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!

Dealing with the unexpected, In the Studio, Pet Antics!, quilting

So Many Changes

This morning while driving to work I listened to music radio.  For many years I would turn on talk radio to hear the latest news and grumblings about all things political and happenings going on in Chicago.  I guess today was time to make a change, to go back to what I used to love… Continue reading So Many Changes

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Free Motion Quilting “Snow In October” Video 5 – The Continuous Feather Border and Finish!!!

Hi Friends, Whoot, Whoot!!!  I am finished with "Snow In October"!!! It feels so good to be finished with a quilt that took such a long time to complete.  I hate when I have to stop and start a project (like, just about everything I work on!) but especially when it is the quilting portion… Continue reading Free Motion Quilting “Snow In October” Video 5 – The Continuous Feather Border and Finish!!!

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Free Motion Quilting “Snow In October” Video 4 – Triangle Border

Hi Friends! I can see the end!  I'm now on the 2nd border and the remaining free motion quilting on this quilt is going to be super super easy! No more squashing the quilt into the bed of the machine, no more trying to think about oak leaves and acorns, just quilting! So here we… Continue reading Free Motion Quilting “Snow In October” Video 4 – Triangle Border

Machine Quilting, quilting

Free Motion Quilting “Snow In October” Video 3 – Oak Leaves!

Hi Friends! I had a moment to go through my videos and get the next in this series up on the website!  I had hoped to be able to record all the leaves and the acorns but looks like the acorns dropped off the tree (so to speak)! The inspiration came from these Oak trees… Continue reading Free Motion Quilting “Snow In October” Video 3 – Oak Leaves!

Free Motion Mondays, Machine Quilting, quilting

Free Motion Quilting “Snow In October” Video 1 – The Brown Logs

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

Machine Quilting, quilting

Almost to the Borders on ‘Snow In October’ Quilt!

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!

Free Motion Mondays, Machine Quilting, quilting

Quilting ‘Snow In October’

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’