And the winner is……… Barbara Steele! Congratulations, Barbara, your name was drawn for the Quilter’s Complete Guide giveaway! Please, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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.
Have you ever started a project, or nearly finished a project, only to discover that your work is barely visible? That’s exactly what happened to me this past Saturday. Well, let me start at the beginning.
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
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
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
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
What do you do when you read the words, “Quilt as desired.”? Panic? Feel overwhelmed? Stick the top in the closet for “another day”? Or, just not sure of where to start? How do I quilt it? By hand? By machine? Pay someone to do it? When I was first learning to quilt, that’s Read More
I’m making a multi-colored baby quilt and was wanting to practice my machine quilting skills. Well, the fabrics vary widely in both color and value (light, medium, and dark, compared to the background fabric.) Choosing just one color of thread for the entire quilt just didn’t seem like an option. There were just too many Read More