This past Saturday, the 17th, was the village-wide yard sale in the rural town I live in. I always set up a table since we live on the main street through town. Last year I sold tie dye shirts and made more than $200 in just a few hours. This year I didn't have any tie dye done up or even all that much junk to put out. I actually ended up selling almost all of the Vera Bradley that I've collected since college. I really had quite a bit; wallets, duffle bags, lunch pails...you name it ...read more
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This quilt will be given to my friend who is having a baby boy and it measures about 36 x 38". I chose to take out all the flowery prints and stick with the blenders, raindrops and umbrellas. It was a ... read more
Hello, my name is Tina, and I used to have Pteronophobia.
In case you are not aware of what that large 5 dollar word means, it is a phobia that I think alot of quilters start out with. It is an abnormal fear of FEATHERS ! Though I don’t think most scientists would include our quilting feathers in that same category. The fear for me was quite real, though given the number of quilters who are deathly afraid of attempting free motion ( or any other kind for that matter ) feathers, perhaps not so abnormal !
Now you will see that my ...read more
My goal for 2013 was to impove my FMQ feathers.
Have you ever tried to FMQ a feather wreath? Did you know you do not need a stencil to do one?
I have taken lots of pictures to show you how. Soooo… get ready for this picture heavy post!
Before we start:
- I used a Frixion pen to draw on the fabric. The lines disappear when heated (iron), but may appear when the fabric gets really cold. So maybe not the best pen to use on fabric that will be used in freezing temperatures, like in a car.
- In order to create this tutorial I did have to break thread ...read more
Three finishes today, or actually two and a half!
My Mom requested these hearts to hang on to fridge door and the cookie cabinet door. They will remind her to snack more “greens” and not to grab the candy and cookies! I think it is a great visual reminder!
I also FINALLY finished the second pillow with the weird home dec fabric.
The last finish of today only need it binding now, so not completely done yet!
I started out with a big nine patch of 9 inch squares in two fabrics. I cut that in half like it was ...read more
I wrote yesterday that I was using the Frixion pen for drawing lines on my fabrics. There is a lot to do about these pens in the quilting world. Please do a google search on them as many people have experimented with them on fabrics. There were positive outcomes and not so positive outcomes. Please make an informed decision on using these pens on your fabric. I am not using the pens on a real quilt, just cheap fabric that is learning material or me, like a notebook is for a high school student.
Still obsessed with the ...read more
Last week I got some quilt books back that I lended out to a friend. I had not seen the books in a while and that was a good thing. This time around I saw different things in these books than I did a few months ago. (I hope to do a review on these books, next week maybe.)
Today I want to share some FMQ samples I did after studying page after page. I tried to copy the designs to find out how they flow and what works best for me. Some designs are my own but were inspired ...read more
Quilting is underway on the Fractions quilt!
In case you were wondering, that’s a magnetic tool bar I picked up at Home Depot. I got that handy tip from Linda Thielfoldt, to help stabilize floating tops. It works great! It is also a very effective foot smasher if you drop it onto your foot. Anyway, in my last post I showed a rough sketch of what I was planning on quilting in this quilt, and that’s what I went with.read more
We are getting lots and lots of rain, cloudy days and lowish temperatures for summer. I am even wearing a long sleeve top… SUMMER???
The last couple of days I spent my time working on reference books for FMQ. A while ago I saw a similar book and wanted one of my own. Just ONE!
Who was I kidding?
We need more than ONE! Don’t we?
Here are some of the covers, some finished some just need the satin stitch around. (And getting rid of all those pesky little loose threads…)
There is lots more to show ...read more
Hi everyone -- I wanted to take a minute and share with you a Giveaway that the lovely and talented Wendy Sheppard from Ivory Spring Blog has open through end of Day August 6th.
Wendy is giving away one copy of her online "Learn to Machine Quilt" class that is hosted at Annie's.
Wendy is patient and confident, and her machine quilting speaks for itself. Here is one of my favorite Wendy Sheppard quilts:
|Image Courtesy Ivory Spring Blog ...|
|Photo Courtesy On-Word Bound Books|
Hallo Ihr Lieben,
heute kann ich auch wieder etwas posten.
Bei mir ist es im Moment alles etwas durcheinander, daher werde ich über Sommer auch nicht oft posten können.
Ich danke Euch allen für die Blogbesuche und die lieben Kommentare. Ich freue mich immer über jeden einzelnen sehr.
Heute zeige ich Euch 2 Wellenläufer, die ich zum verschenken genäht habe. Da mir die Zeit etwas im Nacken saß habe ich bei der Quiltarbeit nicht experimentiert, sondern Muster genommen, die ich schon geübt habe.
Dann haben wir in unserer Gruppe 2 Kinderquilts für einen guten Zweck genäht. Für welche Aktion sie ...
We are nearing the 1 year mark of the passing of my Dad. While I know rationally that no one makes it out of here alive, and that Dad so dearly deserves this rest, this past 11 months has been so hard.
I took advantage of the Craftsy Sales of this last week. I finally signed up for Angela Walters Free-Motion with Feather Class.
I have been quilting feathers for a while now, so the first part of the class did not reveal new techniques for me, but it did help me with getting the right shapes of the petals, as Angela call them, in the right half-heart shape. The second part of the class contained more new information. I enjoyed the class, and really wanted to see more after it finished.
Testing my new skills in a 20×20 inches piece ...read more
You may remember I did a major shift in my sewing room to make room for a new machine. Well, I was successful and now trying to reduce all the stuff in there. Yesterday, I spent an entire day sorting through one box! And I still have 16 more to go! One day at a time, one day at a time. Sigh. In going through the box I found a quilt top I had made maybe 10-12 years ago that actually wasread more