From the Mountain

Form Fitting Face Mask Tutorial

Hello Everyone! I hope you all are staying well and safe! It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted anything. I have been making masks, and masks, and more masks. I have made the common “surgical” style mask. A Form Fitted style, which is the kind I wear to work. And, a Face Shield style. Read More

Tips and Tools Tuesday – Which Way Does Your Bobbin Thread Go?

How many sewing machines do you own? How many do you use on a regular basis? How many do you use on a non-regular basis? Pretty much, every quilter I meet has, at least, more than one sewing machine.

Tips and Tools Tuesday – A Cure for Slipping Rulers

With your rotary cutter in one hand and a quilt ruler in just the right position on your fabric in the other, have you ever been right in the middle of a cut when your ruler shifted?

We Have a Winner in the Book Giveaway!

And the winner is……… Barbara Steele! Congratulations, Barbara, your name was drawn for the Quilter’s Complete Guide giveaway! Please, contact me at diane@lookoutmountainquilter.com with your street address and I will mail your book right out to you! Again, congratulations! And, thank you for commenting on the post and participating in the drawing! Have a great Read More

Tips and Tools Tuesday – I Have a Screw Loose! And, there is still time to enter the giveaway!

Annoying things can happen at the most inopportune times. Well, it may not have been so annoying if it hadn’t been an inopportune time, but, I’ll just stick with “annoying”. Sunday, I was making breakfast for the family.

Tips and Tools Tuesday – Sewing and Quilting With Children

Take advantage of teachable moments. Since I’ve been a mom for over 38 years now, I think this would be one of the best nuggets of advice I could give to anyone who has or is around children. No matter the task, concept, or bit of knowledge to be learned, take any and every opportunity Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – What Do Froggs, Attire, and Scrubbing Bubbles Have To Do With Quilting?

Last week was full, fun, and exhausting! We, (my husband and I) have been working outside, digging. We have moved a lot of earth from the left side of this area to the right so that it will be more level. We will pour a concrete pad here which will eventually become a carport. Yippee!

UFO’s And Orphaned Blocks – Perfect for Machine Quilting Practice! And, Surprise! A Funny Story and a Giveaway, too!

UFO’s. Orphaned blocks. We’ve all got them. Some of us have A LOT of them. Other’s, only a few. But, we’ve got ’em. Maybe one of your UFO’s began from a new block a member shared at your quilt guild meeting. Or, you saw a quilt in a magazine and decided to give it a Read More

Woohoo! It Turned Out Great!

As promised in my It’s All About Perspective post, here are some photos of the finished wall hanging. I’ve finished quilting over the original quilting stitches and added the binding.

Tips And Tools Tuesday – It’s Still the Season, Are You Prepared?

It’s still the season…. Well, not the Holiday season. That was fun and now it’s done, and 2020 has already begun! (No, I did not rhyme that on purpose. 🙂 I mean, it’s still the season for colds and Flu. Why on earth would I want to bring that subject up? Because I just finished Read More