Scrappy Goodness!

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Don’t you just love those quilters that start and finish a project quickly? Mona was a participant in the Scrappy BOM that I organized for the Etobicoke Quilt Guild. In fact, she was the one responsible for getting me involved in this project. It didn’t take a lot of arm twisting, I enjoy being involved. My pictures do not do her quilt justice.

Mona kept me organized by answering all the communications and organizing photos for guild show and share every month. She was usually the first to post pictures about her progress.

Her quilt had a lot of creamy yellow in it with little splashes of colour in the prints. It makes you want to get closer and see the actual prints she used.

It wouldn’t be a “Mona” quilt without a few bee prints in it!

Mona organized a couple of zoom meetings over the course of the project. One of the blocks we discussed was the big string star, as some quilters were having trouble getting it to be the right size. I suspect that a few participants cut the seam allowance off the diamonds, it happens to the best of us! That problem was easily solved by adding coping strips to make the block the correct size.

Another issue that came up was background of the string star block sometimes looked a little too “noticeable” in the context of the entire quilt, especially if it was made in a lighter tone on tone fabric. We solved that problem by adding a large connector corners in a different print. These were design decisions that were made by each participant.

I really hope you get to see Mona’s quilt at a show or in real life. It is beautiful and most importantly it is made from stash, even the back.

Just this past week we had another speaker at QuiltTalk. Diane Harris from Stash Bandit gave one of the best trunk show/lectures that I have ever heard. It was an almost sold out show for us with many positive reviews. She was so willing to share her knowledge and expertise, I came away from her talk just wanting to go to my studio and sew! Check us out and don’t miss our next speaker!


  1. Sandy, thanks so much for all your kind words. The Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild Block of the Month was such a fabulous event, all thanks to you. Your pattern is amazing and you kept us engaged and motivated throughout. I am very pleased with my quilt and glad to know you think it turned out okay. I hope to have the pleasure of participating in another one of your BoM or classes soon.


  2. Sandy, thank you for the amazing job you did quilting my quilt. I have never had anything quilted by someone else before and was hesitant. You listened to everything I requested – from how densely I wanted the stitching, to the size of the stitch – and then DID what I asked. The end result was fabulous and I am so thrilled with how it turned out.


  3. Hi Sandy,

    I agree that Mona’s quilt is splendid. As you say, I can’t wait to see it in person…maybe at the EQG quilt show some day!

    Thank you so much for leading this BOM project. I would never have attempted it without your fearless leadership! It was a great way to pass some lockdown time.

    Thank You!



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