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Near Miss

I had to have a customer this morning smell her quilt before she took it home....how embarrassing!!! She looked at me with wild eyes and said what!!!! On the weekend dear hubby thought he would make a batch of beans. Soaked them overnight then put them on to boil.  As any sane person would, he then went out to do yard work, not returning until he heard the screaming smoke alarm!!! Off he flew into the house to rescue his beans without giving a thought to quilts and fabric. The house was full of… Continue

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on May 11, 2011 at 8:16am — 18 Comments

C.T Fabric

It has arrived!!! My order placed last Thursday is here already and I must say it is gorgeous!!! Of course , despite all promises of finishing what has been started, I'm itching to jump right in and start cutting!!! I will blame this dilemma on C.T., if they weren't so efficient I would have accomplished something before it came. Oh well, now I can say I won't buy anything else until I finish my UFO's, including this one. This coming up with excuses is getting to be a full time job!!!

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on May 5, 2011 at 9:51am — 9 Comments

E.Q quilt again

So. yesterday I decided on my quilt for the boy (we laughingly call him the boy but he's actually 30 ) and I ordered my fabric. Then thinking this morning...something I shouldn't do...the boy really likes argyle. Off to EQ again and another 2 block pattern. I really like this one too but I would have to buy red fabric for it. Oh No. is this affliction only common in quilters? Now I don't know which one to make...maybe you all might have an opinion... I really need help..or a Doctor. Did I… Continue

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on April 29, 2011 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

EQ Quilt

Everytime I make a quilt my son say's "where's mine?" So this morning I made this quilt in EQ and ordered all the fabric from CT. I love CT, the total cost (21 yards, yes I got a little extra for  artists possible modification's, you know how it is) including batting thread and backing was $140.00. That's a steal up here in the great white north lol.  Now I hope it turns out and the boy likes it! So once again I have 5 - 14 days to finish the four quilts already started before my fabric… Continue

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on April 28, 2011 at 11:48am — 12 Comments

Did You Say Merry Christmas?

Yeah!!! I finally finished my Christmas quilt...you know...the one I kept putting aside to do other things!!! I posted almost two months ago about not touching my new Batiks until this was finished, and I didn't!! Hard to believe but I feel I've made a serious breakthrough here. OK I still need to sew the binding down but that won't take any time at all . I named my quilt The Gift because it kept giving me presents. The flying geese gave me the half squares for the pinwheel log cabins and…


Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on March 8, 2011 at 4:00pm — 12 Comments

I Need a Sponsor...The Sequel

I wrote last week about needing a sponsor ... someone to stop me from putting things aside to start something new .  I had lots of things to finish and was still shopping at Hancocks for a batik project. Using firm resolve, I did not proceed to checkout..... for two whole days!!!! Then I caved lol. So I promised myself I would indeed finish what I had started before cutting into the Batiks because I need to learn to focus and the batiks haven't arrived yet. So this A.M. I stitched down the… Continue

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on January 15, 2011 at 1:07pm — 7 Comments

I Need A Sponser

I made this quilt for my first GN born in July. I finished it the week he was born...except for the binding... which I stitched down on the morning of Dec. 23 lol only because I knew they would be visiting Christmas Eve.  I had put it aside to make a glorious Christmas quilt which still needs the border on one side.  I put it aside to make my Gs a quilt for Christmas. It needs the binding sewn down. I put it aside because I recieved money for Christmas and well new fabric was calling. Fabric… Continue

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on January 3, 2011 at 2:46pm — 13 Comments

Girls Night OUt

HI every one just wanted to share a picture of my Halloween quilt. The pattern is in quilters connection magazines fall issue. I'm very excited to say the least!!! Life's been crazy here for a few months but I finally have a full time job starting tomorrow...YAH... That means a fabric shopping expedition for sure. I've been in withdrawal for a while now.I think I'll start with some CT mirage fabrics they look yummy!!!!…


Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on September 22, 2010 at 8:51am — 13 Comments

Hi everyone I haven't posted in a while but read up everyday. I'm so excited...my new halloween quilt pattern is going to be in the fall issue of quilters connection magazine!!! It comes out in Augus…

Hi everyone I haven't posted in a while but read up everyday. I'm so excited...my new halloween quilt pattern is going to be in the fall issue of quilters connection magazine!!! It comes out in August i think. To- day I've been making bags for my Etsy store. I don't know why....seems no-one is able to find it LOL Guess I'll just keep trying.Picture 222.jpg… Continue

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on June 29, 2010 at 2:44pm — 8 Comments

You know your getting old when.....

I've done some embarrassing things in my life, the worst was needing a bathroom in Walmart so in I went. I thought to my self....sooo, only one cubicle, thats how they keep their costs down!!! In my desperate situation I paid no heed to that row of things along the wall and quickly went about my business, thinking all along that some woman has a very deep voice for a lady!!! Upon leaving the cubicle I was faced with that row of things along the wall (urinals of course) and a Father and son… Continue

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on May 24, 2010 at 7:34am — 19 Comments

Grandaughters first birthday

Wow,our little Colbie is a year old this Sunday!!! This has been the fastest year on record I swear. I decided to make her a doll for her birthday. The techno toys are great and she already knows that the toys have a button somewhere that she has to push and the minute you give her something she starts poking away trying to make it work. Her dolly might be a disappointment after all the noise making talking toys, but theres a lot to be said for imagination too. I worry that she'll grow up not… Continue

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on April 16, 2010 at 12:26pm — 11 Comments

My Venture into Art

Our local civic museum has a call to entry for a show called Thread Works. The entries can be anything made with needle and thread and this years theme is trees. After much deliberation I thought why not just make a tree. Of course now that its almost done the doubts creep in LOL. I thread painted the trunk and have lots of leaf beads which don't show up so well in the pictures. The branches are pipe… Continue

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on April 6, 2010 at 9:05am — 5 Comments

Your opinion please

As you know I Have been trying to start a pattern design company,http://www.stipplestashstudio.com and sell my patterns to stores. I have had some success locally and am trying to branch out. Do you think it would be a good idea to send out sample packages to stores that they could look at and sell if they want to? My concern is as always... Is that too forward or rude?? Should I try something else ...and do you have any suggestions? Thanks for… Continue

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on March 1, 2010 at 6:14am — 6 Comments

The Good The Bad and The Ugly

Happy Monday.. grab a cup of tea ladies this may be a long one!! My husband decided to paint our powder room... baby blue. My house is all and I mean all earth tones...blacks, browns, mocha, grey.. my sewing room Burnt orange. I just don't do Blue. Its not that I don't like blue, I have blue clothes and blue things it's just not a colour I choose to live with. SOOooo I thought I'll make a wallhanging and tone down that blue. Worked all last weekend brown and blue log cabin, quilted it, bound… Continue

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on February 22, 2010 at 10:45am — 13 Comments

star sampler

Hi again...two days in a row wow hope your not getting sick of me!!! If anyone has the Mccalls America Loves Srap Quilts from last sping and was thinking about making the star sampler here it is. I decided to make it for myself over the holidays from my stash LOL I only spent about ...well never mind, lets just say I have enough leftovers to make it again. Hey what happens at the fabric store stays at the fabric store!!! Anyway finally got binding on it today but I still have to do the… Continue

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on February 18, 2010 at 3:13pm — 20 Comments

My First Tote Pattern

Hi everyone, I've been working all day on this tote pattern... its finally finished. It's not to big but has lots of pockets. Great for sneaking fabric into the house LOL. Now I need to come up with two more designs to complete the pattern Yikes!!!!

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on February 17, 2010 at 4:15pm — 10 Comments

New Patterns

HI, Just wanted to share a couple of new patterns with you. First one is Old Toys Old Stars, made for my great niece and the second is just for fun Ho Hum...Just Another Scrappy Day In Paradise......I h

ope you like them,, They were lots of fun to… Continue

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on February 4, 2010 at 8:49pm — 13 Comments

Mystery Quilt

I joined in on the new years day mystery quilt and it was lots of fun. Of course I had to change it a bit and added large squares all around. I'm not so great at picking colours when I don't know what I'm making but it's okay. Sure won't win any awards but will make a Christmas gift!!!

OMG...could it be that I'm ahead LOL

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on January 4, 2010 at 3:05pm — 18 Comments

Happy 2010

Happy New Year everyone!!!! I hope 2010 brings all good fortune and the many blessings of good friends, good health, and great quilting!!! The scrap situation has not been resolved as yet, I gave up and went for a new hairdo instead!!! Today I am joining in on the mystery quilt posted on planet patchwork, proudly using only fabrics from the stash!!! By days end I will have a quilt top made and my first gift for next christmas haha. Well, unless of course I love it, then it's mine!!! Do you see… Continue

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on January 1, 2010 at 6:22am — 3 Comments

Those Multiplying Scraps

I did it. Yesterday I had the scathingly brilliant idea to attack the scrap bag. It's one of those clear yard bags about 5ft tall and 3ft around. It split open weeks ago and has been spewing bits and pieces onto the floor for weeks now. My sewing room could easily make it onto the show "HOARDERS", I'm not kidding it's quite a mess.You need to wipe your feet as you leave the room!!! LOL... So in I went. I started emptying the bag and ironing the pieces. After 7 hours I have quite a load of 2… Continue

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on December 29, 2009 at 6:17am — 14 Comments

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