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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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Time Flies – and so do flies and bees and ants and other such outdoor summer kinds of things…

I am soooo far behind in posting here; I just checked and it's been a month!  I knew I had a lot to catch up on but a whole month? Things have been buzzing along in my studio this past while, including my first bee of the season which, as anyone who knows me well… Continue reading Time Flies – and so do flies and bees and ants and other such outdoor summer kinds of things…

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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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A Happy Accident

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

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Copyright and Quilting

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

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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