Author Archives: Kerry

Fancy & Fabulous Skirt

I’ve got a second finish amidst the chaos that is writing book and magazine stuff. Each time I make this skirt pattern I get a bit better at it; this time I am happier with the finish on the zip at the back. As with all the skirts I make, it has pockets- an essential […]

Festival of Quilts, Calgary

I didn’t have a whole lot of time at the Festival of Quilts to see absolutely everything, but I got a fair number of breaks to wander around considering I was at work! Heritage Park is a historical village reconstruction of what the West used to look like, It has a steam train (and paddleboat); […]

Secrets secrets

So it appears I took a blogging break, but it wasn’t a break from sewing by any means. This month I sold my sewing machine that I bought in January and bought the Brother PQ 1500S. I needed something faster because at the speed I’m FMQing for the book, the tension was struggling on the […]

A finished quilt: Kananaskis

I finished the binding on a quick quilt a couple of days ago, so yesterday I took it out for photos. We went back to Elbow Falls; last time we visited, it was covered in snow. This time it was crazy hotĀ and we brought Hank with us this time. I made this within a week […]

Bee Blocks and Quilt Workout and Canada

Quilt Workout is (finally) go! The first pattern – Shine Bright – is now available on Craftsy and walks through each round on this semi-medallion quilt which can be made with a bunch of fat quarters and a co-ordinating solid. It is priced at just $7 USD and there’s some other patterns in my Craftsy […]

I finished a thing!

My Hank-esque hanger on the stairway now has something hanging on it! I think the block is called Grandma’s Star and it uses just a few charm squares, I used Doe by Carolyn Friendlander and added the rest to my scrap drawers. The triangle at the bottom is a bit wonky but I’m trying to […]

Brother Scan N Cut – Adding seam allowances and cutting fabric for piecing tutorial

The Meadow quilt class last week was awesome, but the cutting for the pattern is a bit laborious. There are 80 shapes that have two curves, and 40 pieces that are sort of like a smoother version of the Star Trek logo. There will also be 20 long ovals but I think they will be […]

Finish Along – Quarter 2

It’s Finish Along time again and I’m sort of taking part this quarter. As I work on my book I plan to do a bit of other stuff in between projects, so finish a book thing, work on another project, finish a book thing, work on another project, you get the idea. My other projects […]

Brother Scan N Cut – Applique Pattern Tutorial

I recently borrowed a Scan N Cut machine from Rebecca at work (I know you areĀ reading this- hello!) with the promise that I’d teach her stuff after I’d used it and learned a bit more. So it makes sense to share what I found here too for anyone who has just bought a Scan N […]

Introducing the Marielle bag pattern – Craftsy store now open for business

So I’ve decided to reopen my Craftsy pattern store now that I’m settled this side of the Atlantic, and I’m launching with a new bag pattern as well as uploading the three quilting patterns I had previously listed, including the complete English Country Garden BOM. This is Marielle…. The pattern is just $6 USD and […]