Category Archives: Lap Quilt

Humboldt Strong

I was deeply affected by the loss of so many people as a result of the Humboldt bus crash.  The Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild put out a call to quilters across Canada asking us to make and donate quilts to give to people who had been directly affected by the crash.  They asked for 200 quilts.  I knew I wanted to help.  Then I found out that one of the victims was member of a friend’s extended family.  Instead of making a generic quilt for the group, I decided to make an quilt dedicated to the family who lost their son.  I hope that it will provide some comfort to them.



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Heidi’s Comfort Quilt

I am way behind in posting pictures of my completed quilts.  I finished the comfort quilt about a month ago.  It was given as a group gift to one of our friends in our Sunday morning walking group.  It includes inspirational sayings that were picked out by members of our group.  I have never been a fan of “scrappy” quilts but there is something about this one that really appeals to me.  I just smile when I look at it.


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Week 2 of the QAL

This weeks’s goal was to finish cutting all the neutral fabric and to piece 5 large and 9 small blocks. Goal achieved. If my math is correct, I have cut 1317 pieces of fabric to make a lap size quilt. Yikes!

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December ALYoF Goal

I’ve been working on Leftovers VI since the summer. I finally finished all the blocks in September so now I just have to come up with a design using my 25 blocks.  I need a boot in the fanny to get it finished by year end so it is my December goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.




Filed under A Lovely Year of Finishes, ALYOF, Lap Quilt, Quilting

FAL #2

I have my second FAL for the 3rd quarter (this is my original list).  It is my little black dress lap quilt.  It was a gift for someone that I have worked with for a long time.   Unfortunately I was so rushed to get it to her before she went on vacation that I forgot to take pictures of the finished quilt.  Here is what it looked like before I had the final borders on:


The recipient was kind enough to share a few pictures.


Linking up to:

3rd Quarter Finish-a-Long @On the Windy Side

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Made by you Monday @Skip to my Lou

Sew Cute Tuesday @Blossom Heart Quilts

Handmade Tuesdays @Ladybug Blessings

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Finish it up Friday @Crazy Mom Quilts

Link a Finish Friday @Richard and Tanya Quilts


Filed under FAL, Finish-A-Long, Lap Quilt


Even though it is very time consuming, I’m enjoying FMQ Leftovers V.  Here is a sneak peak:

Linking up to:
Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Handmade Tuesday @Ladybud Blessings

Link Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced


Filed under FMQ, Lap Quilt, WIP, Work-in-progress


I’ve been off work for almost a week so I’ve managed to fit in quite a bit of quilting time. First off, I’ve piece the August BOM:

I’ve also managed to make a few dozen log cabin blocks for “Leftovers V”.  This block has been on my bucket list for a while now.  Log cabins can be used to make so many interesting designs.  I like the way the blocks are coming together and I hope to the have the quilt top finished by the end of the month. Still mulling around ideas on how I want to quilt it.

LogCabin1 LogCabin2

Linking up to:
Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Sew Cute Tuesday @Blossom Heart Quilts

Too Cute Tuesday @Funky Polkadot Giraffe

Handmade Tuesday @Ladybug blessings

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced


Filed under Lap Quilt, Log Cabin, Quilting, Scrap Quilt, WIP, Work-in-progress