Happy Hump Day! (yeah, I know, sounds kind of weird but I'm told that in the present day that's what working people call Wednesday...getting over the hump for the week!) I recently posted this short video on Youtube - sped up, of course - showing some playtime free motion quilting I did on a practice… Continue reading Free Motion Graffiti Quilting
Burnt orange is supposedly a trending color for 2019. I say "supposedly" because I find it difficult to keep track and often find myself at the mercy of outside sources when it comes to staying on top of these things! So I thought I'd go with it, dive in, and make a quilt in this… Continue reading A Happy Accident
I hesitated in writing this post because it can be a bit controversial, depending on who you're talking to, but it's also interesting and I've recently been learning a lot about it myself, so I thought I'd share my perspective here and point out some references for those of you who are inclined to look… Continue reading Copyright and Quilting
I'm becoming one of those people. You know, the ones who talk about the olden days, back when this or that was the norm. This is not to take anything away from the younger set, of which I was once a member. We do - as we should - go through different seasons in our… Continue reading Nostalgic meandering
After several days of working on cementing some of the basics of edge to edge computerized quilting in my brain, I was feeling the need to get in some of my favourite hand guided free motion quilting. I loaded up a practice quilt sandwich, lowered the belts, and spent some time playing on my new… Continue reading Just Stitching – free motion fun
While I was working on a client quilt this week, I recorded a short video showing how I used my hands while my Gammill Statler was stitching out a digital design, to manipulate the quilt top and ease in any bits of fullness to avoid getting unwanted pleats and tucks. I got the idea from… Continue reading Longarm Quilting: easing in fullness
After practicing some edge to edge designs on a few quilts this past week, I went ahead and tried some custom work using computerized patterns. This quilt has a lot of wide open space, but it is pieced together in rows so, for the most part, I chose designs for each row. When I got… Continue reading Custom Computerized Quilting on my Gammill
I would like to introduce you to my new Gammill Statler Stitcher (fondly referred to for now as my "personal assistant" until I can come up with just the right name for it! LOL) It arrived a week ago, has upped the decor level in my quilting room by several points, and is performing like… Continue reading My Gammill is Here!
I'll bet from the title of this post that you're expecting me to give you a chart of some kind, with various brands and features, and present myself as an expert on the subject! That's not happening. First of all, I'm no expert on anything other than my own opinion. Secondly, writers of blogs choose… Continue reading Longarm machine comparison
As we approach the end of the year, I want to share with you some changes that I'm looking forward to in the coming months. As with any journey in life, my quilting journey has taken yet another turn, and I've made the decision to sell my HQ Amara and purchase a Gammill Statler Stitcher.… Continue reading Changing plans for a New year!