Custom Quilting, Quilting Day by Day

Dreaming Big For the Third time

Just finished my third custom free motion Dream Big panel quilt and this is the first on my long arm (the other two were done on my sit down machine). I LOVE this ocean-like color way and while I had to push through some not-so-great quilting moments on this one (we all have days when… Continue reading Dreaming Big For the Third time

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Dream Big Panel Again!

It was a sit down custom quilting day and I shot lots of video to share with you! I quilted this Dream Big panel for a client and decided to do it on my sit down machine so I could share the process and hopefully some inspiration with those of you who quilt on domestic… Continue reading Dream Big Panel Again!

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Customized Digital Quilting

I attended a Gammill Education conference recently to get more savvy with my Statler and when I got home I was anxious to start trying some of the exercises we learned, so I got right to work on a quilt that was already on my frame. I had begun by fitting an edge to edge… Continue reading Customized Digital Quilting

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Custom Quilting on a baby quilt panel

Just wanted to share this cute baby quilt I worked on this week for a client who requested a combination of computerized and free motion quilting.  She wanted custom quilting on the inner panel and a digital design for the outer edges.  And she chose wool batting which gave this quilt so much texture!  I… Continue reading Custom Quilting on a baby quilt panel

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Farm Girl Vintage

Did you see that title and think for just a moment that I might have actually pieced one of these Farm Girl Vintage quilts?  I'll give new readers the benefit of doubt, but the rest of you should certainly know better LOL This was a client quilt that came to me, in several of my… Continue reading Farm Girl Vintage

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Progressive Detail Quilting

I've been inspired by several talented machine quilters over the past few years since I began my journey - Natalia Bonner, Angela Walters, Sharon Blackmore, Judi Madsen, to name a few! - and when I'm working on a quilt using techniques I've gleaned from a particular video or class I always like to mention it… Continue reading Progressive Detail Quilting

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Free Motion Graffiti Quilting

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

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Just Stitching – free motion fun

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

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Longarm Quilting: easing in fullness

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

Custom Quilting, Quilting Day by Day

Custom Computerized Quilting on my Gammill

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