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
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
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
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!