Sewing with friends

Yesterday I spent a wonderful day sewing with friends. As always it was a day full of laughter, great food and even a little sewing. Our very first sewing day was just over a year ago, but it feels like we’ve been getting together for so much longer. There’s something about sewing with friends that means […]

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Finish Along 2015: Second Quarter Goals
Raspberry Kiss Quilt

After a dismal performance against my first quarter goals I wasn’t sure whether to attempt a Q2 list. But I’ve been through my list of projects and there are quite a few that I would like to finish in the next few months and a little accountability is always a good thing! So here goes… 1. […]

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Finish Along 2015: First quarter goals
strawberries by wooden spoon quilts

I have loads of plans for 2015 but these are four projects that might actually get finished in the next three months… Projects to Finish 1. Courthouse Steps quilt for a friend I’m hoping to finish this one before leaving for QuiltCon in mid February. It’s currently a completed quilt top. I found a Florence fabric in […]

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Pineapple quilt block bay Wooden Spoon Quilts

The pineapple block wasn’t a pattern that I loved when I first saw it, but then I came across this version by Amber and I started getting a little obsessed. I love the illusion of circles that appear between the blocks, they really soften all the prickly angles. When Melissa started posting pineapple quilt blocks in beautiful inky colours, I offered to make […]

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WIP Wednesday ~ making progress
Envelope quilt block by Wooden Spoon Quilts

I’m on a mission to make a dent in my WIP list before the end of the year. I’ve dug out a few long term WIPs and I’ve put them to the top of pile. As a reward to myself, I’ve also made a start on something new… An Anna Maria Horner feather quilt has been on […]

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A year in envelopes
envelopes by wooden spoon quilts

I’ve made a lot of envelopes this year! This is most of them, but not all of them! It’s been a lot of fun taking part in the Sealed With A Kiss (S.W.A.K.) swap but I have to say I’m really thrilled to have finished the last envelope! Mel organised us all back in January and we’ve been sewing up […]

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