Last summer I decided I would be adventurous and try some English Paper Piecing. After all, the foundation paper piecing I did on the elephant quilt turned out to be not so bad and I daresay a bit of fun, so I figured this was worth a try. The difference between the two, of course,… Continue reading My Tula Nova Quilt
I've been saving ideas and house block patterns in hopes of coming to a definite conclusion about exactly how I wanted my own house quilt to look and eventually got so caught up in my head that I couldn't get started! Each time I thought I had made a choice, I went to cut my… Continue reading A House Quilt just for me!
While I wasn't able to capture action videos while working on my Elephant Abstractions quilt, I did want to share with you some of the stitching details, so I did a video at the end with a lot of me talking and a lot of you looking at the quilt with my hand moving over… Continue reading Custom Quilting Elephant Abstractions Quilt
I was listening to a program recently that brought to mind my own previous misconceptions about computerized quilting and prompted me to put together a video to show a few aspects that might also help dispel any ideas others have about how it works. The software that runs on my Gammill Statler Stitcher allows me… Continue reading Longarm Quilting – Computerized and still Creative!
One of my goals for this new year was to get things organized so I could put my Free Motion Quilting for Beginners class online. I finally got the recording done, for sit down and long arm quilters and, during the editing process, the seriousness of our current global crisis became very real in our… Continue reading Free Motion Quilting Class for Beginners
As usual, I'm a bit late to the game when it comes to cool new things that can be made from fabric LOL. However, I have been wanting to make an official Jelly Roll Rug for a while now and finally got dow to doing it. I love the finished rug - even though it… Continue reading Jelly Roll Rug
If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you will know that piecing quilt tops is my least favourite part of quilting. I do it when I need to, and once in a while it isn't too bad if it doesn't take too long LOL But I'm not like a lot of… Continue reading My very own Elephant Abstractions quilt!
Just wanted to share a quick video with a cool idea I got from Julia at Stitches by Julia for making some cute doodle stitched owl appliqués 🙂 Check out her Youtube channel too for tons of fun ideas! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouCCM7iEYfU&feature=youtu.be
I recently spent a fun day with a friend who was willing to be a guest on a video I posted on my Youtube channel and Facebook pages. Luckily, she's a good sport with a sense of humour, and we spent as much time laughing as we did sewing! Check it out below, and be… Continue reading Featherweight Fun with a Friend
I started free motion quilting in 2015 on my old workhorse of a Pfaff using a darning foot, quickly realized I loved it and that I wanted a bigger throat space, so upgraded to a new domestic machine designed for quilters. With the eventual progression to bigger longarm machines in my studio, this new domestic… Continue reading For the Love of Vintage