I come from a long line of sign writers and am happiest with a brush and some paint! Add
paint to fabric and I get really excited!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sew Sisters Blogathon Canada

Welcome to all everyone visiting via the Sew Sisters Blogathon Canada! This is a great opportunity to find new-to-you Canadian bloggers and re-visit old blogging friends.

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop is a great quilt shop based out of Toronto, Ontario. Living in the Atlantic region means searching for those special fabric needs online as well as on foot and I have found Sew Sisters has a great selection, great sales, their shipping prices are reasonable, and their service is speedy! I have just finished piecing and quilting a quilt for a friend of my daughter’s and a selection of fat quarters from Sew Sisters rounded out my very small collection of purples quite nicely!

My daughter and I had a lot of fun choosing fabrics and her friend gave us an idea of the sort of pattern she wanted. I cut 4.5 inch strips, sewed them in pairs, and then cut lengths 8.5 inches long making finished blocks of 8 inches. I used a solid purple backing, with purple Bottom Line thread on the back and black Omni thread on the top. This pantograph pattern quilted up very quickly and the quilt is surprisingly cheerful and yummy! The binding will be made of leftover scraps of prints.


  1. Thank you so much! I hope the recipient likes it!

  2. Gorgeous quilting! Love your purples!

  3. Love your purples.

  4. Thank you so much, Margaret! It was fun shopping with my daughter and then going through my fabric at home with her in order to select all the fabrics for this quilt. We don’t get to do that very often though lately we have found using Skype or Facetime can also be a fun way to try! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  5. Love the pantograph. Does it have a name?

  6. Yes, it is called Jessie’s Swirls Simplified and is from Digi-Tech.