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…
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, 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! Well there she is! All completed and ready for another many years of life. I'm quickly off to run some errands so remind me to get a 'before' and 'after' shot. This has been a very busy week...so much to post, but it will have to wait for now! Happy Slipcovering! ~Cathy
Now on to the Inside Arm... I am running desperately LOW on fabric so I have to sew pieces together in places that are not too conspicuous such as the Inside Arm and the Deck areas! I hate to do it but in this case because I can't find anymore of this fabric I'm in… Continue reading The Inside Arm and Deck!
Hi All! I'm moving right along on this couch slipcover! Last night I stayed up late and finished the Outside Back... ...and pinned the pieces for the Outside Arm on the left arm... This morning I'll knock out this arm piece and by the afternoon hopefully the Inside Back and the Deck will be finished!!!… Continue reading The Outside Back and Outside Arm!
Okay. I have a confession to make. This project has sadly sat neglected for ...ahem... I can't even remember how long...let me check the calendar...or even better... let me check this here blog... June of 2011 !!!! WoW. I guess I did have a great excuse, an ACL injury and all and it took a… Continue reading Couch Slipcover Comes Out To Play!
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