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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

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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

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My Gammill is Here!

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!

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Majesty – the silk quilt

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

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Simply Sweet

I finished the second panel from Art Gallery fabrics and because much of the stitching is similar to the sheep quilt I recently posted, I won't fill this up with a lot of photos! Just wanted you to see it all done, and share a short video clip at the bottom of some stitching I… Continue reading Simply Sweet

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Baa Baa Black Sheep

Soooo... I wanted to stray from the woodland animals baby quilt theme for a bit and do something fancier with more of a custom heirloom look and, of course, lots of white solid space.  This minimalist style panel is one of three I found in the "Nest" collection from Art Gallery Fabrics.  I love the… Continue reading Baa Baa Black Sheep

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Purple, Gray, and Yellow

I thought the last wide strip quilt I made was funky, but this one - WOW!  The color combo was a suggestion from my daughter, based on my request for a trendy idea.  Apparently purple, gray and yellow are a thing.  They aren't necessarily MY thing, but that's not the point! LOL  I wanted to… Continue reading Purple, Gray, and Yellow