Erin

Fibre dork from the far north

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After a week of stewing on a design issue, I figured out my layout. Now I just need to work up the stamina to piece it and move it off the design wall #sosick #terriblevirus #voicelikeabattledroid #thanksboys

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I’ve been under this quilt of my great grandmother’s all day 😷 #downandout #sleepitoff #quiltconfromhome #familyheirloom

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I’ve been admiring these @spincycle_yarns skeins since I opened my package this morning. As in, I put them in front of my keyboard all day so I could pet them (2nd photo) Debating whether to bring them back to my office tomorrow. #simplepleasures #fibreaddict #woollove #yarnporn #madeintheusa #lovethatorange

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I took a break from sewing yesterday to finally make some portable design walls out of 1” rigid insulation. They’re not exciting to look at, but thrilling to have made. I don’t have the space to put up permanent design walls so it’s taken me awhile to figure out what would work best: a 4’x6’ piece, companion 2’x6’ piece and with the 2’ square trim pieces two mini design blocks. I covered them all with some unbleached flannel that previously worked as my awkward roll up design wall. I might cover them with batting someday when the off-white or the middle seam drive me to splurge on it. #designsolutions #levelup #designwall

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PD day = sewing day. Er, I mean, a wonderful opportunity to spend a day with my kids. #creativemom

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Do I need to start a new project? The answer is apparently 💙💛yes💛💙 #snipsnipsnip #whatsonemore #colourplay

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I *might* be self-soothing my FOMO in not going to QuiltCon this year by getting some new Kona fabric. I was happy to find @studio39fabrics , a great Canadian online retailer! Thanks for the bonus Valentine FQ Erica!! #konacotton #hoorayforlabels #gonnasewtheheckouttathese

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Pieced! Currently untitled, it’s 75 square inches and tricky to photograph. Now I need to figure out how I will longarm quilt it. #quiltsofinstagram #thriftedfabric

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3 more seams to go! #nearlydone #goingbig #quiltsofinstagram

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Giving this top a final starching and press before I square it up. My great-grandmother’s tied quilt stands by in its glory. #improvthroughtheages #generationsofmakers #familyhistory #quiltsofinstagram

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A lapful of awesome: finishing off my colourwork toque and admiring my new moosehide + copper bangle by @inuk360. #smelldathometan #supportnortherncreatives #friyay

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Got me some soul food for my morning break! Thanks @inuk360 for your magical frybread! #dontpanictheresbannock #northernlife #werk

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This one’s all pieced now, approximately 150x165 cm. Soon to be squared up and then subjected to the next stage! #quiltsofinstagram #improvpiecing #allthecolours

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Sunday night doodling #improvpiecing #thriftedfabric

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I spent the morning at my good old Arts and Crafts Guild (71 years young this year) carding up some batts to spin. #lovewool #battsofinstagram #colour

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Late night seed bead light #beads #prep

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Pressing my challenge piece #quiltsofinstagram

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Today’s thrifted treasures: a woven chambray with a great hatch pattern, a luminous cobalt pinstripe with a great reverse float weave and a kid-sized African wax print shirt 💙 #thriftedfabric #blueday

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Who wins the prize for fun packaging? @gentlethrills sure brightened my cold winter day! Now how to break it to my family that these rad patches are mine, all mine? #handsoff #shinywhiskers #pissedofflamb

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I’m crushing hard on some beautiful hand dyed fabric made by my talented friend Donna MacDonald. #mypretties #handdyedfabric #shibori #resistdyeing

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One of my favourite shapes that come of thrifted clothes is a shirt yoke. Today I realized they’re the perfect size to cut to 2.5” charm squares so I dug out my pink shirt scraps to enliven and diversify a stack I got at a past QuiltCon. #thriftedfabric #makingdo #pinkitup

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I am so excited and proud to be holding my copy of Curated Quilts issue 2 where I’ve contributed an article on using thrifted fabric and a bit of a manifesto why I hold the practice so dear. Thanks #curatedquilts for the opportunity to share my work, and your generosity in featuring so much of my photography as well. It’s been tricky shooting an outdoor #showusyourcq as it’s so cold lately that my phone dies when it’s outside #northernproblems #droppeditinthesnowtoo

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Progress on my challenge project and using my new #violetcraft seam roller. I’ve been eyeing it for ages and am so glad I found one at a Canadian shop #alongcamequilting. Love it!#sewingtools #fridaynightsewing

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#tbt that time last summer when I met the tiniest, cutest babies and my heart nearly exploded #babygoats #fallfair #yourewelcome

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I’m starting a new challenge project with my fibre friends using these 10 hand dyed pieces... but sitting in front of the woodstove is sucking my will to sew #handdyedfabric #toastywarm #northernproblems #iwasacatinmypastlife

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Sunday’s for trimming. Today I put in more than two hours. I like working on these scrap sheets more than the endless precise hsts this morning. ☠️🤓 #quiltsofinstagram #needmorelight

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One of my favourite panels from tonight’s quick assembly line. #scraps #improvquilting

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This afternoon I scored several pairs of pants for my fast-growing little one and then this unexpected stack of treasure. Corduroy, double sided voile, reversable woven, linen, crazy shot cotton, cheap indonesian fake batik print and a light denim curtain panel. So much texture! Hand me those ✂️. #thriftedfabric #thriftstorescore #latenightphotoshoot

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