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About bertcollections

I began quilting, with the help of some friends, in 2005, and have been quilting ever since. In that time, I’ve completed several projects in a variety of styles and colour combinations. My approach to quilting generally doesn’t involve using a particular pattern. I tend to have a concept I want to bring to life, or find a fabric on sale somewhere that looks like it could be turned into something fun. As the photos in the 'Introductions' post show, my quilts cross a range of styles, but generally use some strong colours and shapes.

GG11 – Granny goes modern


I’ve just given my Granny’s Garden project a modern twist to get it back on the rails…here’s a quick video that shows how I do it. It’s now granny gone mobile – all but the final joining of big blocks … Continue reading

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Dragons in the kitchen (Puppet Oven Mitts…)


What a fun and handy project…watch out or these beauties will eat your dinner… Continue reading

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Next Up…Puppet Mitts!


Yes, I may not have posted for a couple of years but I’m still around. This time I’m back with a fun project…puppet oven mitts to replace our dilapidated old ones that are suffering holes and burns and general decay … Continue reading

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Snowflake Table Decoration


I was inspired by LucieTheHappyQuilter’s dresden snowflake (http://luciethehappyquilter.com/tag/dresden-plate/) to have a go at making one myself over the holidays. Here is the result, now happily decorating our side table. I turned this into a table mat by pinning the dresden … Continue reading

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QFO – Nearly Done and Binding lesson


After barely any sewing in the last year i am on a mission to finish projects to make room for other ones. Last month the beautiful hexagon quilt-for-others quilt was returned for binding. Today I’ve put the binding on the … Continue reading

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Choco-oops!


Note to self – next time you make chocolate cake have a shower before you sew…cake mix on my sewing machine. LOL!

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QFO – Back in the sewing room again…


After several very busy months I have made it back to the sewing room for a bit of fun… I won a pack of 5″ squares in a raffle which are nit a colour or style I would choose myself … Continue reading

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