Hi Everyone, Are you ready for one of my visually boring videos?? Ha! For those new to the blog I like to record my stitching, especially when I'm free motion quilting. It helps to save it for posterity sake so if I ever need to review what I did I can do that. In this… Continue reading Free Motion Quilting “Snow In October” Video 1 – The Brown Logs
Whoot! I love the feeling of progress! I have the last few corner blocks to go then the middle section will be finished! Here's some detail of the brown logs... ...and some detail of the blue logs with their meandering feather... ...another look. I've taken some video though not sure if it will be… Continue reading Almost to the Borders on ‘Snow In October’ Quilt!
Hi Friends! The project I'm working on right now is the quilting on the 'Snow In October' log cabin quilt. I've been slowly figuring out a plan as to how I'd like to go about the quilting. First I print a copy of the quilt (I used EQ7 to help with that) and then with… Continue reading Quilting ‘Snow In October’
The Vermont Quilt Festival! One of the nice things about traveling is you never know what surprises will pop up! The Vermont Quilt Festival was one of those surprise coincidences that was happening very close to where we were camped in Vermont...and how could I not resist? For your enjoyment. Most of these were from… Continue reading Vermont Quilt Festival!
Hi Friends, Today I'm writing over on my shop but thought you all would like to read, or maybe even take part in this fun lesson on color! Lessons In Color: Creating a Color Wheel.
Hi Friends, Every day I work on getting fabrics into my little on-line shop. Today was a little bit of a surprise as I unwrapped this Red and White Snowflake print... I began taking photos not even looking at the end of the bolt or the selvage, just snapping away... Finally, I looked to record… Continue reading I Guess I’m a JoAnn Fabric Shop!!! Their Mistake, You’re Opportunity!
Hi Friends! As I've been working on these 'Back to Square One' blocks I've been writing up this tutorial and paper pattern pieces...so first things first. Here is the pattern: Back to Square One Block r1 This is a combo-pieced pattern using Paper Piecing for the Flying Geese blocks, Paper Foundation Piecing for the String… Continue reading Back To Square One Block Tutorial – Part 1: The Flying Geese Segments
Here is tester block No. 2 for 'Back to Square One'. I'm much more pleased with this version but I still had difficulty getting to be EXACTLY sqaure. I think I was taking too much of a 'Bite' when sewing the paper piecing... I made a conscience effort to remember to make all the center… Continue reading Testing my ‘Back to Square One’ Block again…
I took lots of photos of the International Quilt Festival - Chicago yesterday both before my volunteer work began and after, when I had time to just gaze and admire all the quilts... I've included the maker's names where possible in a corresponding photo. These red and white quilts (names were not listed for the… Continue reading International Quilt Festival – Chicago
Friday I was working on a complimentary block to my Scrappy Arrowhead block. I think I'll call this block "Back to Square One". So appropriate don't you think considering our dilemma with the kitchen remodel? It could also most definitely work for my Weight Loss Journey Quilt I've boxed up and put on the shelf… Continue reading Back To Square One Block…