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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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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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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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Interviewed by Leah Day

I had a super fun time being interviewed by Leah Day on her Quilting Friends podcast last week, and it went public today so I wanted to share the link and the experience with you!  We had a great conversation about quilting, creativity, passion and balancing things in our crafty lives.  Some of it was… Continue reading Interviewed by Leah Day

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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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Finding Joy

You'll probably recognize this general idea and color scheme from another recently finished quilt I wrote about; I'm not releasing a detailed pattern for the piecing process here, but I don't mind if you just figure it out yourself and copy it... Some pictures have filters to enhance the stitching and make the colors more… Continue reading Finding Joy