I am so excited about the Clarity Ruler Foot review / video . The Clarity ruler foot is made by Carol Olson of Fine Line Accents in Design. I am honored, proud, excited ( and many other adjectives ) to say that I was included in the beta testing of this new ruler foot. I … Continue reading Clarity Ruler Foot Review / Videoread more
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I don’t know about you, but when I’m working on a special project (although, what quilt isn’t special?!), I like to think carefully about the quilting designs that I choose. Sometimes an all-over basic design is what the quilt needs, like for a sampler quilt to help unify all the different blocks together. Sometimes a quilt needs some more careful quilting in the background so as to accentuate the piecing. With quilts that feature an image or are more themed, like Garland, sometimes you can use your quilting to add to the design. Given that this is ...read more
|Splashes of Color Quilt|
When it was finished, I was disappointed. It didn’t look like the quilt that I had fallen in love with. I put it away since I wasn’t ready to quilt it yet. I didn’t have a sewing machine that did FMQ and I was told not to hand-quilt it since batiks ... read more
I am currently up in Georgia at a wedding and realized that there was a few great sales going on out there and I know I am not the only quilter who appreciates a good value :). First on my list of purchases was a Flash sale from Patsy Thompson. All Fabric cutting dies are … Continue reading Great Salesread more
I started last week, finished it last night, washed it, sewed on the label, took a few pictures and it was given this morning. That was the creation and life of my latest baby quilt. It has now moved on to another mother who will cherish it with her child.
I know that it sounds sappy, but my quilts, like my children, are a part of me. As joyful and sometimes cranky as a child. They are my creations. Some will grow old with me while others will leave the nest too early. The one thing that is consistent is ...
I've been avoiding them for years but I finally succumbed to a swap through my guild, the Common Thread Quilt Guild. In the excitement of the moment I just forgot that I don't do swaps. Don't get me wrong, it's a great idea, but I know myself - it'll mean another deadline, agonizing over what to make, is it good enough, will she like it, etc. At least this swap is in person, so I don't have to mail it. That would have added another layer of anxiety.
I really tried to plan ahead and ...
Swirl Border Longarm Quilting Design Today I’m sharing a fantastic customer quilt with a swirl border longarm quilting design. Take a closer look at how I created the machine quilted design in...
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Okay, I jumped in… maybe a bit too quickly… but I have started with my quilting the F2F blocks. Here is the collection again from last June. There will be more blocks added to create a bigger quilt for my bed. It has been almost a year… So why did I jump in too soon?
I should have thought about how the blocks might shrink differently due to more dense quilting…and how that would affect the construction of the quilt. I have come up with a solution to get all blocks to the same size, but it would have ...read more
|Original painting by Sheila Langlois of Kirkland Lake Ontario|
My art quilt is based on a painting by Northern Ontario artist Sheila Langlois (1930-1996). More about Sheila and how I met her at the end of my blog.
I love this art work. Sheila painted it when she went back to art school as an adult. It was a study in primary colours. I call it "Study in Primary Colours or Light at the End of the Tunnel".
This is the first piece of original art that I owned. It's been ... read more
After last week's whirlwind (a guild quilt show and the Art with Fabric blog hop) I didn't think I'd want to quilt for a few weeks. Well, I stayed away from my quilting for 3 whole days! However, the two little projects I made were pressure-free playing using new techniques or materials.
So far, I've participated in 3 of the Colour Me Positive 2016 Weekly Journal Challenge, by creating mini art quilts that are mostly words with free motion quilting (FMQ). I love seeing everyone's art work on the dedicated Facebook page. The pieces are ...
|Almost finished Floral Fantasy Wholecloth Quilt|
I didn't take a final picture of this beauty before it left home because the deadline for handing in the quilts was Tuesday at 6 pm. At 5:40 I was still beading. Thank goodness an extra hour wasn't a problem, but there was no time for pictures.
I've added a couple ... read more