Quilting Day by Day

A Few Helpful Hints

I had an uncommon fairly acceptable hair day yesterday so it was a good time to step in front of the camera for a change and record a video with a few things I wanted to share 🙂  Hope you find it useful, or at least entertaining! It's been craaaaazy windy for the past few… Continue reading A Few Helpful Hints

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Modern Improv Block Quilt

This was FUNNNNNNN!  Totally spontaneous, no measurements to speak of, busting that perfectionist tendency into pieces and blowing it away in the breeze. If you can handle not knowing what your quilt is going to look like when it's all done, or even your individual blocks for that matter, then give this a try.  You… Continue reading Modern Improv Block Quilt

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More from the Woodlands …

I feel like there should be music playing as you read this, like the theme song from Hinterland Who's Who? ... if you don't know what that is, you're either not from Canada  or you're still a young pup.  It's a classic.  In our house it's more of a long standing joke, but let's say… Continue reading More from the Woodlands …

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It all Started With a Jelly Roll …

I am often asked by students, customers, and other quilters about how I got "into" quilting myself and I launch into my story.  I did write about it three years ago on a personal blog when the whole journey started, and have linked to that old post a couple of times along the way on… Continue reading It all Started With a Jelly Roll …

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Improv Composition 1 + video – and Pinterest Adventure Days 17 thru 24

I'm giving myself permission to use this quilt post to make up for several Pinterest Adventure days!  It was time for me to stitch something wide open and I've been wanting to incorporate various ideas I've seen into a modern whole cloth quilt so I knocked off a few saved pins in this one, along… Continue reading Improv Composition 1 + video – and Pinterest Adventure Days 17 thru 24

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Longarm Custom Baby Quilt + video

I don't often do custom work on a baby quilt, but this one called for something special and I wanted to make those white triangles pop so I opted for some straight lines in the printed areas and, of course, feathers for the white!  I LOVE white on white.  I love stitching it out and… Continue reading Longarm Custom Baby Quilt + video

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Modern Tiles Quilt + video

How about another modern quilt from the "Wiggling" pattern in the Modern One-Block Quilts book by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting?  This pattern is so much fun to make (I don't even really mind the piecing on this one because it's quick and easy and the layout gives it the wiggly look!) and if you… Continue reading Modern Tiles Quilt + video

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Woodgrain and Woodland Animals + video

Woodland animals are kind of a big deal right now and they're appearing on all kinds of baby and child decor so of course I decided to jump on the bandwagon and get some quilts made! I found some wonderful panels (read as "already digitally printed with a variety of designs so there's lots of… Continue reading Woodgrain and Woodland Animals + video

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Gradient Chevrons Quilt + video

I finished up the quilt that I showed a sneak peek of in my last post.  It was really fun to custom quilt this one, and the chevron rows gave me well spaced zig zag sections to play in with my free motion quilting. I used a wool batt for this one, which makes it… Continue reading Gradient Chevrons Quilt + video

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Long Arm Custom Quilting – soooo much fun! + video

Number two came off the long arm frame over the weekend and I had a blast quilting it! I've been waiting to do this one, with all the custom ruler work, and after the first one with the all over geometric design came off, I challenged myself to take the plunge and go for it.… Continue reading Long Arm Custom Quilting – soooo much fun! + video