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
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
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!
I recently finished this project for a client, making good use of my Gammill Statler Stitcher for the custom quilting both in and around the snowflake tree. I love all those lines with varied spacing! I was able to mark them out as I went along the quilt so I could design on the fly… Continue reading Snowflake Tree Quilt Panel
This quilt is made from a pattern published by Missouri Star Quilt Company and they call it "Oberlin". I used it recently as the basis for a larger quilt - I put four of these together and added a border - but this grey and white smaller custom version was the one I first intended… Continue reading Custom Quilting Ohio Star
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
It was a sit down custom quilting day and I shot lots of video to share with you! I quilted this Dream Big panel for a client and decided to do it on my sit down machine so I could share the process and hopefully some inspiration with those of you who quilt on domestic… Continue reading Dream Big Panel Again!
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
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