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
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
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
I'm taking some me time this weekend to work on Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt. I've pulled all the fabric from stash and the plan is to get the first 2 clues done this weekend. I also have to re-do the basting on a quilt that I am finishing up as a gift... More on… Continue reading Working Bonnie’s New Mystery
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
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!
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
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!!!
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
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!