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 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
I am happy to announce that after five years into a quilting journey that started because I wanted to make a little rug for my kitchen, I HAVE FINALLY MADE THE RUG! For the background that goes with this post, please check out my story here if you don't already know how I went from… Continue reading My Kitchen Rug – FINALLY!
I've mentioned already - and if not here, then in several other places! - that I sat down in the fall and pondered a few projects I had thought of maybe doing "some day" and made decisions about which ones I was going to go ahead with and how. I set some goals and one… Continue reading Hippie Trailer Quilt
The last few times I've begun writing a post here I've felt the need to mention that "it's been a while since I wrote...." and it happened again yesterday when I realized how much time has passed. I've been feeling like I'm so "far behind" on sharing news and photos here. But am I really?… Continue reading Happy New Year!
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
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!