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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

O' Canada Flag Banner

You can hang this beautiful paper pieced Canadian flag banner with pride. I'm Canadian born and raised and I truly love this country. I also think we have a very cool modern flag design; a simple maple leaf.

Canadian Flag Banner Pattern
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canadian flag banner by Monica Curry


On July 1st, 2017, Canada turns 150 years young. I decided to make a Canadian flag banner to hang in the front window this year instead of using the one everyone gets in the morning paper :P

Free Canadian Maple Leaf Quilt Block
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Maple Leaf Block HERE

The maple leaf in the centre of the flag is a perfect design for foundation piecing. After some tweaking here and there, I finally got everything right. This block is 25 cm x 25 cm (10" x 10"). It can be reduced or enlarged to incorporate into pretty much anything: a throw pillow, a tote bag, or anything you want to cover with Canada's national symbol.

Another reason to love Canada . . . check out our Prime Minister.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Quilted doggy desk mat for my fluffy butt

My little Pomeranian Sophie is my shadow. She's with me everywhere I go around the house, but I've been spending a lot more time at my computer lately. Initially, she wanted to sit on my lap while I worked (she's a lap dog, after all), but I wouldn't get anything done that way. So, I plunked her on the desk. Now she sleeps there while I'm working, so I decided to make her a small quilted mat for the desktop.


doggy desk mat


Awhile back, I picked up some cute fabric from with foxes on it. The fabric line is Good Natured by Riley Blake. My husband always says Sophie reminds him of a fox, so I made her a quilted "desk mat" with it. This mat would be great for your feline friend as well. I noticed the new mat was a bit slippy at first, so I put a piece of anti-slip mesh under it and that worked great.
Sophie on her new mat


Good Natured by Riley Blake


I think the little foxes in the birch trees are adorable.

Good Natured by Riley Blake - detail


Sophie fast asleep on her new blankie.

Sophie asleep on my desk

Monday, 6 June 2016

Wooden scissors intarsia project

My husband is an intarsia artist, and I asked him if he could make some wooden scissors for my studio wall. I made the design and he did all the hard work putting them together. This is what we made together. Aren't they cool? They're hanging over my sewing machine table and I love them.

The pattern is now available!
Wooden Scissors Wall Art
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wooden scissors woodworking pattern


Wooden Scissors Wall Art

I love the real looking screw in the middle.

Wooden Scissors Wall Art - detail

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Krazy Kites Block

This beautiful kites quilt block is a great stash buster for all those pretty scraps you've been hanging on to. For good contrast, I used multiple creams and beige scraps for the background, which makes the colours really pop. I like the block without embellishing, but if you like to embroider, you can add tails.

Krazy Kites Quilt Block Pattern
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kites quilt block pattern

 I think it would stunning as a baby blanket or wall quilt. I'm going to make a few of blocks now and then until I have enough for a wall quilt.

kites quilt block pattern quilt