My name is Lorna McMahon - a proud Canadian Quilting Blogger!
I live on a 50 acre farm in rural Ontario. It's beautiful country, but secluded and isolated.
You can read more about me and my world here.
But thanks to the internet and quilt blogging, I have made many wonderful and treasured friends from all over the world. These friends cheer me up and cheer me on. They are my inspiration and.......
I can't imagine my life now without the support of the online quilting community!
My quilting journey began when I designed this quilt - Krazy Katz - for my daughter, Erin.
Since then it has been a non-stop whirlwind of fabric, friends, design, thread, blogging and batting. Oh. And coffee. I like coffee.
Things have changed. But my love of quilting and my list of friends just keeps on growing!
I started out with my Little Janome 2030QDC. He's a great little machine, but very limited on throat space with only 6.5" between needle and base. However, pair him up with some of Superior Threads' Fantastico thread and a Topstitch needle, and he is the master of free motion quilting.
|Kona Fox Kits|
This January, I purchased an Elna Excellence 760. Affectionately known as Aunt Elna, this machine was a worthy investment. She offers 11" from needle to the body and has reduced my frustration when quilting large quilts. With all that space, she is a fine machine for spiral quilting, but as the queen of the walking foot, she really enjoys performing this organic wavy line quilting.
|Fox & Friends|
|Christmas Place Mats|
There have been a lot of quilts made on these two machines. Please take a look at my quilt gallery found under my banner at the top of the blog. Here all my quilts are pictured, with links to the posts for each quilt I have made. Many of these designs are offered as PDF patterns for sale in my Etsy shop.
Over the years, many informative tutorials and free projects have been featured on the Sew Fresh Quilts blog. You can find them listed on the popular Tutorials page here.
At the beginning of 2014, Sew Fresh Quilts launched the addition of the Let's Bee Social weekly linky party held here each Wednesday. This party is a great way to meet new friends. Can you ever have too many of those?
WE would love to have YOU join us!
Share what you are working on each week!
You can read all the details here.
This coming new year, I am happy to announce that Northcott Fabrics is the newest sponsor of the Sew Fresh Quilts blog. Together we will be collaborating on a variety of exciting projects and patterns, featuring these and other upcoming new fabric collections.
Sew Fresh Quilts followers will be treated to lots of free tutorials. And of course there will be giveaways, too!
Artisan Spirit Sandscapes and Shimmer, with all that luscious texture and shine.
The ColorWorks collection. These solids are vibrant.
Toscana reads like a solid, but offers a smother look with softer shades.
Don't miss the giveaways!
Thank you so much for joining me on my day as host of Blogathon Canada 2014!
Each host blogger is offering a chance to win a fat quarter bundle in a GIVEAWAY on their blog, sponsored by Sew Sisters Quilt Shop. This year, Sew Sisters has teamed up with Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Camelot Fabrics, Northcott Fabrics, Aurifil and Timeless Treasures to bring you even MORE GIVEAWAYS.
But Blogathon Canada isn't just for Canadians.
All the giveaways are open to everyone from across the globe!
Sew Fresh Quilts is a strong supporter of the worldwide online quilting community. It's always a pleasure to meet someone new. Making connections and seeing what others are busy creating and doing on their blogs can be such a wonderful source of quilty inspiration. And giveaways? Who doesn't love a chance to win great prizes? I do!!!
|NEW Kona Colours: Grellow, Pickle, Limelight, Jamaica, Niagara, Ballerina, Dahlia, Watermelon, Scone, and Titanium|
How do you enter the giveaway contest?
Follow the instructions on the RaffleCopter.com widget below to get started!
This Giveaway is open internationally.
Winner will be randomly chosen on November 24th and notified by email.
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a Rafflecopter giveaway
If you have already entered this giveaway, join me as we continue our hop across Canada! I would like to introduce to you to these talented Ontario Quilting Bloggers:
Faeries and Fibres
Lisa in Port Hope
Quilting, Calle and other things
Quilts by Joanne
Maria’s Quilt Scraps
Quilting at the Farm
Ark Angel Creations
Click on the links above to visit all the other blogs and make new friends.
Keep the party going and join me as we continue our hop across Canada!
Please visit my lovely Ontario co-host: Sandy of Upstairs Hobby Room And....
Don't forget to drop in to the Sew Sisters blog to enter their stupendous giveaway!
If you missed meeting anyone from earlier this week, please click on this link to see the entire schedule and enter their giveaways, too!