Tips and Tools Tuesday – Machine Quilting, Part Six, Hot on the Trail

Years ago, our daughter and son-in-law had a couple of hound dogs named Jake and Jessie. They were a mix of Redbone Hound, and Black and Tan Hound. Hounds have a well-deserved, great reputation for being good hunting dogs. They can follow the trail left by critters with uncanny accuracy. A rabbit, for instance, usually Read More

A New Pattern Release! Just in Time for Christmas Decorating!

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to announce the release of a new pattern! Star of the Magi Tree Skirt or Table Topper PDF Version and Star of the Magi Tree Skirt or Table Topper Print Version are available now! Y-seams don’t have to be scary. My easy to follow instructions will help you every Read More

Tips and Tools Tuesday – Machine Quilting Part Five, Odds or Evens?

In my last machine quilting post, Machine Quilting Part Four, Creating a Design, I promised that this post would show you how I traveled from one quilting design to the next in my Sawtooth Star quilt. Well, before I explain HOW I travel from one design to the next, I thought I should share with Read More

Here’s a Fun “Take Along” Project, Folded Hexagons

About a month ago, at our monthly quilt club meeting, two of our members shared a great hand-sewing project with us. Shirley, and Harold showed us how to make folded hexagons. We each received a zip-top bag containing seven fabric circles to make a Grandmother’s Flower Garden flower. As they demonstrated the technique, we followed Read More

Tips and Tools Tuesday – Have I Got a Treat For You!

School has started back and with it comes sporting events and tailgating. Before we know it, we’ll be celebrating all of our favorite holidays. Sporting events, family gatherings, and holidays mean great food and great snacks. I thought I’d share a recipe that I got about forty years ago. We were going on vacation to Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Machine Quilting, Part Four, Creating A Design

When I was in Elementary School, I loved art class! We got to color, and draw, and paint, and make things. It was fun! I wasn’t thinking that someday I might use the things I was learning. It was just fun! Do you remember some of the things you did in art class? (I’m not Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Machine Quilting, Part Three, Deciding on a Design

If you’re just venturing into the realm of machine quilting, deciding on a quilting design can be a stumbling block. It doesn’t have to be.  Before I began making quilts, I admired them. Their beauty. The piecing. Their overall design. I wished, oh, how I wished I could make something so lovely! But, I knew, Read More

Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along – Week Seven – Binding

Congratulations! You are about to cross the Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along finish line! It’s the seventh and final week of this Quilt Along journey. I hope you have had as much fun as I have making this graphic quilt! The binding is pretty straight forward. After you’ve cut and assembled the binding strips according Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Machine Quilting – Part One, The Tools

Have you been curious about machine quilting? Wanting to give it a try, but thinking, “I can’t do that”. Been there. Done that. Got tired of thinking that. Decided to just do it! Notice that I didn’t say, “Try it”. I said, “Do it.” To quote a character from one of my favorite movies, “Do, Read More

Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along – Week Six – Spray Basting and Machine Quilting

Wow! I can hardly believe that Week Six of this quilt Along is already here! I’ve had a blast and I hope that you have, too! I have really enjoyed seeing the various fabrics and color placement that people have used to create their own version of Just Buzzing Through. I love the versatility of Read More