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!
Well guess what? When I did my interview with Leah Day and she found out my mom has been a hand quilter since 1981 - when she made her first quilt as a gift for her brother - Leah wanted to chat with my mom about her perspective on the evolution of quilting over the… Continue reading My mom is a celebrity!
I had a super fun time being interviewed by Leah Day on her Quilting Friends podcast last week, and it went public today so I wanted to share the link and the experience with you! We had a great conversation about quilting, creativity, passion and balancing things in our crafty lives. Some of it was… Continue reading Interviewed by Leah Day
I'm not good at naming quilts (we've been down this path before) but when I started this project and decided it was going to be something quite different than other things I've made I knew it needed a special name. The fabric itself inspired me to come up with a name befitting the luxury that… Continue reading Majesty – the silk quilt
Yes, it's a thing. Bag Lady has a whole new meaning since Sara Lawson began drawing so many people into the art of bag making and inspiring the use of this nickname! Check her out on Youtube, Facebook, and on her web site, all by the same name "Sew Sweetness". Things have been happening in… Continue reading I’m officially a bag lady