Nearing the Finish

First off, thank you for all the kind comments and notes on the passing of my grandfather.

I’ve been trying to power through some projects both as a distraction and to clear things out of my workspace, and my quilt is nearly done. I just finished attaching the binding (some areas had to be re-done, and I screwed up the corners pretty royally the first time) so now I just need to sew down the binding to the back.

nearly there...

The binding fabric is a remnant piece that I got at the Textile museum sale, and I think it goes quite nicely with the muted tones of the other fabrics. I’ve made a LOT of mistakes with this project and sticklers for quilting perfection would be horrified! But I really loved the process, and I’m totally fine with a quilt full of learning experiences as long as I can put it on my bed!

That said, I would like to make my next one better! What are your favourite quilting resources? Books, blogs, websites, inspiring quilts, anything really. I don’t have a sewing machine so I’m doing everything by hand. I’d love to check out some examples of great work!


Yaya (paternal grandfather)

african violet


My grandfather passed away last week in hospital at the age of 90, surrounded by family. It’s been a tough time but we all know that now he’s no longer in pain. He lived a good, long life, worked hard to provide a good life for his family here in Canada, and was able to see adorable great-grandchildren. I didn’t speak the same language as him, but we understood each other anyway. He was an awesome cook.

I’ll miss him.