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
Burnt orange is supposedly a trending color for 2019. I say "supposedly" because I find it difficult to keep track and often find myself at the mercy of outside sources when it comes to staying on top of these things! So I thought I'd go with it, dive in, and make a quilt in this… Continue reading A Happy Accident
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!
As we approach the end of the year, I want to share with you some changes that I'm looking forward to in the coming months. As with any journey in life, my quilting journey has taken yet another turn, and I've made the decision to sell my HQ Amara and purchase a Gammill Statler Stitcher.… Continue reading Changing plans for a New year!
Well guess what? When I did my interview with Leah Day and she found out my mom has been a hand quilter since 1981 - when she made her first quilt as a gift for her brother - Leah wanted to chat with my mom about her perspective on the evolution of quilting over the… Continue reading My mom is a celebrity!
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
I'm not good at naming quilts (we've been down this path before) but when I started this project and decided it was going to be something quite different than other things I've made I knew it needed a special name. The fabric itself inspired me to come up with a name befitting the luxury that… Continue reading Majesty – the silk quilt
Yes, it's a thing. Bag Lady has a whole new meaning since Sara Lawson began drawing so many people into the art of bag making and inspiring the use of this nickname! Check her out on Youtube, Facebook, and on her web site, all by the same name "Sew Sweetness". Things have been happening in… Continue reading I’m officially a bag lady
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
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