Day to day

A Personal Perspective

When my Facebook page hit 500 likes recently, I did a video over there with some personal insights and a lot of gratitude.  While the giveaway mentioned is now closed, the rest of the video does have material that might be of general interest to others who follow my quilting life, so I wanted to… Continue reading A Personal Perspective

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Purple, Gray, and Yellow

I thought the last wide strip quilt I made was funky, but this one - WOW!  The color combo was a suggestion from my daughter, based on my request for a trendy idea.  Apparently purple, gray and yellow are a thing.  They aren't necessarily MY thing, but that's not the point! LOL  I wanted to… Continue reading Purple, Gray, and Yellow

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Finding Joy

You'll probably recognize this general idea and color scheme from another recently finished quilt I wrote about; I'm not releasing a detailed pattern for the piecing process here, but I don't mind if you just figure it out yourself and copy it... Some pictures have filters to enhance the stitching and make the colors more… Continue reading Finding Joy

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Wavy Lines with Clouds

Wavy lines and straight lines are popular on modern quilts and I like to find ways of embellishing them here and there to give a bit of extra interest to the overall look. I thought this cute baby quilt could use some clouds in the stitching, and rather than over think the shape and the… Continue reading Wavy Lines with Clouds

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Playing Outside the Lines

There's always more to learn, more motifs to try, more fillers to practice.  The lists are endless.  So I have no shortage of available ideas, especially with access to the internet. But I recently began to feel that I needed something else.  I'm not saying "something more" because I have access to "MORE"!  Something "ELSE"… Continue reading Playing Outside the Lines

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Faux Leather Pouches

I recently ordered some faux leather fabric from Sew Sweetness and got around to doing a quilting test this week.  I LOVE this stuff!  I had no issues at all free motion quilting on this fabric and the results are stunning.  I started out with a big square, quilted the heck out of it and… Continue reading Faux Leather Pouches

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Let it Flow

Naming quilts isn't my forte. By nature, I feel the pressure to somehow come up with an inspired and interesting name for each of the more technical quilts I finish now, moreso than when I first started. I remember when numbering them seemed like a good idea even if just for my own reference -… Continue reading Let it Flow

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Custom work on a family tree quilt

I recently custom quilted this family tree wall hanging with appliquéd leaves.  My client had the project passed on to her for completion by an aging family member whose wish it was to have it finished after she could no longer work on it.  It is a lovely piece, and the maker took care to… Continue reading Custom work on a family tree quilt

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Painted Ladies Quilt Project

A lot of photos appear as I'm scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed each day, and many of them are crafty things because, of course, Facebook knows what I look at online and makes sure to flash me more of the same!  I see various quilt-y pictures, especially when friends share patterns and such, and one… Continue reading Painted Ladies Quilt Project