Friday, September 30, 2022

As we move into October, I find myself wanting to stay inside more where it is warm and cozy, doing the things many of us enjoy. Quilting being at the top of the list, looking forward to getting lost in my studio creating new projects and completing a few UFO's.  Looking forward to Thanksgiving weekend when all of the boys will be home along with my brother and his family.  This family tradition is one of my favorite annual gatherings.  Lots of great company and food, the memories to last a lifetime.

The changing colors of the season are so beautiful and comforting as we spend more time indoors baking, making soup and so on. Fall is my favorite season.

Remember to smile - It looks good on YOU!

Until next time... KM


 

Saturday, September 10, 2022

September!




Awe September ~

Fall is my favorite time of year.  The cool mornings, warmer days and cool evenings.  I find this is the time of year to start planning all the projects I would like to get done while staying warm through to spring.

Quilting - quilting is at the top of the list!  Looking forward to hibernating in a condo for a WEEK with my best quilting buddy and doing what we love quilting, eating and more quilting and laughing.  To me this is true bliss.

I have now owned QuiltBitz over six months, and am still navigating my way through small business ownership.  I am so glad that I took this leap of faith.  Having my own quilt shop is something I have always  wanted to do.  Choosing and collecting fabric is totally different than quilting.  QuiltBitz has been lots of fun and I look forward to the months, years down the road to see where the journey will take me.

One other thing I am looking forward to navigating through is blogging and sharing through blogging.  It is my goal to share quilting projects, pictures, quotes and recipes.  I do hope you will follow along this new journey with me.

Until next time...🌻

 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

June Sunshine


 Good Morning, 

Here we are almost through another month and it is just starting to feel like summer is upon us.  The past few months have had some trying times for me with my ankle.  I broke it back in February and it seems to be a long journey.  I am still not driving and to say it has slowed be down is an under statement.  Anyways onward and upward as they say.  

I have been enjoying my side gig, my online quilt studio.  Many new things to grasp and who would have thought buying fabric would be tough?  So many choices and so little time.  I was asked the other day if I sold time as well, this made me giggle because there is so much truth to that.  We love fabric and just want it all.  I call it my retirement fund, when we will have that so called time.

As we move through this next season I am  making sure that I do take the time to do the things that make my heart happy. The laundry can wait, the dusting can wait - life is far to short to sweat the small stuff. 

Anyways enjoy this warm sunny Sunday! 

~KM


Friday, June 10, 2022

How can it be June already?

 Well here we are moving right along through 2022.  The past couple years have been a time we all will never forget. Did you ever think the world would come to a complete halt and we would learn to stay home?  I think in many ways it made us slow down and really look within and get back to the basics.  I have three boys and they have learned to graduate from high school without a prom, do studies from university and college online. I have one son graduated from high school not in the same way his older two brothers did and one graduated from college like it was just another day.  Last month my oldest son graduated from university and we had the honor to watch him walk across the stage.  This was the most wonderful feeling, is what we know as normal slowly returning.  I do think that we have all learned many things these past couple years and that is to adapt, be kind and open minded.  At the beginning of this year in February I decided to follow a dream and have my own quilt shoppe, I purchased QuiltBitz.  I am enjoying this new journey and all that it brings.  After all now I have a reason to build a stash....  As I sit and type this blog another new thing, I find myself reflecting and realizing that if you want something or would like to do something do it, don't wait.... "Take the Trip - Buy the Shoes - Eat the Cake" We all know that things can change just like that.  Have a beautiful day! 




Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Mother's Day!
Today is a special day and cherish with all those close to your heart.  I am very blessed today to have all three of my boys home.  This has been a very good day and past week.  As two of my boys leave for the next chapter of their lives, (one for the summer to work and the other to start a new job) I hold close to my heart all three of them.  They never cease to amaze me and all they have accomplished in their short lives.  Being their Mum has been amazing, making memories, sharing laughter, tears, victories and all that life brings. Although I am sad to not have my boys all home 24/7 it brings me comfort in knowing they are all moving ahead confident and with a good foundation of this thing we call "life".
Until next time....KM 

 

Friday, March 18, 2022


 Welcome to the first post from the Rocky Mountains....

With spring just around the corner, the snow melting  and the longer days,  I am finding the need to start a new spring project. So stay tuned to what I can come up with over the weekend.  Enjoy the warmer spring air and have a wonderful weekend. ~ K

Saturday, December 25, 2021

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!


Wishing the Best of the Season to Everyone and Every Happiness for the New Year.

'til next time,
QB

 

Friday, November 26, 2021

IT'S BLACK FRIDAY!


SHOP EARLY AND USE CODE "BLACK" AT CHECKOUT TO RECEIVE

FREE SHIPPING

(Ormkraft mats are excluded from this offer)
(Offer Ends at Midnight November 26/21)

'til next time,

QB

 

Monday, October 11, 2021

NEW PATTERNS ARE FINALLY READY!

MIDNIGHT MEETING TABLERUNNER

is sew much fun!

Using fabrics from the Midnight Magic II collection by April Rosenthal for Moda, or using fabrics from your stash, this cute tablerunner will be ready for display in no time.

Those cute bats in the center of the tablerunner are perfect for placing a bowl of candy, or a vase of flowers, right in the middle.

So cheerful!

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CHRISTMAS MORNING TABLEMATS

are just what Santa ordered for your Christmas decorating this year!

Twinkling stars and star-topped Christmas trees on different sizes of beautiful quilted backgrounds work up quick and easy using the Christmas Morning collection by Lella Boutique for Moda or fabrics from your stash.

Use up your leftovers to make the cute little coasters.

This project makes the most wonderful Christmas present and will cheer up just about anyone!


Both patterns are available as PDF downloads on the WEBSITE for $10.00 each.

Currently there are also a limited number of kits available to make these projects from the fabrics shown.

Enjoy!

'til next time
QB

Monday, October 4, 2021

MOONSTONE Collection by Edyta Sitar




This absolutely gorgeous collection by Laundry Basket Quilts will definitely wow your creative spirit.   Flowers, vines and dots are just some of the detailed images on these prints and the large scale floral print showcases a beautiful bouquet that looks within arms reach of picking it right off the fabric.

MOONSTONE is amazing!  The artwork, the colors, the quality of the cotton .... it is all absolutely amazing.  If you are new to Edyta Sitar (Laundry Basket Quilts), or an avid fan of her fabrics and patterns, you are in for a treat with Moonstone.

I encourage everyone to check out Edyta's websiteblog and YouTube Channel to see the wonderful creativity of this quilter.  The detail that she uses in some of her creations is mind-boggling, but then again, she does have simple, very striking patterns as well.  Some are free (type free in the search bar) and many others are located in her shop.  I own a number of Edyta's books and I would love to make each and every quilt.  Enjoy!


Head over to the Laundry Basket Quilts website to download this free pattern.
MOONSTONE is available in bundles and yardage cuts.  100% Cotton

'til next time,
QB

Thursday, September 23, 2021

NEW Stack'em Up Mystery Fabric Club

Stack'em Up Mystery Fabric Club DEADLINE is September 26th at midnight! Now is the perfect time to start receiving beautiful mystery fabrics in your mailbox and get motivated by new fabrics and a new pattern every month. Plus you get a discount code! Mail-outs go out on October 1st.

Learn more about the options and perks at www.QuiltBitz.ca.

'til next time,

QB

 

Monday, September 20, 2021

Getting Ready for the Season


Designing and creating with some gorgeous new fabrics this week - feels good!

Lovin' my little flower purchase from Saturday .... a little something to brighten my cozy studio.

Hope everyone is having a great MondayπŸ˜ƒ.

'til next time,
QB

 

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Spring Chickens ....

This gorgeous collection by Sweetwater was used for the June 1st Moda Mystery Fabric Club.  The six fat quarters from the club and the additional background fabric (from subscribers stashes) created this fun and whimsical quilt.
I don't usually have time to quilt each and every mystery pattern that I create but I did for this project.  Another whimsical touch of meander stitching I think adds to the overall cuteness and cuddle quality 😁


A whole jar full of Spring Chicken yo-yo's was a sight to see for sure!  There is just nothing cuter in the studio than these little circles lounging around on the counters ... and occasionally on the floor also πŸ˜‚.  They did have a tendency to roll sometimes!

I had a lot of fun with this collection by Sweetwater and I know there are some more collections ordered and arriving in the coming months from these wonderful designers.

I can't wait to create something wonderful with those fabrics too.

If you are not already a subscriber to the Little Bitz Moda Mystery Club be sure to check out all of the details here.

'til next time
QB

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Spring Chickens Have Arrived!

I have to say that I have been super excited about this collection of fabric by Sweetwater since the first time I saw it .... six months ago.


Unpacking the box of these bolts was super fun and all the plans for projects were swimming through my head.


I have created a super quilt with it but I cannot show the whole project just yet.


In the meantime, there are some wonderful fat quarter bundles on the website and the yardage will follow shortly.  Get your bundles soon!


Enjoy!

QB




 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Stock Up On Notions


When was the last time you checked your stock of blades and threads?

And, remember the last time you needed that extra hand when sewing on binding or inserting a zipper?  The little Wonder Clips would have made your life a whole lot simpler then!

My favorite rulers are the Quilter's Select brand and I only have two of the 6" x 6" rulers left in stock.  These are no longer available in Canada from my wholesale supplier so once these two are gone that is it.

Not shown in the photo are the Ormkraft mats that are now available on the website.  These mats are ready to ship across Canada.

Check out the website to see all of the notions!

Stay safe and find time to quilt!

QB

 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Mother's Day Weekend


Yikes!  Mother's Day is tomorrow!

Are you ready?  Maybe you are one of those last minute shoppers and need to find something amazing, quick and affordable.  The QuiltBitz gift certificate is perfect .... quick, simple and you will have it ready to email or plop into a card in minutes.  Done and dusted, as they say.

The second option is one of the Little Bitz Mystery Fabric Clubs.  There are actually three clubs (kinda) to choose from .... the Moda Mystery Club is six fat quarters that are mailed out at the beginning of every month and then there is the mid-month four fat quarter or four half yard mystery club that ships, you guessed it, mid-month!

Receiving any type of gift is super exciting and fun, but to have a gift that you actually get to open every month is amazing!  What could be in the package?  Will I like what is in the bundle?  What will the free pattern be this month?  All the hype and excitement is just like Christmas morning as a kid!  Yes, us quilters still like those surprise fabrics and the inspiration and possibilities that goes with every print.  Who needs flowers .... fabrics are way more fun!!!

I know that every Mother out there this weekend will be super happy with any gift they receive. πŸ’•πŸ’•

Happy Mother's Day!

QB


 

Friday, May 7, 2021

Best Banana Bread Recipe


I know, I know, that is what every recipe has for a title these days!  But, when you are time-strapped and those bananas are getting blacker by the second you just need a recipe - right now!  I know there is one in a cookbook I have ... somewhere ... but for speed sake I turned to Pinterest.

So a quick search on Pinterest provided a plethora of options and I'm always the sucker for heading that says it is "the best" version.  So this is the one I chose and I have to say that we are quite enjoying it.  Limited number of ingredients and super quick to throw together with the addition of a few chocolate chips .... pop it in the oven and go back to work for an hour or so (it said 50 minutes, but mine took longer).

Best Banana Bread Recipe
Yield: 1 loaf

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
3 large ripe bananas
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Spray loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray or grease with butter.
In one bowl, mash bananas with softened butter.  Add the vanilla and eggs and mix.
In a second bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix together until just combined.  Do not over mix.
Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes or until done (test with toothpick).

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 50 minutes or until done.
This recipe is from the Salty Marshmallow.

Enjoy!

'til next time,
QB



 

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Little Bitz MODA Mystery Club

November MODA Mystery Reveal

Isn't this a lovely stack of Christmas goodness! I just love these stacks of mystery bundles all ready for packaging.
This is a closeup of the six fabrics that were included in the November Mystery mail-out.  These prints are from the Christmas Carol collection by Sweetwater and were so nice to work with.

Here is a photo of my finished quilt made with the free pattern that goes with every monthly mail-out.  It has a tiny little flange border that sets off the outer edge.  The quilt ended up at about 50" x 50" using only the six fat quarters and extra background fabric.  I would love to find some time soon to get this quilted up - I think I'm going to love having this to snuggle under for Christmas!

If you haven't signed up for the Mystery Clubs yet, these are the type of fabrics and project that you are missing out on πŸ˜•.  Every month the Moda club has six fat quarters and the regular Mystery Club has either 4 fat quarters or 4 half yards.  Either mystery club is super fun!  Who doesn't like receiving parcels in the mail - especially fabric parcels!

Mystery clubs also make excellent gifts.  Birthdays, Christmas or "just because" gifts - just get in touch with me to set up a gift mailing for someone special.  There is no commitment - try it for a month or for as long as you like - it's a great way to build up your stash or make the free quilt each month and have 12 projects to give or keep at the end of the year.  So many options!!

I am so excited to share the free projects I have planned for the December fabrics.  Sign up now to receive yours or stay tuned for the reveal later in December.

As always, if you have any questions please let me know!

Stay Home, Stay Healthy, and Stay Creative.

QB

 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

MODA MYSTERY DEADLINE

 OCTOBER 28TH IS THE DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP!

Six Moda fat quarters delivered to your mailbox every month ... how fun would that be?!?!

Plus a special little FREE pattern that could be used with the fabrics πŸ˜€.... for FREE - no charge - zippo!

Here is a glimpse of what you missed in the October 1st Moda Mystery fabrics and pattern ....

Six fat quarters from the Redwork Gatherings collection by Primitive Gatherings were used to make these wonderful houses.  I chose to use a solid background fabric but the two cream fabrics that were included in the 6-pack could have been used just as nicely.

I am currently working on the free pattern with this month's mystery fabrics and I am loving it!  Unfortunately I cannot give any hints or previews - that would just be no fun 😲.  All I can tell you is that it is MODA and it is gorgeous!

There is no commitment - sign-up for a month, or two, or three - however long you want to.  Skip a month.  Send a month to a friend for a Christmas or birthday present.  Cancel at any time.

NO COMMITMENT!

Fat Quarters (6) - Pick Up/Local Delivery: $25.50

Fat Quarters (6) - Mail Out: $31.50 (includes postage)

Taxes are not included in above pricing.

Pick Up/Local Delivery is available to customers in the Wawanesa, Manitoba area including the communities of Glenboro, Ninette, Souris, Minto and Brandon BUT for this program there is a requirement that there be at least three (3) mystery club deliveries to that location on a given date.  So please contact your friends and have them participate along with you! 


JOIN AS A GROUP ------ CALL A FRIEND ------ SEND AS A GIFT

SHARE THE FUN!


DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 28TH

More details are on the website or give me a call.

'til next time,

QB