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

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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!

Stash Traders

I Guess I’m a JoAnn Fabric Shop!!! Their Mistake, You’re Opportunity!

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!

Home Decorating, Patternmaking, Sewing, Slipcovers

The Inside Arm and Deck!

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!

Sewing, Slipcovers

Couch Slipcover Comes Out To Play!

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!

Back To Square One, Sewing

Back To Square One Block Tutorial – Part 1: The Flying Geese Segments

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

Sewing

Testing my ‘Back to Square One’ Block again…

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…