Tuesday, 2 July 2013

My First Post

Welcome to my blog!

I have been lurking around quilt blog land for a while, and now it's my turn to take the plunge!  This is where I will be sharing my quilting adventures.

Where to start?  Well, how about my most recent finish.  I bought a Ruby charm pack on a trip to Saint John (NB) back in 2011.  Every time I come home after buying some sort of pre-cut bundle, I always ask myself... what does one do with these?  I don't normally make quilts out of a single collection, or a single designer - I am more of a scrappy type quilter.  But once I have a critical mass from one collection, I find it hard to match with other prints.  And there is the pre-wash vs. non pre-wash issue (all my stash is pre-washed, but my pre-cuts are not).  I was really stuck with my set of 42 5" squares.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on some Ruby yardage from a store in Moncton a few months after the original purchase.  I cut up a few more squares, sewed them together in 12 groups of 4, and... put the whole project back on the UFO pile where it sat for a year.  Finally, three weeks ago, I decided it was time to finish this baby!

I quilted loops and double loops in a soft gray.  Quick and easy!

 It is backed in flannel... yummy!  I may have to re-think all my backing purchases from now on...

This quilt now goes to daycare with my daughter and all the wonderful ladies that work there want one!  I don't blame them... I want one for me too!  Seriously, I am quite pleased with the result.  It is simple, soft and sweet.  And finished!

So what am I working on these days? Here are two slabs I made last night for Cheryl at Dining Room Empire (I have not yet learned how to insert a link here).  Hopefully these will find their way onto a quilt to warm the heart of someone affected by the floods in Alberta.

The slabs were easy and fun to make, and I can see making some of those for myself at some point.  Of course, I had to do something different and make a white block with a colourful centre! I was planning on making a few more tonight, but that was before I decided that tonight was the night to finally become a blogger.  3 hours later, I have not made it to the sewing room, and it's more than 1 hour past my bedtime.  Sigh!  I can already see how blogging could be cutting into my quilting time if I am not careful.

Finally, here's a sneak peak of something I am working on:

Well, that first post wasn't that hard...  I wonder what took me so long! I am so excited to have a space to share my projects!

I know I have a lot to learn,  - first on the list is improving my photography skills - but I intend to take it easy and keep this fun.

Thanks for reading!



  1. Woo hoo! Welcome to the blogosphere, Dom! And it looks like I'm the first to comment. Lucky me! Love the projects, especially the sneaky peeky! Looking forward to following along!

  2. Félicitations, Dominique! Bienvenue au blogosphère! And thanks for putting me on your list of blogs you love! Can`t wait to read more about your quilt-y adventures.

    P.S. Inserting a link is easier than you think... just click the Link button when you're writing your post and cut and paste the link into the dialogue box :)

  3. Thank you so much for commenting on my first blog post...thought I'd hope over and take a look at your blog :) Love the projects you have going on. Like you, I've found that time spent setting up my blog is eating into sewing time...a balance is necessary, I think!


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