Thursday, December 25, 2014

Boxing up TGIFF

The amazing Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts has put her hand up to provide you with some Boxing Day eye-candy and the last TGIFF of the year, so head on over.

And with that...
 MR in Canada
 and Laura Down Under ...

...would like to thank you for all your amazing finishes and encouragement over the year and wish you a very happy and prosperous 2015. Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Speeding towards Christmas

Sarah from Things I Make is today's TGIFF Hostess... Here's a little hint of what she has in store for you... so zoom on over and check out all the last-minute finishes!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Figuring on a Fun TGIFF! at Quilt Matters

Happy TGIFF! It's that time of the week to pause and take stock of what was accomplished during the week. Ha ha! There's no pausing around here. It's a mad-dash to fit in a few more things before the weekend. Anyways, TGIFF! is on over at Quilt Matters so grab those finishes (finishes only please!) and head on over to link up. Enjoy the inspiration of your fellow TGIFFers!

Speaking of pausing and taking stock, here is a fun holiday video by the Holderness family. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

TGIFF Down Under

It's officially Laura's last TGIFF for the year, and it's starting to warm up and get Christmassy Down Under. So here's a little taste of an Aussie Christmas before you start getting all excited about snow and sleighbells and all that stuff...

For a more Australian celebrations, head down to Quokka Quilts for Laura's December finish!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thank goodness it's Finished Black Friday

Kim of Persimmon Dreams is our hostess today... If you can tear yourself away from Black Friday shopping or pull yourself out of your turkey coma, drop in and say hi! And if you have a finish, you can go and buy some fabric. It's ok. We won't tell...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TGIFF! Is A Hoot!

Lynette @ What A Hoot Quilts is our wonderful host for TGIFF! this week. She has a couple of beautiful coordinating kids' quilts to share. Grab your finishes, head on over to say hello and link up. Enjoy the inspiration!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

TGIFF! Is On At Quilt Matters

M-R's hosting TGIFF! this week at Quilt Matters. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't finish what I'd hoped to finish, but I'll do my best to 'shake it off' and enjoy TGIFF! anyway!

Speaking of shaking it off, have you seen this pairing of Taylor Swift's Shake It Off with the 80s Aerobic exercise video? Uncanny!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The road to hell is paved...

Ever have good intentions which don't quite come about? Like this?
Well it's not that bad.
Or this bad:
But TGIFF very nearly wasn't... 
Hop on over to Quokka Quilts to find out what's going on.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

TGIFF! Heads to Germany


We're spending this Halloween TGIFF! with Aylin @ Aylin-Nilya. I do love me a great palindrome. Enjoy her beautiful mini, link up your own finish and enjoy the spooky and not-so-spooky quilts!

As for this week's image, who knew Severus Snape was so crafty? ;)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

TGIFF! Just Needs Some Space at Dizzy Quilts

Aren't you glad it's TGIFF? I certainly am. Isabelle at Dizzy Quilts is our TGIFF! host this week. Yay! She has a beautiful mini to share. Grab your finishes, a tall drink of something delicious and head on over to link up and enjoy the inspiration.

After a rough week in Canada, where Isabelle and I are, we need something light, right? I think this fits the bill...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

TGIFF! Is On at Simply Pieced
It's just about the weekend! Woo hoo! Janet at Simply Pieced is our hostess with the mostest cool factor this week. Her Garden Lattice quilt is beautiful!

Grab your finishes (finishes only, please!) and head on over to link up. Don't forget to say hi to Janet and some of the other TGIFFers, 'cause we're cool like that.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

TGIFF! Is Shaking at Quilt Matters

Happy TGIFF! all! M-R's hosting TGIFF! this week over at Quilt Matters. She's so happy to have finished the last piece in her Fibonacci Is Not Random. So happy that now she's dancing away to Taylor Swift's Shake It Off!

Grab your finishes and head on over to link up. Please remember to link back to TGIFF! so your readers can find us too!

Have a great weekend everyone and a very Happy Thanksgiving to Canadians!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Plum Crazy Friday

Laura's gone Plum Crazy over at Quokka Quilts. No, it's not a quilt based on a book by Janet Evanovich. It's something else all together. Check it out!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Happy TGIF Friday at Glory Be Quilter

A Happy TGIFF to you all! This week finds us over with Audrey at Glory Be Quilter. She's got a couple of great projects to share today. Grab your finishes and head on over to say hello and link up. As always, there will be some wonderful inspiration so take some time to tour the other finishes.

Speaking of inspiration, check out this video of Joseph Gordon-Levitt (it starts slow so be patient). Maybe inspiration of another kind? ;)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Foxy TGIFF! at Sew Fresh Quilts

Happy TGIFF, all! Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts is our wonderful TGIFF! host this week. She has a beautiful Fox and Friends quilt to share. Grab your finishes (finishes only, please!) and head on over to link up, say hi and visit the other inspirational link ups!

With the vote for Scottish Independence tonight, I'm sure many quilters are wondering what will become of the Union Jack flag? A favourite design for blocks and quilts, the future of this iconic flag is in question. This video shows some possibilities... Curious? Me too! :)


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Kids Being Awesome

It's Friday (or almost Friday for some) and TGIFF! is on at Quilt Matters. I'm sharing the quilt I made for my new nephew, who is awesome. Grab your finishes and head on over to link up.

Have you seen Kid President? I love, love, love this kid and his videos. He's another awesome kid. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Wee Finish

We have a wee finish over at Quokka Quilts today - well, a Wee Wander fabric finish! Head on over and check it out!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A smidge curvy

Ms Midge is our hostess of the day. It's also her day (depending on your timezone) for the Quick Curve Bloghop.  She was a Quick Curve Virgin two weeks ago, so time to see how she went curving it up! Hop on over and visit Ms Midge!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Blooming TGIFF! Over at The Devoted Quilter

Leanne @ The Devoted Quilter is our wonderful host for TGIFF! this week. She has a beautiful Hexagon Flower EPP top to share. Wow, is all I have to say!

Grab your finish(es), head on over to The Devoted Quilter to link up and enjoy the inspiration of other TGIFF participants. Please be sure to say hello to Leanne!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Crabby Friday

Our Host for today is Afton at QuiltingMod! She's feeling a bit crabby today, so go and be nice and say hi... Remember to link back to her blog and visit some other link-uppers... because it's better being part of a group!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Pants Are Optional

Happy, Happy Friday! I recently came across Convos With My 3 Year Old again on the InterWeb and just had to share one of my favourites from Season 2 -- the "Pants - Part II", especially the ending (classic!):

Hope you enjoyed it too. TGIFF! is now on over at Quilt Matters so grab your finishes, a beverage of your choice and head on over to link up and enjoy the inspiration. Pants are optional. :)

Thursday, July 24, 2014


In a last-minute change of plans... TGIFF has moved. 
Click on the picture to find out where!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Izzy wizzy dizzy...

Today's Friday finish is worth swooning over, or so Izzy assures us... She's hosting today's linky party over at Dizzy Quilts. Izzy, dizzy - put me in mind of The Sooty and Sweep Show, which can still reduce me to giggles...  So Izzy whizzy, let's get busy!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

TGIFF Paying it Forward...

It all started when Angie N hosted TGIFF earlier this year... Audrey at Glory Be Quilter was the giveaway winner of a fat quarter and some paper hexagons. Audrey got sick in  May and could only sit around so decided to learn how to EPP on YouTube.  She was hooked. 

She's going to share what she has done so far. Audrey  will also be giving away one fat quarter and paper hexagons for a lucky winner to try EPP or be inspired to pick it up again.

So head on over to Glory Be Quilter and wish Audrey a happy TGIFF!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Keep on the Sunnyside

And we're back again at QuokkaQuilts this week for a Sunnyside finish. And what better song to accompany this week's finish? We could all do with a little George to celebrate Friday finishes!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mini finishes for Friday

Things aren't always what they seem. This Friday, it's a surprise TGIFF party over at Quokka Quilts. The quilts may be small, but they pack a punch...

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Quilt Like An Egyptian

Our host Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts is quilting like an egyptian this week. Grab your finishes and head over to link up. Most importantly, say hello to Lorna and check out the fab inspiration from your fellow TGIFFers!

With a theme like this, how can we not take a road trip down memory lane with The Bangles?

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

TGIFF! Is Seeing Stars This Week...

With Joanna at Riddle and Whimsy! Yay! Grab your star power, head on over, say hello to Joanne and link up.

And since we seem to have a star theme this week, here is a song that my kids can't get enough of. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Blooming TGIFF!

A regular TGIFF! participant, the awesome Audrey from Glory Be Quilter is our host this week and she's hosting a blooming TGIFF! for us. Grab your finishes and head on over to link up. Don't forget to leave a kind word for your host!

Before you go, check out this video on thread sketching. Wow!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

It's a Sparkling TGIFF!

Happy Friday/almost Friday all! Melissa at MsMidge has a beautiful Radiating Sparkler quilt to share  for this week's TGIFF! Grab your finishes, head on over, say hello to Melissa and enjoy the inspiration!

I'm having a hard time finding the funny this week so I'll leave you with some inspiration instead. We can always use a lift, eh? :)

Maya Angelou Best Sayings and Quotes, wise, deep

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Southern Hospitality

Ever had this problem?
OMG -- I'm in the midst of remodeling and have no room for quilting layouts.  THANKS FOR THIS.  IT HELPS.

Well, we have the answer! Share your finish with TGIFF! and get inspiration for your next quilt by enjoying the other finishes. 

TGIFF! is heading south this week to visit with Sarah at Georgia Girl. Let's head on over to see Sarah and enjoy some southern hospitality!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Quilt Infatuation with TGIFF!

It's that time of the week again -- time for TGIFF! Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation is our hostess with the mostest this week. Grab your finishes, head on over, link up and enjoy the quilty inspiration!

Speaking of inspiration, here is some more for you!

Who's ready to climb a mountain now? :) Have a great weekend, all!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

TGIFF! Is On at Quilt Matters

I know we usually keep things pretty light around here, but please consider reading about the missing Nigerian Chibok school girls, if you haven't heard about it, and signing this petition to #BringBackOurGirls, if you are so inclined. Let's put more pressure on our governments to help find those girls. Thank you!

Then come on over to Quilt Matters to share your finishes and be inspired by other TGIFFers! Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Party time!

I'm done I'm done, I don't know how you feel... I'm done I'm done for now...

It was probably more suited to Molli Sparkle's Kimono's ablaze finish from last week..
There's a party going on at Quokka Quilts. Hop on over!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

In the Garden

This Friday, TGIFF is in the Garden... Not in the Night Garden, but with Angie, at A Quilting Reader's Garden. It doesn't look like this. You'll just have to go and see for yourself!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Domo Arigato TGIFF!

TGIFF!'s in Japan this week, visiting with Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts. How cool is that?! Head on over with your finishes (finishes only please!) and link up. Enjoy the inspiration provided by the always awesome Alyce and your TGIFF! link-up mates.

Before you go, would you apply for this job? ;)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

TGIFF! Is Getting All Political

Sewcialist - one who would just rather be sewing...all the time.

Spotted this on Pinterest today and came to the uncomfortable realization that my political beliefs have evolved somewhat since my university days... ;)

It's time for TGIFF! and it's over at Quilt Matters this week. So be a Sewcialist, come join us, link up a finish (not WIPs please!), say hello and be inspired by your fellow partyers!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Devoted and quiet...

Leanne is hosting her first linky party at Devoted Quilter - yay Leanne! I believe we are going to see something like this....
(designed by Kristy at Quiet Play)
... but head on over and check it out for yourself!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Happy TGIFF! Birthday to...

our wonderful host of this week's TGIFF!, Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts!

Head on over to check out her 'birthday suit', link up your finish (finishes only please!) and sing her a birthday song, Minion-style!

Happy Friday all!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

TGIFF! Is Going March Madness Over at Quilt Matters

It's still cold and blustery here in Ottawa; -15C with a windchill of -28C this morning. It warmed up though to -10C with a windchill of -17C this afternoon. Positively balmy, really. ;) Perfect for skiing!

After I shovelled the 15 cm dump of snow yesterday from our driveway earlier today, I consoled myself with this video:

Enjoy and then come link up your finish and tour the other inspiration for this week's TGIFF! over at Quilt Matters. And, if you're from these parts, know that one day it really will be +1C here. Probably not in the next seven days, but someday...we hope.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Yay or Neigh - is it TGIFF today?

Serena at SewGiving is taking the reins for TGIFF this week. Speaking of taking the reins,  meet Patches the car-riding horse. Yes, his name is Patches. How sewing-cool is that?! But go and see Serena at SewGiving - she's pretty cool too... ;)

Friday, February 28, 2014


Well Friday crept up on me! I think the pod-people came down and kidnapped my brain... But Sarah at Mila and Cuatro has things all under control. Or have the pod people been there too???

Friday, February 21, 2014

Canada Claims TGIFF! Gold

Canadian women are rocking the Olympics in Sochi this year (5 of 7 gold medals so far have been won by our women). With two golds today in women's curling and women's hockey, we are happy to claim Canadian ex-Pat Amy @ Amy's Crafty Shenanigans as our TGIFF! Gold host this week.  Grab your finishes and head on over for some medal-winning inspiration.

Hope this makes you giggle too. :)

Photo: This made me chuckle. ;)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Rainbow Breaks Through the Polar Vortex

Happy Friday and Happy Valentine's Day, all! M-R at Quilt Matters is hosting TGIFF! this week. While the Polar Vortex continues to grip much of North America, M-R is thinking rainbow this week, and not just because of the Olympics in Sochi. Head on over to find out why, to link up your finish and to spread a little comment love on this beautiful Valentine's Day!

Speaking of Polar Vortex, have you seen this fun video? Clever!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Dancing in the dark

We're not quite sure what's going on at QuokkaQuilts as Laura's been AWOL... She sent us this photo which is a bit mystifying, so we're kinda dancing in the dark here... but head on over and see if she's got something up her sleeve. We're sure she has. She might have needed a little help - you can't start a fire without a spark..  So drop on by and see what's going down down down down at QuokkaQuilts...

Thursday, January 30, 2014

TGIFF! Is In Orbit

Jo at Riddle and Whimsy is our lovely host this week, as she shares her Orbit Around The World.  Grab your finishes, a cuppa something, and blast off over there.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Brrr! It's a Cool TGIFF! Over at Quilty Habit!

Ottawa yarn bombers’ manifesto: peace, love, knitting
From the Ottawa Citizen:
Jess, our hostess for TGIFF! this week, has a cool lap quilt featuring Brrr! by Laurie Wisbrun. Grab a warm beverage and your finishes, head on over to Quilty Habit and link up. Don't forget to leave a kind note for the hostess and visit the other finishes!

Speaking of things being cool, the temperatures around these parts are crazy cold. Some wonderful kind souls have been yarn bombing Ottawa. That's just awesome!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

It's a 3 Finish Alarm For TGIFF!

Happy Friday/Almost Friday, all! Our wonderful host this week is Julie from That's Sew Julie. She's got some hot finishes to share. Head on over to check out what she's made, link up your finishes and spread some comment love!

Speaking of hot, any Outlander and Diana Gabaldon fans out there? The video I'm most excited about this week is this trailer for a new TV series based on my favourite book series…squee! :D

Thursday, January 9, 2014

It's Time for TGIFF!

Over at Quilt Matters! The clock is ticking so head on over to link up your finish and enjoy the inspiration.

And if you've got an hour, check out this episode of Nova, called the Illusion of Time!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Not showing you this. It's MINE!!! So there! But The Human is a show-off and will show you more of this one if you head on over to QuokkaQuilts. If it were up to me, this is all you'd see!