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!
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!
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!
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
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
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 am soooo far behind in posting here; I just checked and it's been a month! I knew I had a lot to catch up on but a whole month? Things have been buzzing along in my studio this past while, including my first bee of the season which, as anyone who knows me well… Continue reading Time Flies – and so do flies and bees and ants and other such outdoor summer kinds of things…
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
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