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Welcome to the second week of What's on the Bookshelf Wednesday! If this is your first time stopping by, each Wednesday I'll be reviewing a book from my bookshelf - some old, some new, maybe even some that aren't available for purchase yet! The one thing I promise is that if I review an older book, it will still be available to purchase - it wouldn't be fair for you to love a book only to find out that it can't be found anywhere!
Last week I reviewed a book that talks about why we ... read more
I've got the pedal to the metal on my machine and Netflix on the laptop as I finish several tops that had piled up. FMQ on everything and now binding is being applied :)
Pretty bindings in the sunlight make me smile. Now we will have some Friday Finishes to look forward to! read more
|Black Sea grand blocks|
I finished up my Etno quilt. For which I have some mad love.
You can buy your own quilt kit from our store Quilting From The Heart if you want to make one too! (And who wouldn’t?)
Anyway, that’s it for me. Later days!
It's more like a Cottage Garden....
I've had a whirlwind month since I last wrote....
I attended International Quilt Market in Minneapolis (over the top exciting - more on it later)... Do you LOVE my Redbird Wool Applique Shirt?
|12" & 13" Table Mats|
You might not know this about me, but the first quilting class I ever took was a free motion quilting class. That was about 15 years ago. Now, I teach the class at the same quilt shop that I took the original class from!
Today, I have some free motion quilting practice tips for you. Much of this is the same information that I shared last week in my weekly tips video for The Quilt Show. Plus, I’ve added a “spinning feathers” FMQ design here for my blog readers.
I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but the ...read more
WOW, it has been a month since my last post!!!
I can’t believe how fast time flies. I don’t have to tell you that everyday life can prevent us from sharing our quilt projects online. I really want it to be different, but I have had to accept that writing blogposts is not something I can indulge in three times a week anymore.
(Luckily I have been able to show pictures I have been working on through Instagram. You can find me there as ipatchandquilt)
I have been able to quilt though, just not blog about ...read more
I sat down with a timer set for half an hour, determined
to finish the quilting. When the alarm rang, I had to run.
Back in the afternoon, I put on some soothing music,
and as you would have guessed, it started to be fun.
There was a moment of disappointment when I ran
out of empty space to quilt. After all that drama!
The light makes the back appear as if there is a lot of
bunching, but there's not. The are one or two little places
near the edge where it's not 'perfect'. If I was ...
I pulled several other red and white prints with a similar vibe
|Finished Size 21" x 42". I used a double layer of poly batting since it will be stored so often throughout the year.|
The following shot was photo-bombed!
Desert wildlife, can you see him?
Honest opinions sought...
Started the FMQ of my Field Guide quilt. After some prolonged pondering on the matter, decided on an overall design as the quilt itself actually looks quite busy.
Choose a fairly common design which I found in Christine Maraccini's book 'Machine Quilting Solutions' under the name of Heat Wave pattern. I think this design runs under various names.
There is really no trying out the design for a bit to see what it looks like and then maybe changing your mind (although I have done this before)...you either go for it or not. I decided ...
I traced the outline of a large wood embroidery hoop I have, overlapping the lines. A free-motioned mandala.
Then, I needed to do some feathers. 'Cause I haven't in a while. And I stitched the background with invisible thread. I like the contrast.
And the solitary time was a balm to my spirit!