Machines, Neet Finds, Sewing

Abandoned at the side of the road…

Yesterday on my way to work I passed by a pile of stuff put out for trash collection. On top of an old chair was this machine. I turned the corner and drove around the block for a 2nd look and decided to stop and pick her up.  There was a pressure foot, needle, bobbin… Continue reading Abandoned at the side of the road…

quilting, Scrap Churn Dash

Free Motion Quilting the Speedy Churn Dash Quilt Episode 1

Hi Friends, I've started to video some of the quilting on the Speedy Churn Dash Quilt.  This first video is a quick look at the first few blocks completed.  I'll have a video up soon of the actual quilting.  See the results so far... (sorry, someday I WILL get a better camera, but for now… Continue reading Free Motion Quilting the Speedy Churn Dash Quilt Episode 1

Machine Quilting, quilting, Scrap Churn Dash

Basting a Quilt Today

This top should look familiar, as it is the header of the blog at the moment. I thought this week would be a good week to get this one sandwiched and begin the process of quilting. Initially I was going to bring this to a long-arm quilter and pay to have it quilted.  As of… Continue reading Basting a Quilt Today

quilting, Sewing

The Very Strange Case of the Dear Jane Book

What has happened to the Dear Jane book by Brenda Papadakis? Type into Amazon to search for this book and you'll see it for $52.16 all the way to over $3,000 dollars!  What in the world is going on?  See screen shot below... Now.  Friends.  This is utterly ridiculous.  I have this book in inventory...well… Continue reading The Very Strange Case of the Dear Jane Book

quilting, Sewing, Working with scraps!

Border Auditioning

I have completed the log cabin and uneven 9 patch border for this scrappy quilt and am now auditioning fabric from the stash for the next round of borders! Here is the EQ7 file... ...and this was the original version I had in mind as a Christmas Quilt!  The applique is a skill set I… Continue reading Border Auditioning

Bird Watching, quilting

Making Progress and an Oriole!

I have been working on this scrap quilt daily.  I completed 2 border sides and now am working on the remaining 2 before I continue on with my planned solid border which will be next.  Talk about LOTS OF SCRAP!!  Truthfully I had no idea how this design was going to come out and several… Continue reading Making Progress and an Oriole!